Game Chat – Brisbane v North

Written by Motts on April 5 2024

Venue: Norwood Oval

Time: 5:10pm AEDT

Last time: Brisbane 22.20 (152) d North Melbourne 12.5 (77), R5 2023

What it means
Brisbane (0-3) faces perhaps the ideal match-up against North Melbourne as it looks to get its floundering campaign back on track after three defeats including two at the Gabba. Last year’s runners-up simply must win against a Kangaroos side that they have beaten in all six clashes going back to 2018, with three matches against top-four contenders and a QClash to follow.

North Melbourne (0-3) was always likely to find the going tough as it started its season with three matches against last year’s preliminary finalists in the opening four rounds. But the Roos should still be aiming to tidy up their ball use if only to protect their undermanned and undersized defence that is struggling to contain opposition key forwards.

Game shapers
Brisbane’s key forwards failed to grasp their opportunities against Collingwood but have a chance to make amends – and find form – against North Melbourne. Joe Daniher was far from the Lions’ worst against the Pies but can now lead the way with his athleticism up the ground and long kicking sure to be a weapon at Norwood Oval.

While North Melbourne is still coming to terms with problems in its defence it must also tackle new issues at the other end with ruck-forward Callum Coleman-Jones sidelined with an Achilles injury. All-Australian Nick Larkey is now the one genuine key forward and will need to compete hard in the air against the Lions’ defence to bring the Roos’ goalsneaks into the game. 


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20 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane v North”

  1. Murphy says that we need to win this badly ,so we won’t. On a slightly different tack, I saw the jar mans on the front bar the other night. I was again reminded the Harry Sheezel. Reminds me so much of Darren Jarman it’s not funny… body shape,such a great mover , so competitive… he and Naicos spoiled us for rookies that were men and not boys! The current crop are more along traditional lines,keep that in mind when you want to trade them after 2 weeks cos the cg has slowed!! Anyways,here’s to Harry,and go Lions.


  2. Man xerri absolutely killing it first quarter. Anyone else thinking a possible swap for Grundy next week?


    1. He has 7 tackles and a goal in the first quarter. I’m not expecting that every game.
      Not sure a sideways trade is worth it either when you’d be looking to upgrade Grundy, unless you think Xerri is a R2


  3. Powell will finish in the 70s.

    Score itself okay but halts momentum and tempers expectations.

    Will check CBAs. Looked to be OB but day dreaming and outside coalface.


  4. Dear Alistair your 3 defenders namely fisher tucker and McKcher don’t have a defensive bone between them and there way to small and they all are leftfooters we need some toughness in the backline maybe Finbar fwd and zurc to the defenders hope that helps



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