Game Chat – West Coast v North Melbourne

Written by Thommo on July 27 2019

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday July 27, 2.35pm AWST

What it means for West Coast: The Eagles are walking a tightrope to stay in the hunt for a top-two spot and simply must win their remaining home games. With Richmond and Collingwood facing off on Friday night, one more victory would also all but lock in the double chance of a top-four spot.

What it means for North Melbourne: The gut-wrenching loss to Brisbane means the Roos have to win out from here over the last five rounds to stand any chance of finishing in the top eight. It’s implausible but not impossible if they beat the Eagles.

The stat: This will be the first meeting between these sides at Optus Stadium, where the Roos have played twice for one win against Fremantle last year and an 82-point belting in round one this season. West Coast won six of the last seven clashes at Subiaco Oval.

The match-up: Jack Darling v Robbie Tarrant

Darling is back to the form which had many rating him the best forward in the competition early last season and has drilled 16.3 in his past four outings, climbing to a career-high 83rd in the AFL Official Player Ratings along the way. Tarrant (No.17 key defender) might have locked on to Josh Kennedy in the past, but in current form Darling is more of a threat and Scott Thompson, provided he plays after rupturing a testicle against Brisbane, could get the job on the dual Coleman medallist.

It’s a big week for: Rhyce Shaw

The caretaker coach has impressed everyone since taking the reins from Brad Scott and boasts a 4-3 record, with the past two defeats by five points and two goals against Essendon and Brisbane. Another strong showing in the west will only enhance his credentials as Scott’s full-time successor.

Thommo’s Tip: West Coast by 10 points

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

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    West Coast: Jack Redden, Oscar Allen, Francis Watson, Jarrod Cameron
    North Melbourne: Jed Anderson, Taylor Garner, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Jamie Macmillan

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    1. Wow that is close, Marshall is averaging 130 odd in the last 5. However, he struggled last time against Max. Back in the big fella bad game should still score 80ish.

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    2. similar T/U / T/D to this one, something I never thought I’d ask:

      T/U – take setters 90 and bench Gray
      T/D – play Gray

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  2. 1/2 time

    J. Kennedy 83
    T. Goldstein 72
    J. Redden 67
    T. Dumont 56
    D. Sheed 61
    P. Ahern 56
    J. Darling 55
    J. Polec 55
    E. Yeo 55
    J. Ziebell 46
    A. Gaff 53
    N. Larkey 42
    L. Jetta 52
    T. Thomas 40
    W. Rioli 52
    J. Pittard 37
    T. Hickey 50
    M. Williams 34
    L. Shuey 37
    B. Cunnington 32
    O. Allen 36
    L. Davies-Uniacke 32
    T. Barrass 35
    M. Wood 30
    J. McGovern 31
    C. Zurhaar 30
    C. Masten 31
    J. Simpkin 30
    J. Petruccelle 30
    J. Macmillan 28
    B. Sheppard 26
    R. Tarrant 26
    W. Schofield 26
    S. Atley 24
    J. Nelson 24
    S. Higgins 24
    F. Watson 22
    J. Anderson 23
    L. Ryan 22
    B. Brown 19
    J. Waterman 21
    T. Garner 15
    J. Cameron 13
    S. Durdin12

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          1. he’s been slowly building his fitness base
            look’n stronger every week
            played in poor weather recently so i wouldn’t hold that against him

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  3. 3/4 time

    J. Kennedy 116
    T. Goldstein 102
    J. Darling 96
    J. Polec 76
    A. Gaff 93
    P. Ahern 72
    E. Yeo 93
    T. Dumont 71
    J. Redden 89
    B. Cunnington 63
    D. Sheed 89
    M. Williams 59
    L. Jetta 77
    J. Ziebell 59
    W. Rioli 73
    S. Higgins 55
    J. Nelson 59
    C. Zurhaar 54
    T. Barrass 56
    T. Thomas 53
    O. Allen 56
    N. Larkey 52
    J. McGovern 55
    J. Anderson 43
    F. Watson 55
    L. Davies-Uniacke 43
    T. Hickey 55
    S. Atley 41
    L. Shuey 54
    T. Garner 41
    C. Masten 44
    J. Pittard 40
    B. Sheppard 38
    R. Tarrant 39
    J. Waterman 36
    J. Simpkin 39
    J. Petruccelle 34
    J. Macmillan 38
    L. Ryan 33
    M. Wood 34
    W. Schofield 31
    B. Brown 27
    J. Cameron 18
    S. Durdin 22

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  4. F/T

    J. Kennedy 129
    T. Goldstein 132
    E. Yeo 128
    J. Polec 113
    A. Gaff 122
    T. Dumont 94
    J. Darling 122
    P. Ahern 91
    D. Sheed 122
    B. Cunnington 83
    J. Redden 119
    M. Williams 74
    W. Rioli 100
    C. Zurhaar 73
    L. Jetta 95
    N. Larkey 72
    L. Shuey 86
    J. Ziebell 70
    J. Nelson 79
    T. Thomas 69
    T. Barrass 75
    S. Higgins 67
    T. Hickey 73
    J. Anderson 63
    O. Allen 70
    L. Davies-Uniacke 59
    J. McGovern 69
    B. Brown 52
    F. Watson 61
    T. Garner 52
    C. Masten 61
    J. Simpkin 51
    B. Sheppard 57
    J. Macmillan 50
    J. Petruccelle 53
    R. Tarrant 50
    J. Waterman 48
    J. Pittard 49
    W. Schofield 45
    S. Atley 48
    L. Ryan 39
    M. Wood 48
    J. Cameron 27
    S. Durdin 30

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