If you ever wondered how opposition sides feel when they come down to play in Hobart, Saturday provided plenty of insight.
12.9 was North’s highest first half score since 13.5 in Round 2, 2015; coincidentally also against Brisbane at Etihad Stadium.
Let’s take a trip to Imaginationland for a moment. Picture the following happening in a North Melbourne game...
Do we reassess what 2018 could bring?
There may be medium and long-term questions still to be resolved around the list structure, but today we focus on an undeniable truth through eight rounds of 2018:
Well, well, well. How good was that?
From time to time there’ll be games which are grinders, ones which it feels like you’re always fighting uphill.
Whenever you wonder how North wants to play, how it wants to move the ball and how it wants to defend, roll the tape of the first half against Hawthorn on Sunday.
Make it 11 wins from North Melbourne’s last 13 games at Blundstone Arena, with a never troubled, almost wire to wire 86-point victory over Carlton on Saturday night.
Almost 12 years of beating Melbourne ended with a reminder of where our midfield mix stands at the moment, and what has to be done to get it where it needs to be.