North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell has emphatically backed coach David Noble and his coaching style ahead of his 250th match on Sunday.
Speculation continues about second-year coach Noble’s allegedly deteriorating relationship with his players but Ziebell, as he did a few weeks ago, strongly refuted the claims.
The 31-year-old was careful not to speak on behalf of everyone, saying his comments were based on his own experiences, of which he had “no concerns whatsoever” with Noble’s hard-line approach.
“To me, personally, it’s a little bit amusing. … I suppose that’s the industry we’re in. It might be a slow news week, so there’s probably not much happening and they’re looking for something,” Ziebell said.
“But I understand that comes with the territory. When you’ve won one out of 10 games; fingers start to get pointed.
“That’s on us as players and coaches…