Remember when North Melbourne was the worst team in the modern era?
It wasn’t that long ago. After their utterly embarrassing capitulation to the Western Bulldogs on Good Friday, the Kangaroos sat languishing at 0-3 with a mind-bogglingly bad percentage of 37.4.
Five more losses followed, and it wasn’t until Round 8 that their percentage even ticked over 50 – a mark below which only the most putrid sides in VFL-AFL history lie.
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“They’ve won one game out of their last 27. We’re looking at one of the worst teams in the AFL era, really, when you look at win-loss,” Kane Cornes told AFL Media after Round 14, less than two months ago.
But while the Roos have locked up their first wooden spoon since 1972, the on-field results are much…