Tag Archives: James Brayshaw

A tale of two clubs

Only a few years ago, new presidents took the reins of Melbourne and North Melbourne, seeking to rebuild their respective clubs. In the seasons since, the chosen path for each president has been very different. And the results are stark. Continue reading



Filed under Off Field

Friday night blues

North Melbourne finally line up for a Friday night match this week, facing off against Carlton in what shapes up as a genuine cracker. It’s our only prime-time slot and we have a right to be angry.

But anger won’t do squat. What we need is solidarity.

Continue reading


Filed under Off Field

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:

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Off Field

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?

Continue reading


Filed under Off Field, On Field

Memo to NMFC board: be bold

Nearly four years ago at Dallas Brooks Hall, James Brayshaw made the boldest statement in North Melbourne’s history. He rejected the Gold Coast and stated in no uncertain terms that we are the North Melbourne Football Club. A club of history and culture, from Arden St. The era of the ‘Kangaroos’, marred with quick fix solutions to cash-flow problems, was over.

It’s now time Brayshaw made another bold statement. And it needs to happen soon. Continue reading


Filed under Features, Off Field

Debunking Electoral Myths

I have been in hibernation from Roo Beauty whilst in Africa, following my beloved North Melbourne Football Club from afar. But recent misinformation about a particular area of interest – the forthcoming NMFC Board elections – has woken me from my slumber. I feel it is Reverend Shinboner’s duty to set some facts straight.

The recent controversy relates to unauthorised use of NMFC’s membership mailing list by an aspiring Board nominee, long-time club supporter and successful businessman, Peter de Rauch. Continue reading


Filed under Off Field

AGM Wrap

North Melbourne Football Club has a fascinating 12 months ahead of them off the field. At the NMFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night, we got a taste for what the club has in store. Here’s a summary:

Continue reading


Filed under Off Field