A much deserved win is just reward for the constant improvement we’re seeing from North Melbourne week on week.
A largely uneventful afternoon at Hobart, only featuring North Melbourne jumping out to a five-goal lead at three quarter time, getting reeled back in, plenty of notable talking points from siren to siren and it all ending with North’s first draw since Round 16, 2009 ... actually, maybe there's a fair bit to talk about.
Although wind in Hobart makes for an exponentially funnier game, from a long-term development perspective it was great for it to take a rare Sunday off.
Although this tends to be a near-forgotten match from North’s season, how it unfolded provided a glimpse of what would pop up repeatedly as the year rolled on.
Nothing illustrates North Melbourne's recent change as clearly as one passage of play from the first quarter.
North Melbourne’s noteworthy experiment lasted about two and a half quarters against GWS on Sunday at Blundstone Arena.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
Games tend to move at a slower pace in Hobart.
Whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on personal preference. But it does fundamentally change how the game is played.
We’re heavy on intangibles today as North Melbourne looks to keep its season alive.
Do we reassess what 2018 could bring?