Roos Welcome Boomer Back

Image courtesy of heraldsun.com.au/George Salpigtidis
Brent Harvey's return is vital for North Melbourne. Image courtesy of heraldsun.com.au/George Salpigtidis
Last Five Matches

Round 19, 2012 – North Melbourne Kangaroos 115 d Western Bulldogs 61 (Etihad)
Round 7, 2012 – Western Bulldogs 101 d North Melbourne Kangaroos 83 (Etihad)
Round 17, 2011 – North Melbourne Kangaroos 142 d Western Bulldogs 111 (Etihad)
Round 18, 2010 – Western Bulldogs 143 d North Melbourne Kangaroos 72 (Etihad)
Round 9, 2010 – Western Bulldogs 127 d North Melbourne Kangaroos 57 (Etihad)


Form

     Rd 2       Rd 3       Rd 4       Rd 5       Rd 6   
Western Bulldogs   L  L  L  L  L
North Melbourne   L  L  W  L  W

Western Bulldogs

Ins: Daniel Giansiracusa, Robert Murphy, Ryan Griffen, Lukas Markovic
Outs: Koby Stevens (Omitted), Christian Howard (Omitted), Jake Stringer (Soreness), Jack Macrae (Soreness)

North Melbourne  

Ins: Brent Harvey
Outs: Nathan Grimes (Soreness)


Prediction

North Melbourne showed at the weekend they weren’t in bad form, at all, ending Port Adelaide’s unbeaten start to the season. The Kangaroos have an exciting mix of young midfielders, pace at the back, and quality marking forwards. If they can learn to play out four quarters they’ll be a dangerous team. That round 1 win over Brisbane proved to be a blip on the radar as the ‘Doggies haven’t really been in contention in any of their following five games. Despite Liam Jones showing some promise up forward, they’re still struggling to put points on the board and last week’s loss to West Coast was their third by more than 50 points this season. Brent Harvey’s return will do the ‘Roos wonders with ‘Boomer’ adding pace to the midfield and an experienced head. Kangaroos by 38 points .

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