Game Chat – Collingwood v Footscray

Written by Motts on April 12 2019

Where and when: MCG, Friday April 12, 7.50pm AEST

Last time they met: Docklands Stadium (now Marvel Stadium), round 10, 2018: Collingwood 13.12 (90) defeated Western Bulldogs 8.7 (55)

The Dogs scooted to a 26-point lead early in the second term and were still 18 points clear at half-time before the Pies piled on 8.9 to just 0.4 to climb into the eight, and that’s where they stayed. Adam Treloar was best-afield with 40 touches and two goals.

What it means for Collingwood: After being beaten by both Geelong and West Coast, the 1-2 Pies need to regain some equilibrium.

What it means for the Western Bulldogs: The Dogs unexpectedly dropped their game to Gold Coast so they need to get one back, and there are few bigger scalps than Collingwood at the MCG.

 How Collingwood wins: The Pies’ multi-pronged attack, which features Jordan De Goey, Jamie Elliott, Mason Cox and Jaidyn Stephenson, should prove too hot to handle for the Dogs. Brodie Grundy should also dominate the ruck.

How the Western Bulldogs win: Consign the much-vaunted Magpie midfield to a third defeat in four games and that also means limiting Grundy’s influence.

The stat: The Pies have won just one of their past four games at the MCG. They have also succumbed to the Dogs in their past two clashes on the hallowed turf.

The match-up: Scott Pendlebury v Jack Macrae

When Dogs midfielder Macrae (ranked No.19 in the Official AFL Player Ratings) was drafted he was likened to Pies skipper Pendlebury (No.25), whom he has probably gone past in recent times.

It’s a big week for: Jordan Roughead

The Bulldogs’ 2016 premiership big man is thriving in his first season at Collingwood, where he is highly valued for his leadership, cool head and flexibility. In his first game against his old club he will match up on one of the Dogs’ rising stars in Aaron Naughton or Josh Schache.

Big call: The game’s shortest player, Bulldog Caleb Daniel, to find himself in another unenviable aerial contest in the goalsquare, this time opposed to the game’s tallest player, Magpie Mason Cox.

Prediction: Magpies by 30 points

 

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63 thoughts on “Game Chat – Collingwood v Footscray”

  1. Predictions for tonight.

    Treloar to dominate with 2 goals and 35 touches.

    Grundy to score a mammoth score, close to 180.

    Macrae to be quiet by his standards and have a solid 105 game.

    Libba to rack up 25 disposals but only score 80 points.

    Dunkley to find some form.

    Pies to win by 28.

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    1. So do I. Dunkley and Grundy’s night.
      Beams has a migraine. TECHTeam has Treloar but am not at home to put the V on him sadly. Might just go nuts tonight!

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  2. Well, there has been one interesting development so far: Caleb Daniel is still playing in defence, and still scoring well, even though JJ is back. Good signs for anyone who may be eyeing him off.

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  3. What has happened to
    Jamie ( where’s the ball ) Elliott
    Started with him @ 280k
    Look’n like I paid overs
    A rook wooda been a better choice

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  4. Just after qtr time……..

    Collingwood 14 vs Dogs 9

    COLL
    Grundy 32
    Moore 24
    Sidebottom 32
    Treloar 20
    Pendles 21
    Howe 25
    De Goey 20

    DOGS
    Macrae 40
    Daniel 26
    Bont 41
    McLean 32
    Libba 27

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  5. Ok Dunkley. No more. I dont care who too but your being traded. Barely even know who he is at this rate. Absolute ghost of a player.

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      1. Watching the game his barely in sight. On track for another 80 even with 40. If i wanted 80s from a guy i paid 516k for i would of started Worpel instead.

        Also watching this game he aint getting a 60 point second half if nothing changes. Starting him was a huge mistake after not having him all pre season

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  6. It’s been a not so pleasant looking game but great for us SuperCoaches as some of the players are scoring well. Unlike the two teams playing.

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  7. Grundy VC looking solid for 150, while Macrae hopefully can crack 140. Hope Libba and Moore stay down however.

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  8. It’s interesting how coaches don’t seem to rate Macrae. Never gets a tag & just keeps on racking them up.

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  9. Halfway through 3rd qtr….

    PIES 32 vs DOGS 32

    PIES
    Grundy 96
    De Goey 47
    Moore 57
    Pendles 37
    Treloar 37
    Crisp 61

    DOGS
    Suckling 83
    Macrae 84
    Daniel 59
    Libba 67
    Bont 79
    B.Smith 58
    Dunkley 57

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  10. Grundy 130 at 3QT. Could go 200 with a little luck a maybe a snag. Glad I VC Him. Capitalised because Grundy is God.

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  11. 3QTR TIME

    PIES 45 vs DOGS 50

    PIES
    Grundy 128
    De Goey 54
    Treloar 59
    Pendles 48
    Moore 54
    Sidebottom 68
    Crisp 64

    DOGS
    Bont 100
    Suckling 94
    Macrae 96
    Libba 76
    Daniel 60
    Dunkley 60

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  12. Three quarter time, Grundy on 128….
    Safe to give Bines the armband I think……

    Other relevant scores:
    Sidebottom 68
    Crisp 64
    Treloar 59
    De Gooey 54
    Moore 54
    Pendles 48

    Bont 100
    Macrae 96
    Libba 76
    Dunks 60

    A real random game, crozier with a MOTY contender, dogs got running game going that quarter, Pies not looking dangerous off half back at all…..

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  13. Forgot to bench Gawn for Bines to loophole Grundy, rookie mistake!
    Sure glad Scott isn’t playing! Hope he’s not a late in.

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    1. I did the same thing not paying attention. Ill be keeping a close eye for late ins tomorrow night for the Roos game…….

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  14. Saw this on Twitter
    “Zero centre bounce attendances for Josh Dunkley in the opening three quarters. ”
    Not sure it is him but it the new FURL or should I say FULB

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    1. I so hate sideways trades…but, there are always exceptions. He’s hanging in by his dpp.
      Its only two weeks since Heeney was a huge rage trade.

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  15. FULL TIME (pre-scale)

    PIES 78 vs DOGS 64

    PIES
    Grundy 160
    De Goey 84
    Sidebottom 107
    Treloar 82
    Pendles 73
    Moore 65
    Crisp 71
    Elliott 64
    Howe 74

    DOGS
    Bont 126
    Macrae 109
    Suckling 102
    Libba 106
    Daniel 90
    McLean 70
    Dunkley 72
    B.Smith 74

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      1. That makes more sense but super annoying as a Moore owner. Maybe also kickouts when he doesn’t leave the square can count as turnovers but not a kick?

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  16. Hmm. Lloyd into macrae lol. At leased it wasn’t a disaster.
    What’s the chances of my 2 captain options scoring the points?
    Zerret and menegola I need you guys to pod up lol.

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  17. Surely dunkley’s time Is up! It’s going to take a lot of convincing or something drastic to happen, for him to keep his spot next week !

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  18. Doggies never gonna win a game with being constantly killed in the ruck and playing a midget at full-back. Game plan needs work, Bevo.

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    1. Daniel is playing the seagull role in the backline – like Jake Lloyd. He shouldnt be actually defending a player at all

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