Defensively better & not seeing the opposition either get a run on or blow us away early as we have seen in past seasonsOur combined scores against North and Carlton this year: 4.11.35 to 8.9.57
Our combined scores against North and Carlton last year: 5.10.40 to 21.9.135.
Just on Kearns' tackle at the 30 second mark of that clip, I don't know why that wasn't rewarded with a free kick. The Carlton player had taken a few steps, saw Kearns coming, and instead of trying to dispose of the ball, just braced herself for the contact. Surely she had prior opportunity, and never looked like she attempted to get rid of it after she was tackled.
I watched this game i did not think anything of it at the time. but yeah she left the ground...and i think the umpires are worse in the W/AFL