North Melbourne Kangaroos
Matt Murnane and Daniel Cherny 8:20 PM If there was ever a year one team could complete football's version of Mission Impossible – win the premiership from outside the top four – this is the season to do it.
Rohan Connolly 7:59 PM This looks like the season when a team could really win the premiership from the bottom half of the eight. And that's not just observation, the numbers back it up.
Jon Pierik 3:12 PM Tasmanian football chief Scott Wade has called for an end to the bickering between various football regions in his state, declaring they must find a way to "speak as one" before they will be seriously considered to have an AFL club of their own.
Emma Quayle Daniel Wells' chances of making a late-season return to the North Melbourne side will become clearer after he has scans on Monday.
Brent Diamond North Melbourne veteran Daniel Wells is set to ignite Gerard FitzGerald's farewell game as the longest-serving coach in the VFL as he uses North Ballarat's clash against Coburg as a dress rehearsal for next Friday night's clash with Richmond.
Matt Murnane North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has confirmed the club's interest in current Essendon big man Jake Carlisle.
Daniel Cherny North Melbourne defender Sam Wright is pushing for a long-term contract extension after reaching a games trigger to keep him at the club in 2016, with his manager taking to Twitter to refute the fact that he had re-signed.
North Melbourne are intent on hitting September at full tilt after Sunday's belief-boosting win over Fremantle.