North Melbourne Kangaroos

Carlton v North Melbourne: Kangaroos win handsomely

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01:   Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 18 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Jake Niall   This was a game that North Melbourne couldn't blow, and in which Carlton couldn't be blown apart. Both clubs satisfied those pass marks, despite the final score.

Adams retires due to concussion

Leigh Adams has been forced out of the game.

Samantha Lane   Concussion has forced another AFL player out of the game, with North Melbourne's Leigh Adams retiring on expert advice after suffering one too many head knocks.

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Waite 'really needed' move away from Blues

Jarrad Waite.

Daniel Cherny   On the eve of his 200th game - coincidentally his first appearance against his former club - Jarrad Waite believes he "really needed" to move away from Carlton and join North Melbourne.

Blues, Kangaroos to support Adam Goodes

Chris Yarran.

Jon Pierik   Carlton and North Melbourne will reinforce their support for Adam Goodes when indigenous players from each side join their captains for the pre-game toss of the coin at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Scott welcomes chance to trade future draft picks

Brad Scott talks to Nick Dal Santo during a break in the game against Geelong.

Jon Pierik   As a club that has already embraced free agency, North Melbourne, perhaps naturally, has welcomed the move to allow clubs to trade future draft picks.

Emotional McIntosh bows to body and retires

Injury has forced Hamish McIntosh to retire.

Peter Hanlon   Recurrence of ankle injury brings former Kangaroo's career to an end.

Boomer urges Scott to 'keep the foot on his throat'

Putting foot down: North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

Jon Pierik   Having enjoyed arguably his best game of the season, Brent Harvey has urged North Melbourne coach Brad Scott to "keep the foot on his throat" as the veteran star looks to maintain his reinvigorated form. 

Another year in Boomer: Lethal

Brent Harvey is chaired off by teamates after his 400th game.

Daniel Cherny   Having starred in his 400th game, North Melbourne great Brent Harvey looks certain to play on in 2016, according to Australian football legend Leigh Matthews.

Kangaroos do Brent Harvey proud

One to remember: Brent Harvey after booting a goal.

Andrew Stafford   It was a shame, really, for Boomer's milestone to be played in Brisbane, in front of a paltry crowd against a team that's barely of AFL standard right now.

Harvey a North icon: Scott

 Brent Harvey

Andrew Stafford   North Melbourne coach Brad Scott wasted no time in paying tribute to Brent Harvey in the wake of his 400th game, after being adamant earlier in the week that any decision over his future would be made in the best interests of the club.

Meticulous and resilient: Petrie and Firrito on Boomer

Brent Harvey

Larissa Nicholson   Stirring up Brent "Boomer" Harvey is not hard – just moving things around in his locker will throw him for the rest of the day.

Carey exit worst memory of Brent Harvey's time at North Melbourne

Brent Harvey

Wayne Carey   Wayne Carey caught up with his old teammate Brent Harvey for the first time since Carey's inglorious exit from Arden Street ahead of Harvey's 400th game.

Welcome to the 400-club Boomer, membership: four

North Melbourne footballer Brent Harvey with '400-club' members Dustin Fletcher,  Michael Tuck and Kevin Bartlett.

Peter Hanlon   Brent Harvey believes he’ll be the last to pass the 400-game milestone.

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Harvey bounces on but Fletcher looks finished

Essendon legend Dustin Fletcher somehow still plays on at the age of 40, after beginning his AFL career 22 years ago.

Peter Hanlon   Bomber evergreen struggling to play again as Kangaroo great prepares for 400th.

Harvey's milestone match to be a family affair

Kangaroo Brent Harvey is about to join the 400 club.

Jon Pierik   Brent Harvey's father will present his son with his North Melbourne guernsey for the night as the Kangaroos look to celebrate a 400th-match milestone - and slay a decade-long losing record.

'Outstanding' Goldstein impresses coaches

Todd Goldstein's stats make his likely impact on the game "massive".

Larissa Nicholson   Todd Goldstein will be a front runner for North Melbourne’s best and fairest, if not the Brownlow medal, his coach said.

Goldstein impresses as Roos dismiss Dons

Todd Goldstein brought his own footy against the Bombers.

Jake Niall   The greatest difference between North Melbourne and Essendon wasn't experience, although that was a factor. Nor was it efficiency, even though the Roos tend to score more easily.

Live AFL: North Melbourne v Essendon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: James Hird the coach of the Bombers speaks to Steven Alessio during the round 16 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Lee Crossley   It's a vital game for North Melbourne as they push for a spot in the top eight. The Kangaroos have a 7-7 and can't afford to drop this game.

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When we were kings: The Essendon-North rivalry

Fierce competitors: Matthew Lloyd evades North Melbourne's Mick Martyn.

Ronny Lerner   Looking at the AFL ladder after 15 rounds, a teenager would be forgiven for not knowing that at one point in recent history Friday night's opponents Essendon and North Melbourne dominated the footy landscape .

Good Friday footy may be on pause to sweeten TV deal

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said earlier this year he endorsed Good Friday football.

Jon Pierik   Good Friday football could shape as another piece of a lucrative new television broadcast rights agreement, meaning its introduction may be delayed until 2017.