Fearless 2018: Round 23- The Gold Coast riddle- all that glitters is not necessarily gold but it ain’t that bad either

Fearless adds his thoughts about the future of the Suns, and also presents his review of the last round of the home and away season.

Round 20 – Sal’s Preview: Time for a Knees Up

It is getting close to finals, the Tigers look to lock-in  a Grand Final berth, and there is much to play out to find their challenger. Sal looks at how this week’s fixtures will pan out.

Round 19 Preview – Please do not adjust your settings

Sal presents his weekly thoughts and predictions for the coming weekend of footy.

Gerard Whate

Whimsy from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.

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.

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 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Unheard Of – An Average Win

Sam Steele explains why the Tigers’ win over North was a significant milestone.

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.

Bad Kicking is Bad Footy

Jake Rachwalski highlights the downfall of the Round 1 losers largely came to inaccurate kicking for goal. Have the key forwards been taking extra goal kicking practice? (As a North Melbourne supporter, it was awful to watch on the weekend and I truly hope so. – MN).

Round 2 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Old Stagers

On a sun-kissed Queensland day, Smokie Dawson stands in a rare, sun-kissed moment of sheer elation as his Rooboys go 2-0.

North Preview – Beginning, Middle and End

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

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.

Jarrad Waite and the Hand of God

An ode to Jarrod Waite with his 200th game approaching against the Blues

Round 7: Essendon v North Melbourne: A Win’s a Win, Especially Against Essendon.

We should not underestimate the wisdom and counsel of the local greengrocer in this day and age. Andrew Starkie leaves the Docklands less than thrilled with the Kangaroos defeat of the Dons, then receives a zen-like interpretation of the victory amidst strawberries and tomatoes at Preston Market the next day.

AFL Round 2 – North Melbourne v Brisbane: The Waite Conundrum

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” (from “Casablanca”). How does one respond when one’s club trades in a player for whom you have hitherto had no respect, no love, and just total animosity? Alas, I found myself in this invidious situation during the summer [Read more]

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…

North Melbourne Season Preview – 2015

After a summer of lists and best of’s that generated plenty of discussion, the Mendes boys – Philip and Lucas – return with a comprehensive preview of North’s chances in 2015.   Strengths: Much greater depth than in previous seasons. North arguably have 30 players who are proven at AFL level. Youngsters are pushing up [Read more]

AFL post-season: Which path is Geelong travelling?

Geelong built a triple-premiership dynasty on recruiting and developing – so why are they so keen on recruiting free agents? And why does North’s interest in Jarrad Waite remind Stephen Cooke of Richmond and Paul Hudson in 2001?

Waite’s swansong?

Dan Campbell praises true Blue Jarrod Waite for his loyalty and talent. And questions his inconsistency and volatile temperament. Is there a future for Jarrod at Carlton or elsewhere?