Game Chat – Melbourne vs Geelong

Written by Huttabito on March 25 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday, March 25, 3.20pm AEST

SUMMARY
After acquiring superstar midfielder Gary Ablett in last year’s trade period, the expectations surrounding Geelong’s flag ambitions are high. Ablett appears to have overcome a hamstring issue to confirm himself as a likely starter against the Demons, while Patrick Dangerfield (hamstring) is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of the game at the MCG on Sunday. The Demons have had a strong pre-season, punctuated by two wins in the JLT Community Series. Ruckman Max Gawn and key forward Jesse Hogan are in fine nick after interrupted 2017 campaigns. Melbourne heads into the clash against another contending team in good shape and if the Demons are to prove their credentials as a legitimate threat in 2018 they must beat sides like Geelong.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R3, 2017, Geelong 20.6 (126) d Melbourne 13.19 (97) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2016, Geelong 24.11 (155) d Melbourne 6.8 (44) at GMHBA Stadium
R12, 2015, Melbourne 18.5 (113) d Geelong 13.11 (89) at GMHBA Stadium
R17, 2014, Geelong 14.18 (102) d Melbourne 5.6 (36) at the MCG
R16, 2013, Geelong 13.20 (98) d Melbourne 4.6 (30) at GMHBA Stadium

HUTTA’S TIP: Geelong by 20

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30 thoughts on “Game Chat – Melbourne vs Geelong”

  1. Melbourne v Geelong at the MCG, 3.20pm AEDT

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Melbourne: Mitch Hannan, Corey Maynard, Jake Melksham, Josh Wagner
    Geelong: Tim Kelly, Jordan Murdoch, Lachie Fogarty, Zach Guthrie

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  2. Pumped for 2018 as a Dees supporter but still default to doubting Melbourne after being haunted by last ten years.

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    1. I really like the look of the Dees this year too.

      I think they need Viney fit and firing to make the 8 and win games in September.

      Oliver, although still young is already an A grader.Gawn is a champ! Who else can step up?

      The top teams seem to have 3/4 A graders running through the mids.

      Fingers crossed for Dees fans Viney can get back and stay fit.

      Petracca going to the next level could be the key.

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  3. Like last year, Demons dominate from full back to centre half fwd but ineffective kicking inside 50.
    7 shots from 18 entries, most from stoppages too. cats 8 shots from only 10 entries.

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  4. Why did I have to leave Kelly on the bench? On the bright side, I’m glad I don’t have Hibberd!

    It also looks as though Petracca was not a trap after all.

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    1. Not sure we were watching the same game. The Dees were being handed a gift since half time. Not to take away from their clear improvement overall.

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      1. Happy that he managed a 74 when he was on 30odd at 3 quarter time. I hope you’re right but I’m still concerned, Dees back set up looks a bit different this year with Lewis, Vince, Lever, Hunt and Hibberd all sharing the rebounding.

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  5. Melbourne Demons: 13.16.94
    M. Gawn 138
    C. Oliver 116
    C. Petracca 93
    J. Lewis 90
    J. Hunt 85
    C. Pedersen 84
    N. Jones 83
    J. Harmes 81
    B. Vince 75
    M. Hibberd 74
    J. Hogan 72
    J. Wagner 69
    J. Lever 63
    B. Fritsch 60
    N. Jetta 53
    C. Salem 53
    J. Melksham 52
    C. Maynard 52
    J. Garlett 51
    Neal-Bullen 48
    O. McDonald 35
    M. Hannan 34

    Geelong Cats: 14.13.97
    J. Selwood 124
    T. Kelly 117
    Ablett jnr 115
    B. Parfitt 104
    D. Menzel 102
    Kolodjashnij 94
    M. Duncan 93
    Z. Guthrie 85
    T. Stewart 83
    L. Fogarty 81
    Z. Tuohy 80
    J. Parsons 78
    S. Menegola 78
    Z. Smith 74
    J. Murdoch 73
    C. Guthrie 73
    T. Hawkins 54
    J. Bews 46
    M. Blicavs 42
    C. Gregson 35
    Ratugolea 32
    H. Taylor 19

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  6. Man ive had T kelly, doedee and holman all on bench this week. Went with murray brayshaw and banfield on field. At least i went finlayson over naughton though.

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  7. Kelly plays a lot like his GWS namesake. A star in the not so distant future, may even be holding as an M8/9. So clean and composed.

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