Game Chat – Gold Coast vs Essendon

Written by Huttabito on July 14 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Metricon Stadium, Saturday, July 14, 7.25pm AEST

SUMMARY
Essendon’s flickering finals chances go on the line against Gold Coast on Saturday night. The Bombers have won five of their past seven matches to be one of the AFL’s form teams, but last Sunday’s narrow defeat at the hands of Collingwood has seriously jeopardised their finals push. Two games and significant percentage adrift of eighth-placed Hawthorn, John Worsfold’s men are walking a tightrope and have no wriggle room – they simply must win, and recent form suggests they should have no worries. Former Sun Adam Saad is in blistering touch ahead of his homecoming, while fellow off-season recruit Devon Smith has been at the forefront of Essendon’s mid-season revival, along with the now sidelined Jake Stringer. Gold Coast is in a mighty slump, having lost 10 straight games despite being competitive for good chunks of its past two losses against the Magpies and Kangaroos. With no Tom Lynch in the forward line, the Suns are struggling to kick goals and Essendon should have too much pace and too much class in this one.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R22, 2017, Essendon 12.18 (90) d Gold Coast 9.3 (57) at Metricon
R21, 2016, Essendon 11.9 (75) d Gold Coast 9.15 (69) at Etihad
R1, 2016, Gold Coast 17.19 (121) d Essendon 9.6 (60) at Metricon
R21, 2015, Gold Coast 14.13 (97) d Essendon 14.11 (95) at Metricon
R22, 2014, Essendon 16.12 (108) d Gold Coast 13.11 (89) at Etihad

Hutta’s Tip:  Essendon by 24 points

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9 thoughts on “Game Chat – Gold Coast vs Essendon”

  1. LATE CHANGES
    Gold Coast: Nil
    Essendon: Orazio Fantasia (groin) replaced in selected side by Jake Long

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Gold Coast: Aaron Young, Jarryd Lyons, Michael Rischitelli, Josh Schoenfeld
    Essendon: Andrew McGrath, Darcy Parish, Travis Colyer, Ben McNiece

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  2. Only have 15 minutes

    T/U ….. take McLeans 90 odd & field Dawson putting Heeney on the bench

    T/D ….. Run with Heeney to tonne up

    Cheers Catta

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    1. Only two full game scores less than that all season (one was against North) but I like a safe 90 with Heeney coming off a concussion. Tough call, don’t envy you Catta!

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      1. Gawd, that was a tough call Hutta

        Went with the thumbs at the start of the game, Heeney to play & go well. Apart from his injury effected 18 v Tiges at Etihad he’s gone 120 & 134 in his other two played there in 2018!

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  3. nice start Matt Guelfi. If you can keep this up, you’re gonna make the move for Macrae in a couple of weeks easier than I thought.

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    1. That’s a tough one. The way this round is going … none of them!
      Heeney maybe after his concussion, but he seems to like Etihad.

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