It’s time for week three of the line-by-line look at North Melbourne. First it was the forwards, then the defenders, and finally a look at the midfield.
Over the final month of the season, I’ll be using each game to look at a separate line of the field. Round 14 was all about the forwards, Round 16 is all about the defenders.
Considering North Melbourne just lost by 63 points with only seven fewer inside 50s, it seems an opportune time to focus on just what happens when there’s minimal forward pressure
Of the 22 North Melbourne players who ran out onto the Gabba on Monday night, 10 are out of contract at the end of this season.
First things first, an apology for no post last week. Thankfully there's a post this week with plenty to discuss both from a team and individual perspective.
As we hit rotation season, with games being played nine times a week and broadcast for 37 hours a day, individual performances become tough to judge.
It turns out when your opposition is extremely poor, there’s plenty of insight for what the optimum version of your own side looks like.
It’s interesting the different perspective you can have on a game when watching with a long-term view.
Against Richmond, in an attempt to rectify recent ball movement woes, the dial was pushed way too far towards attack.
It seems to be all the rage this week, so let's start with my pre-game notes on what I’d watch for when North Melbourne faced Essendon at Metricon Stadium...