Game Chat – GWS v Western Bulldogs

Written by Thommo on May 22 2016

Venue: Spotless Stadium at 3:20pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R9, 2015, Western Bulldogs 16.17 (113) d Greater Western Sydney 11.2 (68) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2014, Greater Western Sydney 18.7 (115) d Western Bulldogs 15.19 (109) at Etihad Stadium
R4, 2014, Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) d Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) at Manuka Oval
R15, 2013, Western Bulldogs 13.9 (87) d Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) at Manuka Oval
R5, 2012, Western Bulldogs 15.14 (104) d Greater Western Sydney 9.8 (62) at Manuka Oval

Top SC scores from last match:

GWS: Shaw 144, Greene 111, Whitfield 97

Western Bulldogs: Wallis 153, Boyd 128, Dahlhaus 125, Picken 110

INs/OUTs

GWS

In: Greene

Out: Steele (Om.)

Western Bulldogs

In: Collins, Stevens, Jong

Out: Redpath (Susp.), Boyd (Susp.), Dale (Om.)

Game Notes: Two of the league’s most exciting young sides square off at Spotless today. GWS is flying, their list full of talent across all lines and getting better every week, while the Doggies have a midfield that has more depth than any other team.

On paper, the edge must go to GWS based on defence alone. The Doggies have so few defenders left they have turned to first gamer, Kieran Collins. A tough ask against the likes of Patton, Lobb and Cameron! If the Western Bulldogs don’t dominate the clearances again, they won’t be able to prevent the Giants from kicking a winning score.

The 6 Points

1. The Bulldogs dominated the Giants the last time the sides played; they had 20 more scoring shots and 22 more inside 50s, with Mitch Wallis best on ground with 36 disposals and seven tackles.

2. GWS remain the worst tackling side in 2016 after round eight, averaging only 62 per game, while the Bulldogs are 12th despite Luke Dahlhaus and Tom Liberatore both being ranked inside the top 20.

3. This is the sixth time these two sides have clashed, with the Giants’ only win coming in the final round of 2014 at Etihad Stadium.

4. The Western Bulldogs travel to Spotless Stadium for the first time, and they don’t have a good recent history in Sydney, losing seven of their last nine games.

5. GWS are the highest-scoring side in the League this season, averaging 114 points per match, and in their two games at Spotless Stadium have kicked a combined 46 goals, compared to their opponents’ 21.

6. Western Bulldogs midfielder Marcus Bontempelli is his club’s highest-ranked player in the AFL Player Ratings at number seven, with likely opponent Callan Ward (20th) leading the way for the Giants.

Thommo’s Tip: Giants by 24 points.

While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.

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  1. I will be keeping a close eye on Jacob Hopper this afternoon .

    Nearly $200k is a lot to pay for a down grade rookie target.

    If he can average 80+ he will make money and be very handy through the byes.

    With all the carnage going on he might find himself on field a lot .

    I checked the GWS injury list and only Griiffen 2/3 weeks away may take his spot.

    If he plays anything like last week he won’t have a problem keeping his spot .

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  2. QTR TIME

    Giants 27 vs Dogs 22

    GIANTS
    18 Jeremy Cameron 40
    19 Nick Haynes 34
    41 Shane Mumford 33
    3 Stephen Coniglio 32
    6 Lachie Whitfield 30
    8 Callan Ward 26
    29 Zac Williams 26
    23 Heath Shaw 23
    17 Steve Johnson 21
    16 Nathan Wilson 20
    4 Toby Greene 17
    2 Jacob Hopper 16
    9 Tom Scully 15
    5 Dylan Shiel 14
    22 Josh Kelly 14
    39 Tim Mohr 14
    40 Adam Kennedy 10
    37 Rory Lobb 8
    24 Joel Patfull 7
    7 Rhys Palmer 7
    21 Matt Buntine 6
    12 Jonathon Patton 3

    DOGS
    7 Lachie Hunter 36
    46 Lin Jong 34
    21 Tom Liberatore 30
    23 Jordan Roughead 29
    42 Liam Picken 28
    38 Dale Morris 25
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 22
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 21
    24 Shane Biggs 21
    10 Easton Wood 19
    34 Bailey Williams 18
    18 Fletcher Roberts 18
    25 Koby Stevens 18
    15 Tom Campbell 16
    44 Jed Adcock 15
    3 Mitch Wallis 15
    32 Kieran Collins 12
    11 Jack Macrae 8
    9 Jake Stringer 7
    29 Tory Dickson 7
    16 Toby McLean 5
    35 Caleb Daniel 4

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  3. HALF TIME
    GWS 9.5 (59)
    Western Bulldogs 6.6 (42)

    GWS
    23 Heath Shaw 81
    3 Stephen Coniglio 67
    18 Jeremy Cameron 56
    8 Callan Ward 53
    5 Dylan Shiel 52
    9 Tom Scully 50
    19 Nick Haynes 47
    29 Zac Williams 45
    7 Rhys Palmer 43
    22 Josh Kelly 41
    41 Shane Mumford 41
    4 Toby Greene 39
    17 Steve Johnson 34
    6 Lachie Whitfield 33
    16 Nathan Wilson 33
    2 Jacob Hopper 31
    37 Rory Lobb 28
    40 Adam Kennedy 22
    12 Jonathon Patton 15
    39 Tim Mohr 14
    24 Joel Patfull 12
    21 Matt Buntine 6

    WESTERN BULLDOGS
    15 Tom Campbell 53
    7 Lachie Hunter 51
    42 Liam Picken 51
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 46
    21 Tom Liberatore 46
    3 Mitch Wallis 42
    24 Shane Biggs 42
    38 Dale Morris 41
    25 Koby Stevens 37
    23 Jordan Roughead 34
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 34
    10 Easton Wood 33
    18 Fletcher Roberts 33
    46 Lin Jong 33
    11 Jack Macrae 31
    9 Jake Stringer 28
    34 Bailey Williams 27
    35 Caleb Daniel 20
    44 Jed Adcock 19
    16 Toby McLean 19
    29 Tory Dickson 19
    32 Kieran Collins 13

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  4. HALF TIME @ Spotless Stadium
    GWS Giants 9.5 (59) lead.
    Western Bulldogs 6.6 (42)
    GWS GIANTS:
    23 Heath Shaw 81
    3 Stephen Coniglio 67
    18 Jeremy Cameron 56
    8 Callan Ward 53
    5 Dylan Shiel 52
    9 Tom Scully 50
    19 Nick Haynes 47
    29 Zac Williams 45
    7 Rhys Palmer 43
    22 Josh Kelly 41
    41 Shane Mumford 41
    4 Toby Greene 39
    17 Steve Johnson 34
    6 Lachie Whitfield 33
    16 Nathan Wilson 33
    2 Jacob Hopper 31
    37 Rory Lobb 28
    40 Adam Kennedy 22
    12 Jonathon Patton 15
    39 Tim Mohr 14
    24 Joel Patfull 12
    21 Matt Buntine 6
    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    15 Tom Campbell 53
    7 Lachie Hunter 51
    42 Liam Picken 51
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 46
    21 Tom Liberatore 46
    3 Mitch Wallis 42
    24 Shane Biggs 42
    38 Dale Morris 41
    25 Koby Stevens 37
    23 Jordan Roughead 34
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 34
    10 Easton Wood 33
    18 Fletcher Roberts 33
    46 Lin Jong 33
    11 Jack Macrae 31
    9 Jake Stringer 28
    34 Bailey Williams 27
    35 Caleb Daniel 20
    44 Jed Adcock 19
    16 Toby McLean 19
    29 Tory Dickson 19
    32 Kieran Collins 13

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  5. Some SC half time Scores.

    GWS

    Heater 82
    Ward 53
    Shiel 53
    Cameron 56
    Greene 39
    Hopper 28
    Coniglio 67

    Dogs

    Biggs 42
    Hunter 51
    Lbba 46
    Dahl 34
    Bont 46
    Collins 13
    Daniel 20

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  6. Captained Heater this morning after making the huge error of not changing Danger to Goldstein. Feeling quite ill about that but can hope that Heater continues on his merry way in the 2nd half.

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    1. I did that in technical. In my main side Heater was my backup option all along.

      Need a big 140+.

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  7. THREE QUARTER TIME
    GWS 13.7 (85)
    Western Bulldogs 7.9 (51)

    GWS
    23 Heath Shaw 146
    3 Stephen Coniglio 105
    8 Callan Ward 90
    18 Jeremy Cameron 75
    5 Dylan Shiel 73
    9 Tom Scully 72
    29 Zac Williams 72
    19 Nick Haynes 71
    17 Steve Johnson 65
    6 Lachie Whitfield 64
    4 Toby Greene 60
    16 Nathan Wilson 57
    2 Jacob Hopper 51
    7 Rhys Palmer 51
    37 Rory Lobb 51
    41 Shane Mumford 51
    22 Josh Kelly 49
    40 Adam Kennedy 38
    12 Jonathon Patton 35
    24 Joel Patfull 14
    39 Tim Mohr 14
    21 Matt Buntine 6

    WESTERN BULLDOGS
    42 Liam Picken 91
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 79
    24 Shane Biggs 63
    21 Tom Liberatore 62
    23 Jordan Roughead 60
    7 Lachie Hunter 60
    15 Tom Campbell 60
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 56
    3 Mitch Wallis 53
    11 Jack Macrae 51
    38 Dale Morris 50
    46 Lin Jong 44
    34 Bailey Williams 41
    10 Easton Wood 40
    25 Koby Stevens 40
    18 Fletcher Roberts 38
    9 Jake Stringer 38
    16 Toby McLean 35
    35 Caleb Daniel 34
    29 Tory Dickson 30
    44 Jed Adcock 29
    32 Kieran Collins 16

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  8. Capitalising on an early Hopper score before the bubble seems like a failed venture. Taking him over Macpherson however wasn’t. Fingers crossed he’s done enough for another call up

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  9. FULL TIME
    GWS 15.8 (98)
    Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73)

    GWS
    23 Heath Shaw 192
    3 Stephen Coniglio 128
    8 Callan Ward 118
    5 Dylan Shiel 104
    29 Zac Williams 102
    18 Jeremy Cameron 97
    9 Tom Scully 87
    19 Nick Haynes 85
    41 Shane Mumford 83
    6 Lachie Whitfield 81
    4 Toby Greene 81
    16 Nathan Wilson 78
    17 Steve Johnson 77
    2 Jacob Hopper 70
    22 Josh Kelly 67
    37 Rory Lobb 67
    7 Rhys Palmer 62
    12 Jonathon Patton 58
    40 Adam Kennedy 56
    24 Joel Patfull 27
    39 Tim Mohr 16
    21 Matt Buntine 7

    WESTERN BULLDOGS
    42 Liam Picken 119
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 106
    7 Lachie Hunter 84
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 80
    21 Tom Liberatore 80
    11 Jack Macrae 76
    24 Shane Biggs 75
    3 Mitch Wallis 72
    23 Jordan Roughead 71
    15 Tom Campbell 69
    38 Dale Morris 67
    10 Easton Wood 63
    18 Fletcher Roberts 57
    46 Lin Jong 57
    25 Koby Stevens 54
    16 Toby McLean 53
    29 Tory Dickson 53
    34 Bailey Williams 51
    9 Jake Stringer 47
    44 Jed Adcock 47
    35 Caleb Daniel 46
    32 Kieran Collins 22

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      1. 200+ games are very rare. Don’t beat yourself up about it. If you have 173 as VC, you take that without hesitation

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  10. Pretty happy with my gut decision to trade Laird out to Shaw a few of weeks ago when Laird went down. Knew it was my only chance to get Heata while he was relatively cheap

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Game Chat – GWS v Western Bulldogs

Written by Thommo on February 25 2016

NAB 1 (Week 2)

Star Track Oval, Canberra at 7:10pm.

THE BURNING QUESTIONS

GWS: Who is stepping into the midfield to replace Treloar?

WB: Who steps out of the midfield to make room for Libba? Unfortunately we won’t find out today with Libba rested!

SUPERCOACH WATCH

GWS: Hopper and Kennedy are the pick of the rookies, while Barrett and Williams are of personal interest!

WB: Popular defensive rookies Adams and Collins will be on display today and we’ll also get to see whether Minson can win back the #1 ruck spot from the anointed, Jordan Roughead.

Who’s on your watch list tonight?

THE SQUADS

GWS GIANTS

  • 1 Phil Davis
  • 2 Jacob Hopper
  • 3 Stephen Coniglio
  • 5 Dylan Shiel
  • 6 Lachie Whitfield
  • 7 Rhys Palmer
  • 9 Tom Scully
  • 11 Jack Steele
  • 12 Jonathon Patton
  • 14 Jarrod Pickett
  • 15 Matthew Kennedy
  • 16 Nathan Wilson
  • 20 Adam Tomlinson
  • 21 Matt Buntine
  • 22 Josh Kelly
  • 24 Joel Patfull
  • 26 Dawson Simpson
  • 27 Harrison Himmelberg
  • 28 Jake Barrett
  • 29 Zac Williams
  • 31 Jeremy Finlayson
  • 33 Will Hoskin-Elliott
  • 34 Caleb Marchbank
  • 35 Aidan Corr
  • 36 James Stewart
  • 37 Rory Lobb
  • 40 Adam Kennedy
  • 42 Pat McKenna
  • 50 Sam J. Reid

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • 1 Matthew Suckling
  • 2 Robert Murphy
  • 3 Mitch Wallis
  • 4 Marcus Bontempelli
  • 5 Matthew Boyd
  • 6 Luke Dahlhaus
  • 7 Lachie Hunter
  • 9 Jake Stringer
  • 10 Easton Wood
  • 11 Jack Macrae
  • 13 Nathan Hrovat
  • 15 Tom Campbell
  • 16 Toby McLean
  • 19 Lukas Webb
  • 22 Mitch Honeychurch
  • 23 Jordan Roughead
  • 24 Shane Biggs
  • 25 Koby Stevens
  • 26 Declan Hamilton
  • 27 Will Minson
  • 29 Tory Dickson
  • 31 Bailey Dale
  • 32 Kieran Collins
  • 33 Marcus Adams
  • 35 Caleb Daniel
  • 38 Dale Morris
  • 39 Jason Johannisen
  • 42 Liam Picken
  • 44 Jed Adcock

 

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  1. Game summary (from the couch)
    – interesting the ruck spots for both teams. You would think Minson would be playing with everything, but against not much opposition looked very disinterested. Campbell has come out and kicked 3 goals, so I can see it might be Campbell and Roughy taking the ruck and swapping forward.
    – also we maybe looking at the wrong Lobbe, Rory Lobbe took 4-5 contested marks and can kick a goal. Although he looks more of a forward than a ruck at this stage, but would probably be preferred to partner with big Mummy over Dawson Simpson who doesn’t give much else than tap (sometimes) to advantage.
    – Johannasen has provided plenty of link up play, but mostly uncontested posies.
    – The game was played in very much a practice match conditions, with both teams missing plenty of stars and looking to build game plans.
    – Stringer starred early and ended with 3 goals
    – Collins for the dogs looks very solid, but might not get a lot of kicks
    – Both teams had pretty tall forwards, but GWS didn’t look like they had any formation down back and you wonder if Leon Cameron forgot to teach the guys through the off season about not just attack, but defence…

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  2. Stats of Note – FULL TIME

    GWS
    Palmer – 20 disposals at 80%DE (10 cont.possessions)
    Coniglio – 13 touches & 2 goals
    Z.Williams – 12 touches (4 clangers!)
    Hopper – 7 touches and a goal (was tagging The Bont)

    DOGS
    K.Stevens – 29 touches (12 contested) & a goal
    Stringer – 17 disposals for 3 goals & 4 behinds
    L.Hunter – 25 touches
    Suckling – 17 touches at 100%DE
    Macrae – 20 touches & a goal
    Dahlhaus – 20 disposals
    The Bont – 17 touches (6 clangers!)
    Murph – 11 touches

    I’ll get the SC scores up when I see them (or someone else if they beat me to it 😉

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  3. NAB 1 has been pretty meaningless so far with few teams showing how they’ll structure up when the real stuff starts.

    Looking forward to NAB 3

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  4. GWS GIANTS

    Rory Lobb 105

    Rhys Palmer 104

    Tom Scully 90

    Jack Steele 86

    Josh Kelly 78

    Zac Williams 74

    Nathan Wilson 73

    Matt Buntine 73

    Adam Tomlinson 71

    Stephen Coniglio 65

    Joel Patfull 64

    Adam Kennedy 63

    Caleb Marchbank 48

    Aidan Corr 48

    Lachie Whitfield 47

    James Stewart 46

    Sam J. Reid 44

    Matthew Kennedy 43

    Will Hoskin-Elliott 43

    Jonathon Patton 41

    Jacob Hopper 32

    Jeremy Finlayson 32

    Jarrod Pickett 30

    Dawson Simpson 29

    Jake Barrett 25

    Pat McKenna 18

    WESTERN BULLDOGS

    Koby Stevens 158

    Jason Johannisen 129

    Jake Stringer 119

    Caleb Daniel 115

    Nathan Hrovat 99

    Lachie Hunter 99

    Matthew Suckling 97

    Jack Macrae 85

    Mitch Wallis 84

    Tom Campbell 77

    Luke Dahlhaus 75

    Liam Picken 72

    Kieran Collins 72

    Marcus Bontempelli 66

    Will Minson 66

    Robert Murphy 65

    Shane Biggs 63

    Easton Wood 56

    Toby McLean 53

    Dale Morris 46

    Jordan Roughead 43

    Lukas Webb 41

    Marcus Adams 34

    Tory Dickson 14

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