Game Chat – Brisbane vs North Melbourne

Written by Thommo on August 4 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: the Gabba, Saturday, August 4, 2.10pm AEST

SUMMARY
The Kangaroos face another tricky assignment to keep their finals hopes alive, this week taking on the dangerous Lions. When the teams met at the same venue in round 23 last year, it was to see who would finish last, but this time around there’s much more on the line. North Melbourne continued to walk the finals tightrope with a crucial win over West Coast last Sunday, led superbly by the brilliant midfield of Ben Cunnington, Paul Ahern and Shaun Higgins, the latter of whom will miss this clash after knee surgery. The Lions slipped on their recent hot streak last weekend, losing to Geelong by seven goals, but the scoreline flattered the hosts. Brisbane has shown flair with the ball and been a tough opponent all season, particularly at the Gabba. Although the Kangaroos have had the upper hand in this contest of late, winning comfortably earlier this season, this should be a close encounter.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R11, 2018: North Melbourne 21.15 (141) d Brisbane 12.15 (87) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2017: North Melbourne 19.16 (130) d Brisbane 11.13 (79) at the Gabba
R2, 2016: North Melbourne 17.15 (117) d Brisbane 11.17 (83) at the Gabba
R17, 2015: North Melbourne 16.14 (110) d Brisbane 5.8 (38) at the Gabba
R2, 2015: North Melbourne 20.13 (133) d Brisbane 7.9 (51) at Etihad Stadium

Thommo’s Tip: North by 10 points

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13 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane vs North Melbourne”

    1. FINAL INTERCHANGES
      Brisbane: Allen Christensen, Alex Witherden, Rhys Mathieson
      North Melboune: Nathan Hrovat, Paul Ahern, Sam Wright, Will Walker

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  1. 1/4 Time
    Brisbane Lions: 6.0.36
    Dayne Zorko 52
    Oscar McInerney 27
    Eric Hipwood 22
    Jarrod Berry 32
    Hugh McCluggage 31
    Ryan Bastinac 18
    Darcy Gardiner 23
    Rhys Mathieson 26
    Dayne Beams 13
    Lewis Taylor 19
    Luke Hodge 23
    Allen Christensen 22
    Josh Walker 16
    Mitch Robinson 19
    Daniel McStay 15
    Daniel Rich 10
    Cameron Rayner 13
    Stefan Martin 17
    Nick Robertson 22
    Harris Andrew 11
    Alex Witherden 7
    Brandon Starcevich -1 -2 1 0/1 2 63

    North Melbourne : 5.1.31

    Majak Daw 35
    Kayne Turner* 40
    Ben Brown 36
    Ben Cunnington 31
    Jed Anderson 26
    Ryan Clarke 17
    Jack Ziebell 33
    Nathan Hrovat 19
    Trent Dumont 30
    Jamie Macmillan 19
    Robbie Tarrant 18
    Luke McDonald 20
    Sam Wright 15
    Jarrad Waite 15
    Paul Ahern 12
    Todd Goldstein 12
    Mason Wood 12
    Shaun Atley 9
    Jy Simpkin 4
    Scott D. Thompson 12
    Marley Williams 14
    Will Walker 3

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      1. I’d bench A. Last week was an anomaly, not the norm. There are a few who’ve said it on here this week.
        Good luck.

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  2. So I had McCluggage on field last week and he got 36, whereas Ahern was on bench and got 124, so I sub Ahern on for McCluggage, now McCluggage gets 139 on bench with no loophole options and Ahern 43 on field, f**k supercoach

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  3. Cam Rayner threw that game away.

    With that distance, that angle, you go back and line up and do a punt.

    Trying to make it showy so he could prove he deserved his high draft pick.

    You know how you prove your high draft pick? By going back taking your time, and ice the game with a simple punt from 25 out any of us could kick 9 times out of 10, let alone a professional footballer.

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    1. agreed HH, a bad rookie mistake, interesting watching Fagan talk to him at end of game….hopefully he puts ego aside and uses (undoubted) talent and next time slots it…in interim, as North supporter…I breathe again….

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  4. I’m a long time Roos fan and I said to my kids..when we were 4goals+ up last quarter….watch us snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…..we have such a habit of underperforming against lower ranked teams….no disrespect to Brisbane, they’re playing well atm, but North has a history of this…..lucky….

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