Game Chat – North Melbourne vs West Coast

Written by Huttabito on March 26 2017

Venue: Etihad Stadium, 1:10pm AEDT

Last Time They Met: R16, 2016, West Coast Eagles 16.8 (104) d North Melbourne 11.6 (72) at Domain Stadium

Game Notes: Both teams will take new-look line-ups into round one. The Eagles’ midfield will be bolstered by the addition of four-time Hawthorn premiership player Sam Mitchell, while former Kangaroo Drew Petrie and ex-Cat Nathan Vardy are set to handle West Coast’s ruck duties in the injury-enforced absence of Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett. North has gone from being one of the oldest teams in the competition in 2016 to one of the youngest this season, with draftee Jy Simpkin and recycled pair Nathan Hrovat (Western Bulldogs) and Marley Williams (Collingwood) set to be among its new faces. The Kangaroos are widely tipped to slide in 2017 after making four of the past five finals series, while the Eagles’ premiership window still appears wide open. North, however, is bullish that with a senior core of players such as Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Robbie Tarrant, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Higgins and Scott Thompson it can remain extremely competitive this season. West Coast’s greater experience and depth of talent give it the edge, but the Kangaroos will be no pushovers on their home deck.

Huttabito’s Tip: Eagles by 15

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PRE-SCALE SCORES

Higgins final score was 111, what is up with these scores? Who went with Matteo’s boy Yeo? 😉

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27 thoughts on “Game Chat – North Melbourne vs West Coast”

  1. North Melbourne v West Coast at Etihad Stadium, 1.10PM AEDT

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    North Melbourne: Nathan Hrovat, Trent Dumont, Mitchell Hibberd, Declan Mountford
    West Coast: Chris Masten, Jack Redden, Jackson Nelson, Josh Hill

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    1. Always a tough one with the rookies, but I’m going Otten mainly based on experience and the higher JLT scores

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  2. West Coast’s ruck woes continue – Drew Petrie and Nathan Vardy both down in the rooms inside 10 minutes at Docklands. Jack Darling rucking.

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    1. Just not presenting himself. Has so much promise but he just throws it away. He’s gonna be gone next week IMO.

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        1. I only started 3 of the 4 in case something happened. Dodged Smith but might be stuck with Hibberd. I have NRoo so I might just swap him for Shaw and go set/forget defence of Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Howe, Marchbank and Hampton until the byes, then upgrade the last 2. Means I can completely forget about DEF rookies.

          Wish I listened to myself. Mentioned the other day that Hibberd/Mountford would be fighting for a spot in a week or so. Mountford has more versatility with his tagging ability but I still went Hibberd. Although, I would have picked up Smith in that case anyway I guess.

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          1. I took your advice and paid the extra for Turner. Seems to be having the best match of all the cows, at least so far.

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    1. Waite starting the year like a house on fire. Again.

      Trent Dumont was one of my preseason smokies. He’s a ball magnet, I can see him posting some big numbers this year.

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  3. Joel Smith injured. Pickett, Eddy, now Hibberd all looking like they could end up losing money. Damn, the rookies have been bad this year!

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    1. Him and Goldy worked well. Both strong in the ruck and impacted when moved forward. Exactly what Scott would have been wanting.

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  4. Had Turner in my team all pre season , then listened to hype on simpkin .
    most of the kids have been found out simpkin , hibberd , hampton in adelaide game , got em all. At least one will be gone this week with my Nroo trade.

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