Game Chat – Gold Coast vs Nth Melb

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 24 2018

WHERE AND WHEN:ย Cazaly’s Stadium (Cairns), Saturday, March 24, 6.25pm AEST

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R15, 2017, Gold Coast 18.10 (118) d North Melbourne 14.15 (99) at Metricon Stadium
R6, 2017, North Melbourne 16.11 (107) d Gold Coast 14.10 (94) at Etihad Stadium
R5, 2016, North Melbourne 18.11 (119) d Gold Coast 11.15 (81) at Metricon Stadium
R14, 2015, Gold Coast 19.11 (125) d North Melbourne 10.10 (70) at Metricon Stadium
R7, 2014, Gold Coast 18.12 (120) d North Melbourne 11.11 (77) at Etihad Stadium

SUMMARY
Both teams finished in the bottom four last season, so this presents the perfect opportunity for both to get 2018 off to a winning start. While North Melbourne decided to show faith in coach Brad Scott at the end of last season by extending his contract, the Suns went in a totally new direction, hiring Stuart Dew to replace Rodney Eade as coach, Jon Haines to come in as football manager and Craig Cameron as list manager. In their two JLT Community Series wins, the Suns showed a willingness to pressure and work hard in both directions, something they’ll have to do to beat the Kangaroos. Scott’s men are strong-bodied, particularly in the midfield, and despite finishing low down last year, showed they were no easybeats. It’s only worth four points, but the winner of this match will feel like five months of pre-season has been validated.

Schwarz Suggests: Gold Coast by 32 pts

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25 thoughts on “Game Chat – Gold Coast vs Nth Melb”

  1. Good of the AFL to schedule the wooden spoon match in round 1 and save everyone there the stress of watching the season.

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  2. Gold Coast v North Melbourne at Cazaly’s Stadium 6.25pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Gold Coast: Matt Rosa, Brayden Fiorini, Ben Ainsworth, Nick Holman
    North Melbourne: Nathan Hrovat, Trent Dumont, Jed Anderson, Jy Simpkin

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  3. It looks amazing in Cairns. I laughed for a while when I starting watching the coverage.
    Beautiful!

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  4. Put LDU on the field after banfield only got 50 as E. Thought he couldn’t do much worse. welllllll…….. his gonna lose money at this rate! only in my team as my Will Brodie replacement ! 8 at HT :/

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  5. Goldstein 85 at half time… Witts not far behind on 77. Holman on a very respectable 35.

    I’m glad I skipped LDU!

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    1. Juicy. The only question on Goldy is the security.

      If he locks that down I’ll be looking at him as my Lycett upgrade.

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  6. FULL TIME

    Gold Coast 53 vs North Melbourne 39

    GOLD COAST
    J.Witts 131
    T.Miller 112
    A.Young 107
    D.Swallow 103
    N.Holman 95
    M.Rosa 91
    B.Fiorini 87
    B.Ainsworth 83
    D.Macpherson 81
    J.Harbrow 81
    J.Martin 80
    J.Bowes 79
    S.May 73
    T.Lynch 70
    K.Kolodjashnij 69
    J.Lyons 67
    M.Rischitelli 61
    L.Weller 59
    A.Sexton 58
    S.Day 53
    R.Thompson 45
    J.Joyce 36

    NORTH
    S.Thompson 111
    T.Goldstein 105
    B.Cunnington 96
    J.Ziebell 95
    J.Macmillan 89
    E.Vickers-Willis 88
    T.Dumont 87
    S.Higgins 87
    R.Clarke 80
    J.Simpkin 73
    B.Hartung 71
    J.Waite 59
    S.Atley 59
    R.Tarrant 58
    L.McDonald 55
    M.Williams 53
    J.Anderson 53
    K.Turner 45
    B.Jacobs 25
    L.Davies-Uniacke 25
    B.Brown 16
    N.Hrovat 14

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  7. So far this week ive made 3 big calls and got them all wrong!

    1. Doedee on the bench

    2. Putting LDU on the field thinking he couldn’t go much worse than banfields 50

    3. Taking Cripps 130 as C over mitchell

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    1. That last one was the right thing to do. He could of just been like Merrett and walked off with only 20 points. Take the positive from it. You have him over half the community doesn’t

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      1. Very true. Currently 1430 / 13 after cripps score counts. Mitchell cancelled out LDU’s shocker in a way. Can’t wait till next week when i have danger back thats for sure

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          1. He will be back next week. He could of played this week but Geelong didn’t want to risk it. He played in match simulation on Friday and will train again tomorrow. He wont miss out on a massive Easter Monday clash against the hawks!

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    2. Losses:
      Doedee on Bench. Still had him r1 I guess.
      Holman on Bench. Likewise.
      Dropping Sicily. For Marchbank.
      Swapping Crouch for Zorko.
      Dropping Cripps for Cogs (probably)

      Wins:
      Captianing Titch.
      Marchbank in.
      Barry on Bench.

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  8. Hindsight: HOLD Dangerfield instead of trading to Merrett, put Holman as loophole option on MID bench, collect 96pts and get Dangerfield back in next week without using any trades. Would’ve been handy……

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    1. don’t want to brag, but that is exactly what I did … Danger is my great C, even this week when not on the field! (and thank you to the SC Gods for Holman’s score!)

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