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Game Chat – Brisbane v Geelong
Where and when: Gabba, 7:40pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: R6: Geelong 11.7 (73) d Brisbane 6.10 (46)
After the Lions held a narrow lead at half-time, Geelong unleashed one of the best quarters by any team this season. Led by Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Menegola and Joel Selwood in the midfield and Tom Hawkins and Gary Ablett in the forward half, they slammed on seven unanswered goals in the third quarter to storm home comfortable winners.
Match Preview: The last time Brisbane played in a preliminary final it was against – you guessed it, Geelong, in 2004. On that occasion the Lions were forced to ‘host’ the game at the MCG against the young Cats, but this time around it’ll be held at the Gabba. Geelong is fresh off a demolition of Collingwood that saw all of its prime-movers in peak form, while the Lions put their feet up for a week after breaking a 15-game hoodoo against Richmond in the qualifying final.
Mottsy’s Tip: The job the Cats did on the Pies last week was impressive but how much of that was due to Collingwood’s lack of zing returning from WA? When the Cats needed to stand up this season, there was a few times they didn’t show. Brisbane in front of an adoring, raucous crowd will be too strong I reckon. Lions by 10.