Drew Petrie

Tom Hawkins and Drew Petrie: the big men for the big occasion

Wayne Carey Winning a final is an extraordinary effort in concentration from every player on the field. Each battle – be it physical or mental, big or small – can count towards the end result.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

Drew Petrie deflects North Melbourne hype

Matt Murnane North Melbourne's acting captain Drew Petrie is aware of the expectation surrounding his team, but insists there should be just as much round one hype surrounding their opponents Essendon...

Ban on Brent Harvey a disgrace, says Wayne Carey

Brent Harvey

North Melbourne great delivers a verbal shirtfront to the AFL's match review panel.

MRP speculation affecting Brent Harvey's preparation

Brent Harvey could be on the sidelines again following this clash with Joel Selwood.

Veteran midfielder says speculation over his possible suspension is affecting his preparation for preliminary final against the Swans.

Todd Goldstein saves the day for Kangaroos with Leo Barry-like mark

Greg Buckle It was Todd Goldstein's Leo Barry moment and it has lifted North Melbourne into an unlikely place in next week's AFL preliminary finals.

Jekyll-and-Hyde Roos prove finals real deal

Thus far and no further: North Melbourne's Todd Goldstein gets a good grip on Geelong's Mark Blicavs and prevents him from disposing of the ball.

Jake Niall North Melbourne was derided for its inconsistency this year and was widely viewed as a team that alternated, like the girl with the curl, between very good and horrid.

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Steve Johnson out, Brent Harvey to create havoc

North's Brent Harvey.

Matt Murnane North Melbourne says Brent Harvey is primed to "create havoc" for Geelong on Friday night, as the Cats come under increasing pressure due to the loss of Steve Johnson.

Baby, what a week for North Melbourne coach Brad Scott

Brad Scott  with Brent Harvey at training last month.

Rohan Connolly The demands on an AFL coach's time are extraordinary enough during the regular season and even more so when his team is involved in finals, let alone when he's also just become a father for the first...

Cats must go harder for longer

cats and roos

Matt Murnane The big questions for Friday's clash between Geelong and North Melbourne

AFL semi-final: Geelong v North Melbourne

Geelong v North Melbourne

Lee Crossley If you finish in the AFL top four, you're widely expected to reach the preliminary finals. North Melbourne will be striving to stop Geelong achieving that outcome.

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Finals preview: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Cat Tom Hawkins is held by Giant Phil Davis on Saturday.

Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.

Roos rebound as big forwards fire

North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.

Essendon bows out in a tight final

All over: Tom Bellchambers, Michael Hibberd and Jobe Watson  walk off after the defeat.

Jake Niall This was the final the season needed. In a year beset by complaints about fixturing and still fixated with Essendon’s legal battles, these rivals from the north-west part of town produced both a...

Kangaroos know they have plenty of hop

Nick Dal Santo of the Kangaroos is tackled by Jimmy Bartel of the Cats.

Jon Pierik Having banished Essendon with a stunning second-half resurgence, North Melbourne heads into Friday night's qualifying final against Geelong knowing it has the ability to also out-run the Cats.

It's not the Brownlow, but the players' association MVP has serious clout

Jordan Lewis.

Liam Mannix The AFL Players Association’s most valuable player award has serious clout among the 18 clubs. We assess the front-runners.

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