WITH three rounds played, we’re already starting to see some clear patterns. There appears to be a clear focus on scoring, zone defending is absolutely in vogue and clubs are coming to grips with the restriction on rotations.

The feature article in the round four edition of the AFL Record looks at the state of play at each club after three rounds, including:

  • Adelaide's impressive forward line
  • How the Blues are reinventing themselves
  • Collingwood's midfield woes
  • Fremantle's struggles at stoppages
  • The Cats' emphasis on forward pressure
  • Gold Coast's marking capacity up forward
  • The advantage Shane Mumford gives the Giants
  • Melbourne's improved ball movement
  • The Roos' non-traditional backline
  • Port Adelaide's leaky defence
  • The Tigers' turnover disasters
  • The Bulldogs' anonymous stars

Read the full feature in the round-four edition of the AFL Record, available at all venues.