Game Chat – Gold Coast v Essendon

Written by Father Dougal on August 19 2017

Venue: Metricon Stadium, Saturday, August 19, 7.25pm AEST 

Last Time They Met:
R21, 2016, Essendon 11.9 (75) d Gold Coast 9.15 (69) at Etihad Stadium
R1, 2016, Gold Coast 17.19 (121) d Essendon 9.6 (60) at Metricon Stadium
R21, 2015, Gold Coast 14.13 (97) d Essendon 14.11 (95) at Metricon Stadium
R22, 2014, Essendon 16.12 (108) d Gold Coast 13.11 (89) at Etihad Stadium
R12, 2013, Essendon 17.13 (115) d Gold Coast 11.6 (72) at Etihad Stadium

Game notes: One team is playing for its finals life and the other is playing for little more than pride when Essendon travels to the Gold Coast. The Bombers are a win outside the top eight, but would fancy their chances against the Suns and Dockers in the final fortnight to give them every chance of sneaking into the finals frame. They’re coming off a loss to league leaders Adelaide, but with bookends Joe Daniher and Michael Hurley having brilliant seasons, and a midfield generally in good form, Essendon will start strong favourites. Gold Coast is having a horror stretch, with last Saturday’s hammering at the hands of arch-rival Brisbane Lions its sixth loss in succession. Dean Solomon will lead his second game as interim coach against the club he won a premiership with as a player in 2000. Essendon will be desperate and should win comfortably against a team devoid of confidence.

Father Dougal’s Tip: Bombers by 15

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  1. Half Time

    Gold Coast Suns: 6.1.37
    T. McKenzie 102
    A. Hall 65
    D. Swallow 61
    P. Hanley 59
    B. Fiorini 46
    K. Brooksby 42
    M. Hallahan 39
    M. Rosa 38
    A. Saad 37
    J. Leslie 37
    J. Martin 35
    S. May 33
    Ainsworth 31
    M. Spencer 31
    T. Miller 29
    P. Wright 27
    MacPherson 27
    C. Ah Chee 26
    J. Joyce 24
    Schoenfeld 18
    J. Lonergan 13
    J. Harbrow 12

    Essendon Bombers: 6.8.44
    Zaharakis 77
    Bellchambers 64
    M. Baguley 58
    C. McKenna 57
    Z. Merrett 50
    J. Green 47
    D. Heppell 44
    J. Begley 43
    M. Hartley 41
    J. Daniher 39
    J. Stewart 39
    B. Goddard 39
    C. Hooker 37
    J. Laverde 35
    M. Gleeson 32
    D. Parish 32
    A. McGrath 28
    M-Tipungwuti 28
    C. Bird 21
    J. Kelly 21
    P. Ambrose 18
    D. Myers 17

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