Nothing illustrates North Melbourne's recent change as clearly as one passage of play from the first quarter.
A final round game with nothing on the line sometimes feels like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
The word ‘organised’ doesn’t leap off the page at you. But what I saw was the most organised team setup from a North Melbourne side for a long time.
Talking about defensive shape is something I’d expect to use when talking about a game of soccer, but here we are.
St Kilda's forwards, ball movement, and turnovers are all on the agenda today.
If there was one lesson I learned over everything else in my time at North Melbourne, it was to focus on what you can control. Control the controllables.