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.
Jesse Hogan Drew Petrie does not deserve punishment for his instinctive defensive reaction at being choked by his opponent Brian Lake at the weekend.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has promised his club will fight Drew Petrie's misconduct charge.
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.
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.
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
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...
North Melbourne great delivers a verbal shirtfront to the AFL's match review panel.
Veteran midfielder says speculation over his possible suspension is affecting his preparation for preliminary final against the Swans.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Matt Murnane The big questions for Friday's clash between Geelong and 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.
Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.
Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.
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...
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.
Liam Mannix The AFL Players Association’s most valuable player award has serious clout among the 18 clubs. We assess the front-runners.