It’s an all-positive edition of the Notebook this week, because there are too many of them to ignore.
Here we go again. A fortnight where most logic goes out the window in pursuit of new shiny toys and as many clicks as possible.
10 years. 211 matches. Four finals series. Two preliminary finals. The Brad Scott era at North Melbourne has ended to a decidedly mixed reaction.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
At the moment the midfield mix isn’t right. Or to be more accurate, it’s not complete.
Let me get the obvious out of the way first – I’m just as surprised as anyone that Paul Ahern wasn’t picked.
In the absence of any standout talking points, let’s jump around a little bit from topic to topic.
With the season done and dusted, I wanted to thank everyone who has visited The Shinboner at some point in 2018.
Today starts a three-game stretch North Melbourne must win at least one of to keep any finals chance alive.
What do you look for while you’re watching a pre-season game?