I’ve been surprised by...The NMFC Edition

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by TheUndertaker, Apr 15, 2018 at 5:08 AM.

Put it out there
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Where will North finish on the Ladder?

  1. 1-4

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. 5-8

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. 9-12

    35 vote(s)
    24.5%
  4. 13-16

    84 vote(s)
    58.7%
  5. 17-18

    14 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    I predicted them for bottom 2.

    There I said it.


    I looked at the list and scoffed, I still look at the list and scratch my head at where this talent is? Ben Brown is a wrecking ball on his good days. Higgins has been an amazing pick up. Ziebell and Cunnington pretty underrated. Jarrod Waite been a good pick up. Guys like Atley, Anderson and Dumont doing well.

    But North has this unwavering ability to punch above their weight on the field. It’s early to jump to conclusions and like many young sides, they’ll tire by the end of the year, but surely everyone is surprised?

    Weirdly enough, they’re a solid shot for the top 8. I’m pleasently surprised.

    Well done North! Can we have a thread where we compliment a team that’s pleasantly surprised us without the cheap jabs? Let’s see...

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    I’ve been surprised by...

    I’ve been surprised by how much value North have extracted from Jarrod Waite, who has been a brilliant pick up.
     
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  2. tazaa

    tazaa Brownlow Medallist

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    This thread is ripe for when we get belted next
     
  3. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    Welcome to every ‘have Melbourne turned the corner’ thread started by neutrals
     
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  4. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    Can’t you just try what I’m attempting to set up here? Lol

    And you’re young, as long as your losses aren’t comical, no one will take digs at you and be taken seriously
     
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  5. tazaa

    tazaa Brownlow Medallist

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    hopefully it works out for you mate
     
  6. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    Thanks for the spam
     
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    Topkent Brownlow Medallist

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    I've been surprised by - Geelong

    I look at their team on paper and outside of Danger it's nothing special compared to anyone else. Yet somehow every bloody year they win more than they lose.
     
  8. PetterdHoisted

    PetterdHoisted Club Legend

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    I refuse to follow your suggested reply format, but me too, very surprised, had North for the spoon.
     
  9. sobrave

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    They got the good Scott
     
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    Its April, let's wait until season end before we start these types of threads!
     
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  11. Engimal v3

    Engimal v3 All Australian

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    While I appreciate your humility, I never understood the hysteria around North's "awful" list and our "guaranteed" spoon. The list is in much better shape than last year, where we finished 14th. Its a decent if not good list at both ends of the ground, only really struggling for class and pace in the midfield, and perhaps some small forwards.
     

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  12. Snake_Baker

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    The metamorphisis of Jed Anderson has been eye catching.

    In the words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann he is "born again HARD"

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  13. General Giant

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    Only thing saving north is they dont have the worst coach.

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    I had them bottom 4, above Brisbane, Carlton and stkilda.
    Thus far they’ve beaten 2 of those 3, so I’ll wait to judge further
     
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    Gavin Excell Brownlow Medallist

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    One player flying under the radar at a comp level is Higgins.

    Very very good player
     
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    So far won 2 and had chances the other 2. Pleased.

    Next 5/6 weeks tough but keep it up and couple of wins probable at home. Travelling form woeful.
     
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    We're still a fair way off the pace of the top sides, but hopefully folks can see something there. We just need to find those couple of midfielders.

    The rest of the side is in good shape.

    Hawthorn will be a good measuring stick for us next week.
     
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    I thought they would struggle. On paper, they don’t look amazing. But they still have some talent on the list and a few unknown younger guys are stepping up.

    Showing a lot more resolve and desire than some other clubs atm. kudos.
     
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    TOJ No 1 All Australian

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    I've honestly never really understood the negativity around North, and always assumed it's some wierd Vic thing I'm not privy to. It always looked a bit like wishful thinking to me, but I do get they're rebuilding.
     
  20. TheUndertaker

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    I can see so much more in North Melbourne than Carlton and St.Kilda.

    I see consistency on field, a hunger for the contest, a list that doesn’t appear on paper but in person, shows up and isn’t afraid to fight for the ball.

    We’ve seen so many top draft picks who have talent and the athletic ability not make it at the top level because of their inability to compete, lack of fight for the contest, North remind me of players like Kane Lambert, brilliant, flies under the radar and works 110%. Rather have a Lambert than a Vickery.
     
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  21. demondavey

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    North Melbourne aren’t the bad side everyone maintained they’d be. They’ve got to many good footballers and too much work rate and intensity.

    They’ll give the top 8 a good crack. It’s that simple.
     
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    Cool your jets there dave.

    We get Hawthorn next week, then a run of games against Port, Sydney, Richmond, GWS and Freo in Perth.
     
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  23. TheUndertaker

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    I’m not pencilling north as a win just yet. They’re a dangerous team, and I’d say our best is better, but if we let them get off to a good start, we’re in deep shit
     
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    Just my thoughts Baker.
     
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    Ben Brown and Robbie Tarrant are both All Australian quality bookends but don't get the recognition because of media negativity/group think.

    Add that to an elite clearance player in Cunnington and that in itself is the core of a good side
     
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