Who, What and Why: The 2017 North Melbourne Season

Marnie Cohen has pinpointed who and what defined North Melbourne’s season, and why they were so important.

The truth about the North Melbourne Football Club

North Melbourne had a year to be expected with the focus on youth; finishing in 15th spot and avoiding the wooden spoon and knocking out those tanking rumours. Deakin Uni student Marnie Cohen looks at the year that was for the Kangas and where to for next year.

Have a Little Faith

Although a difficult year for North supporter Marnie, she’s still feeling alright. Her tip to surviving? Belief. Belief in her club and the future it’s promised. A true believer!

Round 19 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: 3,998… and counting.

North Melbourne won their 17th straight game against Melbourne on Saturday afternoon. Marnie Cohen was over the moon with the Kangaroos performance and ability to answer the critics.

Round 18 – Essendon v North Melbourne: The Unlikely Round 18 Victory

For North fan Marnie Cohen, it is (mostly) all about the long list of young Roo debutants.

Emma Quayle: A Giant Success

Deakin student Marnie Cohen interviewed GWS recruiter and former Age journalist Emma Quayle about her journey in footy. [This is a truly fascinating interview – MNQ].

Let’s talk about Ben Brown

Over the weekend, Marnie realised she has become immune to feelings of resentment and anger towards North Melbourne when losing close games. As Marnie sees it, Ben Brown is the future of the club and she explains why.

Round 14 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Robbed

Marnie Cohen is seeking assistance with locating three villains dressed in yellow spotted on Saturday night leaving Etihad Stadium with the Kanga’s four points stashed in their bag.

North Melbourne v Richmond, St Kilda and 2017 Part Two

Marnie Cohen looks at the last two poor efforts by North Melbourne and issues a challenge for the Kangas to lift for the rest of 2017 if they want to attract top talent from other clubs.

Round 10 – Carlton v North Melbourne: From Rounds 2, 4 and 5, to Now

North Melbourne have finally got the wins on the board after closes losses in the early rounds of the season. Deakin student Marnie Cohen is optimistic about the youthful Kangas in 2017.

Round 9 – Melbourne v North Melbourne: Sixteen’s a Charm

North Melbourne are starting to hit their straps after beating Melbourne on the weekend writes Deakin student Marnie Cohen. Two upcoming winnable games coming up, the Kangas might in the top 8 mix.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Happy Days at Blundstone Arena

Deakin Uni student Marnie Cohen had a strong feeling about a win going into North’s game today, and she wasn’t disappointed! The Kangas were brilliant at Blundstone Arena.

A crowded issue

Passionate North fan Marnie Cohen takes aim at those keyboard warriors all too ready to have a crack at the size of Saturday night’s Etihad crowd

Round 6 – North Melbourne v Gold Coast: One and Five

A week is a long time in football and a win can make all the difference. Just ask Marnie.

Stop the slander: Enough is enough

Marnie Cohen raises some excellent points on sledging and slandering professional sportspeople online, especially when mental health issues are finally being brought to life in the football world.

Round 5 – Fremantle v North Melbourne: I quit.

More moving on from Marni Cohen. It’s a weekly thing at the moment.

Round 4 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: The good things from a heartbreaking Friday

Marnie Cohen is an emotional North Melbourne fan and she was very emotional on Good Friday. But, as she has settled down, she feels a sense of hope for the future. [Another terrific piece from a true North fan – JTH]

199 + 1: A tribute to Lindsay Thomas

Lindsay Thomas will become the 27th North Melbourne player to play 200 games for the club. After years of struggles on and off the field, it is an amazing achievement for the small forward.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v GWS: The Josh Kelly Cup

Cashed up but will it equate to wins? Marnie ponders how the Roos could spend their money, and the future direction they may take.

Round 2 – Geelong v North Melboure: It’s time to move on

North were very impressive for three quarters writes Marnie Cohen, but the Cats stars – Paddy Dangerfield and Joel Selwood – got them over the in a superb game of footy. For all the disappointment, Marnie can still see the positives.