Just to get the obvious out of the way first, yes this is a post about Melbourne on a North Melbourne blog.
When 6-6-6 was introduced for 2019, the cue card talking points centred around it being an attempt to create space and promote attacking play.
It’s that time of year again – plan the away trips, block out the days in the calendar – the 2019 fixture is here.
The definition of chaos is every AFL club’s social media mentions over the next two weeks.
What this post is all about is to outline where North Melbourne’s list is at as we prepare for Trade Eon from October 5.
Paul Ahern’s first eight AFL games have been remarkable considering the circumstances. Drafted in 2014 at pick seven, all of 2015 in the NEAFL, two knee reconstructions in 2016, all of 2017 dedicated to rehab, and then a VFL apprenticeship in 2018. It meant Ahern made his debut at 21 years of age during his … Continue reading Paul Ahern, delayed debuts, and North Melbourne’s list strategy
The last three weeks has reignited a couple of questions I've been pondering for some time.
A lot has changed in 12 matches.
With a 5-4 record and nine of the remaining 13 matches against teams outside the top eight, it may be time to reassess what North is capable of in 2018.
11 wins from the last 13 matches at Blundstone Arena qualifies the ground for fortress status; it’s not an exaggeration to say it’s where North has played best in recent years.