- Jun 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- The Exers
After being 2-7, North Melbourne have now gone 5-1 with Shaw. Very impressive from Rhyce, but not surprising after the reviews of him with our reserves
Best win was against the Pies and they were competitive in their lost to the Giants. Outside of that they have beaten Suns, Saints and undermanned Tigers.They have their future coach right infront of them not sure why they are chasing ours.
I went to the game when they got rolled by Footscray in Ballarat. They were well on top in the first half but failed to convert umpteen chances. The Bont played a great great game and Footscray jagged goals out of their backside.and built themselves up, i admire the list building, especially as they lost players to go home factors
I know I keep harping on about this, but they are another example of why experience matters, and how one or two really solid trade periods can help. The team that beat GWS yesterday averaged 104 games played, more than GWS and 31 games more than we had against the Bombers. Part of that experience - like Neale, Robinson, Lyons, Hodge, Cameron, Christensen - came from other clubs, and four of those in the last few years alone. That is basically the nucleus of their team, including their current 2 of 3 best on-ballers, the leader of their defence, and their leading goal-kicker.I went to the game when they got rolled by Footscray in Ballarat. They were well on top in the first half but failed to convert umpteen chances. The Bont played a great great game and Footscray jagged goals out of their backside.
Fagan and their list manager have done great work.
I think the logic behind the rule is good but it only affects the play from centre bounces. Beyond that, the game is basically the same as it was last year as I can see it. The half forwards push way up the field to congest the midfield and few forwards are kept close to goal. And extra men in defence are commonplace.
Why? It’s literally done nothing other than given an importance to having a competent ruckman.
Lions are awesome to watch with this rule, ditto West Coast. Hasn’t stopped them playing exciting footy