North are so well run that they were the only club to vote for their own merger with Fitzroy in 1996. And then in 2007, the AFL gave them an ultimatum, “Piss off to Gold Coast or die!”.North have never rebuilt because they can't afford to. They are smartly swimming between the flags of 7-13th with the occasional blip below or unexpected prelim
But tbf to them, that was in the 90s and we can only look to the future. We only hope that Carlton will be better in the next 5 years than they were the last 15 years.