Against Richmond, in an attempt to rectify recent ball movement woes, the dial was pushed way too far towards attack.
Throughout North Melbourne’s last month, the common thread – apart from four losses – has been ball movement. Or to be more accurate, the lack of.
It seems to be all the rage this week, so let's start with my pre-game notes on what I’d watch for when North Melbourne faced Essendon at Metricon Stadium...
How things can change for North Melbourne in the space of three weeks.
Sometimes there’ll be games with plenty happening both on and off the ball. On other occasions – Sunday night for instance – it’s all quite simple.
In comparing Round 2 to Round 3, North Melbourne received a valuable learning experience of what happens when not executing the system which can serve it so well.
We’re back! Football is just a few days away, so it’s time to refresh our memory with what was learned from North Melbourne’s Round 1 win against St Kilda.
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.
When diving back into North Melbourne’s 2013 to figure out what happened, there’s no better place to start than a game which spawned the absolute height of AFL comedy.
Of all the years in Brad Scott’s tenure as coach of North Melbourne, I believe 2013 was the one which produced the best week-to-week football … for about 80% of a game.