Should The AFLW Be Afraid Of North Melbourne In 2019?

Alex Docherty gives a comprehensive wrap up of the AFLW player movements after the trade period and ponders if the Kangas have recruited their way into being Flag favourites.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Moments

Stainless emphasises a few of the key moments from the Tiges’ win over the ‘Roos and asks what might have been if Dusty had been wearing blue and white.

They’re a weird mob: a South Australian attends the 1950 VFL Grand Final

What was it like for a South Australian spectator to experience Victorian footy for the first time in 1950? L.T.A. Good with a proto-Footy Almanac report

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.

Premiership Tiger Dreams of a 1967 Repeat

KB Hill looks back at the life and career of John Perry who played in Richmond’s 1967 Grand Final win. A fascinating overview of the player’s career, family connections to footy and some of the legends he played with and against.

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 22 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: Memory of Nick Riewoldt’s final home game

It was a final home game to remember for St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt. Japanese correspondent gives his insights into Rooey’s legacy.

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.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Coming Down or West

Yoshi reports in on his Saints – from the Coolabah Bar in Osaka, Japan

A Portrait of the Supporter as a Young Woman

So much certainty in the “adult” world. With their team struggling, Little Jenny and her Mum head off to the game. [What is hope? What is evidence? What is opinion? – Ed]

Historical similarities

If Hawthorn is looking for a way out of the 2017 season they might need to look back 30 years or so to Matt Watson’s Kangaroos

Round 1 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Josh Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle got their week in Melbourne off to a good start with their Eagles thumping the Kangaroos at Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Should PB be worried about AE’s new toy boy?

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.

Round 6 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Bleeding Red, White & Blue

Where were you in Round 6? Adrian Whear with a beauty of perspective, of history, of luck and of navigating our way.

Almanac Obituary: Vale Twinkle Toes

Rob Heath notes the passing of a great footballer, club man and quite the dancer in Laurie Dwyer

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v North Melbourne: Crows in a canter

Rulebook sums up the Crows’ big Elimination Final win over North Melbourne. And still finds a way to stir Richmond.

Round 23 – North Melbourne v GWS: Pressure

Kath Presdee has seen the GWS Football Club use rented rooms and demountables in Blacktown. Now, for the first time, they are off to the finals.

The People you see at the Playground, Identified by their AFL team

Andrew Else writes how a groups behaviour at the park can be dictated by their football team of choice.

Round 8 – Essendon v North Melbourne: Winners, not grinners

Part of me wonders why Bombers supporters bother turning up this year, given expectations for their side are so low. Or why nearly 60,000 of them have paid for memberships, funding the institution that let them and their playing list down so badly. Another part of me gets it. We’re a tribal town and few [Read more]

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.