And yes, 20 rounds in (hey even 10 rounds in) it was a prime time slot that lacked spark. And with those rose coloured hindsight glasses that are so good at mixing metaphors, yuo would say today that the Western Bulldogs / North Melbourne game would be better under Friday's night lights.
But the key word is 'hindsight'. Last year when all was being scheduled, it would have looked a better proposition. But then, you know, the best laid plans of mice...
|W Bulldogs/FFC||-7||v||-12||North Melbourne||Dock||North Melbourne||by||3||pts|
|Carlton||19||v||18||St Kilda||MCG||St Kilda||by||7||pts|
|Fremantle||-36||v||-26||West Coast||Subi||West Coast||by||35||pts|
Adelaide are grateful recipients of copping Essendon and Brisbane back to back. Both tipped to be 82 points wins, and both percentage in the bank and lock-in-that-top-4-spot-please-Mr.-McLaughlin.
Besides the above, expect Collingwood to do a number on Richmond.
Not sure there is much else out there this week, apart from good luck picking Dogs/Roos and Blues/Saints.