On Footy Value

Joe Huddler had distinct and vastly different experiences by going to two games in one day: a VFL practice match at Arden St amongst the elements and the Melbourne v Carlton clash in a corporate box at the ‘G. This is a beautifully crafted call for perspective.

AFL Preseason – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Arden Street Cargo Cult

Mick returns to Arden Street and records his understanding of the day – as only Mick can. [Can’t wait to have Mick and Earl in the same room – JTH]

North Can Make the GF This Year*

North Man Andrew Starkie has high hopes for the Kangaroos in 2016. Can they make the big dance? Do Brad Scott’s boys have the killer instinct required? All these questions, and more, answered by Starkie the Shinboner.

North Melbourne’s Best Side in 2016: Discuss

Some Smokie musings on North Melbourne’s best 22 for season 2016. Are veterans Harvey and Wells included? Plus the meaning of the acronym N-O-M-W revealed.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Bitter pills

Everyone at North Melbourne needs to swallow some bitter pills of free advice. And it all starts with acknowledging that North just are not that good. Darren “Smokie” Dawson lays out the facts.

Memoir: Melbourne’s good fortune

I live in Yarraville, work in Parkville, and study in Hawthorn. I ride my bike, drive a car and use public transport. On any given day, it is not unusual for me to travel past half a dozen footy grounds ‘home’ to current AFL clubs. On a welcome spring day, with only one lecture scheduled in the mid afternoon, I set off on my bike to stop and visit these places.