Game Chat – Richmond v Collingwood

Written by Motts on March 28 2019

Where and when: MCG, Thursday March 28, 7.20pm AEDT

Last time they met: MCG, preliminary final, 2018: Richmond 8.10 (58) lost to Collingwood 15.7 (97)

The Collingwood train left a shell-shocked Richmond in its wake, with Mason Cox dominating up forward in a second-term burst that resulted in a 53-point lead. Richmond rallied on the back of Jack Riewoldt’s five goals, but it was too little, too late.

What it means for Richmond: Redemption. The Tigers were wounded after the Magpies overran them in the preliminary final. The two sides match up well, with Collingwood regularly causing Richmond trouble over the past few years.

What it means for Collingwood: The Magpies are under the pump after a sluggish seven-point loss to Geelong in round one. A big win over last year’s minor premiers would be a strong statement.

How Richmond wins: Geelong’s new-look speedy forward line poked holes in Collingwood’s defence, and Richmond has the personnel to do the same. Big forwards Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt need to bring their smaller teammates into the game.

How Collingwood wins: Exploit Richmond’s second ruckman. Collingwood has the best midfield in the competition and will greatly benefit from Brodie Grundy going head-to-head with second-gamer Noah Balta.

The stat: Richmond star defender Alex Rance has missed two games since round nine, 2014. He is now expected to be sidelined for the year after tearing his right ACL last week.

The match-up: Jordan De Goey v Dylan Grimes

Grimes (ranked 210th overall in the Schick AFL Player Ratings) will be hurting after De Goey (90th) kicked four last time they met. With De Goey capable of turning a match on its head, Grimes is set for a big task once again.

It’s a big week for: Nick Vlastuin

It will be the first time we will have a look at life at Richmond without defensive general Rance. David Astbury’s role taking the No.1 forward (Mason Cox) isn’t expected to change, but Vlastuin may be forced to take greater responsibility.

Big call: After a quieter game by his lofty standards (23 disposals), expect Dayne Beams to dominate out of the middle in his second match back in the black and white and even kick two goals.

Mottsy’s Tip: Richmond by 15.

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84 thoughts on “Game Chat – Richmond v Collingwood”

  1. Who to play on field. I’m using Moore as DPP swing. Collins had a mare and could bounce back and Parker played good but was against Gold Coast.
    TU: Parker
    TD: Collins

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    1. Not watching the game, really looks like the new rules are going to impact scoring of ruckmen…seems to be way less stoppages.

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    1. David, can you let me know Grundy’s score at the moment? I unfortunately didn’t dodge that bullet… unlucky for me i guess (Insert sarcasm here)

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  2. ‘Set and forget’ ruck strategy already looking more like ‘set and regret’ and the season is only 1 round and 1 quarter old!

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    1. True, David. Although Nank is having a mare after the highest Ruck score last week. Maybe offer a viable solution instead of just telling us you were right the whole time, Champ?

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      1. I’ve re-read that a few times and still don’t see the invisible ink bit that says I was saying “I don’t have him and I’m right you’re wrong”. How do you know that I wasn’t regretting?
        Maybe don’t be so defensive/ accusing mate

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        1. Having been around this site for a long time, I can tell you that it takes a big effort to annoy Schwarzy, David. Maybe try and positive up the vibe in your posts and you’ll get some better feedback from all the SC Talk folks.

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    2. I have a feeling by the end of tonight, David is going to have to make friends with Fraser Anning.
      They both talk a lot of garbage, and they’re both going to have egg all over their respective scones.

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    3. You missed the Early Crow article during the week David going early on the regret call about Grundy with him now up to 98pts at 3 Qtr Time and on track for 140.

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  3. QTR TIME

    Richmond 14 vs Collingwood 20

    RICHMOND
    Lynch 32
    Cotchin 27
    D.Martin 35
    Nankervis 6

    COLLINGWOOD
    Beams 52
    Sidebottom37
    Crisp 24
    Treloar 28
    Pendles 28
    Howe 26
    Moore 25
    Grundy 16
    Elliott 12

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  4. So can i have a word to Chips Ahoy! for putting Nank into the tech team. Sitting on 12 points at half. What are you doing to us!

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      1. Nah i traded Mcdonald for Grundy instead. Can’t be trading out non rd13 bye players for more of them. Nank has to stay for the first 13 rounds

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  5. HALF TIME

    Richmond 39 vs Collingwood 45

    RICHMOND
    Lynch 52
    Cotchin 40
    D.Martin 45
    Nankervis 12

    COLLINGWOOD
    Crisp 68
    Sidebottom 47
    Howe 63
    Beams 58
    Treloar 68
    Grundy 50
    Moore 59
    Pendles 56

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    1. Nank getting killed in the ruck, and has no support. Meanwhile, Oleg Markov has two kicks at halftime.
      I think Dimma may have goofed there.

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  6. Grundy will be ok, there are fewer stoppages though which will impact tap to advantage ruck men and contested footy teams Gawn/Melbourne will be an interesting

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  7. Everyone who has Grundy and Gawn relax. The 666 may change their output but they will still end up top 2 or 4. And you are saving your trades. Sucks we paid top dollar , but you’ll only lose money if you transfer.

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  8. 3QTR TIME

    Richmond 58 vs Collingwood 76

    RICHMOND
    Short 81
    Nankervis 55
    Cotchin 60
    D.Martin 55
    Lynch 60

    COLLINGWOOD
    Treloar 94
    Crisp 86
    Beams 82
    Howe 79
    Pendles 101
    Grundy 98
    Moore 79

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    1. Good game, both teams seem a chance to score when they go forward.

      I’ve only got Moore in this, hopefully finishes over 100 and dusty who I may rename Rusty.

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            1. He didn’t mention the injury until really late in the preseason so most people missed it. Claim any victory this season Cuzza; it’s been a tough start to the year!

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  9. Should I worry about Dusty or was it just bc he was tagged tonight and the Tiges played bad?
    T/U keep Martin
    T/D trade for say Coniglio

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    1. 150-200 were probably sideways or backward kicks.
      Mayne 33 disposals for 253m gained

      In saying that they well and truely outplayed the tiges

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      1. Agreed, it was an amazing year but the really good players can back it up year after year. 0 tackles in 2 games and he’s supposed to be a contested best. Went MIA tonight when the going got tough.

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  10. FULL TIME

    Richmond 66 vs Collingwood 110

    RICHMOND
    Nankervis 78
    Short 87
    Cotchin 74
    D.Martin 64
    Higgins 38

    COLLINGWOOD
    Treloar 127
    Crisp 121
    Beams 103
    Grundy 132
    Pendles 132
    Howe 97
    Moore 92

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  11. Patrick Bines gets his second captaincy of the year. Thanks Brodie, never in doubt.
    Have a great weekend everyone

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