David Noble says there has been no change in North Melbourne’s game-plan and he does not believe his young side are far away from clicking and turning around a disappointing season so far.
The Kangaroos are priced at 100/1 to make finals this season but that looks a long way off as they have picked up just one win from eight games so far this season.
There have been suggestions that Noble has changed the way his side are playing in a bid to turn around their fortunes. But when quizzed by reporters he said that is definitely not the case.
"It's an interesting one, that's not correct," Noble told the media. "I'm not sure where that information has come from, but I haven't had players come in and say we're changing the game plan.
"We've narrowed our focus on some key elements of our game plan … contested ball, our defence. But I want to be really clear, we haven't changed our game plan and I haven't had players come in and say we have. That is incorrect."
North Melbourne showed signs of promise towards the end of last season when they won three of the last five games. And Noble says they are not far away from turning this season around either.
"We probably don't think it's far away," Noble added. "Some of the pieces that we're chasing, when you play good teams, they don't give you many outs. Our turnovers and our ability to control the ball for longer periods, I think would help that.
"We want to play with some more speed, we want to try and change the angles from time to time. We're seeing signs, but we'd like to see more. We've just got to keep nailing the process.”