How to watch North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Collingwood Magpies AFL live and match preview
The Kangaroos are hunting their first win of the season against a Collingwood side under immense pressure.
Rookie coach David Noble must be wondering when the Kangaroos' first win of the season will come. They surely have an ideal opportunity this week against a Magpies side with only one victory and six losses this year. North then face the Hawks and Bombers over the next two weeks.
Magpies coach Nathan Buckley is under enormous pressure as his growing number of critics sharpen their knives. Victory against a Kangaroos side with the AFL's lowest percentage is virtually non-negotiable.
When is North Melbourne vs Collingwood?
Opening bounce is at 4:35pm AEST at Marvel Stadium on Saturday 8 May.
How to watch North Melbourne vs Collingwood live
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North Melbourne vs Collingwood match preview
AFL legend Leigh Matthews says the Magpies need a fresh start and that usually starts with a new coach. It's an ominous warning for Buckley, who will no doubt be feeling the pressure.
There were more rumblings this week when it was reported Collingwood players had "put the acid" on Jordan De Goey after his lacklustre effort in defence in their loss to the Suns.
The Roos will be enjoying talk of friction in the Collingwood camp but they still face a daunting task on Saturday night. North Melbourne are averaging just 7.3 goals this season, only ahead of the Crows (6.8) in the AFL. But North do lead their opponents in some key areas, currently averaging more marks and more tackles than the Pies.
Aaron Hall needs another big game after the Roo was dominant across half-back in his side's loss to the Demons. We'll tip the Magpies by 24 points.