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.
In comparing Round 2 to Round 3, North Melbourne received a valuable learning experience of what happens when not executing the system which can serve it so well.
Although this tends to be a near-forgotten match from North’s season, how it unfolded provided a glimpse of what would pop up repeatedly as the year rolled on.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
What an unbelievable game of football.
Today starts a three-game stretch North Melbourne must win at least one of to keep any finals chance alive.
Well, well, well. How good was that?
It’s game day at the SCG; North Melbourne’s first game at the venue since Round 10, 2016.
There shouldn't be any element of surprise for North Melbourne when it faces a Sydney side without Franklin and Hannebery for the second consecutive week.