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North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL must move urgently to solve perversity of competition draw

GREG BAUM Now that the new AFL dispensation is in place, and a certain amount of goodwill is flowing its way, and its ears are open to entreaties, there is one matter it should deal with straight away, and that is the perversity that is the AFL draw.

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Carlton's Mitch Robinson given two-match ban, Kangaroo Leigh Adams reprimanded

Mitch Robinson has been offered a two-match ban.

JESSE HOGAN Carlton's Mitch Robinson has been handed his third suspension this season, while North Melbourne's Leigh Adams has been reprimanded.

Kangaroos need to be harder on themselves, say stars

North Melbourne's loss to the Blues has left it vulnerable.

JESSE HOGAN Key North players united in their belief harsh appraisals are essential to overcome habitual performance lapses.

Skipper Swallow questions Kangaroos' attitude after loss to Carlton

Doubts: Andrew Swallow (left) and Ryan Bastinac.

JON PIERIK North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow has questioned his team's attitude and has implored his men to get into the face of opponents after the Kangaroos' top-four hopes were jolted by an unexpected loss to Carlton.

North's James Brayshaw calls for 20-round AFL fixture

Illustration: Matt Golding

JON PIERIK North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw has revealed he has privately consulted the AFL Commission about slashing the fixture to 20 rounds in a bid to protect its integrity.

AFL

Brad Scott infuriated by the 'stink' of his side's mindset

Brad Scott can't figure out why his North side is so inconsistent.

For North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, the reason why they aren't a top-four side is obvious.

AFL

'I'm sorry. Do I need to go to confession or something?' Malthouse in no mood for pleasantries

A smiling Mick Malthouse (right) celebrates the win with former Carlton players Lance Whitnall and  Phil Maylin.

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was in no mood for pleasantries at the conclusion of his post-match press conference on Friday night.

Blues finish strongly to upset Kangaroos

Carlton's Marc Murphy gathers the ball as Levi Greenwood approaches.

JON PIERIK For those who wondered whether Mick Malthouse would find a reason to crack a smile this week, the answer came quickly.

AFL

AFL Round 18: Carlton v North Melbourne

Live coverage.

The enigmatic Kangaroos must keep winning to ensure they play in September.

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A rivalry of note: Carlton versus Kangaroos

2012: Chris Judd feuls the tradition.

JON PIERIK There is something about the history between the Blues and Kangaroos which long-time observers believe deserves greater credence

AFL

Tough run-in to test Mick Malthouse’s 'mad' theory on Carlton

Mick Malthouse at training.

Alana Schetzer and Jesse Hogan Mick Malthouse’s belief Carlton is playing better against the league’s elite sides this year will be tested during the dying rounds of its season.

Brent Harvey to play on at North Melbourne in 2015

Kangaroos veteran Brent Harvey will play again in 2015.

ALANA SCHETZER North Melbourne great Brent Harvey will play his 20th season in AFL after signing a one year contract to stay at Arden Street.

Brad Scott endorses Cameron Ling's coaching potential

Brad Scott

JESSE HOGAN The biggest flaw Brad Scott can identify in prospective coach Cameron Ling is a conspicuous lack of grumpiness.

Kangaroos will try to retain Cameron Ling

Roger Vaughan North Melbourne will make a big pitch to retain Cameron Ling as a full-time assistant if he decides to embark on an AFL coaching career.

Nick Dal Santo hated playing against former club St Kilda

Nick Dal Santo.

ALANA SCHETZER North Melbourne player Nick Dal Santo has spoken out about what it was like to play against his former club St Kilda on the weekend - and it wasn’t positive.

Brad Scott backs Sam Wright to use good fortnight as springboard for better days

In-form defender Sam Wright.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne coach Brad Scott hopes that midfielder Sam Wright's impressive form in the past two matches heralds the start of a long-term period in which Wright's form demands selection.

AFL

North Melbourne hopeful of quick recovery for Lachie Hansen

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has a word with Lindsay Thomas at half-time.

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Brad Scott is hopeful influential defender Lachie Hansen will quickly recover from a head knock that forced his substitution as North Melbourne coasted to a 59-point win over St Kilda at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

Kangaroos thump wayward Saints

Lindsay Thomas and Ryan Bastinac celebrate a goal.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne backs up its win over premiers Hawthorn with a 59-point thumping of St Kilda.

North Melbourne's Majak Daw fronts court for hearing over rape charges

North Melbourne AFL training this morning , Majak Daw 
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 18th of April 2013

MARK RUSSELL North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw has appeared briefly in court to face three rape charges.

Levi Greenwood thriving after recall to Roos' midfield

North Melbourne's Levi Greenwood.

JESSE HOGAN It has taken Levi Greenwood, one of the AFL's most prolific midfielders this season, eight years to be an overnight success.

Nick Dal Santo pledges 'not to cry' during clash against former club Saints

Nick Dal Santo.

ALANA SCHETZER North Melbourne’s Nick Dal Santo has pledged to not cry when he lines up against his former team St Kilda on Saturday, although he expects to get “a bit” emotional on the day.

Brad Scott hopeful elusive winning streak imminent for Kangaroos

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says there is no need for him to remind his players of the importance of notching consecutive wins.

Brian Lake suspended for four matches, Drew Petrie gets reprimand

Brian Lake and Drew Petrie

JESSE HOGAN The AFL has conclusively laid the blame for Friday night's ugly scuffle between Brian Lake and Drew Petrie at the feet of the Hawthorn defender

AFL

AFL boss glad Brian Lake has to front tribunal

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake chokes his opponent Drew Petrie.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan admits the ugly wrestle between Brian Lake and Drew Petrie was not good for the game.

Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake chokes his opponent Drew Petrie.

EMMA QUAYLE The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

AFL

Drew Petrie to fight misconduct charge at AFL tribunal

Brian Lake and Drew Petrie vie for possession during Friday's game. They were later involved in a serious scrap.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has promised his club will fight Drew Petrie's misconduct charge.

Drew Petrie unfairly punished in Brian Lake scuffle

Drew Petrie and Brian Lake.

JESSE HOGAN Drew Petrie does not deserve punishment for his instinctive defensive reaction at being choked by his opponent Brian Lake at the weekend.

Brian Lake sent to AFL tribunal for choke hold on Drew Petrie

Hawthorn's Brian Lake has been referred directly to the AFL tribunal for his choke hold on Drew Petrie.

JESSE HOGAN Brian Lake must face the tribunal on Tuesday after the match review panel declined to set its own punishment for his choke on Drew Petrie, who will also appear after shunning a reprimand.

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Hawks await Brian Lake choking penalty

Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie

JESSE HOGAN Brian Lake is set to be slugged with either a hefty fine or be made to face the tribunal for a match-based ban when his prolonged choke on Drew Petrie is evaluated by the match review panel on Monday.

AFL

Petrie could have been asphyxiated, says sports medico

Hawthorn expects this incident to face match review panel scrutiny.

Jon Pierik and Stathi Paxinos Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins was so concerned by Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie that he feared the Kangaroos forward could have been asphyxiated.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 79 vs BRI 82 Report Stats
FRE 61 vs NTH 74 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF 134 vs GWS 94 Report Stats
CAR 92 vs WCE 89 Report Stats
MEL 38 vs SYD 69 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU 83 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
RIC 52 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
PTA 107 vs GEE 67 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 70 vs COL 104 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 175 vs STK 30 Report Stats
GWS 97 vs PTA 132 Report Stats
ADE 67 vs MEL 70 Report Stats
BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Report Stats
ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Report Stats
GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE vs RIC 20:40PS
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI vs GCF 16:40G
HAW vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE vs CAR 20:10PS
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs ESS 19:50SCG
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE vs WCE 13:40Adelaide Oval
RIC vs GWS 16:40MCG
GCF vs STK 19:40MS
NTH vs GEE 19:40ES
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 13:10ES
HAW vs WBU 15:20AS
COL vs PTA 16:40MCG
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC vs ESS 19:50MCG
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS vs NTH 13:45SO
CAR vs GCF 14:10ES
HAW vs MEL 16:40MCG
PTA vs SYD 19:40Adelaide Oval
GEE vs FRE 19:40SS
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs ADE 13:10G
STK vs WBU 15:20ES
WCE vs COL 16:40PS
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs GEE 19:50ES
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs STK 13:45SCG
GCF vs PTA 14:10MS
ESS vs WCE 16:40ES
COL vs BRI 19:40MCG
ADE vs RIC 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs WBU 13:10ES
MEL vs GWS 15:20MCG
FRE vs HAW 16:40PS
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA vs CAR 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs ADE 13:45BA
ESS vs GCF 14:10ES
GWS vs COL 16:40Spotless Stadium
WCE vs MEL 19:40PS
HAW vs GEE 19:40MCG
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs FRE 13:10G
WBU vs SYD 15:20ES
RIC vs STK 16:40MCG
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs RIC 00:00ANZ
NTH vs MEL 00:00ES
WBU vs GWS 00:00ES
CAR vs ESS 00:00MCG
COL vs HAW 00:00MCG
GCF vs WCE 00:00MS
GEE vs BRI 00:00SS
ADE vs STK 00:30Adelaide Oval
FRE vs PTA 02:00PS
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 16 13 3 0 143.51 52
Geelong Cats 17 13 4 0 112.12 52
Hawthorn 16 12 4 0 139.92 48
Fremantle 17 12 5 0 133.16 48
Port Adelaide 17 12 5 0 132.36 48
North Melbourne 17 10 7 0 112.49 40
Essendon 17 10 7 0 109.83 40
Collingwood 16 9 7 0 106.61 36
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