Game Chat – Carlton v Essendon

Written by Thommo on 2:20 pm, May 1 2016

Venue: MCG, Sunday at 3:20pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R3, 2015, Essendon 16.9 (105) d Carlton 11.18 (84) the MCG
R23, 2014, Carlton 14.6 (90) drew with Essendon 13.12 (90) the MCG
R3, 2014, Essendon 21.12 (138) d Carlton 8.9 (57) the MCG
R22, 2013, Essendon 12.10 (82) d Carlton 9.22 (76) the MCG
R11, 2013, Essendon 11.11 (77) d Carlton 10.12 (72) the MCG

Top SC Scorers from last match (listed in 2016):

  • Carlton: Murphy 109, Cripps 89, Everitt 80
  • Essendon: Zaharakis 102, Goddard 82,

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Coaches have given 16 responses.

Game Chat – Brisbane v Sydney

Written by Thommo on 11:10 am, May 1 2016

Venue: GABBA, Sunday 1:10pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R15, 2015, Sydney Swans 10.10 (70) d Brisbane Lions 7.7 (49) at the Gabba
R7, 2014, Sydney Swans 18.15 (123) d Brisbane Lions 6.8 (44) at the Gabba
R6, 2013, Sydney Swans 17.13 (115) d Brisbane Lions 8.7 (55) at the SCG
R15, 2012, Sydney Swans 16.14 (110) d Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) at the SCG
R24, 2011, Sydney Swans 18.11 (119) d Brisbane Lions 9.13 (67) at the SCG

Top SC Scorers from last match:

  • Brisbane: Beams 142,

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Coaches have given 9 responses.

Game Chat – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

Written by Thommo on 5:50 pm, April 29 2016

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Friday 7:50pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R22, 2015, Western Bulldogs 14.12 (96) d North Melbourne 10.13 (73) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2014, North Melbourne 17.9 (111) d Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium
R2, 2014, North Melbourne 12.11 (83) d Western Bulldogs 8.6 (54) at Etihad Stadium
R7, 2013, North Melbourne 22.19 (151) d Western Bulldogs 15.7 (97) at Etihad Stadium
R19, 2012, North Melbourne 18.7 (115) d Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium

Top SC Scorers from last match:

  • North Melbourne: Tarrant 127,

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Coaches have given 56 responses.

Round 5 Review

Written by Thommo on 5:00 am, April 26 2016

THE WRAP

Ah, hindsight. We all know the expression “20-20 hindsight” and every year in Round 5 we understand it so well.

I remember a conversation with a fellow Supercoach (I think it was Dazz) where we compared our risky midfields. His expression was “big risk but big reward” when he referred to a midfield of Ablett, Fyfe, Rockliff and Brad Crouch. All of those under-priced premiums had interrupted pre-seasons or question marks about their durability but if they had all started well we’d look like geniuses.

But they didn’t.

And we don’t look like geniuses.

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Coaches have given 26 responses.

Game Chat – Collingwood v Essendon

Written by Thommo on 1:20 pm, April 25 2016

Venue: MCG at 3:20pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R23, 2015, Essendon 14.11 (95) d Collingwood 14.8 (92) at the MCG
R4, 2015, Collingwood 9.15 (69) d Essendon 6.13 (49) at the MCG
R17, 2014, Essendon 16.7 (103) d Collingwood 5.9 (39) at the MCG
R6, 2014, Collingwood 12.11 (83) d Essendon 8.12 (60) at the MCG
R19, 2013, Collingwood 20.13 (133) d Essendon 7.12 (54) at the MCG

 Top SC scorers from last match (playing in 2016):

  • Collingwood: Adams 131, Varcoe 111, White 103
  • Essendon: Baguely 111,

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Coaches have given 24 responses.

Game Chat – Melbourne v Richmond

Written by Thommo on 6:10 pm, April 24 2016

Venue: MCG at 7:10pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R4, 2015: Melbourne 12.11 (83) def Richmond 6.15 (81)

R9, 2014: Melbourne 14.7 (91) def Richmond 9.10 (74)

R8, 2013: Richmond 15.16 (106) def Melbourne 11.6 (72)

R15, 2012: Richmond 13.23 (101) def Melbourne 11.12 (78)

R3, 2012: Richmond 20.13 (133) def Melbourne 11.8 (74)

Best SC scorers from last match:

  • Melbourne: Hogan 109, Vandenberg 107, Garland 104
  • Richmond: Edwards 117, Maric 116, Riewoldt 103

In/outs

Melbourne

  • In: Vince,

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Coaches have given 55 responses.

Game Chat – Fremantle v Carlton

Written by Thommo on 3:15 pm, April 24 2016

Venue: Domain Stadium at 4:15pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R16, 2015: Fremantle 13.17 (95) def Carlton 8.5 (53) at Domain Stadium

R19, 2014: Fremantle 12.11 (83) def Carlton 11.12 (78) at Domain Stadium

R19, 2013: Fremantle 17.14 (116) def Carlton 12.8 (80) at Etihad Stadium

R5, 2012: Carlton 10.5 (65) def Fremantle 7.15 (57) at Domain Stadium

R21, 2011: Carlton 16.19 (115) def Fremantle 12.13 (85) at Domain Stadium

Best SC Scorers from last game:

  • Fremantle: Mundy 133, Spurr 127, Hill 125
  • Carlton: Curnow 117,

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Coaches have given 43 responses.

Game Chat – St Kilda v GWS

Written by Thommo on 11:10 am, April 24 2016

Venue: Etihad Stadium at 1:10pm AEST

Last 5 times: 

R15, 2015: GWS 12.12 (84) def St Kilda 6.13 (49) at Spotless Stadium

R1, 2015: GWS 12.15 (87) def St Kilda 11.12 (78) at Etihad Stadium

R2, 2014: St Kilda 15.5 (95) def GWS 13.10 (88) at Etihad Stadium

R3, 2013: St Kilda 21.14 (140) def GWS 10.8 (68) at Manuka Oval

R22, 2012: St Kilda 25.13 (163) def GWS 5.5 (35) at Etihad Stadium

Best SC scorers from last game:

  • St Kilda: Roberton 123,

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Coaches have given 20 responses.

Game Chat – Hawthorn v Adelaide

Written by Thommo on 5:50 pm, April 22 2016

Venue: MCG at 7:50pm

Last 5 times: 

2SF, 2015, Hawthorn 21.9 (135) d Adelaide 8.13 (61) at the MCG
R12, 2015 Hawthorn 17.12 (114) d Adelaide 12.13 (85) at Adelaide Oval
R17 2014, Hawthorn 15.14 (104) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at Adelaide Oval
R6, 2013, Hawthorn 13.11 (89) d Adelaide 11.12 (78) at AAMI Stadium
1PF, 2012, Hawthorn 13.19 (97) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at the MCG

Top SC scorers from last match (still playing):

  • Hawthorn: Breust 165, Hodge 139, Lewis 128
  • Adelaide: Jacobs 120,

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Coaches have given 58 responses.

Round 4 Review

Written by Thommo on 5:00 am, April 18 2016

THE WRAP

And the winner is: North Melbourne! Considering they normally start the season slowly, I doubt anyone tipped the Roos to be the last undefeated team standing after 4 rounds!

In what is shaping up as one of the most even years in recent times, two teams remain off the pace at 0 and 4, Carlton – as many people tipped – and Fremantle – as nobody tipped. Has anyone considered what will happen if the Dockers can’t make the 8? Will Ross Lyon start resting players early this year?

Chills the blood,

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Coaches have given 37 responses.