North Melbourne Kangaroos

Goldstein now the top Roo

Jon Pierik   Having already enjoyed All-Australian selection, North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has capped a career-best season by claiming his first Syd Barker medal.

Ziebell signs five-year contract extension

Jack Ziebell.

Jon Pierik   North Melbourne hardnut Jack Ziebell has pledged his loyalty to the Kangaroos, signing a new deal which will keep him at the club until at least 2021.

Ruckmen will get their time in the sun, Todd Goldstein says

Winners all round: Todd Goldstein at Ronald McDonald House in Parkville after handing to the charity the keys to his prize, a new car.

Larissa Nicholson   Ruckmen are starting to get the recognition they deserve, North Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein says.

Nahas set to be kept by North

Staying put: Robin Nahas (right) is set to stay at North Melbourne.

Daniel Cherny   Fringe North Melbourne small forward Robin Nahas may have missed senior selection during the last two finals matches, but he is set to be kept at the Roos in 2016.

Firrito set to play on with North

Playing on: Michael Firrito.

Jon Pierik   Having enjoyed another strong season, North Melbourne defender Michael Firrito appears all but to certain to play on next year.

Kangaroo cull claims three, including McMahon

Kangaroos v Hawthorn

Ronny Lerner   North Melbourne have delisted three players on Tuesday including veteran small defender Scott McMahon.

Umpiring did not cost any team grand final spot

Hawthorn's Isaac Smith somehow drew an off-the-ball free kick when he ran into Hayden Ballantyne at jogging pace.

Rohan Connolly   Umpiring didn't cost either Fremantle or North Melbourne their preliminary finals.

Umpires boss says criticism 'irrational'

Umpiring boss Wayne Campbell.

Daniel Cherny   AFL umpires boss Wayne Campbell has conceded that the umpires' work in the weekend's preliminary finals "wasn't our best performance," but thought that the commentary surrounding the way games finals were adjudicated was "irrational".

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North Melbourne's end of season review

North Melbourne's season should be regarded as a success.

Matt Murnane   It is a popular credo that it doesn't matter how you get to September, it's what you do once you get there that matters.

Roos bounced, Eagles coast into grand final

Mark LeCras and Josh Kennedy of the Eagles celebrate after defeating North Melbourne.

Greg Baum   This is what happened before anyone scored: a dozen stoppages or more, three kicks out on the full, Nic Naitanui's clean miss.

It's Eagles v Hawks for the flag

Callum Sinclair of the Eagles and Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos contest a boundary throw-in.

Brad Elborough   The AFL's master coach, Alastair Clarkson, will do battle with his apprentice, Adam Simpson, in the 2015 AFL grand final next Saturday.

Tiny Tagger’s view of West Coast v North Melbourne

Nic Naitanui of the Eagles and Lachlan Hansen of the Kangaroos compete for a mark when the teams met in round 10.

Peter Hanlon   A sideways glance at the second preliminary final.

The Opposition Analyst on West Coast v North Melbourne

Memories of another day: Todd Goldstein, Andrew Swallow and Sam Gibson of the Kangaroos celebrate after defeating West Coast in round 10 this year.

Opposition Analyst   What the coaches want and fear in the second preliminary final.

Five questions on the North Melbourne-West Coast Eagles preliminary final

Big men will fly: Nic Naitanui faces Todd Goldstein.

Jon Pierik   Will the West Coast Eagles preview or will the Kangaroos vault into their first grand final since 1999? We examine.

Complacency could hurt Eagles, says Pagan

Denis Pagan and Wayne Carey of North Melbourne hold the premiership cup aloft after defeating the Sydney Swans in the 1996 grand final.

Two-time premiership coach Denis Pagan has warned West Coast their flag hopes will go up in smoke if they are already thinking about the grand final.

North Melbourne: the other family club

North Melbourne fans were out in numbers at Arden Street on Friday.

Daniel Cherny   You could argue that any fair dinkum North Melbourne fan wouldn't have been at Arden Street on Friday.

All's a riot on the western front

Adam Simpson is as a coach must be, a pragmatist.

Greg Baum   Perth this weekend is a swirl of emotions and loyalties.

From karaoke Roo to Eagles coach, the Adam Simpson I know

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey   I played alongside and captained many footballers who I thought would make good coaches, but I honestly never imagined Adam Simpson would be one of them. Let alone be on the cusp of leading a side like the Eagles into a grand final.

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Daw among 26 Roos off to Perth

 Robbie Tarrant.

Daniel Cherny   He was not named on Thursday night, but Majak Daw was one of the 26 North Melbourne players who left Melbourne bound for Perth on Friday afternoon.

Lyon not lyin': Crowley overlooked

Overlooked: Docker Ryan Crowley.

Daniel Cherny   Ross Lyon has been true to his word, overlooking tagger Ryan Crowley for Fremantle's preliminary final date with Hawthorn on Friday night at Domain Stadium.

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