Game Chat – Brisbane v Collingwood

Written by Motts on April 18 2019

Where and when: The Gabba, Thursday, April 18, 7.35pm (AEST).

Last time they met: Docklands Stadium, round 21, 2018: Collingwood 14.20 (104) defeated Brisbane 11.7 (73).

The injury-depleted Magpies weathered a first-quarter barrage from the Lions to eventually run out comfortable winners. Brisbane led by 13 points at quarter-time and maintained its lead until just before the main break when Collingwood took charge. Jordan de Goey kicked four goals and Taylor Adams collected 33 disposals.

What it means for Brisbane: With a sellout crowd expected, this will be the biggest attendance at the Gabba since Brendan Fevola’s 2010 season. Channel Seven has taken the unusual step to broadcast the game live into Brisbane on its main channel, as well. So, on a national stage, the Lions need to show Saturday’s below-par performance against Essendon was just a hiccup.

What it means for Collingwood: No strangers to big matches, the Magpies have been scratchy in their opening month and will be keen to find top gear against their much-improved opponents. A win would solidify a spot in the top eight.

How Brisbane wins: It simply must win the midfield battle. Not only must it win more of the contested ball, the Lions’ pressure must be relentless to help a backline that can be exposed for speed when quick ball comes in.

How Collingwood wins: The Magpies have a forward line that could terrorise Brisbane if they get enough opportunities. Essendon showed quicker ball movement could hurt the Lions, and Collingwood might like to take a page from that book.

The stat: Brisbane has not defeated Collingwood at the Gabba since 2010. In fact, the Magpies have won eight of the past nine matches between the clubs.

The match-up: Darcy Gardiner v Jordan de Goey
The young Collingwood star, rated 72 overall in the Schick Official AFL Player Ratings, kicked nine goals in two matches against the Lions last year and is a handful for any opponent. Gardiner (ranked 246th overall) has the size and strength to match de Goey if the incoming ball is on even terms.

It’s a big week for: Dayne Beams
After missing last week through illness, it now appears as if Beams will run out against the club he formerly captained on Thursday night. Beams had nothing but goodwill towards Brisbane when he departed and will ride a rollercoaster of emotions when he takes the field.

Big call: Charlie Cameron to take Mark of the Round.

Mottsy’s Tip: Brisbane by 5

 

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61 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane v Collingwood”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Brisbane: Allen Christensen, Alex Witherden, Rhys Mathieson, Oscar McInerney
    Collingwood: Dayne Beams, Callum Brown, Travis Varcoe, Jordan Roughead

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  2. 40 minutes to decide what to do with treloar.. trade to bont or hold?
    His bleeding cash with his BE of 160.
    do i cut him loose now?

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  3. still wont be surprised if greenwood is a late in 5 mins before the game starts , why would they bother making him an emergency if he wasn’t going to play , its not like they have another tagger that might not get up for the game & they wont play him in another position
    hoping i’m wrong though , got the V on neale

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  4. Pretty keen on the pies minus the 6.5 line tonight. Think they structure up to well for the Lions but should be a good game

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  5. QTR TIME

    BRISBANE 20 vs COLLINGWOOD 47

    BRIS
    Christensen 35
    Rich 24
    Zorko 33
    Neale 29
    S.Martin 23
    Witherden 9
    Andrews 16

    COLL
    De Goey 28
    Treloar 43
    Pendles 24
    Beams 30
    Sidebottom 26
    Elliott 22
    Crisp 20
    Grundy 26
    Moore 35

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  6. HALF TIME

    BRIS 36 vs COLL 57

    BRIS
    Zorko 57
    Rich 49
    Witherden 35
    Neale 44
    Andrews 29
    S.Martin 32

    COLL
    Treloar 90 (20 touches at 90%DE)
    Crisp 58
    De Goey 49
    Pendles 48
    Beams 50
    Grundy 48
    Sidebottom 35
    Moore 50

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    1. Grundy needs to go 150+

      Or I’m going Sloane V The Suns.

      I will probably go Cripps in the cold light of day.

      But its a warm night ,I’m on my second whiskey, and…………………..

      I’m still considering trading in Tippa!

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        1. I did have a couple of beers after work,

          and a few wines with dinner.

          Whiskey was nice, but….

          Port.

          Where is the Port ?

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          1. Nothing like a good Muscat after a tough day at work FT….
            Makers Mark for me right now….
            Shame the game isn’t closer… Pies looking pretty solid, scary that I don’t think they have anywhere near peaked yet too….

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    1. tonight iv got sht grundy neale moore & elliott , might be a low score coming this week , good capt score is needed this week

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  7. brizzy have been winning games by playing a get the contested ball 1st & then go quick as they can through to the fwd’s game , coming out on top by attrition , tonight they have tried playing a hawks style chip & hold game , they’re not quite at that level yet

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  8. FD has nailed it again……players always revert to their long term averages.

    Lachie Neale just another example. To revert to that average…below average scores must come.

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  9. 3QTR TIME

    BRIS 51 vs PIES 108

    BRIS
    Zorko 73
    Witherden 71
    Rich 67
    Neale 62
    Andrews 53
    S.Martin 43

    PIES
    Treloar 113
    Pendles 78
    Crisp 86
    Beams 73
    De Goey 73
    Grundy 81
    Sidebottom 39
    Moore 62

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      1. I get the high DE equates to better scoring, just seems to be excessive. A bit of sour grapes perhaps – I picked Brodie Smith instead. But then watching the Crows last week I was pleasantly surprised to see he cracked the ton. Didn’t feel like Brodie was going to watching the game. He just didn’t seem to have an impact. That’s what it felt like tonight watching Darcy Moore. Unless he’s getting a heap of points for pressure acts or scoring chains, it just seems like tonight his touches were worth double…

        Could definitely be wrong, just my very biased opinion…

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        1. don’t need to have an impact or be the best to score in fantasy , just need to be in the right place @ the right time & get a piece of it to be relevant

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  10. So Grundy looking at maybe 110-115 which means I need to C one of…

    Macrae T/U

    Cripps (who’s due for a below par score imo)

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  11. FULL TIME (pre scale)

    BRIS 61 vs PIES 123

    BRIS
    Witherden 90
    Rich 90
    Zorko 95
    Neale 90
    S.Martin 62
    Andrews 59

    PIES
    Treloar 148
    Crisp 115
    Beams 96
    Pendles 101
    Grundy 98
    De Goey 91
    Sidebottom 64
    Moore 78

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  12. Did Neale get bit of champ data treatment? seemed like Oliver did a whole lot better last week but yet scored less than Neale this week?

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    1. na , grundy gave martin a footy lesson tonight , 31 – 13 HO
      neale had to earn most of his pts around the ground & not from the ruck contests

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