Round 4 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Nightmare redeemed!

Past nightmares haunted Andrew Starkie and his mate, about whether the Roos could overcome the Crows in their Round 4 match. In the end, they had little to worry about!

Round 21 – Preview: I see Red, I see Red, I see Red

Sal adds his thoughts about the issue of punching opponents and the rules associated with the act in our game, and he also previews the upcoming round of football.

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 18: Sal’s thoughts and choices from monsoonal Hanoi.

From monsoonal Hanoi, Sal presents his thoughts and choices for this round of footy.

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.

Round 6: Competition is close with some unpredictable results so far. Sal’s predictions for this weekend. 

Sal laments his team is in the doldrums but for the most part the competition it is pretty close with some unpredictable results.  Some concern though about the lack of scoring and how easy it is to be defensive.  Let’s see what this week brings as Sal presents his predictions.

The Bump is dead…long live The Bump (but for how long?)

It’s an important component of footy and when executed well, draws adulation from fans, coaches and commentators alike. When it’s executed poorly, the bump is a problematic action with severe consequences. What does the future look like for the bump?

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 23 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Love and integrity

Starkie reflects on what makes footy so special to him after being asked one simple question by his daughter.

Let’s talk about Ben Brown

Over the weekend, Marnie realised she has become immune to feelings of resentment and anger towards North Melbourne when losing close games. As Marnie sees it, Ben Brown is the future of the club and she explains why.

Round 15 Preview – Lambs to the Slaughter

Sal Ciardulli has all the latest news and previews ahead of Round 15. Pendlebury notches up game 250 and a cracker is in store for the game between GWS and Geelong.

Round 10 – Carlton v North Melbourne: From Rounds 2, 4 and 5, to Now

North Melbourne have finally got the wins on the board after closes losses in the early rounds of the season. Deakin student Marnie Cohen is optimistic about the youthful Kangas in 2017.

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 6 – North Melbourne v Gold Coast: One and Five

A week is a long time in football and a win can make all the difference. Just ask Marnie.

Early season observations

lucasj_lm has his say on the 2017 season happenings after 3 rounds. Hawthorn’s older players may be done and dusted while Dusty is leading Richmond to wins and maybe the finals.

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.

Round 10 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Blustery at Blundstone

Primary schooler Alex Richards recalls his day at windy Blundstone Arena in Hobart where North hung on against the Eagles.

Round 22: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: What do we make of this match?

Andrew Starkie on the enigmatic North Melbourne. Outstanding in the week they roll the Dockers before succumbing to a rampaging Bulldogs a weekend later. And what do we make of this match in the context of September?

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Brilliant Effervescent Against the Ordinary Roos

Peter Schumacher travelled to Broadbeach to escape the cold this winter so this is definitely not the view from Shepparton. He attended the Suns v Roos match, where he watched an impressive Suns outfit, bolstered by the return of G. Ablett smash the feeble Roos.