Game Chat – Carlton v Geelong

Written by Thommo on May 29 2016

Venue: Etihad Stadium at 1:10pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R8, 2015, Geelong 22.8 (140) d Carlton 9.9 (63) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2014, Geelong 11.16 (82) d Carlton 11.10 (76) at Etihad Stadium
R12, 2014, Geelong 16.11 (107) d Carlton 15.12 (102) at Etihad Stadium
R3, 2013, Geelong 18.11 (119) d Carlton 15.13 (103) at Etihad Stadium
R11, 2012, Geelong 14.13 (97) d Carlton 11.19 (85) at Etihad Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match:

Carlton: Simpson 149, Murphy 95, Docherty 84

Geelong: Blicavs 134, Guthrie 121, Hawkins 119, Caddy 113

INs/OUTs

Carlton

In: Casboult, Kreuzer

Out: Gorringe (Om.), Jones (Om.)

Geelong

In: Lonergan, Kolodjashnij, Smedts

Out: Daniel Menzel (Soreness), Horlin-Smith (Om.), Bews (Om.)

Game notes: Carlton’s winning ways came to an abrupt end at the hands of the Kangaroos last week. Without Kreuzer and Casboult they broke down across half forward and couldn’t find an avenue to goal.

Facing Geelong today, scoring isn’t about to become any easier. Fresh from an embarrassing loss to the Pies, the Cats will be fired up to redeem themselves. Dangerfield and Selwood rarely play consecutive poor games and will try and put the young Blues to the sword early.

Let’s see how well baby Diesel and co. can stand up to the challenge.

The 6 Points

1. Geelong thrashed Carlton from start to finish the last time they played, in round eight last season. The Cats kicked six goals to two in the first quarter and 16 to seven after quarter-time. Jordan Murdoch had a career-best game, finishing with 26 disposals and four goals. It was Mick Malthouse’s last game as Carlton coach.

2. The Cats are the No.1-ranked team for marks inside 50, averaging 16.9. Powerhouse forward Tom Hawkins is the best player in the AFL for marks inside 50 with 33.

3. Geelong has dominated Carlton recently, winning the past seven matches. The Blues have not won since round five, 2010, at the MCG.

4. This will be a battle of the two best clearance players in 2016.  Carlton’s Patrick Cripps leads with 69, two ahead of Geelong skipper Joel Selwood on 67.

5. Carlton’s record against Geelong at Etihad Stadium is terrible – 14 contests for 14 losses. There have been some heavy defeats, including six by more than 50 points.

6. Two of Geelong’s stars are in the top 10 of the AFL Player Rankings. Patrick Dangerfield is at No. 2 with 651.2 points and skipper Joel Selwood 10th with 549.3. Captain Marc Murphy is the Blues’ best at No. 60 with 436.3.

Thommo’s Tip: Geelong by 45 points

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  1. The Cats have made a late change with Tom Ruggles out of the side due to an eye infection. Replaced by Jordan Murdoch. #AFLBluesCats

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    1. Was feeling very smug about my Tech League, which had Ruggles covering for Byrne covering for Laird.

      Could possibly go Byrne back into Adams, but think I’ll cop the donut.

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      1. I’m playing you in the Tech League this week Chips, and if it’s any consolation I brought in Brand for Ruggles last week to cover a donut (which did not eventuate when Ruggles was a late in), then brought in Sam Collins for the dropped Brand this week, only to see Byrne be the late out!
        FFS Laird, get back on the park already.

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        1. My (s)T.Ruggles are over. Welcome Thomas Cole, whoever you are.

          Sorry for the late trade Chillo. All the best!

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  2. And another….
    DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Rance, Laird, AMT, Adams, Brown, Ruggles

    Adams to Docherty
    TU: Save a trade
    TD: Go for it and leave $33K in the bank

    Thanks guys

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  3. Off topic, but someone on twitter asked about Thomas Cole who is due to make his debut for WC today. Glad i googled the lad – could be a handy D/M 117,300 pick up prior to the byes (assuming he keeps his spot)

    Great write up and video clips of him playing / interviewing http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-11-24/pick-36-tom-cole

    Described as being a bit like Kade Simpson coming out of defence whilst the very confident lad describes himself as being a bit like Shaun Burgoyne. Look forward to seeing this lad play today & hope he does enough to keep his spot.
    Anyone been following him in the WAFL?

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      1. Bit premature in my anguish there but he still pulled out a solid score. Jeez the Cats are woeful right now..

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  4. Off-topic guys,

    Very happy I risked the VC with Gawn as he went bananas with 150+ against a ruckless Port, however the problem here is that while I want to take his score, I’ll have to take Petracca’s 51 (which isn’t that bad for a rookie score) and move J.Smith to the bench, in order to secure double points with Gawn (using MacPherson as my C loophole).

    Unless I decide to put the C on Pendles and play J.Smith, hence missing out Gawn’s VC score.

    What do you reckon coaches?

    T/U – Don’t be silly, double Gawn’s VC points and cop Petracca’s 51
    T/D – Risk it all with Pendles C and J.Smith on field at M8

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    1. Yep, got to take Petracca’s score mate. Any loss on J.Smith over Petrecca will be compensated by doubling Gawn’s.
      Ps, your same issue was why i wasted VC on friday night. Bloody knew Gawn was going to go well, but did not want to get forced into DBJ, Petrecca or Kennedy who were E loopholes – wish i did after Gawn’s score rather than Parker’s!

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  5. Collingwood v Western Bulldogs at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
    NO LATE CHANGES
    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Collingwood: Jack Crisp, Brayden Maynard, Ben Crocker, Adam Oxley
    Western Bulldogs: Mitch Wallis, Josh Dunkley, Shane Biggs, Caleb Daniel

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  6. Bizarre that Murphy appears to be done for the day after what looked like an inconsequential injury – seemed to be able to run around OK in the rooms but apparently failed a fitness test.

    I’m sorry (and I’ll happily cop it from the Carlton faithful) but as skipper, and with the game on the line I’d like to at least see Murphy give it a decent crack…..wouldn’t see Hodge or Selwood pack it in so quickly.

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  7. I currently have the VC on Dangerfield who I know is going well but it will also mean I have to take Kerridge’s score.
    I can put the C on Pendlebury which will mean that I have to take Cox’s score.
    T/U VC on Dangerfield etc
    T/D C on Pendlebury etc

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  8. HT
    Blues: 10.4 (64) leading Cats: 6.8 (44)

    Blues:

    4 Bryce Gibbs 89
    15 Sam Docherty 69
    35 Ed Curnow 68
    33 Andrejs Everitt 61
    1 Andrew Walker 49
    42 Zach Tuohy 47
    6 Kade Simpson 46
    27 Dennis Armfield 43
    9 Patrick Cripps 40
    37 Daniel Gorringe 36
    13 Jed Lamb 34
    20 Lachie Plowman 34
    46 Matthew Wright 29
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 28
    39 Dale Thomas 26
    41 Levi Casboult 24
    43 Simon White 20
    11 Sam Kerridge 15
    17 Sam Rowe 12
    3 Marc Murphy 11
    23 Jacob Weitering 8
    19 Liam Sumner 2

    Cats:
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 64
    1 Rhys Stanley 63
    22 Mitch Duncan 58
    3 Jimmy Bartel 57
    29 Cameron Guthrie 48
    26 Tom Hawkins 48
    25 Lachie Henderson 47
    44 Corey Enright 43
    4 Andrew Mackie 33
    2 Billie Smedts 28
    28 Cory Gregson 27
    14 Joel Selwood 27
    9 Zac Smith 27
    23 Josh Caddy 25
    46 Mark Blicavs 25
    7 Harry Taylor 24
    21 Jordan Murdoch 22
    32 Steven Motlop 21
    11 Darcy Lang 20
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 20
    39 Shane Kersten 18
    13 Tom Lonergan 18

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  9. 3/4 time – Blues: 13.6 (84) v Cats: 9.11 (65)
    BLUES:
    4 Bryce Gibbs 109
    15 Sam Docherty 98
    33 Andrejs Everitt 88
    35 Ed Curnow 81
    42 Zach Tuohy 80
    27 Dennis Armfield 72
    1 Andrew Walker 71
    20 Lachie Plowman 59
    9 Patrick Cripps 57
    6 Kade Simpson 56
    46 Matthew Wright 55
    37 Daniel Gorringe 54
    39 Dale Thomas 49
    43 Simon White 47
    13 Jed Lamb 46
    11 Sam Kerridge 45
    23 Jacob Weitering 44
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 44
    41 Levi Casboult 29
    17 Sam Rowe 24
    3 Marc Murphy 11
    19 Liam Sumner 2

    CATS:
    3 Jimmy Bartel 89
    1 Rhys Stanley 88
    25 Lachie Henderson 86
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 83
    22 Mitch Duncan 77
    44 Corey Enright 68
    29 Cameron Guthrie 66
    14 Joel Selwood 57
    9 Zac Smith 53
    23 Josh Caddy 51
    26 Tom Hawkins 51
    4 Andrew Mackie 50
    2 Billie Smedts 46
    28 Cory Gregson 43
    7 Harry Taylor 43
    46 Mark Blicavs 40
    39 Shane Kersten 34
    13 Tom Lonergan 34
    21 Jordan Murdoch 31
    11 Darcy Lang 30
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 21
    32 Steven Motlop 17

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  10. Great win by Carlton, 2 men down and showed a lot of guts to get up. Supporters would be rapped in that effort.

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  11. FULL TIME

    Carlton: 16.8 (104)
    Geelong: 12.13 (85)

    BLUES:
    4 Bryce Gibbs 137
    35 Ed Curnow 122
    15 Sam Docherty 121
    33 Andrejs Everitt 111
    42 Zach Tuohy 96
    27 Dennis Armfield 93
    1 Andrew Walker 92
    9 Patrick Cripps 84
    6 Kade Simpson 82
    43 Simon White 82
    46 Matthew Wright 74
    37 Daniel Gorringe 72
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 70
    20 Lachie Plowman 68
    11 Sam Kerridge 60
    39 Dale Thomas 58
    23 Jacob Weitering 56
    13 Jed Lamb 56
    41 Levi Casboult 36
    17 Sam Rowe 35
    3 Marc Murphy 12
    19 Liam Sumner 2

    CATS:
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 122
    3 Jimmy Bartel 106
    22 Mitch Duncan 106
    1 Rhys Stanley 104
    25 Lachie Henderson 100
    29 Cameron Guthrie 96
    44 Corey Enright 93
    14 Joel Selwood 79
    26 Tom Hawkins 76
    28 Cory Gregson 71
    23 Josh Caddy 69
    9 Zac Smith 65
    7 Harry Taylor 63
    4 Andrew Mackie 59
    2 Billie Smedts 55
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 50
    21 Jordan Murdoch 50
    46 Mark Blicavs 50
    13 Tom Lonergan 50
    39 Shane Kersten 43
    11 Darcy Lang 35
    32 Steven Motlop 26

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Game Chat – Carlton v Geelong

Written by Motts on March 22 2015

Carlton captain Marc Murphy will run out for his first hit-out of the NAB Challenge when the Blues take on Geelong at Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Murphy has been named in Carlton’s 27-man squad after recovering from a calf strain.

Dale Thomas has also been named for his first game of the pre-season, but Bryce Gibbs and Rob Warnock won’t play.

Carlton’s Head of Football Andrew McKay says both players are expected to be ready for round one.

“Bryce and Rob copped knocks to their shoulders in the win over Collingwood, and although both of them trained today, we would rather not risk them,” McKay said.

“Both of them will be fine come round one, but Rob’s absence means that Cameron Wood gets another game in which is great for him because he has shown some really good form over the pre-season.”

The Cats will take a near full strength team into the game.

Midfielder Steve Johnson and ruckman Hamish McIntosh have been added to the side, which defeated Adelaide last week.

Also named in the squad is Josh Cowan who successfully made his comeback to football via the VFL last week.

Out of the side from last Thursday are Sam Blease and Billie Smedts (back soreness).

4 Things To Look Out For

1. STEVE JOHNSON
Dogged by a foot problem during part of the pre-season, ‘Stevie J’ returned to the field in the VFL last weekend. He showed his full repertoire of skills, booting three goals, seven clearances and 22 disposals. There was some doubt about whether Johnson would be fit to take on Carlton after he suffered a corked thigh in the third quarter and ended the afternoon on crutches. But he trained strongly this week and is fired up for a big game against the Blues. Look for Johnson to spend more time in the forward line this season than he has in the past couple of years. Ruckman Hamish McIntosh will also make his first NAB Challenge appearance for the year on Sunday.

2. SPEEDY BLUES
Carlton impressed the pundits with some fast and furious ball-movement during its narrow win over Collingwood at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval. The Blues scored a number of ‘slingshot’ goals by racing the ball from defence to attack in a matter of seconds. Mick Malthouse’s side will certainly give the Cats plenty to think about, especially with skipper Marc Murphy back in the middle of the park.

3. A CLOSE GAME
The last time Geelong and Carlton met in a pre-season game was back in 2009, when they did battle in a NAB Cup semi-final. The Cats prevailed by 17 points, and AFL.com.au reporter Jennifer Witham (now Jennifer Phelan) wrote: “A super-goal to half-forward Paul Chapman proved the deciding factor in the final term.” She added that, “Geelong was without Jimmy Bartel and Joel Selwood in the middle, but Cameron Ling (28 disposals), Joel Corey (25) James Kelly (24) and Chapman (26) were the mainstays as Gary Ablett (21) spent time forward often troubled by young opponent Aaron Joseph.” Current Richmond player Shaun Grigg was named second-best for the Blues that night.

4. THE ROOF IN A NEW POSITION
The to-ing and fro-ing over whether or not to shut the roof for day games at Etihad Stadium has been going on since the place opened in 2000. Because the playing surface runs north-south rather than east-west, the sun not only gets in the eyes of the spectators when left open, it also bothers the players. And then there’s the issue of the telecast. The viewing experience has been ruined for people at home on numerous occasions because the cameras are unable to adjust fast enough as the ball moves from sunny to shady areas of the ground. This weekend, however, a new roof position will be trialled with the western roof panel to be moved so the field stays in shade during play as the sun moves. If the change works it will be a great result. But as David Schwarz said on SEN radio on Wednesday, “It’s taken them 15 years to come up with this. You cannot be serious!”

CARLTON SQUAD:

Number Player
2 Troy Menzel
3 Marc Murphy (C)
5 Chris Judd
7 Dylan Buckley
9 Patrick Cripps
10 Matthew Watson
12 Blaine Boekhorst
13 Chris Yarran
14 Liam Jones
15 Sam Docherty
17 Sam Rowe
18 Kristian Jaksch
22 Jason Tutt
23 Lachie Henderson
25 Clem Smith
27 Dennis Armfield
28 Tom Bell
31 Matthew Dick
33 Andrejs Everitt
35 Ed Curnow
36 Cameron Wood
38 Ciaran Byrne
39 Dale Thomas
40 Michael Jamison
42 Zach Tuohy
43 Simon White
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GEELONG SQUAD:

Number Player
3 Jimmy Bartel
4 Andrew Mackie
5 Nakia Cockatoo
7 Harry Taylor
9 James Kelly
11 Darcy Lang
13 Tom Lonergan
14 Joel Selwood
16 Dawson Simpson
17 Hamish McIntosh
18 Josh Cowan
19 Mitch Clark
20 Steve Johnson
21 Jordan Murdoch
22 Mitch Duncan
23 Josh Caddy
24 Jed Bews
25 Jared Rivers
26 Tom Hawkins
27 Mathew Stokes
28 Cory Gregson
29 Cameron Guthrie
32 Steven Motlop
33 George Horlin-Smith
39 Shane Kersten
44 Corey Enright
46 Mark Blicavs
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  1. Got my eye on Boekhorst,Cripps,Dick,Bartel,and Selwood.Id Gazza doesn’t play round 1 Selwood could be the one to take his spot in my side

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  2. Tom Hawkins — 130
    Patrick Cripps — 119
    Mitch Duncan — 116
    Joel Selwood — 112
    James Kelly — 104
    Jared Rivers — 103
    Tom Bell — 103
    Cameron Guthrie — 101
    Harry Taylor — 99
    Mitch Clark — 95
    Andrew Carrazzo — 92
    Mark Blicavs — 92
    Marc Murphy — 91
    Jimmy Bartel — 91
    Corey Enright — 89
    Cameron Wood — 86
    Troy Menzel — 86
    Chris Judd — 84
    Steve Johnson — 82
    Andrew Mackie — 79
    Josh Caddy — 78
    Steven Motlop — 77
    Sam Docherty — 74
    Ciaran Byrne — 73
    Ed Curnow — 71
    Dale Thomas — 67
    Lachie Henderson — 62
    Zach Tuohy — 58
    Mathew Stokes — 57
    Simon White — 57
    Tom Lonergan — 57
    Andrejs Everitt — 57
    Darcy Lang — 54
    Kristian Jaksch — 53
    Sam Rowe — 52
    Dawson Simpson — 51
    Matthew Dick — 51
    Matthew Watson — 49
    Nakia Cockatoo — 46
    Jed Bews — 37
    Liam Jones — 35
    Clem Smith — 29
    Blaine Boekhorst — 27
    George Horlin-Smith — 25
    Cory Gregson — 20
    Jordan Murdoch — 12
    Michael Jamison — 11
    Jason Tutt — 6

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  3. Harry Taylor has been great in the NAB Challenge. Averaged a big 94 in 2013 but 83 odd last year, can he go 90+ again?

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