So how long will it be before we’re actually a top, feared and unstoppable team - like we were in the olden days?

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Horace

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Ah the "olden days". I remember them well. Takes me back to 1935 and the boy Bunton won one of his 3 Brownlows and we were mid table with 8 wins and a draw and 9 losses. The Pies beat South in the GF . Bob Pratt booted 97 in the H&A season.

Oh wait you're talking about North. Won the spoon that year with one win and 17 losses and a percentage of 65.1. Mind you the Mayblooms and the Bulldogs were not much better ending up 10th and 11th on the ladder and winning 5 and 2 games respectively.

Not sure any North supporter should aspire to be back in the "olden days".
 

Cool Kangas

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Ah the "olden days". I remember them well. Takes me back to 1935 and the boy Bunton won one of his 3 Brownlows and we were mid table with 8 wins and a draw and 9 losses. The Pies beat South in the GF . Bob Pratt booted 97 in the H&A season.

Oh wait you're talking about North. Won the spoon that year with one win and 17 losses and a percentage of 65.1. Mind you the Mayblooms and the Bulldogs were not much better ending up 10th and 11th on the ladder and winning 5 and 2 games respectively.

Not sure any North supporter should aspire to be back in the "olden days".
90s....the olden days 😜
 

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Hojuman

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Back in those days you could have had your 2nd through to 24th beer when you were allowed to take a case into the ground.


Went to the '84 second semi * v Hawks with my b-i-l. Remember they bought in the rule you could buy only 2 cans but they opened them in front of you ? Him and 4 mates had 24 opened cans at the first bounce. Big day 👍
Bloody good game too.
 
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Cool Kangas

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Silly thread. Dominance is only in hindsight
Everything you learn from the past is hindsight is it not? What has dominance got to do with that? We were a well coached, well drilled team back in the day. I want that to be the case again. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for and I think it’s achievable but...

....in the face of this inequitable bullshit competition, overall success for the little guys like us might be a thing of the past. I mean FFS Collingwood get every other Friday or Thursday night game very ****ing week. When’s the last time we got a Friday night game? I’m actually sick of it. Rant over.

(yeah I know I went off on a tangent there but whatever...)
 
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DunderHead

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If we continue to draft 4 every year and of those 4 (plus any trades in players) we score 2 A/B grade player we’d need six years of very lucky drafting to build on what we already have and put us in sustained top four contention.

I reckon we currently have 10 that are 22 and under I am reasonably confident will be here in six years and are good contributors.

Key call outs are that we have decent numbers in the forward half and centreline but really only EVW and Hayden in the backline that form part of this young group. Maybe that’s why we have sent Bonar back. Our lack of depth here will probably see one of Durdin/McKay being saved from the chop at some stage.
 

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