Game Chat – Hawthorn v Melbourne

Written by Father Dougal on April 15 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday, April 15, 3.20pm AEST 

SUMMARY It’s a big game for the Demons. If they can get over the Hawks they’ll be off to their first 3-1 start to a season since 2005. They come into this clash with Jesse Hogan and Christian Petracca in excellent early-season touch and ruckman Max Gawn as influential as ever. But the Hawks represent a significant step up in class for Melbourne this week. They’re much better around the ball this year with Tom Mitchell and Jaeger O’Meara relishing the service given by Ben McEvoy, who will be a tough match-up for Gawn. Hawthorn will be better for the return from suspension of rebounding defender James Sicily because he sets up the backline and allows Jack Gunston to return close to goal where he is at his most dangerous. Last year’s game went down the wire, but the Hawks still won despite their poor form coming in. They’re in better nick 12 months on.

 

LAST FIVE TIMES
R7, 2017, Hawthorn 14.10 (94) d Melbourne 14.7 (91) at the MCG
R20, 2016, Melbourne 17.8 (110) d Hawthorn 11.15 (81) at the MCG
R11, 2016, Hawthorn 11.16 (82) d Melbourne 10.4 (64) at the MCG
R7, 2015, Hawthorn 24.11 (155) d Melbourne 7.8 (50) at the MCG
R20, 2014, Hawthorn 17.13 (115) d Melbourne 9.11 (65) at the MCG

 

Father Dougal’s Tip: Someone by less than a goal. Okay, fine, Hawks by 1, ’cause they are at home.

 

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  1. Hawthorn v Melbourne at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Hawthorn: Jarman Impey, Daniel Howe, Harry Morrison, Conor Glass
    Melbourne: Jordan Lewis, Alex Neal-Bullen, Bailey Fritsch, Josh Wagner

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    1. SCTers talked me out of picking him up this week. Should have gone with my gut. He looks good and is getting more and more time up the ground. Won’t be able to afford him now 🙁 ah well. next?!

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  2. QUARTER TIME

    Hawthorn 3. 5. 23
    Melbourne 5. 5. 35

    HAWTHORN
    L.Breust 49
    J.Sicily 41
    J.O’Meara 31
    D.Howe 29
    J.Gunston 28
    T.Duryea 22
    C.Glass 21
    R.Henderson 15
    D.Mirra 14
    P.Puopolo 12
    L.Shiels 12
    T.Mitchell 11
    B.McEvoy 10
    T.O’Brien 9
    I.Smith 9
    J.Roughead 9
    H.Morrison 9
    J.Impey 7
    B.Stratton 5
    C.Rioli 3
    J.Frawley 2
    B.Hardwick 2

    MELBOURNE
    D.Kent 54
    J.Hogan 45
    C.Oliver 37
    C.Salem 33
    O.McDonald 31
    A.Brayshaw 28
    S.Frost 27
    A.Neal-Bullen 27
    J.Melksham 24
    M.Gawn 23
    J.Harmes 22
    B.Vince 20
    N.Jones 19
    C.Petracca 14
    J.Wagner 14
    J.Garlett 11
    M.Hibberd 10
    J.Lewis 9
    T.Bugg 8
    B.Fritsch 8
    J.Lever 6
    N.Jetta 3

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  3. HALF TIME

    Hawthorn 7. 5. 47
    Melbourne 5. 9. 39

    HAWTHORN
    L.Breust 72
    P.Puopolo 58
    R.Henderson 53
    J.Sicily 53
    J.O’Meara 52
    T.Duryea 46
    L.Shiels 45
    J.Gunston 39
    D.Howe 38
    C.Rioli 37
    J.Roughead 36
    T.Mitchell 36
    C.Glass 30
    T.O’Brien 29
    I.Smith 29
    J.Impey 29
    H.Morrison 25
    B.Stratton 20
    D.Mirra 19
    B.Hardwick 17
    B.McEvoy 16
    J.Frawley 2

    D.Kent 81
    C.Oliver 75
    J.Hogan 61
    O.McDonald 49
    A.Neal-Bullen 49
    M.Gawn 46
    C.Salem 44
    A.Brayshaw 42
    C.Petracca 35
    B.Vince 35
    S.Frost 35
    T.Bugg 34
    J.Lever 33
    N.Jones 32
    J.Melksham 32
    M.Hibberd 30
    J.Harmes 29
    J.Lewis 27
    B.Fritsch 26
    J.Garlett 24
    N.Jetta 23
    J.Wagner 14

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  4. I don’t want to go early here, but as a non Mitchell owner I could not be happier with his score at half time! A lovely little 80 rolling through his 3 week average will do just nicely for me to pick him up in a few weeks!

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    1. I wonder if the thumbs down are because people think I shouldn’t bring him in, or they’re just annoyed that their star player (and probably captain) has stunk it up for the week??

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  5. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Hawthorn 11. 7. 73
    Melbourne 5. 11. 41

    HAWTHORN
    J.O’Meara 112
    L.Breust 98
    J.Sicily 87
    L.Shiels 82
    R.Henderson 79
    I.Smith 73
    J.Gunston 71
    T.Mitchell 64
    D.Howe 63
    P.Puopolo 62
    T.Duryea 56
    T.O’Brien 54
    J.Roughead 54
    J.Impey 54
    H.Morrison 54
    D.Mirra 50
    C.Glass 42
    C.Rioli 40
    B.McEvoy 36
    B.Stratton 34
    B.Hardwick 23
    J.Frawley 17

    MELBOURNE
    C.Oliver 103
    D.Kent 93
    J.Hogan 76
    M.Gawn 71
    A.Neal-Bullen 68
    O.McDonald 63
    A.Brayshaw 60
    C.Salem 59
    C.Petracca 54
    M.Hibberd 52
    J.Lever 52
    N.Jones 47
    T.Bugg 46
    B.Vince 45
    S.Frost 42
    B.Fritsch 42
    J.Melksham 38
    J.Wagner 35
    J.Harmes 34
    J.Lewis 33
    J.Garlett 30
    N.Jetta 26

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  6. Note to self….dont ever ever ever ever ever again not put the v on dusty when he plays early. Damn. Stuck with titch as c like many no doubt.

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  7. FULL TIME

    Hawthorn 18. 7. 115
    Melbourne 6. 12. 48

    HAWTHORN
    J.O’Meara 146
    L.Breust 141
    L.Shiels 124
    J.Sicily 110
    J.Gunston 100
    R.Henderson 99
    I.Smith 91
    T.Mitchell 91
    D.Howe 89
    J.Roughead 87
    T.O’Brien 81
    H.Morrison 80
    J.Impey 76
    D.Mirra 74
    P.Puopolo 71
    T.Duryea 70
    C.Glass 52
    B.McEvoy 49
    C.Rioli 45
    B.Stratton 40
    B.Hardwick 30
    J.Frawley 22

    MELBOURNE
    C.Oliver 137
    M.Gawn 107
    D.Kent 106
    J.Hogan 95
    A.Neal-Bullen 91
    C.Salem 90
    A.Brayshaw 77
    O.McDonald 75
    M.Hibberd 72
    T.Bugg 72
    J.Lever 70
    C.Petracca 68
    N.Jones 68
    B.Fritsch 58
    B.Vince 52
    S.Frost 51
    J.Melksham 49
    J.Wagner 42
    J.Harmes 41
    J.Lewis 39
    N.Jetta 37
    J.Garlett 34

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