Six weeks into the season, we're at the stage where trends we see are more likely to be legitimate. Today it's all about West Coast, set shots, Carlton's defence and St Kilda's form.
Today's post is all about midfield structure; unfortunately one which broke down far too often for North Melbourne against Fremantle around stoppages and contests.
This week on From The Notebook: Collingwood using 'the front of stoppages', Fremantle v St Kilda from both teams' perspectives, and explaining Sydney's tactics.
It seems to be all the rage this week, so let's start with my pre-game notes on what I’d watch for when North Melbourne faced Essendon at Metricon Stadium...
From time to time there’ll be games which are grinders, ones which it feels like you’re always fighting uphill.
Game day at Etihad Stadium, and standing in the way of three wins in a row is a Port Adelaide side which has had an … interesting week, to say the least.
On exposed form in 2018, the Port Adelaide that arrives at Etihad Stadium on Saturday is an extremely different beast to the one North Melbourne faced at Adelaide Oval in 2017.