North Melbourne Kangaroos

Swallow has until Saturday to prove fitness

Andrew Swallow hurt his thumb against the Bombers.

Daniel Cherny   North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow will be given until Saturday before it's decided whether his injured thumb gets the 'thumbs up' for AFL football.

Helping to make a change: Magpie Tony Armstrong

Collingwood footballer Tony Armstrong believes he can help make a change

Peter Hanlon   A young Magpie is working at being a better footballer and on living in a better world.

Good record won't help Goldstein if charged by MRP

Jeremy Cameron was reported for this clash with Adelaide's Kyle Cheney.

Jesse Hogan   Todd Goldstein will be the second player disadvantaged by the new tribunal system, rather than aided by it, if he is charged by the match review panel for a blow that felled Fremantle's Hayden Ballantyne at the weekend.

North not a good side yet: Scott

"Schoolboy stuff": North Melbourne players leave the field after their loss to Fremantle.

Brad Elborough   After suffering their biggest ever loss to Fremantle and slipping to a 4-4 record, Brad Scott conceded that the side North Melbourne are currently fielding is not a good one.

Dockers keep clean slate with win over Roos

Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos tackles Nathan Fyfe of the Dockers during Saturday's round eight match.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle's impressive and unbeaten start to the season continued at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.

Roos rate chances in Perth, says Petrie

Drew Petrie.

Larissa Nicholson   A win against Fremantle on Saturday could be the making of North Melbourne, Drew Petrie says.

AFL chief quashes McKernan's Brownlow claim

Corey McKernan is no longer biting his lip about the Brownlow.

Daniel Cherny   AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has quashed any hope Corey McKernan had of receiving a retrospective 1996 Brownlow Medal.

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Ross Lyon cagey on Fremantle Dockers line-up

Matthew Pavlich and Nat Fyfe will both reach milestones on Saturday night against the Roos.

David Prestipino   Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he's confident Luke McPharlin will play in Saturday night's AFL clash with North Melbourne in Perth but mystery surrounds the make-up of his final 22.

Scott keen to meet police over Blundstone incident

Allegations of kicking and abusing a security guard: Brad Scott.

Matt Murnane   North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has revealed he is still waiting to give Tasmanian police his version of events regarding an alleged physical confrontation with a security guard nearly two weeks ago.

Roos confident history will repeat

Still confident: Michael Firrito and Max Warren at Kangaroos training on Wednesday.

Matt Murnane   When North Melbourne beat Fremantle at Domain Stadium last year without their last three best-and-fairest winners, the underlying sentiment was that it was a kind of Herculean victory unlikely to occur again.

Goddard withdraws claim he was ambushed while swearing

Brendon Goddard's comments to Jack Ziebell made it to air on Channel Seven.

Larissa Nicholson   Brendan Goddard has backed down on claims Channel Seven stitched him up when they televised his foul-mouthed outburst at the weekend.

Fyfe, Waite accept AFL fines

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe

Three players including Fremantle star Nat Fyfe have accepted fines from the AFL match review panel.

Fyfe stays alive in Brownlow chase

Nat Fyfe

Jesse Hogan   Nat Fyfe's Brownlow Medal eligibility is intact after his trip at the weekend was deemed only worthy of a fine by the match review panel, while Steve Johnson escaped penalty altogether for contact to the groin of an opponent.

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Fyfe could keep Brownlow Medal eligibility despite tripping penalty

Geelong's Steve Johnson makes contact to Sydney's Jarrad McVeigh in the teams' match at ANZ Stadium on Sat 16 May 2015.

Jesse Hogan   Nat Fyfe's Brownlow Medal eligibility is set to be preserved despite him being reported on Sunday for tripping under the new disciplinary system. But the same system that was expected to save players like Steve Johnson from themselves, in terms of petty breaches, could nevertheless imperil the crafty Geelong forward.

Roos down Dons, questions remain

Martin Gleeson of the Bombers handballs as he tackled by Ryan Bastinac of the Kangaroos.

Michael Gleeson   Another Essendon loss but another with a question mark.

WADA appeal did not affect our game: Hird

A downcast James Hird leaves the field after his team lost to North Melbourne on Friday night.

Larissa Nicholson and Michael Gleeson   The World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to appeal against the verdict rendered by the AFL tribunal on the Essendon 2012 supplements program did not in any way affect Essendon's performance against North Melbourne on Friday, coach James Hird said after the game.

Live AFL: Essendon v North Melbourne

Last time: The Roos had a memorable finals win.

Lee Crossley   Follow our live blog coverage of the clash between the two clubs who memorably clashed in last year's final series.

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Roos and Dogs have Fridays on their mind

Where's the reward? North Melbourne has gotten little Friday love from the AFL in 2015.

Jake Niall   North Melbourne, the pioneer of Friday night football, will be seen in that coveted time slot only twice in 2015, despite finishing fourth. This week is the first of those two Friday night encounters with Essendon.

Kangaroos unsure when Wells will return

Wells looks on during a training session.

Larissa Nicholson   North Melbourne star midfielder Daniel Wells will remain on leave indefinitely as he recovers from an Achilles tendon injury.

Scott silent on security guard claims

Kangaroos coach Brad Scott.

Larissa Nicholson   North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said he could not comment on an allegedly physical confrontation he had with a security guard at the weekend, because it was subject to a police investigation.