North new boys hail Noble
New North Melbourne coach David Noble is already having a big impact on the club's new recruits as he attempts to rebuild the Roos and get them back on track.
The Kangaroos had a disastrous 2020 AFL campaign and there is some serious work to be done if they are to start climbing the ladder once again.
The cull started before Noble was brought in, with 11 players being axed, which will allow the 53-year-old the chance to completely rebuild.
The powers that be have spoken out already and believe Noble is the man for the job and those sentiments are now being echoed by the new arrivals.
They included Aidan Corr, who arrives from GWS and is excited to work with Noble.
"(Noble) actually interviewed me when I was a kid, when he was at the (Adelaide) Crows so I've had little bits to do with him," Corr said. "We haven't really sat down one-on-one yet. We've had a few phone calls.
"He wants me to add a fair bit to my game which I believe I can do, and need to do.
"We had (Nick Haynes) taking most of the intercept marks (at GWS). I would love to add that to my game, create some more attack."
Former Collingwood star Jaidyn Stephenson is another player who has nothing but good things to say about the new boss.
"(Noble's) great out on the field. He has a good mixture of having a laugh and being very instructive," he said.
"He will come over during training and say 'Stevo, I want you to talk a bit more or you're doing really well here' so I feel really encouraged by him.
"I have (had one-on-one chats with him) and I'm probably not going to disclose them, but I get along pretty well with him."
North Melbourne are priced at 200/1 to win the AFL grand final.
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