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  1. ROUND 16 Thursday, June 30 Brisbane v Western Bulldogs, The Gabba, 7.20pm AEST, Seven Friday, July 1 Carlton v St Kilda, Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm AEST, Seven Saturday, July 2 Essendon v Sydney, MCG, 1.45pm AEST, Fox Adelaide v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST, Fox Geelong v North Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium, 7.25pm AEST, Fox Gold Coast v Collingwood, Metricon Stadium. 7.25pm AEST, Seven Sunday, July 3 Richmond v West Coast, MCG, 2.10pm AEST, Fox Greater Western Sydney v Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 3.20pm AEST, Seven Fremantle v Port Adelaide, Optus Stadium, 3.20pm AWST, Fox ROUND 17 Thursday, July 7 Geelong v Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium, 7.20pm AEST, Seven Friday, July 8 Sydney v Western Bulldogs, SCG, 7.50pm AEST, Seven Saturday, July 9 Collingwood v North Melbourne, MCG, 1.45pm AEST, Fox Gold Coast v Richmond, Metricon Stadium, 4.35pm AEST, Fox St Kilda v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST, Seven Port Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney, Adelaide Oval, 7pm ACST, Fox Sunday, July 10 Brisbane v Essendon, The Gabba, 1.10pm AEST, Fox Hawthorn v Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEST, Seven West Coast v Carlton, Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST, Fox ROUND 18 Friday, July 15 Western Bulldogs v St Kilda, Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm AEST, Seven Saturday, July 16 Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval, 1.15pm ACST, Fox Greater Western Sydney v Brisbane, Manuka Oval, 1.45pm AEST, Fox North Melbourne v Richmond, Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST, Fox Carlton v Geelong, MCG, 7.25pm AEST, Seven Fremantle v Sydney, Optus Stadium, 5.30pm AWST, Fox Sunday, July 17 Hawthorn v West Coast, MCG, 1.10pm AEST, Fox Melbourne v Port Adelaide, TIO Traeger Park, 2.50pm ACST, Seven Essendon v Gold Coast, Marvel Stadium, 4.40pm AEST, Fox ROUND 19 Friday, July 22 Richmond v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm AEST, Seven Saturday, July 23 North Melbourne v Hawthorn, Blundstone Arena, 1.45pm AEST, Fox Sydney v Adelaide, SCG, 1.45pm AEST, Fox Port Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm AEST, Fox Brisbane v Gold Coast, The Gabba, 7.10pm AEST, Fox Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEST, Seven Sunday, July 24 Carlton v Greater Western Sydney, Marvel Stadium, 1.10pm AEST, Fox Collingwood v Essendon, MCG, 3.20pm AEST, Seven West Coast v St Kilda, Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST, Fox
  2. What world are we living in. Never thought I'd live to see the day.
  3. Final warning. If anyone gets political on this forum they will be gone. If you see a political post do not engage. Report the post and the poster will be dealt with. Final warning. This is a footy forum. There are other venues for that discussion.
  4. Narrm Time has arrived in our city as the Melbourne Football Club takes the name Narrm Football Club as part of the 2022 AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round. This week will see the reigning premier pay respect to the region the club calls home — the land of the Wurundjeri people and their culture, language and memory. The team will wear its indigenous guernsey designed by Wurundjeri/Dja Dja Wurrung artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward and what better way to wear it than with a win over North Melbourne Football Club? The Kangaroos will be buoyed by the return of a couple of quality midfielders and ruckman Tristan Xerri so they will by no means be the easybeats that many in the football world expect to witness in this game. We learned the lesson last year when the teams locked horns in Tasmania and the bottom-of-the-ladder Roos gave the Demons an almighty scare for three quarters and a bit before they took the ascendancy and won by five goals which was way less than what many would have anticipated. This time, the Demons will be wary to ensure that they don’t get jumped early so the aim will be to assert maximum pressure from the first bounce that will likely see two wily veterans in Max Gawn and Todd Goldstein facing off against each other. While that contest might be even for a while, the Narrm midfield should be too strong for North. The very word “Narrm” rhymes with “harm” and harm is exactly what the combination of Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca and Jack Viney is calculated to do to opposing midfields during game time. And as the contest rolls on, the hustle and bustle of the high half forwards of Narrm and their tall goal kicking beasts in attack, who know what their counterparts from Casey did against the VFL Kangaroos down the road at Arden Street less than a week ago, should be highly motivated to kick a big score. After all, they have to satisfy the critics who proclaimed after their game at Optus Stadium that a score of 16.16.112 simply wasn’t enough! For my part a 74-point victory every time the team leaves Narrm and travels to Perth (as it has now on the last two occasions) is good enough for me. That’s probably due also to the brilliance of the defence which, even with a few important cogs missing, boasts the likes of Steven May, Jake Lever and Harry Petty backed up by the run of Jake Bowey, Jayden Hunt, Trent Rivers and the courage of Angus Brayshaw, should give the Kangaroos nightmares of Narrm. I’m not wishing to belittle North Melbourne. They’re doing it tough right at the moment as they embark on their rebuild but … … since memory is so important in the traditions of our first people, I’m reminded of one particular day almost a decade ago as the team from Narrm was about to embark on its own rebuild. It was way back in Round 18, 2013 when they took on North Melbourne at the Docklands in front of 16,962 fans. The Demons were undermanned and trailled by only 25 points at half time. After the break North Melbourne showed them no mercy and finished off winning by 122 points — 22.18.150 to 4.4.28. In a year when 15 goal thumpings were inflicted every second week and that loss to North was almost five goals shy of the team’s biggest defeat, the humiliation felt by Demon fans on leaving the ground was still palpable. I don’t think it’s necessary to replicate that nightmare result in revenge against North this week because Narrm has a lot more work to do in the months to come. However, it can show its respect for the game and its opponent, maintain an eye on the bigger picture and still remember the dark days of the past while showing no mercy to record another big win on Saturday evening. And a margin of 74 points will do. THE GAME North Melbourne v Narrm on Sunday 21 May, 2022 at Marvel Stadium at 4.35pm HEAD TO HEAD Overall North Melbourne 82 wins Narrm 86 wins 1 draw At Marvel Stadium North Melbourne 8 wins Narrm 0 wins Last five times North Melbourne 2 wins Narrm 3 wins The coaches Noble 0 wins Goodwin 1 win MEDIA TV live and on demand on Kayo and live on Foxtel. Check your local guides. Radio - check your local guides. THE LAST TIME THEY MET Narrm 16.7.103 defeated North Melbourne 11.7.73 at Blundstone Arena, Round 7, 2021 The fans were anticipating a massacre when the undefeated Demons travelled to the Apple Isle to take on the lowly Kangaroos but they were in for a surprise. It took them until the last quarter to finally shake off a determined outfit led by an inspirational performance from Ben Cunnington. It was the goal kicking prowess of Bayley Fritsch (6) and Kysaiah Pickett (3) that saw Melbourne through to the comfort of a 5 goal win in the end. THE TEAMS NORTH MELBOURNE B: K.Turner 28 A.Corr 4 L.McDonald 11 HB: B.Scott 8 J.Walker 19 L.Young 17 C: H.Greenwood 18 L.Davies-Uniacke 9 F.Perez 39 HF: J.Horne-Francis 6 N.Larkey 20 P.Curtis 25 F: J.Ziebell 7 C.Zurhaar 44 J.Anderson 3 Foll: T.Goldstein 22 J.Simpkin 12 T.Thomas 26 I/C: K.Hayden 37 T.Powell 24 C.Taylor 5 T.Xerri 38 Sub: A.Bosenavulagi 15 Emerg: J.Archer 34 C.Coleman-Jones 21 J.Stephenson 2 In: H.Greenwood J.Horne-Francis J.Simpkin T.Xerri Out: C.Coleman-Jones (omitted) C.Lazzaro (omitted) J.Mahony (ankle) J.Stephenson (omitted) NARRM B: J. Hunt 29 H.Petty 35 T.Rivers 24 HB: J.Lever 8 S.May 1 J.Jordon 23 C: T.Sparrow 32 L.Dunstan 27 E.Langdon 15 HF: A.Neal-Bullen 30 B.Brown 50 C.Petracca 5 F: T.McDonald 25 L.Jackson 6 B.Fritsch 31 Foll: M.Gawn 11 C.Oliver 13 K.Pickett 36 I/C: J.Bowey 17 A.Brayshaw 10 J.Melksham 18 C.Spargo 9 Sub: T.Bedford 12 Emerg: B.Laurie 16 A.Tomlinson 20 S.Weideman 26 In: T.Bedford L.Dunstan J.Melksham Out: K.Chandler (suspended) J.Harmes (hamstring) J.Viney (hamstring) Injury and Suspension List: Round 10 Andy Moniz-Wakefield - Concussion | Test Christian Salem - Knee | 1 Week Jack Viney - Hamstring | TBC Kade Chandler - Suspension | 2 Weeks Michael Hibberd - Calf | 2 Weeks James Harmes - Hamstring | 2-3 Weeks Joel Smith - Ankle | 7-8 Weeks Blake Howes - Foot | 8-10 weeks
  5. We’ve been starved for chances of beating them there in the last 8 years as we haven’t played them there since 2014.
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