AFLW Round 1 – North Melbourne v Carlton: Skin in the Game

‘It’s so much more fun with skin in the game.’ Rob C admired the AFLW from afar for two seasons but is finally getting into it.

Spurned: Daniel Wells

“From the moment he pulled on a boot at Arden St he was my favourite player”, says Rob Chanter of Daniel Wells. The ending may surprise you.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: By the Time I Get to Barkers Rd, They’ll be Rising

Rob Chanter travels from Princes Hill to hopefully see his son’s band performance. Along the way, he listens to the game and can’t quite believe what he is hearing.

AFL Pre-season – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Gasometers and Gum Trees

A return to Arden Street brings back strong memories of the ground in the 70s for Rob Chanter. His dad was even nice enough to take him to a lot of North games despite being a Bombers supporter himself.

Almanac Music (and Ice Hockey): The Hip

The Tragically Hip played their last show last night. Rob Chanter is moved to paint us this wonderful picture of Canada, ice-hockey, people and place.

Round 19 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: The Record Breaker

Rob pays homage to the little, angry man who wears number 29 for the Roos.

Round 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: What have we learnt?

Rob recounts the Kangaroos Round 18 game and we learn that if Murphy was an optimist, North fans are too.

Round 7 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: 300 Cheers for Drew Petrie

Years ago, Drew Petrie made an early impression on Rob Chanter (and son). And much like his footy career, D Petrie’s 300th game was a beauty.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: Double Delight at Blundstone Arena

Rob witnessed the classic battle of two dominant ruckmen and a howling wind at Blundstone Arena.

North Preview – Beginning, Middle and End

Rob runs a line through North’s prospects in 2016.

My 2015 bottom six north players revisited

Rob Chanter assesses the season of the fringe players at North Melbourne and argues that’s where the improvement needs to come if the Roos are to get past a prelim final.

Round 23 – Richmond v North Melbourne: Not All Farces are Created Equal

Rob Chanter steps up to the plate with the case FOR North resting nine of their best 22 for round 23.

Question Seventeen

Baseball fan Rob Chanter has never seen a crowd have as much fun as he did in Japan. Isn’t that what sport is all about?

Round 15 – North Melbourne v Geelong: Is Redemption Inevitable?

North Melbourne supporter Rob Chanter discusses North Melbourne’s win against Geelong and ask the question, is redemption inevitable for North?

Round 10 – North Melbourne vs West Coast: Against the Wind

North Melbourne’s gritty efforts at Blundstone Arena result in a win that Rob Chanter could enjoy without reservation.

Round 8 – Fremantle v North Melbourne: In Absentia

Roos supporter Rob was unable to watch his Roos on Saturday night and, as he’s discussed, it’s probably a good thing as the Roos had a disappointing loss against Freo.

Round 4 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Hardly a Heart-Stopper

Passionate North supporter Rob rides the highs and lows as his Roos have a workman like win over the Cats down at the Cattery.

TSL Round 1: Glenorchy v Clarence

Down in Hobart for Easter, Rob Chanter takes in some Tasmanian State League footy. The tyranny of distance (“all the way out to Glenorchy? Eurgh!”), meeting the meat, first bite and realising that you can’t back Magpies in any competition.

A North Season Preview of Sorts: Who Needs a Big Year?

Rooboy Rob Chanter opens his Almanac account for 2015 with his thoughts on who needs to lift for North to go one step further than last season’s 2014 preliminary final finish. Kieran Harper: too sad to go into…

The Kangaroos Fab Five (plus two)

Rob Chanter revisits his Famous Five prediction of Kangaroos favourites from earlier in the season. Wouldn’t you know it, 6 months ago he picked the influential performers from Saturday night.