Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 8 review, Round 9 preview

Cam Hooke gives the Collingwood Life perspective on the victory over North Melbourne, then he looks to the Pies’ prospects against Sydney.

The Unsung – Round 5: Atu Bosenavulagi and James Rowe

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ fifth weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Atu Bosenavulagi and James Rowe.

Almanac Footy: Jim Krakouer – the magic

Matt Watson looks back at the career of Jim Krakouer, who with his brother Phil was a trailblazer for indigenous footballers in the VFL of the 1980’s.

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.

FEARLESS 2020: North Melbourne – all is not what it seems

After a tough season for Shinboners, Fearless reviews North Melbourne’s year and looks ahead to the imminent rebuild under new coach David Noble.

Almanac (Footy) History – Trade Week 1973: How Richard Michalcyzk got to the Kangaroos

In 1973, every club in Melbourne wanted to recruit Richard Michalcyzk. Michael Sexton tells the curious tale of how North Melbourne managed to secure his services.

FEARLESS 2020 Finals Week 3: Review and post-season thoughts

Paul Thompson was writing his review of the AFL Preliminary Finals when rumours of events at North Melbourne gave him pause for reflection. He offers his thoughts on what has transpired.

Almanac Football: Respectfully, Rhyce and North Melbourne must part ways

Andrew Starkie suggests, with respect, that North Melbourne simply has to move on from Rhyce Shaw to find a new way forward. [This article was written before yesterday’s announcement. – Ed.]

Almanac Footy: I hope Browny kicks a heap of goals – A fan’s lament

Andrew Starkie is experiencing a wide range of emotions as he deals with the decision by his club, North Melbourne, to dispense with the services of Ben Brown.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Pain, pain and more pain

Politics and footy are eternally linked for Tony Roberts. In 2007 he was left bemoaning the latter when the Roos came crashing down to Earth in their Preliminary Final against the Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Might and power

Local Adelaide guru John Kingsmill watched Port Adelaide trounce the Kangaroos en route to the 2007 Grand Final. A powerful display brought down the curtains on the career of Glenn Archer.

“Regrets……I’ve had a few……” by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Paul Bryce, a very talented player who never quite achieved what he might have. It turned out to be a brutally honest and revealing conversation.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 2 Finals – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Watching from a rugby state

Rob Clarkson entered North Melbourne’s 2007 Semi Final against Hawthorn nervous of a straight-sets exit, but was soon optimistic about what the year could hold for his Roos.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Geelong v North Melbourne: Finals nerves, changing routines

The pressure of a great season weighed heavily on John Harms as he found his way into the ‘G for Geelong’s first final in 2007. His worries were alleviated by a dominant performance.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Finals-type mettle

Christopher Riordan had expected this 2007 match-up to be between a finals bound Bulldogs and a struggling North Melbourne. The roles were reversed, and Christopher had nothing but respect for the Roos.

Round 13 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Fresh torture methods, a deadly duo and Mayne’s Menagerie

Though not a storied rivalry, Sean Mortell has discovered some more domestic incentives to add spice to Collingwood’s contests with North.

Round 13 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: We are Back …..and so is the long tall Texan (Floreat Pica Society)

Dave Nadel is feeling better about Collingwood’s form after the win against North, particularly after a certain rangy Texan showed some form.

Who should stay and who should go? A reflection on Robbo’s list of 23 uncontracted Kangaroos

After reading Mark Robinson’s take on North Melbourne’s playing list, Philip Mendes and Lucas Lewit-Mendes responded with a more accepting evaluation of the 23 Kangaroos facing contract negotiations at the end of this season.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Carlton v North Melbourne: Archer takes out the Blues

Rob Clarkson was guiltily down in Tasmania while Roos legend Glenn Archer broke the games record for his club in 2007. But he still enjoyed their resounding win against an underwhelming Carlton.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 review, Round 13 preview

It was a dark night for the Pies, but Cam Hooke is always hopeful. Check out his review of the horror game and his preview of the upcoming do-or-die clash against the Roos.