On the agenda this week: Gold Coast's terrible third quarter, the Western Bulldogs' maturity, and a starting point for Melbourne's forward trio.
Forgive me if I’m a little bit rusty today, I looked up the manual on how to write about a North Melbourne win and it had been so long all the ink had faded out.
We’re at roughly the halfway mark of this topsy-turvy season and the ladder is starting to take shape.
It turns out when your opposition is extremely poor, there’s plenty of insight for what the optimum version of your own side looks like.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
Do we reassess what 2018 could bring?
Today will be the perfect measure of where North stands this season.