Game Chat – Geelong v Carlton

Written by Motts on August 24 2019

Where and when: The Cattery, Saturday August 24, 4.35pm AEST

What it means for Geelong: Contending for top spot. Reliant on Brisbane losing to Richmond, the Cats can claim the minor premiership with a win. After a rollercoaster run of matches since the bye, it’s also crucial for momentum into the finals.

What it means for Carlton: Another big scalp on the road. Imagine the summer at the Blues if they were to end Geelong’s hopes of a home qualifying final and make it seven from 11 under David Teague.

The stat: 1996. The last time Carlton won at Kardinia Park. After returning to the venue last year, it’s just the second time the Blues have played in Geelong since 1997.

The match-up: Zach Tuohy v Kade Simpson

Former teammates in defence at the Blues for six years, it’ll be entertaining viewing on Saturday. Chris Scott suggested the experiment of Tuohy  as a forward would extend to a second week. Simpson showed why he was set to re-sign for an 18th season last week with another vintage display against St Kilda.

It’s a big week for: Cameron Guthrie

Rarely given full-time tagging jobs but is the Cats’ midfielder most likely to get individual jobs throughout matches. With the prospect of Patrick Cripps looming this week, Guthrie will have plenty of tape to sort through before Saturday.

Big call: Levi Casboult to spend significant minutes in the midfield meaning he’ll have played in all SC positions this year.

Mottsy’s (very biased) Tip: Carlton by 5 points


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47 thoughts on “Game Chat – Geelong v Carlton”

    1. final week of home & away
      usually the worst for punters backing favorites
      ladder positions are pretty much set &
      the favorites just don’t want to cop injuries before finals


      1. I did think of that….. after I put the bet on. The law of stats would suggested I’ll pick a winner at some stage. Let’s hope it’s this weekend.



    Geelong: Quinton Narkle, Lachie Henderson, Cam Guthrie, Gryan Miers
    Carlton: Nic Newman, David Cuningham, Will Setterfield, Josh Deluca


  2. Would love for Carlton to beat the Cats. It’d be hilarious and really prime the Blues for a big off-season. Not to mention the small side benefit that it would open up 1st spot for West Coast…


  3. Go Setters. 150 would be nice, so I can bench Greene and use my last trade on something else!! 😉



  4. You know you have a home-ground advantage when the wind blows your way in the first quarter, then turns around and blows the exact opposite direction in the second!


  5. Hopefully we can peg this lead back slightly in the second half… otherwise I can see the headline now:

    DERAILED: Teague Train crashes in Geelong.


    1. Honestly, Jack, I wouldn’t be too upset. It’s Geelong, in Geelong, and they want to re-assert themselves as the #1 team going into the finals.

      Blues have had a constructive season imo. Not fun to see your team get pumped, granted, but some savvy recruiting and a big post season should set you up nicely for 2020. I’d be optimistic if I were a Blues supporter.

      Chin up!


      1. Thanks, GD. I’m not too upset. I was cautiously optimistic heading into today, but I was bracing myself for the possibility that something like this might happen. They’re going hard at it in the second half, so that’s all I can really ask for.



    Geelong Cats: 12.5.77
    Gary Ablett jnr 93
    P. Dangerfield 81
    Quinton Narkle 73
    Tom Stewart 64
    Zach Tuohy 64
    Tim Kelly 61
    Luke Dahlhaus 52
    Rhys Stanley 48
    Gary Rohan 45
    Brandan Parfitt 44
    Mitch Duncan 42
    Esava Ratugolea 40
    Lachie Henderson 37
    Gryan Miers 36
    Harry Taylor 35
    Cameron Guthrie 33
    Jed Bews 32
    Joel Selwood 26
    Mark O’Connor 25
    Jack Henry 25
    Tom Hawkins 23
    Mark Blicavs 13

    Carlton Blues: 3.8.26
    Ed Curnow 83
    Patrick Cripps 68
    Marc Murphy 65
    Will Setterfield 48
    Dale Thomas 47
    Matthew Kreuzer 39
    Matthew Kennedy 37
    Nic Newman 37
    Kade Simpson 32
    Mitch McGovern 29
    Sam Walsh 28
    Paddy Dow 26
    Lachlan Plowman 23
    Jacob Weitering 21
    S. Petrevski-Seton 21
    Josh Deluca 20
    Zac Fisher 20
    Jack Silvagni 15
    Lochie O’Brien 13
    Harry McKay 11
    Levi Casboult 11
    David Cuningham 10

    1696 pts allocated. that’s 46 overs on scaling



    Geelong Cats: 19.15.129
    Gary Ablett jnr 166
    P. Dangerfield 156
    Quinton Narkle 134
    Tom Stewart 125
    Luke Dahlhaus 123
    Tim Kelly 115
    Brandan Parfitt 101
    Zach Tuohy 96
    Rhys Stanley 94
    Esava Ratugolea 87
    Mitch Duncan 79
    Jed Bews 79
    Cameron Guthrie 71
    Gryan Miers 68
    Lachie Henderson 63
    Mark O’Connor 57
    Gary Rohan 55
    Harry Taylor 52
    Joel Selwood 47
    Jack Henry 46
    Mark Blicavs 36
    Tom Hawkins 35

    Carlton Blues: 8.13.61
    Patrick Cripps 147
    Marc Murphy 129
    Ed Curnow 126
    Dale Thomas 91
    Matthew Kreuzer 83
    Nic Newman 82
    Will Setterfield 79
    Sam Walsh 73
    Matthew Kennedy 70
    Lachlan Plowman 67
    Kade Simpson 65
    Josh Deluca 63
    Mitch McGovern 51
    Paddy Dow 47
    Lochie O’Brien 45
    Jacob Weitering 38
    Zac Fisher 38
    S. Petrevski-Seton 28
    David Cuningham 27
    Harry McKay 25
    Levi Casboult 22
    Jack Silvagni 17

    3298 pts allocated, so little scaling to come.

    thank you Thomas STEWART!


  8. Danger finished on 156. Pulled me outta the shit big time.
    2 things I’ve learnt this weekend.

    1. Never take the vc of gawn or Grundy when they play early in the round.

    2. Danger is worth the price at the start of the year.


    1. For context: somebody in the aisle next to the players’ race had a sign saying “Daisy, can I please have your jumper?” (or words to that effect). Daisy saw the sign, and obliged. Great stuff.



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