Game Chat – GWS vs Western Bulldogs

Written by Huttabito on March 25 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: UNSW Canberra Oval, Sunday, March 25, 1.10pm AEST

SUMMARY
The Dogs’ defensive pressure all over the ground dropped away badly last season and it will be interesting to see how they start 2018 against one of the premiership favourites. The Giants play their second home ground well and have an outstanding record in Canberra, where the season opener is more than likely going to be another sell-out. The loss of Dale Morris (knee) and Marcus Adams (ankle) leaves the Dogs short in defence, which means Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton could be even more dangerous than usual, especially if the GWS midfield is allowed to roam free. Marcus Bontempelli is the key for the Dogs as usual, and if he can have an impact inside 50 to get them going early, this should be another entertaining clash between these two sides.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R21, 2017, GWS 16.9 (105) d Western Bulldogs 7.15 (57) at Etihad
R6, 2017, GWS 11.9 (75) d Western Bulldogs 9.19 (73) at UNSW Canberra Oval
1PF, 2016, Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) d GWS 12.11 (83) at Spotless
R9, 2016, GWS 15.8 (98) d Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) at Spotless
R9, 2015, Western Bulldogs 16.17 (113) d GWS Giants 11.2 (68) at Etihad

HUTTA’S TIP: GWS by 15

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46 thoughts on “Game Chat – GWS vs Western Bulldogs”

  1. Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs at UNSW Canberra Oval, 1.10pm AEDT

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    GWS: Zac Langdon, Adam Tomlinson, Daniel Lloyd, Sam Reid
    Western Bulldogs: Josh Dunkley, Luke Dahlhaus, Shane Biggs, Bailey Dale

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  2. GWS v Bulldogs
    GWS No late changes – Finlayson starting
    IC is: Sam J. Reid, Adam Tomlinson, Daniel Lloyd, Zac Langdon

    Bulldogs – no late changes – Naughton starting and :
    I/C Josh Dunkley, Luke Dahlhaus, Shane Biggs, Bailey Dale

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  3. Last forward spot cant decide out of zac langdon and liam ryan. Dont think ryan will score much but not sure about langdons job security

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      1. Over a mature aged langdon with no small fwd after stevie and devon left? I dunno mate. Theres some big opportunity there at gws imo

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        1. Ryan’s mature aged too. I agree Langdon will likely be more consistent but GWS have so many attacking options I can’t see him snaging 3-4 goals. WC forwards won’t see as much of the ball but when they do have good games Ryan is more likely to get a bag of goals and boost his price. I did say just… 😉

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  4. Feel bad for anyone who went with Libba as he looks like he will be out for some time after going down in pain clutching his right knee

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    1. Yeah i have got Libba and Merrett. Changed Kelly abd Coniglio to them. Just Bad Luck

      Horror start and 2 trades burnt earky on Danger and Coniglio.
      Will just focus on Leagues now.

      Dead Team already Dead with Ryder and Libba gone to go with Brayshaw not being named.

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          1. I agonised over the M6 for weeks and had Coniglio in my team half a dozen times.
            Bad luck Libba. Straight swap next week I guess, costs a trade and about 110 points by the look of it.

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              1. Probably 😉 I’ll have to wait until the headache goes down, and I can think properly. So disappointed for Libba right now.

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  5. English looks darn good. Not expecting him to ton up, but he’s really involved, and getting a lot of ruck time.

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      1. yep, bad call … I went with the consensus and played Naughton over Finlayson … still, I had no real idea myself and simply had Finlay on field when finalising team … pity I swapped him! … Still there’s always next week!

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    1. After Ryder went down, I picked him up at R3.

      Seems to have put on a few kilos over summer. I really hope he holds his spot.

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    2. How do you assess his JS Father? I need to replace Ryder and I am happy to downgrade to a rookie with God js.

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  6. Regretting putting Naughton on field over Finlayson and Doedee.

    I’m sure I’m not alone.

    Sicily was very impressive last night. Anyone think he may have to change his role a little with Burton going down?

    If he Tons up next week. I may have to make a corrective trade.

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  7. The good:

    McLean
    Lobb (woohoo!)
    Finlayson
    Hunter (not SC-classic relevant, but in my draft team… it’s a shame I left him on my bench)
    Jeremy Cameron (also in my draft team)
    Coniglio is going well (not in my team, but great news for those who took a chance on him)

    The bad:

    Naughton. On the field. Uh oh.
    Finlayson is on my bench 🙁
    Why did I not start English!?
    Giles-Langdon. At least he’s only on my bench!
    Picking Zorko over Kelly

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    1. Yeah. I’ve stuffed up there. I thought Finlayson would be a better scorer but Naughton more consistent.

      Double fail. And Doedee on bench too.

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  8. “I am not proud of what’s happened. My integrity, the team’s integrity and the leadership group’s integrity has come into question. It’s such poor actions. Deeply regrettable. I am embarrassed. I know the boys in the shed are embarrassed as well.”

    – Steve Smith responds to my Supercoach selections.

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  9. Billy Gowers isn’t looking too bad. If we find ourselves needing a corrective forward rookie, he could be an option.

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    1. At least mid-80s. Should average 90+. Maybe more. Keep in mind he’s had a delayed pre-season, so he may start a tad slowly.

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    1. I wouldn’t get too excited by this game. The Giants have been running around doing whatever, pretty much from the first bounce.

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  10. 3QTR Time
    Western Sydney Giants: 17.4.106
    Stephen Coniglio 109
    Toby Greene 108
    Jeremy Cameron* 106
    Dylan Shiel 104
    Josh Kelly 92
    Heath Shaw 81
    Tim Taranto 79
    H. Himmelberg 74
    Lachie Whitfield 71
    Jeremy Finlayson 71
    Rory Lobb 66
    Jonathon Patton 65
    Callan Ward 61
    Nick Haynes 59
    Phil Davis 54
    Adam Tomlinson 53
    Sam J. Reid 52
    Matthew de Boer 49
    Aidan Corr 34
    Daniel Lloyd 33
    Brett Deledio 29
    Zac Giles-Langdon 24

    Western Bulldogs : 5.6.36
    Jack Macrae 97
    Lachie Hunter 82
    Luke Dahlhaus 74
    Toby McLean 73
    Jordan Roughead 65
    Zaine Cordy 65
    Matthew Suckling 63
    Tim English 61
    Josh Dunkley 54
    M. Bontempelli 52
    Jason Johannisen 48
    Billy Gowers 41
    Mitch Honeychurch 40
    Fletcher Roberts 38
    Bailey Dale 37
    Bailey Williams 36
    Shane Biggs 33
    Jackson Trengove 27
    Hayden Crozier 19
    Aaron Naughton 19
    Tom Liberatore 13
    Easton Wood 7

    Back to the lawn mowing!!

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  11. At least for those with Libba its an obvious trade to Coniglio. Outpacing Kelly at the moment so could turn out to be a keeper.

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  12. Happy to see Taranto hitting the tonne at the moment! Seems to be finding lots of the footy tonight. He’s my smokey this year. Hope he can continue along this path!

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    1. When they looked to move Whitfgield back and Taranto to the guts he looked interesting.

      Couldn’t find the cojones myself. Glad someone did. It’s what makes this game interesting.

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      1. I’ll have to check my Watch AFL replay. I think GWS had a couple of outs tonight which could affect him a bit in future games. Thinking of him as my ‘Danger’ insurance as well, so he is off to a good start in the ‘a’&’b’ plan!

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  13. Lachie Hunter 102 – not bad for pick 204 in my draft league 😉

    It’s a shame he’s on the bench.

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