Isn’t it funny how two early season wins against West Coast can bring such contrasting reactions?
Category: NMFC Match Reviews
Preseason v Western Bulldogs: Collecting intel
The final step of North Melbourne’s preseason meant one more chance to collect intel ahead of a winnable season opener.
Round 20 v Essendon: Development, environment, and roles
Originally this was going to be a relatively straight-forward review piece, until it started taking a different path down the road of development.
Round 17 v Collingwood: A complete 180
Saturday provided the complete opposite of what we’ve seen from North Melbourne all year.
Round 13 v GWS: Effort v system
Considering the final margin was 49 points, it feels strange to start by commending North Melbourne’s effort.
Round 12 v Gold Coast: Brief glimpses, then more of the same
The afternoon started with so much promise.
Round 11 v St Kilda: Unconventional defending
In recent weeks, posts have usually focused on big-picture takeaways and items to build on in the future. Today’s a little bit different because it’s purely about single-game decisions.
Round 10 v Melbourne: Grading on a curve
Two weeks ago, I delved deep into my worries with North Melbourne's ball movement. Against Melbourne, there appeared to be a few adjustments and the results looked much better to the eye.
Round 9 v Port Adelaide: Spinning the wheel
In the absence of Jy Simpkin, Jason Horne-Francis, and Hugh Greenwood, it was a different looking North Melbourne midfield on Saturday.
Round 8 v Fremantle: Looking back, thinking ahead
As a teenager, I spent plenty of winter Saturday afternoons at Vermont Reserve, watching the Eagles kick goal after goal and notch win after win.