Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Geelong

Written by Thommo on June 29 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Friday, June 29, 7.50pm AEST

SUMMARY
While their form this season probably doesn’t warrant another Friday night slot, the Bulldogs displayed a much better brand of footy in the heartbreaking two-point loss to North Melbourne last week and should at least make Geelong, which is coming off the bye, work for the four points. The return of key defender Marcus Adams from injury gives the Dogs much better balance, and he’s likely to be the man to stand Tom Hawkins. But the biggest concern for coach Luke Beveridge is what he’s going to do to limit the impact of Patrick Dangerfield. The midfield marvel has absolutely destroyed the Dogs in the past two encounters between the teams, racking up a combined total of 74 possessions and six goals. Sitting a game out of the top four, a win is crucial for the Cats if they want to finish the home and away season with a finals double chance.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R9, 2017, Geelong Cats 16.8 (104) d Western Bulldogs 12.9 (81) at GMHBA Stadium
R19, 2016, Geelong Cats 16.7 (103) d Western Bulldogs 11.12 (78) at GMHBA Stadium
R13, 2016, Geelong Cats 16.4 (100) d Western Bulldogs 5.13 (43) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2015, Geelong Cats 10.12 (72) d Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) at GMHBA Stadium
R16, 2014, Geelong Cats 10.9 (69) d Western Bulldogs 7.14 (56) at GMHBA Stadium

Thommo’s Tip: Geelong by 28 points.

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24 thoughts on “Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Geelong”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Western Bulldogs: Josh Dunkley, Josh Schache, Patrick Lipinski, Brad Lynch
    Geelong: Gary Ablett, Quinton Narkle, Cameron Guthrie, James Parsons

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  2. Dangerfield has apparently been spending a lot more time in the midfield against week teams, and more time forward against better ones. Clearly, the Bulldogs are in the former category.

    Dangerfield last 3 vs Bulldogs: 151, 144, 173

    Should I stick the VC on him?

    TU: Yes, he should play midfield this week. And look at that last three!
    TD: No, Chris Scott will throw a spanner in the works. And do you really want to make a guy with a season-high of 137 vice-captain?

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  3. QT Dogs 26 v Cats 27

    Dogs
    Josh Dunkley 49
    Toby McLean 45
    Mitch Wallis 37
    Luke Dahlhaus 30
    Ed Richards* 29
    Bailey Williams 28
    Josh Schache 22
    Jackson Trengove 21
    Dale Morris 21
    Jason Johannisen 21
    M. Bontempelli 19
    Hayden Crozier 19
    Marcus Adams 18
    Patrick Lipinski 15
    Brad Lynch 15
    Roarke Smith 13
    Lachie Hunter 12
    Aaron Naughton 10
    Tom Boyd 9
    Zaine Cordy 9
    Billy Gowers 5
    Lin Jong 2

    Cats
    P. Dangerfield 36
    Zach Tuohy 34
    Tom Stewart 34
    Rhys Stanley 27
    Tim Kelly 26
    Gary Ablett jnr 25
    Jack Henry 25
    Joel Selwood 23
    Tom Hawkins 22
    Mitch Duncan 19
    Harry Taylor 19
    Brandan Parfitt 19
    Quinton Narkle 18
    Cameron Guthrie 16
    Mark Blicavs 15
    Sam Menegola 14
    Jordan Murdoch 14
    James Parsons 13
    Lachlan Fogarty 9
    Jed Bews 7
    Jordan Cunico 7
    Jake Kolodjashnij -3

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  4. The scoring baffles me sometimes..

    Bont on 33 points, then takes a contested mark infront of goal, slots the goal to level the game… thrn only moves to 40 points.. 7 point play.. seems slightly robbed

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    1. Indeed.

      Under the far more logical (and transparent) SalamanderCoach system that we used for our AFLW Fantasy game earlier in the year, that would have been a 31 point play.

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    2. Then Danger kicks a goal after the siren at the end of the 3rd and goes from 81 to 102pts. Wtf?! Calm down Danger, I’m hoping to bring you in next week so another sub-par score would suit me 😉

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  5. HT Dogs 58 v Cats 52

    Dogs
    Josh Dunkley 84
    Toby McLean 74
    Mitch Wallis 53
    Luke Dahlhaus 53
    Lachie Hunter 49
    Bailey Williams 47
    M. Bontempelli 47
    Ed Richards* 45
    Josh Schache 42
    Tom Boyd 38
    Jason Johannisen 38
    Patrick Lipinski 38
    Dale Morris 38
    Zaine Cordy 36
    Hayden Crozier 36
    Marcus Adams 36
    Brad Lynch 30
    Jackson Trengove 26
    Billy Gowers 21
    Roarke Smith 21
    Aaron Naughton 15
    Lin Jong 2

    Cats
    Tom Stewart 65
    Harry Taylor 58
    Zach Tuohy 57
    Sam Menegola 55
    P. Dangerfield 54
    Mitch Duncan 47
    Gary Ablett jnr 47
    Jordan Murdoch 44
    Joel Selwood 42
    Rhys Stanley 41
    Quinton Narkle 41
    Tom Hawkins 38
    Jack Henry 34
    Tim Kelly 32
    Cameron Guthrie 31
    Brandan Parfitt 30
    Mark Blicavs 30
    Jordan Cunico 25
    Jed Bews 22
    James Parsons 17
    Lachlan Fogarty 11
    Jake Kolodjashnij 4

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  6. Sitting at home, watching the game on TV, I couldn’t help but clap at half time. Not for any particular player or team, but for everyone involved – this has been one of the best games I have seen all year.

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  7. 3QT Dogs 83 v Cats 85

    Dogs
    Josh Dunkley 91
    Toby McLean 85
    Lachie Hunter 82
    M. Bontempelli 72
    Tom Boyd 69
    Bailey Williams 68
    Jason Johannisen 66
    Luke Dahlhaus 64
    Mitch Wallis 57
    Billy Gowers 57
    Zaine Cordy 57
    Marcus Adams 56
    Ed Richards* 55
    Dale Morris 52
    Brad Lynch 51
    Josh Schache 50
    Hayden Crozier 48
    Patrick Lipinski 44
    Roarke Smith 42
    Jackson Trengove 37
    Aaron Naughton 25
    Lin Jong 2

    Cats
    P. Dangerfield 101
    Tom Stewart 92
    Tom Hawkins 87
    Joel Selwood 80
    Harry Taylor 79
    Rhys Stanley 76
    Mitch Duncan 75
    Gary Ablett jnr 75
    Zach Tuohy 74
    Sam Menegola 67
    Quinton Narkle 58
    Cameron Guthrie 58
    Tim Kelly 49
    Jack Henry 49
    Mark Blicavs 48
    Jordan Murdoch 44
    Brandan Parfitt 43
    Jed Bews 33
    James Parsons 28
    Jordan Cunico 27
    Lachlan Fogarty 24
    Jake Kolodjashnij 10

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  8. FT Dogs 103 d Cats 101

    Dogs
    Josh Dunkley 111
    Toby McLean 104
    Lachie Hunter 97
    Jason Johannisen 94
    Luke Dahlhaus 92
    M. Bontempelli 91
    Mitch Wallis 90
    Ed Richards* 90
    Tom Boyd 86
    Billy Gowers 82
    Marcus Adams 72
    Patrick Lipinski 70
    Hayden Crozier 69
    Bailey Williams 68
    Brad Lynch 63
    Josh Schache 63
    Dale Morris 62
    Jackson Trengove 60
    Zaine Cordy 55
    Roarke Smith 52
    Aaron Naughton 33
    Lin Jong 1

    Cats
    Joel Selwood 123
    Mitch Duncan 117
    P. Dangerfield 114
    Rhys Stanley 109
    Tom Stewart 106
    Gary Ablett jnr 101
    Tom Hawkins 98
    Harry Taylor 96
    Tim Kelly 95
    Zach Tuohy 91
    Sam Menegola 87
    Cameron Guthrie 84
    Jack Henry 78
    Quinton Narkle 73
    Mark Blicavs 68
    Jordan Murdoch 63
    Brandan Parfitt 42
    James Parsons 39
    Jed Bews 38
    Lachlan Fogarty 31
    Jordan Cunico 31
    Jake Kolodjashnij 17

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  9. What on earth was Chris Scott doing for the entire last quarter not playing Danger on ball at all??
    Questions should be asked…
    Besides that, absolute belter of a game, feel sorry for Harry…

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  10. Great game for my draft team. Ablett, kelly, mclean, guthrie and crozier:)
    Disappointed with danger as vc in my normal team though. He was looking good at 3 qtr time till they decided to keep him at deep full fwd for rest of game.

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