Have Melbourne announced themselves as a genuine contender?
After a 4-0 start to the season and Sunday’s 25-point win over Geelong, they’ve at least proven they have what it takes to feature near the top of the table in 2021.
Melbourne’s on-ball brigade dictated terms at the MCG with Christian Petracca (36 disposals, 2 goals), Jack Viney (24 disposals, 12 tackles), Clayton Oliver (34 disposals) and Max Gawn (23 disposals, 1 goal, 41 hitouts) ensuring the Demons held sway throughout.
Conversely, pre-season flag fancies Geelong slump to a 2-2 record after a performance which will have coach Chris Scott asking serious questions.
The only concern for the Demons is the health of defender Steven May, who was sent…