While most of the fanfare from North fans about the appointment will surround ‘bringing a North person back’, I’m most enthused about the move for a simple reason: Rawlings’ track record.
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
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.
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