With the season done and dusted, I wanted to thank everyone who has visited The Shinboner at some point in 2018.
A final round game with nothing on the line sometimes feels like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
The afternoon at the Adelaide Oval played out as a 120-minute confirmation of everything we’ve learned and known over the course of 2018.
One key result has gone North Melbourne’s way this week. One hasn’t.
What we’re going to avoid today is delving into the normal clichés which make appearances like clockwork after a disappointing loss. What we are going to tackle is why the third quarter played out the way it did.
Most results have gone North Melbourne’s way so far this weekend.
Can you be very lucky and still deserve to win at the same time?
So starts a last month of the season with North Melbourne still holding its final hopes in its own hands.
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
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.