For North Melbourne to go to Perth with a clear plan, withstand a barrage, execute down to a tee and earn the four points is an enormous tick in a year which had a lot of small tickets up until this point.
Today’s Notebook covers Patrick Dangerfield, Melbourne’s continuing forward dilemmas and what to make of West Coast away from home.
On the agenda for Round 5: West Coast's efficiency, Josh Kelly's game-winning goal, and Fremantle's adjustments against Adelaide.
Schedule losses, an unusually deep defence and contrasts between good and bad kick-mark feature in Round 13's Notebook.
Let the madness begin. In 20 days we’ll likely have a clear view of what separates the top four from the top eight, and the race for the eight from the also-rans.
Welcome to what will ideally become a Monday night routine for the remainder of the season.
In the lead up to the 2019 finals series, I’ll be delving into the top five teams and their style of play. How they attack, how they defend, their strengths, weaknesses, and much more. Today it’s everything West Coast.
While most of the fanfare from North fans about the appointment will surround ‘bringing a North person back’, I’m most enthused about the move for a simple reason: Rawlings’ track record.
Games tend to move at a slower pace in Hobart.
Whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on personal preference. But it does fundamentally change how the game is played.
We’re heavy on intangibles today as North Melbourne looks to keep its season alive.