What excites me about 2017 is the opportunity to see what our next generation of players is capable of. We haven't seen a lot of our young players over the past two years due to injury, form and opportunity. But our 'Up and Coming 20' includes some exciting names and I think all these guys...
Alright you whiney bitches, it's about time you stopped playing soft, namby pamby football and took a good hard look in the mirror. We have good depth this year, it's about time we started operating with a three strikes and YOU'RE OUT policy! I'm talking to you:
ATLEY - So what if you can run...
I'm interested in a more informed discussion of our list turnover over the next 4-6 years, what this means for our on-field fortunes, our off-field recruitment and the prospects of some individual players on our list.
For the purposes of stimulating discussion, I have:
Started with our 'best...
Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
Grant Birchall (Hawthorn)
Luke Bruest (Hawthorn)
Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
Dustin Fletcher (Essendon)
Andrew Gaff (West Coast)
Brendon Goddard (Essendon)
Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
Luke Hodge (Hawthorn)
Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
In light of North Melbourne's disappointing performance this year, the club has launched a new promotion for player sponsors – offering them the opportunity to coach the team in 2015. Two lucky Big Footy Player Sponsors will each be able to coach the team for a week.
The lucky winner will...
"The Cats, Adelaide, Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne are all circling the 25-year-old 196cm key position player."
Of this group of teams, North and Adelaide...
I believe North's season will be set up in the first 5 rounds of H&A.
Once again, North starts the season with a challenging early draw. In rounds 1 - 5, we play Hawthorn, Port, Geelong at Skilled, plus Adelaide in Adelaide. We also have a very winnable game against Brisbane.
Our draw really...
North has had mixed success at the draft table over the past five years.
The 2013 draft was North's best draft for some years. Luke McDonald was the stand out - the first round father son pick played 23 games, including two finals and finished third in the NAB Rising Star. Kayne Turner and...
In 2014 Levi Greenwood, Sam Wright and Michael Firrito proved a point to those who had written them off too early. Liam Anthony and Taylor Hine did not.
So who will silence the critics, rejuvenate their career and cement their place in North's best 21 in 2015?
Hi All, I recently quit my job and, having worked far too hard over the past 10 years, am enjoying a bit of a break before I dive back into serious employment. This freedom will be over all too soon, so I'm keen to hear your ideas about what I should do while unemployed.
I've already grown a...
At the commencement of season 2013 many North fans, myself included, predicted that greater depth in the playing list would be one important factor in our rise up the ladder. This expectation was derived from the anticipated development of the younger members of the 2012 list and the potential...
Post-draft euphoria has me feeling positive about the depth we now have in our squad. I see the current list maturing into a formidable team in the coming years - but what are the final pieces of the puzzle?
Here's our senior list, named based on where they play today and in multiple...
Carlton's massive win over Essendon has boosted their percentage and placed them 2 games short of North. They should beat Gold Coast and the Saints (who can no longer make it) and two losses would drive North's percentage below Caltank's. Freo are playing Richmond, Melbourne and us. Yikes!
The Bailey Ladder Predictor enables you to predict results from the remainder of the season and produces a ladder after round 23 and a finals fixture.
I've just had a go and see us finishing 7th and playing Essington in the first week of the finals (who finish ahead of us on percentage)...
...For your amusement, here were some tips from Oct/Nov 2010:
The Good :thumbsu:
Only Forwards: drew & JZ
Wally Carter: "my player to come from nowhere: Speight"
The zebra & RooHooDoo: Goldy
Roodav & Budge11: Leigh Adams
The Bad :thumbsd:
me: Cruize (proving how credible I am)...
This post-Melbourne love fest has got me thinking...
BF's Favourite Whipping Boys of 2009 (ranked):
1. Lachie Hansen
2. David Hale
3. Daniel Wells
4. Lindsay Thomas (or was that just me?)
5. Aaron Edwards
2010's biggest improvers:
1, 2, 3 and 4: Hale, Hansen, Wells and Edwards (in whichever...