The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – West Coast v Kangaroos: A wayward Western performance leads to small-club syndrome

Rob Clarkson cheered on the Roos from a local pub in 2007. But as his Kangaroos fell behind to a determined West Coast outfit, his attention went to fuelling his envy at other lavish clubs.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Melbourne v North Melbourne: Red and blue heartache continues

A Sunday afternoon with family at the MCG soon turned to desolation for Mark Freeman. A spirited last quarter fightback from the Dees only ended in a devastating finish to their 2007 clash with the Kangaroos.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Kangaroos v Essendon: Trailblazer Bachar promises lots in a Bomber loss

Peter Hanlon soaked up the atmosphere of the old Telstra Dome as he watched an inaccurate Essendon go down to the Roos. But all was not to be lost, as the Bombers unveiled a new exciting player.

Almanac Rugby League – Triple header Saturday

The post-NRL season international rugby league series continues this Saturday with a triple header at Auckland’s Eden Park. Get comfortable, rugby league tragics, tune in to Foxtel or 9Gem and lap it up while you can!

Almanac Rugby League – A weekend of Test match footy

International rugby league received a much needed boost over the weekend with quality matches on show at both The ‘Gong and Hamilton, New Zealand. Ian Hauser sums it all up.

AFLW – Round 3: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Jumping Like a Kangaroo, and that’s just me!

Yvette Wroby is in love with the red, white and black that lies beneath all this blue and white and red, white and blue malarkey. After this game, she took out a North AFLW membership and is on the Courtney Munn bandwagon. Two memberships, two teams. Now waiting for the 3rd to arrive.

Round 2 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Comedy on comedy or Post Traumatic St Kilda Disorder.

Yvette Wroby, usually positive about her Saints, needs your therapeutic help post the North v Saints game. Have you seen her humour and good will anywhere? If so, can you post it back to her.

Almanac Rugby League – Race for the Paul Barriere: Week 5, Australia set to defend titles, England edge Tonga in classic

Hamish Neal reports on the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups. Australia will play England in the men’s and New Zealand in the women’s this coming weekend.

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.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: The Dogs of More

Tom Riordan never thought 2016 was going to be the year of the Dog, nor did he think the ‘Roos could go all the way. Thrilled with Saturday’s win, he’s sure that the only way is up for the ‘Dogs.

Round 4 – North Melbourne v Fremantle: The Transistor

At Etihad to witness North account for Fremantle, Smokie is witness to the emotions of a difficult disease.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: Three Decades

Smokie experienced North’s dramatic win at Blundstone Arena while working his shift and keeping us safe.

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.

Close but not close enough: a review of North Melbourne’s season

Philip Mendes looks at the Kangaroos’ 2015 season. While there was plenty to like, Phil thinks the Roos need to make some changes to go the next step in 2016.

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.

Round 9 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Pies redesign their brain to avert pain in the rain

As Pies supporter Jeff Dowsing watches his Pies pull of a remarkable comeback against the Roos he draws comparison with the TV show ‘Redesign my Brain.’

Hunger or Entitlement? Why Limit Yourself to One?

Sleep is for the weak. Your man on the couch, Gregor Lewis, volunteers for the late night shift. From Hawks v Roos to Colombia v Brazil to Federer v Raonic Gregor shifts between sports, continents and time zones discussing a common thread.

Round 15 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Four quarters of effort

The Kangaroos have potential, but against the Tigers they played four quarters, writes a jubliant Matthew Naqvi, who still believes his team has a slim chance to play finals.

Halfway: where to from here, North?

The easy answer to ‘what’s gone wrong with the Kangaroos?’ is to point at the four narrow losses and claim bad luck. To do so is to ignore the truth.

AFL Round 9 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Who booked my flight?

Crows fan Rajesh Singh had to catch an early flight back from his recent Melbourne weekend. No problem,it just meant leaving the North-Adelaide match 20 minutes into the last quarter. What could go wrong?