Game Chat – West Coast v Hawthorn

Written by Motts on August 24 2019

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday August 24, 6.10pm AWST

What it means for West Coast: Plenty. Victory guarantees a finals double chance, and keeps the slender hope of a home qualifying final alive. If other results go the Eagles’ way, namely a Geelong loss to Carlton or heavy defeat for Brisbane against Richmond, they could finish top two. 

What it means for Hawthorn: The Hawks are one of four teams in the hunt for eighth spot and an upset win in the west, combined with a narrow Adelaide win over the Bulldogs, should be enough to clinch the last spot in the finals.

The stat: Elliot Yeo’s 15 clearances against Richmond was the third-most in a game by a West Coast player. Matt Priddis holds the top two spots, with 17 against the Dogs in 2012 and 16 the next season versus Hawthorn.

The match-up: Josh Kennedy v James Frawley

The Eagles would love their spearhead to rediscover some form before finals, but it won’t be easy against nemesis Frawley. When the teams met at a wet MCG in round 13, the Hawks’ full-back held Kennedy goalless for the first time in 68 games, a streak stretching back to their duel in the 2015 Grand Final. Kennedy has only three goals and 19 disposals from his past three games.

It’s a big week for: Adam Simpson

Pressure in the AFL comes in many forms and while the reigning premiership coach won’t publicly admit he is worried about round 23 ladder permutations, Simpson will know a loss to the dangerous Hawks could be catastrophic for the Eagles’ back-to-back flag bid.

Big call: Jack Darling, who is one shy of his career-best tally of 53 majors, to bag six goals and demand selection in the All Australian team for the first time.

Mottsy’s Tip: Eagles by 30 points


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22 thoughts on “Game Chat – West Coast v Hawthorn”


    West Coast: Jack Redden, Oscar Allen, Liam Duggan, Jack Petruccelle
    Hawthorn: Conor Nash, Chad Wingard, Jack Scrimshaw, Oliver Hanrahan


    1. I might be as well, CT. What is wrong with us. Dropping chest marks, not finding options, missing set shots.

      Back Simpson in to make some adjustments, but we’ve gotta lift.


      1. It’s the fast footy GB eagles can’t set up, hawks can’t keep this tempo up all night and they are not far enough ahead


  2. Well played, Hawks.

    Did an absolute number on us; set-up brilliantly, pressed up tight so we couldn’t spread, made shallow entries and playing McEvoy down back to counter our tall defense was pure genius.

    No excuses. Simply well played.


  3. final

    A. Gaff 135
    L. Breust 125
    L. Shuey 107
    J. Sicily 123
    W. Rioli 102
    R. Henderson 111
    L. Jetta 95
    T. O’Brien 102
    L. Duggan 94
    J. O’Meara 97
    E. Yeo 92
    J. Ceglar 95
    S. Hurn 88
    L. Shiels 95
    O. Allen 78
    J. Gunston 90
    J. Darling 76
    S. Burgoyne 90
    T. Hickey 73
    B. Hardwick 82
    D. Sheed 71
    P. Puopolo 72
    J. McGovern 70
    I. Smith 71
    B. Sheppard 69
    J. Worpel 71
    J. Redden 65
    D. Howe 67
    C. Masten 65
    J. Frawley 65
    J. Kennedy 64
    C. Wingard 62
    J. Waterman 63
    O. Hanrahan 58
    L. Ryan 55
    J. Scrimshaw 53
    J. Nelson 54
    B. McEvoy 35
    T. Barrass 52
    C. Nash 33
    J. Cripps 42
    T. Scully 15
    J. Petruccelle 31
    B. Stratton 12


  4. Bloke in my cash GF decided to trade out Worpel for Cameron last minute… Who would have the balls to trade out Worpel averaging 140 over 3 weeks…



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