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.
Paul Ahern’s first eight AFL games have been remarkable considering the circumstances. Drafted in 2014 at pick seven, all of 2015 in the NEAFL, two knee reconstructions in 2016, all of 2017 dedicated to rehab, and then a VFL apprenticeship in 2018. It meant Ahern made his debut at 21 years of age during his … Continue reading Paul Ahern, delayed debuts, and North Melbourne’s list strategy
The last three weeks has reignited a couple of questions I've been pondering for some time.
We’ve heard plenty about how Richmond is currently cutting a swathe through the league, and with good reason.
Recently I was asked how I saw the North Melbourne list rebuild playing out. I thought about it for a while, and then realised the intriguing part of the question is how North Melbourne sees its list rebuild playing out.
The mood in the outer seems restless after Wednesday night’s performance. But this isn’t going to be a doom and gloom post.
Welcome to the 2018 North Melbourne depth chart, a concept we’ll be revisiting on a regular basis.