Game Chat – Geelong v Melbourne

Written by Motts on August 27 2016

Venue:  Kardinia Park, 13:45 AEST

Last 5 times: 

R12, 2015, Melbourne 18.5 (113) d Geelong 13.11 (89) at Simonds Stadium
R17, 2014, Geelong 14.18 (102) d Melbourne 5.6 (36) the MCG
R16, 2013, Geelong 13.20 (98) d Melbourne 4.6 (30) at Simonds Stadium
R6, 2012, Geelong 17.17 (119) d Melbourne 11.10 (76) at Simonds Stadium
R19, 2011, Geelong 37.11 (233) d Melbourne 7.5 (47) at Simonds Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match:

  • Geelong: Blicavs 153, Motlop 115, Stokes 115, Guthrie 101
  • Melbourne: Vince 167, Gawn 146, Dunn 119, Brayshaw 112, Jones 108, Viney 106

Ins/Outs:

GEELONG
In: J.Bartel, J.Caddy, D.Menzel
Out: L.Henderson (knee), S.Kersten, D.Lang

MELBOURNE
In: J.Garlett, C.Salem, J.Harmes
Out: V.Michie, A.Neal-Bullen, C.Oliver

Game notes: Melbourne’s hopes of playing in the finals for the first time since 2006 came to a crashing halt following its shock loss to Carlton. After three successive wins, including one over Hawthorn, the Demons needed to extend their winning run to remain in the finals hunt and move to within four points of eighth-placed North Melbourne. Finals-bound Geelong, meanwhile, stayed in the top four after accounting for the Brisbane Lions and faces a dilemma at the selection table with several Cats in line to return, headlined by 302-gamer Jimmy Bartel, who was rested last week. The Demons will fancy their chances at Simonds Stadium having defeated the Cats at the venue when they last met in round 12, 2015, and will be eager to end Paul Roos’ coaching tenure on a high.

The 6 Points

1. It was Demon Max Gawn’s day when the teams last played. His 44 hit-outs, 19 disposals and one goal saw him earn the three Brownlow Medal votes.

2. Melbourne’s win in 2015 was its first over Geelong since early 2006 after the Cats had won the previous 10 contests. The Demons haven’t won back-to-back clashes against Geelong since 2005.

3. The Cats are ranked No.1 for both marks inside 50 (15 per game) and contested marks (13.6), while the Demons are ranked seventh (12.3) and ninth (11.3) respectively.

4. Geelong has once again been impressive at Simonds Stadium this season, winning six of its seven games.

5. Should the Demons win, it will be the first time they’ve won 11 or more games in a season since 2006. Geelong is aiming for its eighth top-four spot since 2007.

6. Steven Motlop climbed 10 places, from No.104 to No.94 overall, in the AFL Player Ratings after his 23-disposal, five-goal game against the Brisbane Lions. His season-best (No.86 overall) was recorded in round eight.

Ol Mottsy’s tip: Cats by 45

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13 thoughts on “Game Chat – Geelong v Melbourne”

  1. QUARTER TIME

    Geelong 8.2. 50
    lead
    Melbourne 2.0. 12

    GEELONG
    26 Tom Hawkins 66
    10 Daniel Menzel 41
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 37
    14 Joel Selwood 33
    32 Steven Motlop 28
    46 Mark Blicavs 25
    44 Corey Enright 24
    22 Mitch Duncan 24
    23 Josh Caddy 23
    7 Harry Taylor 22
    29 Cameron Guthrie 18
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 18
    3 Jimmy Bartel 17
    18 Josh Cowan 17
    1 Rhys Stanley 17
    27 Sam Menegola 15
    24 Jed Bews 12
    13 Tom Lonergan 12
    36 Tom Ruggles 12
    9 Zac Smith 12
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 5
    4 Andrew Mackie 3

    MELBOURNE
    25 Tom McDonald 44
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 24
    12 Dom Tyson 22
    43 James Harmes 22
    15 Billy Stretch 17
    29 Jayden Hunt 17
    2 Nathan Jones 16
    7 Jack Viney 15
    17 Sam Frost 15
    26 Sam Weideman 15
    11 Max Gawn 12
    5 Christian Petracca 11
    3 Christian Salem 11
    4 Jack Watts 11
    36 Jeff Garlett 10
    45 Matt Jones 10
    28 Oscar McDonald 10
    10 Angus Brayshaw 8
    23 Bernie Vince 4
    1 Jesse Hogan 4
    32 Tomas Bugg 2
    39 Neville Jetta -2

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  2. HALF TIME

    Geelong 11.6. 72
    lead
    Melbourne 3.2. 20

    GEELONG
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 86
    26 Tom Hawkins 86
    23 Josh Caddy 68
    10 Daniel Menzel 61
    14 Joel Selwood 57
    46 Mark Blicavs 49
    29 Cameron Guthrie 47
    22 Mitch Duncan 47
    18 Josh Cowan 46
    32 Steven Motlop 44
    4 Andrew Mackie 39
    44 Corey Enright 38
    7 Harry Taylor 37
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 37
    27 Sam Menegola 36
    9 Zac Smith 35
    36 Tom Ruggles 30
    3 Jimmy Bartel 29
    1 Rhys Stanley 27
    24 Jed Bews 22
    13 Tom Lonergan 19
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 9

    MELBOURNE
    25 Tom McDonald 83
    43 James Harmes 47
    3 Christian Salem 40
    28 Oscar McDonald 40
    7 Jack Viney 35
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 32
    10 Angus Brayshaw 31
    12 Dom Tyson 31
    2 Nathan Jones 30
    11 Max Gawn 28
    5 Christian Petracca 27
    4 Jack Watts 25
    29 Jayden Hunt 25
    17 Sam Frost 23
    15 Billy Stretch 22
    45 Matt Jones 19
    32 Tomas Bugg 19
    36 Jeff Garlett 18
    23 Bernie Vince 17
    26 Sam Weideman 17
    1 Jesse Hogan 10
    39 Neville Jetta 9

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  3. Three Quarter Time

    Geelong 14.10.94
    lead
    Melbourne 3.6.24

    Geelong
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 113
    26 Tom Hawkins 105
    10 Daniel Menzel 94
    14 Joel Selwood 89
    23 Josh Caddy 85
    46 Mark Blicavs 75
    18 Josh Cowan 65
    27 Sam Menegola 62
    29 Cameron Guthrie 61
    7 Harry Taylor 61
    4 Andrew Mackie 59
    22 Mitch Duncan 59
    9 Zac Smith 58
    44 Corey Enright 56
    3 Jimmy Bartel 55
    36 Tom Ruggles 55
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 53
    32 Steven Motlop 52
    1 Rhys Stanley 45
    13 Tom Lonergan 40
    24 Jed Bews 37
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 19

    Melbourne
    25 Tom McDonald 105
    3 Christian Salem 65
    43 James Harmes 65
    10 Angus Brayshaw 57
    28 Oscar McDonald 53
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 52
    2 Nathan Jones 51
    7 Jack Viney 49
    29 Jayden Hunt 47
    11 Max Gawn 46
    15 Billy Stretch 43
    5 Christian Petracca 41
    17 Sam Frost 41
    12 Dom Tyson 40
    4 Jack Watts 40
    45 Matt Jones 37
    23 Bernie Vince 29
    32 Tomas Bugg 27
    39 Neville Jetta 26
    36 Jeff Garlett 24
    26 Sam Weideman 23
    1 Jesse Hogan 20

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  4. Geelong’s pushing to try and steal top spot here. By my calculations they’re now up to 143%. Think they’ll just fall short of catching the Swans.

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  5. Full Time

    Geelong 24.11.155
    defeated
    Melbourne 6.8.44

    Geelong
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 148
    26 Tom Hawkins 128
    10 Daniel Menzel 125
    14 Joel Selwood 121
    23 Josh Caddy 108
    46 Mark Blicavs 103
    7 Harry Taylor 100
    27 Sam Menegola 99
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 84
    36 Tom Ruggles 82
    32 Steven Motlop 80
    29 Cameron Guthrie 79
    22 Mitch Duncan 79
    18 Josh Cowan 78
    3 Jimmy Bartel 77
    44 Corey Enright 76
    1 Rhys Stanley 70
    4 Andrew Mackie 69
    9 Zac Smith 69
    13 Tom Lonergan 51
    24 Jed Bews 41
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 20

    Melbourne
    25 Tom McDonald 116
    10 Angus Brayshaw 84
    43 James Harmes 84
    3 Christian Salem 80
    2 Nathan Jones 78
    7 Jack Viney 70
    11 Max Gawn 67
    28 Oscar McDonald 64
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 63
    29 Jayden Hunt 63
    12 Dom Tyson 58
    5 Christian Petracca 55
    4 Jack Watts 53
    15 Billy Stretch 50
    45 Matt Jones 50
    17 Sam Frost 50
    36 Jeff Garlett 47
    23 Bernie Vince 44
    32 Tomas Bugg 42
    1 Jesse Hogan 41
    26 Sam Weideman 30
    39 Neville Jetta 26

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  6. Pretty disappointed the Dees didn’t give Roos a good send off. Just being competitive would have been enough. They looked tired and ready for their end of season trips. Better than last year though as that happened around round 17 or so.

    To the Cats credit, they were relentless and on fire today and not at all looking like they need a week off!

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