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North Melbourne

North Melbourne Football Club originated in the year 1869, when a football team was formed for local cricketers desiring to keep fit over the winter months. The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium.

The club’s mascot is a grey or red kangaroo, and its use dates from the middle of the 20th century. The club is also unofficially known as ‘The Shinboners’, a term which dates back to its 19th-century abattoir-worker origins. The club’s motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for “Victory Demands Dedication”.

North Melbourne Football Club News

  • Write off Roos at your peril: Ziebell NEW North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell is determined to prove the doubters wrong and make the new-look Roos a feared force in his debut season at the helm.
  • ‘AFL is trying to ruin the game’ FED-UP footy fans have had enough of the constant rule changes and have vented their frustrations after the AFL announced it will ban the “third man up”.
  • Key Kangaroos suffer pre-season setbacks NORTH Melbourne pair Scott Thompson and Sam Wright face delayed starts to 2017 after suffer pre-season setbacks that will require minor surgery.

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Truth to lindsey thomas being delisted and picked up by port? Plz say its so??? ... See MoreSee Less

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Plenty of doomsayers on this site however with the below as s probable best 22 and still with Ahern who could be anything, a couple of young potentials in Zurhaar, Josh Williams , Preuss and Still to bring in a number 4 draft pick I think we will still be very competitive in 2018. The kids needs to take the next step but who knows: ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm going to get some crap over this, and it probably won't get posted..
But what the hell do North think they are doing???
Pick 91 for Gibbo, you guys must have peanuts for brains!!!!
What are you supposed to do with pick 91??
After recent trends the club has shown, not even Kermit the Frog would want to play for our team...
The recruiting department are a joke, and seriously need to be removed before they ruin our club anymore, as it's been proven that they can't do their job...
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Honestly with all coin you blokes apparently have and you can't get any half decent recruits
You the club must be now starting to think where are we going wrong
Well let me start
Harvey
Petrie
Delsanto
Spud
Then Wells leaves to go two Collingwood of all places to go
Why well where is the loyalty
Then San Gibson another senior player traded for pick 91 you blokes are bloody crazy pick 91 what are you blokes smoking god help us all
Surely that is very disrespectful to a player that has played very well for this club over the last few seasons
Pick 91 you are kidding yourselves that is a huge kick in the face two Sam and the North Melbourne supporters
Message to the recruiting and the coaching panel the board wake up and smell the roses and have a look what you have done the only loyalty you have shown is two your coach by resigning a chump that hasn't done anything and keeping a injury primed x Carlton player over
Players that have given there all for the club
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As a North supporter I'm not quite sure what we achieved this trade period. 🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wtf is this club doing ? Do you even have a plan? Just another dismal trade period oh wait we got pick 91 . ... See MoreSee Less

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Plesse explain the lowly pick trade with Port?

For a club in major rebuild this looks like a pretty disappointing trade period. Our list has potential but it's going to take a lot more than pick 4, 23 & 64 to inject what is required.

Did none of our current best 18 attract serious interest?

I don't think we are that far off - but FFS we are not that close either!
2 x 18 year olds wont make that much difference. You'd better unearth a gem or two with the later picks.
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