Although this tends to be a near-forgotten match from North’s season, how it unfolded provided a glimpse of what would pop up repeatedly as the year rolled on.
When diving back into North Melbourne’s 2013 to figure out what happened, there’s no better place to start than a game which spawned the absolute height of AFL comedy.
Of all the years in Brad Scott’s tenure as coach of North Melbourne, I believe 2013 was the one which produced the best week-to-week football … for about 80% of a game.
The highlight of being able to sit through a match review was learning about little intricacies which have a major effect on results.
The fun part about the early stages of AFLW is watching how the on-field product evolves from infancy to fully rounded competition.
With two Marsh Series clashes and one scratch match in the books, it’s time to take stock and look ahead to North Melbourne’s season opener against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on March 21.
What can you take out of a pre-season game when both sides are missing key players?
Here we go again. A fortnight where most logic goes out the window in pursuit of new shiny toys and as many clicks as possible.
It was an intriguing battle between two systems; the fine-tuned chaos of Richmond against a Geelong outfit having to adjust to the biggest match of their season without their fulcrum.
Like clockwork, there’s always one surprise packet each season.