Game Chat – Carlton vs Collingwood

Written by Thommo on April 6 2018

Venue: MCG at 7:50pm AEST

R7, 2017, Carlton 12.7 (79) d Collingwood 8.8 (56) at the MCG
R15, 2016, Collingwood 8.9 (57) d Carlton 6.9 (45) at the MCG
R7, 2016, Carlton 15.9 (99) d Collingwood 12.12 (84) at the MCG
R19, 2015, Collingwood 16.9 (105) d Carlton 13.9 (87) at the MCG
R5, 2015, Collingwood 18.12 (120) d Carlton 6.9 (45) at the MCG


The arch rivals meet for the 255th time on Friday night and the stakes are high for both clubs seeking to register their first win of the season. Matthew Kreuzer’s profound influence around the contest was sadly missed against the Suns and his likely return, along with Matthew Kennedy, will be welcomed by Patrick Cripps and Ed Curnow, who battled manfully last Saturday. Kreuzer’s battle with Brodie Grundy, who starred against Greater Western Sydney, will be pivotal to the outcome. After a poor opening round performance against the Hawks, the Magpies’ effort against the Giants last Saturday was much more encouraging, but their injury toll continues to grow. The Blues are trying to find the right balance between attack and defence, leaking too many goals in the first two games. Too much was left to young gun Charlie Curnow last Saturday and he will need better service and support against the Magpies.

Thommo’s Tip: Collingwood by 6 points.

While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.

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  1. Carlton v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50pm AEDT


    FINAL INTERCHANGES (Updated & Fixed)
    Carlton: Paddy Dow, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Jed Lamb, Cameron Polson
    Collingwood: Adam Treloar, Matt Scharenberg, Callum Brown, Jaidyn Stephenson


    1. AFL site showed emergencies as bench, now updated :

      Carlton v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST


      Carlton: Paddy Dow, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Jed Lamb, Cameron Polson
      Collingwood: Adam Treloar, Matt Scharenberg, Callum Brown, Jaidyn Stephenson


  2. I refuse to talk about his game. My parents taught me to never use the “C” word, let alone twice in the same sentence.

    Go Bombers !!


  3. G’day guys,
    Need some last minute advice from the community.

    Hibberd and ZGL to
    T/U: Simpson/Venables
    T/D: Murphy/ McLean

    Thumbs would be much appreciated. Cheers and good luck this week!


    1. He is going huge…Carlton doesnt have many talls in defence. I wish it for him anyway after copping all that rubbish


  4. Blues 20 v Pies 24

    Kade Simpson 28
    Matthew Kreuzer 25
    Charlie Curnow 25
    Caleb Marchbank 25
    Marc Murphy 24
    Levi Casboult 24
    Zac Fisher 23
    Dale Thomas 23
    David Cuningham  21
    Patrick Cripps 19
    Ed Curnow 18
    Lachlan Plowman 17
    Jarrod Garlett 16
    Matthew Kennedy 15
    Liam Jones 15
    Jacob Weitering 13
    S. Petrevski-Seton 13
    Jed Lamb 12
    Cameron Polson 10
    Matthew Wright 9
    Paddy Dow 9
    Aaron Mullett 1

    Samuel Murray 39
    Brodie Grundy 38
    Taylor Adams 32
    Brayden Maynard 27
    Jack Crisp 26
    Steele Sidebottom 26
    Ben Reid 24
    M. Scharenberg 24
    Adam Treloar 24
    Callum Brown 23
    Scott Pendlebury 21
    James Aish 21
    W. Hoskin-Elliott 20
    Josh Thomas 20
    Tom Phillips 19
    Travis Varcoe 19
    Ben Crocker 18
    Jeremy Howe 17
    Jaidyn Stephenson 12
    Lynden Dunn 12
    Tom Langdon 11
    Mason Cox 1


  5. What a horrible half of footy. Skills were terrible. Carlton are a rabble, Collingwood should be ahead by 10 goals.


  6. Blues 22 v Pies 58

    Marc Murphy 67
    Ed Curnow 50
    Kade Simpson 48
    Charlie Curnow 38
    Patrick Cripps 38
    David Cuningham 37
    Dale Thomas 35
    Caleb Marchbank 34
    Zac Fisher 34
    Levi Casboult 34
    Liam Jones 31
    Matthew Kreuzer 29
    Jarrod Garlett 29
    S. Petrevski-Seton 23
    Matthew Wright 23
    Jed Lamb 19
    Matthew Kennedy 19
    Paddy Dow 18
    Lachlan Plowman 17
    Aaron Mullett 16
    Jacob Weitering 16
    Cameron Polson 11

    Brodie Grundy 89
    Jack Crisp 69
    Josh Thomas 65
    Steele Sidebottom 63
    Adam Treloar 62
    Scott Pendlebury 59
    W. Hoskin-Elliott 54
    Taylor Adams 52
    Samuel Murray 52
    James Aish 51
    Callum Brown 46
    Ben Reid 46
    Jeremy Howe 45
    M. Scharenberg 44
    Tom Phillips 41
    Tom Langdon 37
    Travis Varcoe 37
    Lynden Dunn 35
    Brayden Maynard 32
    Ben Crocker 23
    Jaidyn Stephenson 19
    Mason Cox 6


  7. Gee murrays run and carry looks promising ! Showing why the pies got him.

    But boy Carlton are playing bad. How long can they keep telling themselves and using the excuse of “rebuilding” or on a “journey” as they like to call it. Because im seeing the same old things they have dished up for years!


  8. Thoughts from me:

    – Garlett is so far off AFL level it’s not funny, feel very concerned about having Fogarty and Langdon (GWS) on my bench. Then again, Blues look terrible and Garlett probably won’t lose his spot.

    Side note: I tipped the Blues tonight. Missed their game last week, thought they were half decent against the Tiges. Did I miss something last week?

    – I’ve paid close attention to Simpson since I almost traded Hibbo for him. Bloke gets a LOT of points for doing SFA – supercoach gods seem to have a lot of love for him.

    – Cripps getting a lot of the ball, but giving off a lot of handballs in tight. Thought he was worth more than 37 at HT.

    – Murray you superstar. Kid backs himself and looks great.


    1. I agree with most of what you say Dan.

      Gartlett looks like he doesn’t have any confidence in his team mates, so is always about to run defensively.
      Simmos 52 to HT seems about right to me. 10 possies, all on target, a couple of intercept marks and 2 tackles.
      Murray can run and is a decent kick for the speed he’s running at. A couple of frees at the end of the qtr hurt a little.


      1. Yeah, I don’t disagree about the Garlett comment. That, and he doesn’t have all that much confidence in himself. Seen him free a few times in a promising position and doesn’t care to present. I might be too harsh on a rookie, but he doesn’t seem to have much of a footy brain. Runs to the wrong spots, looks very average.

        Let’s hope Murray goes into the hundred.


        1. Garlett has previously been dropped for poor defensive pressure.

          Considering it nearly cost him an AFL career, and it’s probably something his coaches are still pushing on him, playing a bit defensively is probably high on his mind.

          At 65 SC points and after a bit of a shocker last week it isn’t too bad an outcome.

          Sometimes coaching, and knowing that the coach will back you can make all the difference in the world.

          Look at say Nick Holman or Sam Murray.


  9. One more thought to add. PDow might have some big promise but I’m just seeing him butcher the ball under pressure. Just not ready for AFL intensity yet. Glad I didn’t pick him in SC after all the pre season hype.


  10. The biggest winners of tonight’s game are the sponsors!! They would be licking their lips at the quality of centre bounces!!! You could easily add another one, maybe two commercials after every goal and we wouldn’t miss a thing!! Perhaps we should consider just throwing the damn thing up and ditch the bounce.


    1. Or the umpires could just learn to bounce it properly. They have been bouncing it for over 150 years without much trouble; it’s only in the last couple of years that people have started complaining.


  11. Blues 50 v Pies 82

    Marc Murphy 99
    Levi Casboult 78
    Kade Simpson 73
    Ed Curnow 70
    Patrick Cripps 65
    Charlie Curnow 63
    Matthew Kreuzer 59
    David Cuningham 55
    Zac Fisher  54
    Jarrod Garlett 54
    Dale Thomas 49
    Matthew Wright 43
    Liam Jones 40
    Paddy Dow 39
    Matthew Kennedy 39
    Caleb Marchbank 38
    Lachlan Plowman 31
    S. Petrevski-Seton 27
    Jacob Weitering 26
    Jed Lamb 20
    Aaron Mullett  20
    Cameron Polson 14

    Brodie Grundy 126
    Steele Sidebottom 109
    W. Hoskin-Elliott 90
    Jack Crisp 90
    Josh Thomas 86
    Adam Treloar 84
    Scott Pendlebury 82
    James Aish 75
    Samuel Murray 73
    Jeremy Howe 68
    Taylor Adams 65
    Callum Brown 65
    M. Scharenberg 59
    Tom Phillips 57
    Ben Reid 56
    Tom Langdon 54
    Travis Varcoe 51
    Lynden Dunn 50
    Brayden Maynard 44
    Ben Crocker 32
    Jaidyn Stephenson 29
    Mason Cox 21


    1. No idea how Simmo is on 73….but I’m not complaining 😉 Where’s the pressure that Carlton applied in Rd1?


  12. Any comments on how Cox is playing? Very low score, as bad as rd1?

    6 touches and 4 marks plus 2 tackles at 100% DE sounds ok but he is only on 21?


    1. His played pretty well from what ive seen. Competed well in the air and played his role.

      His just not a supercoach scorer. Lots of handballs as well rather than kicks after he marks it


      1. Cheers. Hopefully the scores will come.

        Seems odd that his DT score his much higher than his SC even though he has 100% DE


  13. Now I realise that Murphy is a highly skilled player but how often does he influence a game? 99 sc points at 3/4 time but I haven’t really noticed him tonight.


  14. Pies 100 d Blues 76

    Marc Murphy 126
    Levi Casboult 100
    Kade Simpson 98
    Ed Curnow 89
    Patrick Cripps 87
    Matthew Kreuzer 86
    Charlie Curnow 86
    Zac Fisher 76
    David Cuningham 73
    Jarrod Garlett 65
    Dale Thomas 63
    Liam Jones 57
    Matthew Kennedy 52
    Lachlan Plowman 50
    Paddy Dow 49
    Matthew Wright 44
    S. Petrevski-Seton 43
    Caleb Marchbank 40
    Jacob Weitering 40
    Jed Lamb 30
    Aaron Mullett 29
    Cameron Polson 17

    Brodie Grundy 153
    Steele Sidebottom 135
    Jack Crisp 129
    Scott Pendlebury 112
    Josh Thomas 112
    Adam Treloar 103
    W. Hoskin-Elliott 99
    Samuel Murray 96
    James Aish 93
    Jeremy Howe 88
    Callum Brown 86
    Taylor Adams 86
    Tom Phillips 82
    Ben Reid 80
    Tom Langdon 76
    M. Scharenberg 71
    Lynden Dunn 68
    Brayden Maynard 59
    Travis Varcoe 54
    Ben Crocker 46
    Mason Cox 36
    Jaidyn Stephenson 33


    1. If Fasolo has a big game in the VFL, there’s every chance he’ll be in for Stephenson. De Goey and Elliot are still prob 2 weeks away, as for Wells, well who knows? Still a better pickup than Mayne though…


  15. The greatest trick that Father Dougal ever played, was convincing the world that Cox was relevant.

    (PS – love your work FD)


      1. In the preseason it was publicized that Cox would play mostly forward. As long as that continues Grundy should score well.


  16. How good was MAYNARD tonight!? Bloody legend should of won the Prat medal. Sidey was great n all that, but I think we know who got the 3 vote’s. I hope youz all had him as ya captain!

    GO PIES!!!1!!!!



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