Round 14 – North Melbourne v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society)

How do they keep doing it? Steve Fahey witnessed the Pies’ own version of the miracle on grass (miracle under the roof?) after his side came back from 54 points down in the third quarter to eke out a win by the slimmest of margins over the Kangaroos.

Almanac Footy – AFLW 2023 Grand Final: Lions roar!

The Brisbane Lions have stormed home to defeat the North Melbourne Kangaroos in the 2023 AFLW Grand Final. Here’s the story!

Almanac Life Seasons – A Notable Death: Fr. Gerard Dowling

Peter Fuller remembers a one-eyed Kangaroos supporter who just happened to be both a Catholic priest and an outstanding broadcaster, Fr. Gerard Dowling.

Round 19 – St. Kilda v North Melbourne: Saints win somehow

How did they get away with that? Braham Dabscheck’s Saints won a heartstopper against a Kangaroos side who looked to be on the hop amid a round full of nailbiters.

Round 4 – North Melbourne v Carlton: Good Friday football according to Ben

POV: You are the fabric of a hard and uncompromising footy club. You faced adversity at a magnitude of which few dare imagine. You are Ben Cunnington. This is your ‘Good’ Friday game story, as conveyed by Joe Sexton.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 17 Review, Round 18 Preview

Cam Hooke thinks the wild come-from-behind win for Collingwood says plenty about both his side and North Melbourne. He reviews the game and projects the coming clash with Adelaide as the Pies have one eye on September.

Round 11 – St. Kilda v North Melbourne: Saints hop over the hapless Kangaroos

Braham Dabscheck on the Saints’ comfortable win over the lowly Roos and what to make of the season so far at the bye.

Opinion: What if Declan Mountford makes his Eagles debut but nobody knew? The day integrity and the AFL parted company

John Gordon thinks the AFL stuffed up big time by hamstringing his Eagles who had to play with several missing due to Covid protocols – what do you think? Would it be a different kettle of fish if flag faves Melbourne were playing?

The Merger Trilogy: The Room Where It Happened

The ultimate fate of Fitzroy in the AFL was decided by a group of middle-aged men in suits at Punt Road Oval, as William Westerman recounts in this conclusion to his trilogy marking 25 years since the first (and hopefully only) merger in VFL/AFL history was confirmed.

Round 10 – Essendon v North Melbourne: Good Omens lead to Bomber Bliss

It’s hard to calm the nerves before a clash with a rival who has given the Dons plenty of headaches in recent years, but Casper McLeod’s instincts that the tea leaves were in Essendon’s favour turned out to be correct.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 7 review, Round 8 preview

It’s becoming an all too familiar refrain for Pies fans – lack of application and execution resulted in yet another loss. Cam Hooke’s hurting too, but he has some ideas for the Kangaroos game.

Round 1 – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide: From a central Queensland lounge-room

Happy Port fan Nick Kossatch lives in a neck of the woods which hardly recognises Australian football. So if he’s cheering from his loungeroom and nobody hears, has there really been a game of footy at Marvel Stadium? [Good to have you back on our site Nick – JTH]

North Melbourne’s 15 top Home and Away victories 1997-2020

In his latest monumental effort, Phil Mendes recounts the matches he considers to be North Melbourne’s 15 greatest triumphs since he started following them in 1997.

Almanac (Footy) Reminiscence: Planting a blue and white garden

It’s the first week of the finals in 2007 and John Harms and The Handicapper are contemplating the colour of the plants for their spring garden. [A version of this was published in The Age – Ed]

Round 10 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Cats fend off wilting North up North

Hamish Townsend has been soaking up the sunshine that is wall-to-wall footy in Queensland; rays of light from the two Lachlans and North’s woes might need more sunlight as the Cats got the job done.

Big Bob Pascoe – Hard and rugged

Matt Watson sat down with the outstanding ruck Bob Pascoe, a big man with big character, who played over 200 games across the SANFL, VFL and Tasmania’s NWFU.

Round 3 – Sometimes there are no words

There were no words for the disappointment of Saturday afternoon’s Collingwood v St Kilda match for Yvette Wroby… But why not share your own words or images if you were on the losing end of the “weird” games of this week’s round?

Round 2 – GWS v North Melbourne: Off-Broadway

Smokie’s bit-part players and character actors adorned in blue and white stripes put in a performance worthy of a Tony as they accounted for the Giants – will North Melbourne provide some new household names come the end of the season?

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 6 – Kangaroos v Sydney

Kieran Jack made his debut, as Sydney ventured to Docklands. James Massola didn’t let the nachos distract him as he viewed the game from the couch.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Strife in the Cattery

‘The bookies had Geelong warm favourites to beat the Kangaroos. Interrogation of sections of the terrace, however, may have uncovered a tendency (at once self-loathing and self-protection) for hardened Cats fans to back their opponent.’ John Harms couldn’t help but feel that his Cats were already in strife so early in the season.