This is Part Two of an experimental numbers-based series looking at which AFL clubs are set to improve and which are set to decline. Your constructive feedback is definitely welcome. Part One is here.
The NAB Cup gets underway tonight, and practice matches are being played all over the country, which means the footy conversation is set to take an overdue turn towards, well, actual footy.
All of us have at some point in the last six years written Geelong off. For some, the “end of the era” was after the 2008 Grand Final.
Like many in the AFL industry, my preseason is finally coming to a close. And while for players this means all that preparation is about to pay off, for me, I just get to do a nice little blog post showing off my work.
Michael DiFabrizio is a journalism student at the University of Wollongong. As an AFL writer, he has been an expert columnist at The Roar since 2009 and has appeared in The Age and on ABC television and radio.