For North Melbourne to go to Perth with a clear plan, withstand a barrage, execute down to a tee and earn the four points is an enormous tick in a year which had a lot of small tickets up until this point.
A slightly different structure to today’s edition of the Notebook, with two main observations followed by a string of mini-thoughts...
Well … that was definitely a game. A really, really frustrating game.
What an unbelievable game of football.
Today starts a three-game stretch North Melbourne must win at least one of to keep any finals chance alive.