Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne

Written by Thommo on June 2 2018

Where and When: Etihad at 1:45pm AEST

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R13, 2017, Melbourne 17.11 (113) d Western Bulldogs 8.8 (56) at Etihad Stadium
R8, 2016, Western Bulldogs 17.12 (114) d Melbourne 12.10 (82) at the MCG
R20, 2015, Western Bulldogs 24.9 (153) d Melbourne 8.7 (55) at Etihad Stadium
R8, 2015, Melbourne 15.13 (103) d Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) at the MCG
R15, 2014, Western Bulldogs 14.7 (91) d Melbourne 13.7 (85) at Etihad Stadium

SUMMARY
While Melbourne doesn’t have the best record at Etihad Stadium, the free-scoring Demons will like their chances against a young Bulldogs side that has had its problems kicking goals. The Dees have amassed 48 goals in the past two weeks, compared to the Dogs’ paltry return of 11. After booting five majors against Adelaide last start, Jesse Hogan looms as a huge threat to an inexperienced Dogs defence, but the star spearhead has kicked just seven majors from three outings against them. The Dogs’ best chance of upsetting Simon Goodwin’s men is by dominating the midfield battle, with in-form ball winners Jack Macrae and Toby McLean needing to lead the way. Dees tagger Bernie Vince is most likely to be assigned the task of stopping the prolific Macrae. Or the Dogs could hope the old Demons show up and lose a game they were expected to win.

Thommo’s Tip: Melbourne by 35 points

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19 thoughts on “Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne”

    1. FINAL INTERCHANGES
      Western Bulldogs: Luke Dahlhaus, Ed Richards, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel
      Melbourne: James Harmes, Charlie Spargo, Bernie Vince, Bayley Fritsc

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  1. HALF TIME

    WBD: 4. 6. 30.
    MEL: 7. 4. 46.

    WBD:
    M.Bontempelli 77
    L.Hunter 63
    J.Macrae 54
    M.Suckling 52
    B.Gowers 49
    H.Crozier 43
    B.Williams 42
    T.McLean 42
    E.Richards 40
    J.Johannisen 38
    E.Wood 32
    D.Morris 30
    J.Trengove 30
    L.Dahlhaus 28
    T.Boyd 28
    M.Honeychurch 27
    J.Schache 24
    P.Lipinski 23
    R.Smith 19
    J.Roughead 15
    T.Dickson 12
    C.Daniel 10

    MEL:
    T.McDonald 93
    J.Hogan 69
    M.Gawn 68
    N.Jetta 61
    C.Salem 56
    J.Harmes 55
    J.Lewis 52
    C.Petracca 49
    N.Jones 48
    C.Oliver 48
    B.Vince 36
    O.McDonald 33
    A.Neal-Bullen 29
    B.Fritsch 29
    A.Brayshaw 28
    M.Hibberd 26
    J.Viney 24
    M.Hannan 21
    J.Lever 13
    J.Melksham 12
    T.Smith 12
    C.Spargo 11

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      1. At least he’ll earn a little money for us. Is he out for the game and weeks or more slightly incapacitated?

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  2. well, this match has killed all of the big SC scorers thus far … Gawn down, Macrae and Mclean down, Oliver yet another poor performance and Smith a shocker – massive regret now playing him over Guelfi *sigh* … will the last quarter improve any scores??

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    1. hah, they must have heard / read my post … starting to score … mind you, be happy if Macdonald wouldn’t as my opp in the SC Cup has him as a POD .. think I’m in trouble …

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    2. I had Smith onfield ahead of Fritsch.. fool me. Last minute inclusion because of the money he’ll make. Never learnt not to chase money and points…

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  3. wow, huge scoring last quarter for the dees – Maxxie and Oliver both big scores close to 50 or over … and Macdonald *sigh*

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  4. FULL TIME (Pre-scale)

    WBD: 7. 9. 51.
    MEL: 15. 10. 100.

    WBD:
    M.Bontempelli 127
    L.Hunter 117
    J.Macrae 105
    M.Suckling 99
    H.Crozier 82
    B.Williams 79
    E.Wood 79
    B.Gowers 71
    J.Trengove 67
    J.Roughead 65
    E.Richards 63
    T.McLean 63
    J.Johannisen 63
    L.Dahlhaus 56
    D.Morris 56
    P.Lipinski 54
    T.Boyd 51
    M.Honeychurch 48
    C.Daniel 44
    R.Smith 42
    J.Schache 41
    T.Dickson 15

    MEL:
    T.McDonald 163
    M.Gawn 139
    J.Hogan 127
    C.Oliver 125
    N.Jetta 120
    B.Fritsch 111
    C.Petracca 95
    C.Salem 95
    A.Neal-Bullen 93
    J.Harmes 92
    A.Brayshaw 89
    J.Lewis 84
    N.Jones 70
    O.McDonald 63
    M.Hibberd 63
    J.Viney 57
    M.Hannan 55
    B.Vince 50
    J.Melksham 49
    C.Spargo 31
    T.Smith 26
    J.Lever 15

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