Constitutional change

The North Melbourne Football Club board has recently announced that they are looking to change the constitution at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in August. It follows a somewhat ugly election process at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) early this year.

The proposed changes are good. Here’s Reverend Shinboner’s analysis:

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Scott learning from defeat

The coaching of North Melbourne has come under a bit of scrutiny after suffering a 9-point loss to St Kilda.

The main criticism has been around the selection table. Continue reading

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Real leadership

When you compare the 2011 season narrative of St Kilda, Melbourne and North Melbourne you get three very different stories. But the fortunes of each club are all intrinsically linked to one key factor: on-field leadership.

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Brad Scott contract extension?

The appointment of Brad Scott to the role of senior coach at North Melbourne was lauded as visionary. And it seems to be unfolding as hoped. But would you offer him a contract extension?

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NMFC 1881: Carlton buries the hatchet

Reverend Shinboner continues his review of the 1881 season of North Melbourne Football Club – a season full of colour, glory, mischief and controversy.

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Why I hate Essendon

Some people hate Hawthorn and their robotic success. Most people hate Collingwood and their rabble army of boguns. I hate Essendon and all that they stand for.

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Dividing the spoils

The AFL has secured a shirtload of cash and now everyone wants a piece of the action. The players want a pay rise, clubs are screaming poor and the frontier teams will need bankrolling. But there’s a missing voice in the dash for cash: grass roots football.

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