During the absence of a stand at the southern end, KP will be a difficult facility.
I believe that during Q1 GFC was evolving and practising a game plan for kicking into a southerly wind.
1. Kicking to a back lead, allowing the ball to hold up in the wind.
2. Freezing the ball in a very unGeelonglike way by spinning the ball around the perimeter.
By doing this GFC is acceding to a temporary reality.
Melbourne’s work in pack marks, both taking them and stopping them, was excellent. This has never happened to GFC in recent years. Maybe the return of Lonergan will cure this problem.