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WATCH LIVE ON ing to work through that part of our game to get a better result from that.
“That hopefully will take not as long as we’d think, if that makes sense, because it does take a bit of lag to catch up. We’re understanding why the issues are occurring, we just need to continue working on a solution, which will take a little bit of time.
“We’re hoping it bounces back on Thursday night.” NORTH Melbourne’s Tarryn Thomas has settled into Melbourne just fine.
There are only two things getting on his nerves about life in the big smoke — traffic and parking fines.
The former Tasmanian got his licence at the end of the pre-season, but his new-found freedom has been a cause of frustration ever since.
Driving to the Kangaroos’ Arden St headquarters is one challenge and finding a parking spot valid for more than two hours nearby an even bigger headache.
“I’ve got heaps of parking fines,” Thomas said.
“So that’s probably my biggest hate. And traffic. I have to leave at a certain time so I don’t get stuck in traffic.”
Heaps of parking fines? How many? “I think I had two in the first two weeks and then I got a couple last month so I’m probably up to seven [this year],” Thomas said.
Finding a spot on the football field has been an easier task for Thomas, who has missed just one game since making a Round 2 AFL debut.
A two-goal performance against Gold Coast last weekend earnt the 19-year-old the Round 12 NAB Rising Star nomination, becoming the third Kangaroo to salute this season after Bailey Scott (Round 1) and Cameron Zurhaar (Round 7).
“When I got drafted to North everyone got around me and all the other draftees,” Thomas said.
“So it’s been an easy transition.”