AFL games record holder and former North Melbourne great Brent Harvey believes his former club is building something exciting heading into season 2021.
Despite finishing 17th on the ladder last season and turning over a third of the playing list (15 players were either delisted or traded) in the off-season, Harvey believes there is warranted optimism ahead of season 2021.
“So there should be (optimism heading into the season), and I really mean that,” Harvey told Sam Edmund on SEN Mornings.
“I know a lot of people will roll their eyes and say you finished second-last last year, you lost Shaun Higgins, you lost Ben Brown, what’s your upside? The upside is we drafted six young kids who all look really, really impressive.
“We drafted well a couple of years ago when we brought in Bailey Scott, Curtis Taylor and Tarryn Thomas, and then you go to last years draft and look at Jack Mahony, Flynn Perez, Charlie Comben.
“You start adding these young guys, if they all play together then all of a sudden we become a young football club with a lot of enthusiasm.
“With good senior players also in Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell, Robbie Tarrant, these type of guys around, anything is possible.”
Harvey also believes the sweeping changes in the coaching department have made for a fresh and exciting feel within the four walls at Arden Street.
“With the new coaches coming in as well, there’s a whole new feeling around the club that feels unbelievable,” Harvey said.
“I’ve only met (new head coach) David Noble a few times, but I know he’s a very clever man and I know the boys absolutely adore him, so that’s a good start.”
North will begin its 2021 AAMI Community series against Adelaide at North Hobart Oval on February 28.
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