Game Chat – Adelaide v West Coast

Written by Thommo on May 25 2019

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, May 25, 4.05pm ACST

Last time they met: Adelaide Oval, round 15, 2018: Adelaide 12.16 (88) beat West Coast 12.6 (78)

The Crows came from 27 points down in the third quarter, booting six consecutive goals to stun the Eagles. Co-captain Taylor Walker led the way brilliantly with three second-half goals, while Rory Laird and Matt Crouch had big games.

What it means for Adelaide: The Crows (seventh, 5-4) will be looking to bounce back after last weekend’s nail-biting one-point loss to Brisbane at the Gabba.

What it means for West Coast: The reigning premiers (sixth, 6-3) are aiming for their fourth straight victory, which could put them inside the top four by the end of the round.

How Adelaide wins: The Crows need to improve their forward pressure and lock the ball inside their attacking half of the ground. They also can’t kick long and high into the forward line and allow the Eagles’ defenders to pick them off with ease.

How West Coast wins: Expose the Crows with their pace on the outside. Small forwards Willie Rioli, Liam Ryan and Jack Petruccelle all have the leg speed to trouble the Crows’ defenders.

The stat: The Eagles don’t have any fears about playing at Adelaide Oval, having won seven of their nine games at the venue. They are 2-2 against the Crows at the ground in four meetings.

The match-up: Daniel Talia v Josh Kennedy

The experienced Crows defender will have another tough challenge, going up against one of the premier key forwards in the competition. Talia is the highest-ranked key defender at the Crows in the Official AFL Player Ratings, and 156th overall, while Kennedy – coming off four goals against Melbourne last weekend – is the second-highest ranked key forward at the Eagles, behind Jack Darling, and 177th overall.

It’s a big week for: Taylor Walker

The Crows co-captain needs one goal to reach 400 goals for his career. He’s second on the club’s all-time goalkicking list, behind only mercurial high-flyer Tony Modra on 440.

Thommos’s Tip: Crows by 6 points.

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36 thoughts on “Game Chat – Adelaide v West Coast”

  1. We usually do well in Adelaide. Get it done, Eagles.

    Also, Hurn, would be great if you could carry us again.

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  2. Anyone know why west coast aren’t wearing their indigenous jersey? Seems like a bad look for the game

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    1. The dominant colour of the WCE Indigenous Gurnsey is blue… the same as their Home uniform. So they wore theirs last week, and are wearing their away Gurnsey today to provide enough contrast against the Adelaide one.

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      1. they are also gonna wear their indigenous jumper on two more occasions this year. good on ’em.

        ps o-O-O-O’Brien 😉

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  3. Adelaide doing well at the half with a big second quarter! Up by 28.

    Adelaide Crows: 7.8.50
    Cam Ellis-Yolmen* 79
    Reilly O’Brien 71
    Hugh Greenwood 70
    Wayne Milera 65
    Rory Sloane 65
    Jordan Gallucci 47
    Rory Laird 47
    Brad Crouch 45
    Rory Atkins 44
    Riley Knight 42
    Paul Seedsman 42
    Jake Kelly 41
    Brodie Smith 39
    Eddie Betts 37
    Lachlan Murphy 36
    Luke Brown 35
    Kyle Hartigan 34
    E. Himmelberg 31
    Alex Keath 30
    Daniel Talia 27
    Chayce Jones 25
    Taylor Walker 13

    West Coast Eagles: 3.4.22
    Elliot Yeo 67
    Dom Sheed 59
    Shannon Hurn 45
    Brad Sheppard 41
    Jack Redden 41
    Andrew Gaff 40
    Nathan Vardy 38
    Jeremy McGovern 37
    Jack Petruccelle 34
    Jack Darling 33
    Liam Duggan 31
    Luke Shuey 30
    Jamie Cripps 29
    Mark Hutchings 28
    Oscar Allen 27
    Liam Ryan 26
    Tom Cole 24
    Josh J. Kennedy 22
    Will Schofield 20
    Jackson Nelson 20
    Willie Rioli 17
    Jake Waterman 16

    I’d really appreciate it if Yeo and Hurn could score no more than 80 – they are on my target list after their bye!!

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  4. HALF TIME SCORES
    Adelaide Crows: 7.8.50

    Cam Ellis-Yolmen* 79
    Reilly O’Brien 71
    Hugh Greenwood 70
    Wayne Milera 65
    Rory Sloane 65
    Jordan Gallucci 47
    Rory Laird 47
    Brad Crouch 45
    Rory Atkins 44
    Riley Knight 42
    Paul Seedsman 42
    Jake Kelly 41
    Brodie Smith 39
    Eddie Betts 37
    Lachlan Murphy 36
    Luke Brown 35
    Kyle Hartigan 34
    E. Himmelberg 31
    Alex Keath 30
    Daniel Talia 27
    Chayce Jones 25
    Taylor Walker 13

    WCE 3.4.22

    Elliot Yeo 67
    Dom Sheed 59
    Shannon Hurn 45
    Brad Sheppard 41
    Jack Redden 41
    Andrew Gaff 40
    Nathan Vardy 38
    Jeremy McGovern 37
    Jack Petruccelle 34
    Jack Darling 33
    Liam Duggan 31
    Luke Shuey 30
    Jamie Cripps 29
    Mark Hutchings 28
    Oscar Allen 27
    Liam Ryan 26
    Tom Cole 24
    Josh J. Kennedy 22
    Will Schofield 20
    Jackson Nelson 20
    Willie Rioli 17 J
    Jake Waterman 16

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    1. Lisa, second time you’ve done this today- scroll up before you post the scores lol.

      Macca’s already got it covered.

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      1. No worries, scores weren’t there when I posted them either time. Heading out soon anyway, so over to you guys….

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        1. Keep up the good work Lisa. Only a double posting as the website doesn’t make your post public for about 5 mins. No way you could have known it was done 2 mins before yours

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    1. he’s still out there Chips … but I would really appreciate someone giving Smith and big effing hurry up!!

      Lot of so called premos not scoring that well thus far … traded in Boak and he looked buggered most of the game … might have been a bad trade – maybe his tank not the greatest for full time mid?? Anyone got any thoughts??

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      1. Bye coming up. If he keeps the role he’ll still be top3 you’d think.
        I wouldn’t be surprised if Robbie Gray giving him the occasional chop-out does his output some good. Would like to get him on his bye.

        Hoping to double-down next week … carnage aside!!

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  5. Can’t see O’Brien losing his spot, but then again it’s not NicNat.

    Anyone else think Elliot YEO is fast approaching must-have status.
    – s well has his 17 disposals, he’s had 11 tackles, four clearances and two inside-50s.

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    1. yeah mate – if not for the outs in my forwards this week, he would have come in … had him last year, kicking myself for not starting him this year

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      1. I started with him and he had me worried the first few weeks with some low scores. Glad I kept the faith though.

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  6. Adelaide Crows: 9.10.64
    Cam Ellis-Yolmen* 118
    Rory Sloane 106
    Jake Kelly 87
    Hugh Greenwood 83
    Reilly O’Brien 78
    Wayne Milera 73
    Eddie Betts 67
    Brodie Smith 63
    Brad Crouch 60
    Rory Laird 60
    Rory Atkins 56
    Alex Keath 56
    Riley Knight 55
    Jordan Gallucci 52
    E. Himmelberg 46
    Lachlan Murphy 44
    Kyle Hartigan 44
    Paul Seedsman 42
    Luke Brown 38
    Chayce Jones 31
    Taylor Walker 30
    Daniel Talia 30

    West Coast Eagles: 8.6.54
    Andrew Gaff 103
    Dom Sheed 92
    Jack Redden 91
    Elliot Yeo 83
    Shannon Hurn 77
    Nathan Vardy 75
    Jamie Cripps 64
    Jack Darling 63
    Luke Shuey 62
    Jeremy McGovern 50
    Brad Sheppard 49
    Oscar Allen 47
    Liam Duggan 40
    Liam Ryan 40
    Jack Petruccelle 40
    Josh J. Kennedy 38
    Jake Waterman 37
    Jackson Nelson 32
    Mark Hutchings 31
    Willie Rioli 30
    Tom Cole 30
    Will Schofield 24

    Gaff went bananas that qtr!

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  7. see that red thing Brodie? Its called a footy … you’re supposed to go and get it and catch it and kick it … FFS!!

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      1. He’s never averaged over 100 before, and is generally in the 80s. Seems to be the one major SC beneficiary of the new kick in rules. He’s also going against Father Dougals projections of peaking in his thirteenth season! Well done if you started him.

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        1. I had him penciled in after the rule changes came in but couldn’t keep him in my initial team because of the mids I targeted.

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  8. Well … west coast … damn … two late goals to steal it! …Some late scaling of scores to come no doubt …

    Adelaide Crows: 10.13.73
    Rory Sloane 139
    Cam Ellis-Yolmen* 135
    Hugh Greenwood 112
    Jake Kelly 104
    Rory Laird 96
    Reilly O’Brien 93
    Wayne Milera 84
    Brad Crouch 78
    Eddie Betts 68
    Brodie Smith 66
    Paul Seedsman 64
    Alex Keath 64
    Daniel Talia 63
    Rory Atkins 62
    Riley Knight 61
    Lachlan Murphy 60
    Luke Brown 58
    E. Himmelberg 54
    Kyle Hartigan 53
    Chayce Jones 52
    Jordan Gallucci 49
    Taylor Walker 48

    West Coast Eagles: 13.7.85
    Luke Shuey 127
    Elliot Yeo 117
    Jack Redden 114
    Shannon Hurn 113
    Dom Sheed 108
    Andrew Gaff 107
    Jack Darling 100
    Nathan Vardy 93
    Jamie Cripps 86
    Oscar Allen 84
    Jeremy McGovern 84
    Josh J. Kennedy 79
    Brad Sheppard 62
    Liam Duggan 51
    Willie Rioli 48
    Jake Waterman 46
    Liam Ryan 41
    Will Schofield 40
    Tom Cole 40
    Jack Petruccelle 37
    Jackson Nelson 36
    Mark Hutchings 28

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  9. To anyone who started Sloane this year. Great call!
    Fit and firing and heading for Top5 MID.

    It is BUCKETING down at the G

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