Game Chat – North Melbourne v West Coast

Written by Father Dougal on July 29 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Blundstone Arena, Sunday, July 29, 1.10pm AEST

North Melbourne is losing touch with the top eight, so there is no better time to play at its Hobart fortress, where the Roos have won 12 of their past 14 matches. But nothing about a date with West Coast, anywhere, is easy. North laid just 47 tackles to Collingwood’s 83 last week and ranked last for the round in pressure factor differential, so will need to improve in that regard. Kangaroos defenders Robbie Tarrant, Scott Thompson and Jamie Macmillan will need support further afield if they are to quell a forward line that will contain Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling, Mark LeCras and Nathan Vardy at different times. The ruck battle between Todd Goldstein and Scott Lycett will also be important, but North won clearances and contested possessions against the Pies, so there are greater focus areas. West Coast will look for more of the same from Elliot Yeo, Andrew Gaff and the freshly re-signed Jeremy McGovern.

R1, 2017, West Coast Eagles 21.10 (136) d North Melbourne 13.15 (93) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2016, West Coast Eagles 16.8 (104) d North Melbourne 11.6 (72) at Subiaco Oval
2PF, 2015, West Coast Eagles 10.20 (80) d North Melbourne 7.13 (55) at Subiaco Oval
R10, 2015, North Melbourne 13.7 (85) d West Coast Eagles 10.15 (75) at Blundstone Arena
R11, 2014, North Melbourne 12.10 (82) d West Coast Eagles 6.8 (44) at Subiaco Oval

FD’s Tip: Eagles by 10 points.

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12 thoughts on “Game Chat – North Melbourne v West Coast”



    North Melbourne: Nathan Hrovat, Ryan Clarke, Paul Ahern, Will Walker

    West Coast: Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy, Jack Petruccelle, Tom Cole


  2. HALF-TIME – North by 3pts

    NORTH: 5.4.34
    Majak Daw 76
    Paul Ahern 72
    Trent Dumont 70
    Jy Simpkin 67
    Todd Goldstein 60
    Ryan Clarke 44
    Ben Cunnington 41
    Jamie Macmillan 40
    Jack Ziebell 39
    Marley Williams 38
    Luke McDonald 37
    Shaun Higgins 36
    Kayne Turner 30
    Sam Wright 28
    Mason Wood 27
    Ben Brown 27
    Shaun Atley 26
    Jed Anderson 25
    Scott D. Thompson 20
    Robbie Tarrant 20
    Will Walker 17
    Nathan Hrovat 15

    EAGLES: 5.1.31
    Jeremy McGovern 70
    Tom Cole 68
    Jamie Cripps 62
    Andrew Gaff 57
    Elliot Yeo 51
    Tom Barrass 47
    Scott Lycett 45
    Will Schofield 43
    Mark Hutchings 42
    Jack Redden 41
    Dom Sheed 38
    Shannon Hurn 37
    Willie Rioli 37
    Nathan Vardy 36
    Jack Darling 26
    Liam Duggan 26
    Brad Sheppard 24
    Chris Masten 23
    Daniel Venables 22
    Jake Waterman 18
    Mark LeCras 13
    Jack Petruccelle 12


  3. Wouldn’t have thought Shuey out and Ahern in would’ve increased my score. Kid’s a jet. Reminds me of Selwood. Good from game 1.


    1. Was always going to be good RB, it was just whether he could stay on the field long enough to prove it. The Roos definitely won that trade.


  4. not gonna be able to post full-time scores if anyone else can take the reins. gotta go out in a minute … cheers


  5. Go North!!!!!!!!!! Finals chances are well and truly alive. Fantastic win by the boys. 2nd tier players are really stepping up.



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