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.
We’re heavy on intangibles today as North Melbourne looks to keep its season alive.
An unintentional side effect of success is how it shifts expectations. Sometimes they’re right to be shifted. Other times...
Games at the MCG always feel like a bigger occasion compared to ones at other venues, and that’s before you add any stakes.
Today starts a three-game stretch North Melbourne must win at least one of to keep any finals chance alive.
Whichever way you look at it, today is an absolute must-win for North Melbourne against Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.
What a huge game at Etihad Stadium. A win, and North Melbourne is just one game off second. Second.