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.
Some games are relatively by-the-book and there’s not a lot which stands out to catch the eye. Sunday was not one of those days.
It’s so relaxing being able to sit back and enjoy the last quarter with a result already in hand.
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.
Today’s tone is of frustration, exasperation, and most of all – repetition. Because this has all happened before; too many times.
It’s much easier writing these things after a win, let me tell you.
Just to get the obvious out of the way first, yes this is a post about Melbourne on a North Melbourne blog.
There are … so many things we could go in-depth with today. So many.