Well … that was definitely a game. A really, really frustrating game.
Nothing illustrates North Melbourne's recent change as clearly as one passage of play from the first quarter.
While most of the fanfare from North fans about the appointment will surround ‘bringing a North person back’, I’m most enthused about the move for a simple reason: Rawlings’ track record.
There are so many areas to highlight, but perhaps the best way to start is with a quote from Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.
North Melbourne’s noteworthy experiment lasted about two and a half quarters against GWS on Sunday at Blundstone Arena.
It was supposed to be getting better. Four off-seasons with Stephen Silvagni overseeing the rejuvenation of the list. Brendon Bolton in his fourth season as senior coach. Instead Bolton was sacked on Monday after just one win in 2019, and three heavy losses in the last five weeks seemingly hastening his fate. But to understand … Continue reading Carlton’s road to nowhere
There was an element of the unknown walking into Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
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.