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The Kangaroos Football Club, formerly the North Melbourne Football Club, and informally known as the Shinboners or the Kangaroos plays Australian rules football in the Australian Football League. It is based at the Arden Street oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and, occasionally, Telstra Dome or Manuka Oval.

The club was formed in 1869.

A club starved of success until Ron Barassi was appointed coach in 1974. His ruthless and inspiring coaching methods brought success in his second (1975) and fourth (1977) years as coach.

The club had its greatest on-field success of any decade in the 1990s, with a simple game plan known as "Pagans Paddock" devised by ruthless coach Dennis Pagan implemented around star forward Wayne Carey.

Premierships: 4, 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999.

Brownlow Medallists: 5, Noel Teasdale Retrospectively 1965; Keith Grieg 1973,1974; Malcolm Blight 1978; Ross Glendinning 1983

Norm Smith Medallists: 2, Glen Archer 1996; Shannon Grant 1999.

Leading Goalkicker: Wayne Carey 671

Games Record: 306 Wayne Schimmelbusch (1973-87)

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