Coach – Brad Scott
Points For – 5th
Points Against – 12th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Todd Goldstein
- Ben Cunnington
- Shain Higgins
- Brent Harvey
- Jack Ziebell
2015 Rising Star Noms
Ins – Jed Anderson, Ben McKay, Ryan Clarke, Mitchell Hibberd, Corey Wagner, Declan Mountford, Farren Ray,
Outs – Leigh Adams, Ryan Bastinac, Daniel Currie, Nathan Grima, Keiran Harper, Scott McMahon, Eric Wallace, Max Warren
Hard to believe every year I expect North to drop and every year they look like they might before finding late season form. This year… I expect them to drop. I don’t think the late season form is coming either.
They have been stocking up for a tilt for a while now and you cant help but look at the list and think there just isn’t enough quality for them to be a genuine contender. Last year a lot went right and they still only just made the eight. I would expect the same output from Waite this year and Goldstein was outstanding but an injury there would be a disaster for them.
They have the best ruck in the game feeding a relatively good midfield. They aren’t the class of others but they are workmanlike. They are “blue collar” and whilst Dal Santo and Higgins give them a little more class, they are mostly grunt.
Up forward they need Brown to start to realise his potential as Petrie and Waite don’t have a longtime left. They all did ok last year along with Higgins, Thomas and Nahas at their feet. I think this will drop off this season.
The backline didn’t perform as well last year and I don’t have any reason to seeing it improve. They have some good talls with Hansen and Thompson but still need improvement and consistency from Tarrant.
I cant see where the improvement is going to come from and with so many of their better players pushing towards retirement, it feels like a sudden drop isn’t far away. If Goldstein gets injured then you are looking at ■■■■ creek in a barbwire canoe. As it stands, for me they finish 10-12