Game Chat – Sydney vs Gold Coast

Written by Thommo on July 21 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday 21 July, 2:10pm AEST

SUMMARY

The Suns have never beaten the Swans in eight meetings and as they get set for Saturday’s clash at the SCG, it would be a monumental upset if they broke the duck in round 18. Despite the absence of over 1000 games’ experience Sydney snatched an inspiring victory over North Melbourne on Sunday, with Aliir Aliir, Ben Ronke, Will Hayward and debutant Colin O’Riordan all stepping up to make it a memorable road trip. Gold Coast is devoid of confidence after 11 straight losses but showed some promising signs in the first half last week and would have been further in front of Essendon if not for some poor conversion. The Swans’ forward line looks potent with Lance Franklin surrounded by last week’s five-goal star Ronke, Hayward, Tom Papley and youngster Tom McCartin. If the home side’s stacked midfield can get ascendency around the stoppages the Gold Coast defence will struggle to contain their scoring.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

R16, 2017, Sydney 17.16 (118) d Gold Coast 7.9 (51) at the SCG
R11, 2016, Sydney 11.13 (79) d Gold Coast 6.5 (41) at Metricon Stadium
R23, 2015, Sydney 19.13 (127) d Gold Coast 9.10 (64) at the SCG
R10, 2015, Sydney 13.15 (93) d Gold Coast 5.11 (41) at Metricon Stadium
R12, 2014, Sydney 17.7 (109) d Gold Coast 10.14 (74) at Metricon Stadium

 

Thommo’s Tip:  Sydney by 50 points

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16 thoughts on “Game Chat – Sydney vs Gold Coast”

    1. Probably not great if McVeigh does come back in, but Longmire favours good performances over reputations, and at this point the Swans are probably looking at O’Riordin as McVeigh’s long-term replacement, so there is a chance that that won’t happen.

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  1. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by this result.

    If anyone knows how to beat Sydney its gotta be Stuey Dew.

    Cue the fat jokes…….

    Maybe he pinched Tom lynches lunch?

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  2. Three thoughts:

    1. Great win Suns
    2. Sydney can start planning for next year
    3. Jake Lloyd’s SC score is among the most ridiculous things I’ve seen this year

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    1. think they have to change what is deemed point-worthy. That’s the fourth time I’ve watched Lloyd (Sydney play) this year and I couldn’t even tell you what he looks like, let alone what number he wears!

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    2. Chillo.

      My thoughts are..

      Richmond had a very bad loss to the Saints this time last year.

      Never, ever, right off a champion team on one result!

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      1. Ha! It’s a nice thought FT, but they’re done. I have no idea why Grundy was playing NEAFL today, but there’s obviously something not quite right at the club right now.
        Speaking of the NEAFL, Mick Barlow had another 50 possessions today against the Swans twos. Still not sure why the Suns signed him – to win a NEAFL premiership?

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        1. I don’t know how the Suns’ list managers run the show, but Stephen Silvagni has mentioned that he has brought players to Carlton specifically to play VFL, so that our youngsters learn good, winning habits when plying their craft in the twos (thanks to our massive injury list, a lot of those players are playing AFL instead, but that’s not what they were brought in for).

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  3. Aliir Aliir since his round 13 return: 91, 64, 102, 97, 118 (pre-scale) – that’s an average of 94, with only 1 score under 90.

    He’ll be about $380,000 next week. Could be a great D7. Or even a (somewhat ballsy) replacement for Sicily if you can wait a week.

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