North Melbourne’s noteworthy experiment lasted about two and a half quarters against GWS on Sunday at Blundstone Arena.
It was supposed to be getting better. Four off-seasons with Stephen Silvagni overseeing the rejuvenation of the list. Brendon Bolton in his fourth season as senior coach. Instead Bolton was sacked on Monday after just one win in 2019, and three heavy losses in the last five weeks seemingly hastening his fate. But to understand … Continue reading Carlton’s road to nowhere
There was an element of the unknown walking into Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
10 years. 211 matches. Four finals series. Two preliminary finals. The Brad Scott era at North Melbourne has ended to a decidedly mixed reaction.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
Some games are relatively by-the-book and there’s not a lot which stands out to catch the eye. Sunday was not one of those days.
It’s so relaxing being able to sit back and enjoy the last quarter with a result already in hand.
Should this list have been a top two or top four threat in 2019? We can all agree that’s wishful thinking. But I’d imagine most of us can also agree it should be eons better than 1-5, with a percentage of less than 70. 69.9 to be exact. Not nice.
With any lingering, last-gasp optimism for North’s 2019 snuffed out by yet another loss in Adelaide, now seems like an unfortunately perfect time to chart how it all came to this just six rounds in.
Today’s tone is of frustration, exasperation, and most of all – repetition. Because this has all happened before; too many times.