Game Chat – North Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Written by Father Dougal on April 29 2017

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Saturday, April 29, 7.25pm AEST

Last Time They Met: R5, 2016, North Melbourne 18.11 (119) d Gold Coast 11.15 (81) at Metricon Stadium
R14, 2015, Gold Coast 19.11 (125) d North Melbourne 10.10 (70) at Metricon Stadium

Game notes: North Melbourne could quite easily be 3-2 and sitting inside the top eight, if not for its inability to close out matches against Geelong, the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle. The Roos are instead 0-5 and simply must beat Gold Coast, which returned to earth with a thud in a heavy loss to competition pacesetter Adelaide. The Robbie Tarrant-Tom Lynch showdown could go a long way to deciding the contest, with the young Suns focal point booting four goals in the corresponding clash last year. North Melbourne will need savvy on-baller Ben Cunnington to maintain his red-hot form to help win the midfield battle.

Father Dougal’s Tip: North by 15

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33 thoughts on “Game Chat – North Melbourne vs Gold Coast”

  1. North Melbourne v Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium, 7.25pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    North Melbourne: Nil
    Gold Coast: Kade Kolodjashnij (illness) replaced in selected side by Matt Shaw

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    North Melbourne: Nathan Hrovat, Luke McDonald, Trent Dumont, Shaun Atley
    Gold Coast: Jesse Lonergan, Brayden Fiorini, Callum Ah Chee, Jack Bowes

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    1. hey champ … what site do you get these words from? Last year I used the AFL site and team lists and there used to be a thread like “Satuday teams” etc that got updated each match, with words exactly like above … can’t see it anymore??

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      1. He’s deliberately doing this to punish us all for not picking him. He’ll probably go and play 22 games, too.

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  2. I remember the last time a player was on 115 sc with 25odd possies at half time….

    We were 2 points down and that player went on to get 229sc and 48 possies….

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  3. HALF TIME

    North Melbourne 7.8.50
    lead
    Gold Coast 7.6.48

    NORTH MELBOURNE:
    N. Hrovat 81
    R. Tarrant 69
    S. Higgins 61
    J. Ziebell 57
    B. Brown 55
    A. Mullett 52
    T. Garner 49
    S. Gibson 43
    K. Turner 36
    T. Goldstein 36
    S. Thompson 35
    L. McDonald 33
    L. Hansen 31
    J. Anderson 29
    M. Williams 29
    T. Dumont 29
    E. Vickers-Willis 27
    J. Macmillan 20
    S. Atley 18
    M. Wood 17
    B. Cunnington 9
    J. Simpkin 3

    GOLD COAST:
    G. Ablett 113
    J. Harbrow 58
    J. Lyons 56
    A. Sexton 55
    J. Witts 47
    A. Saad 47
    T. Lynch 41
    T. Miller 41
    M. Barlow 39
    B. Matera 36
    B. Fiorini 35
    M. Rosa 34
    P. Wright 33
    S. Lemmens 27
    J. Bowes 26
    J. Joyce 26
    J. Leslie 24
    M. Shaw 23
    A. Hall 21
    J. Martin 20
    J. Lonergan 14
    C. Ah Chee 12

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  4. Ok, I know all the attention is on GAJ atm, but did Witts take the quarter off for a tea break or something? His score hasn’t bloody changed since quarter time!

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  5. Roos 50 v Suns 48 – Half Time

    Roos
    Nathan Hrovat 82
    Robbie Tarrant 70
    Shaun Higgins 62
    Jack Ziebell 58
    Ben Brown* 56
    Aaron Mullett 53
    Taylor Garner 50
    Sam Gibson 44
    Kayne Turner 37
    Todd Goldstein 37
    Scott D. Thompson 36
    Luke McDonald 34
    Lachlan Hansen 32
    Trent Dumont 30
    Jed Anderson 30
    Marley Williams 30
    Ed Vickers-Willis 28
    Jamie Macmillan 21
    Shaun Atley 19
    Mason Wood 18
    Ben Cunnington 10
    Jy Simpkin 4

    Gary Ablett jnr 114
    Jarrod Harbrow 59
    Jarryd Lyons 57
    Alex Sexton 56
    Adam Saad 48
    Jarrod Witts 48
    Touk Miller 42
    Thomas Lynch 42
    Michael Barlow 40
    Brandon Matera 37
    Brayden Fiorini 36
    Matt Rosa 35
    Peter Wright 34
    Sean Lemmens 28
    Jack Bowes 27
    Jesse Joyce 27
    Jack Leslie 25
    Matt Shaw 24
    Aaron Hall 22
    Jack Martin 21
    Jesse Lonergan 15
    Callum Ah Chee 13

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  6. It hurts knowing that Peter Wright could have been a Carlton player if we hadn’t traded our first round pick in 2014. Still, at least Jaksch and Whiley are working out well for us…

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  7. i actually think this is going to be my worst week ever…….. JOM 39, Newman 59, Beams 66, Stef Martin 68, Housten 51 just to name a few! im about 900 from 11! Well ill come back next year. Was ranked 2800th before the round. Not anymore!

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    1. That’s some bad luck there. Did he VC GAJ or actually put the C on him? I can understand putting the VC on GAJ vs NM….

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  8. Roos v Suns – 3Qtr Time

    North Melbourne : 12.9.81
    lead
    Gold Coast Suns: 11.8.74

    ROOS
    Shaun Higgins 102
    Robbie Tarrant 87
    Nathan Hrovat 85
    Marley Williams 77
    Aaron Mullett 75
    Sam Gibson 74
    Taylor Garner 73
    Jack Ziebell 67
    Ben Brown* 64
    Luke McDonald 62
    Scott D. Thompson 59
    Todd Goldstein 56
    Trent Dumont 56
    Kayne Turner 47
    Lachlan Hansen 47
    Jamie Macmillan 40
    Ed Vickers-Willis 40
    Jed Anderson 37
    Mason Wood 35
    Shaun Atley 32
    Jy Simpkin -1 23
    Ben Cunnington 11

    SUNS
    Gary Ablett jnr 172
    Jarrod Harbrow 86
    Michael Barlow 78
    Alex Sexton 76
    Thomas Lynch 74
    Touk Miller 68
    Jarryd Lyons 68
    Adam Saad 54
    Aaron Hall 54
    Jarrod Witts 53
    Brandon Matera 49
    Brayden Fiorini 47
    Jesse Joyce 47
    Peter Wright 46
    Jack Leslie 46
    Jack Bowes 41
    Sean Lemmens 41
    Callum Ah Chee 41
    Jesse Lonergan 40
    Matt Rosa 33
    Jack Martin 29
    Matt Shaw 22

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    1. Witts.

      noun
      1. a starchy plant tuber which is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable.

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  9. Double ton for Ablett 24 mins into the last quarter.

    Tonight’s performance by Ablett perfectly epitomises Cher’s classic “If I could turn back time”.

    “If I could turn back time
    If I could find a way
    I’d take back those words that’ll hurt you and you’d stay
    I don’t know why I did the things I did
    I don’t know why I said the things I said
    Love’s like a knife it can cut deep inside
    Words are like weapons, they wound sometimes
    I didn’t really mean to hurt you
    I didn’t want to see you go
    I know I made you cry, but baby
    If I could turn back time
    If I could find a way
    I’d take back those words that’d hurt you
    And you’d stay
    If I could reach the stars
    I’d give ’em all to you
    Then you’d love me, love me, like you used to do
    If I could turn back time”

    The Ablett of old has returned and has skyrocketed back to supreme relevancy.

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  10. Roos Defeat Suns

    North Melbourne : 16.11.107 to Gold Coast Suns: 14.10.94

    ROOS
    Shaun Higgins 121
    Ben Brown* 118
    Nathan Hrovat 103
    Jack Ziebell 102
    Robbie Tarrant 96
    Taylor Garner 94
    Aaron Mullett 91
    Sam Gibson 90
    Marley Williams 80
    Jamie Macmillan 76
    Scott D. Thompson 75
    Todd Goldstein 74
    Luke McDonald 70
    Trent Dumont 67
    Kayne Turner 61
    Ed Vickers-Willis 60
    Lachlan Hansen 58
    Jed Anderson 51
    Mason Wood 45
    Shaun Atley 44
    Ben Cunnington 32
    Jy Simpkin 28

    Missy Higgins?? Really??

    SUNS
    Gary Ablett jnr 208
    Jarrod Harbrow 113
    Jarryd Lyons 100
    Alex Sexton 94
    Thomas Lynch 87
    Michael Barlow 78
    Touk Miller 77
    Jarrod Witts 74
    Callum Ah Chee 69
    Brayden Fiorini 67
    Adam Saad 66
    Aaron Hall 66
    Peter Wright 65
    Jack Martin 63
    Sean Lemmens 60
    Jack Leslie 60
    Brandon Matera 59
    Jesse Joyce 58
    Jack Bowes 54
    Jesse Lonergan 43
    Matt Rosa 34
    Matt Shaw 26

    GOD!!! Wow!!

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      1. He’s going to be one of the hardest ones to decide on, too. Super risky, but with tremendous upside if he can stay on the park.

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