Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast

Written by Thommo on July 22 2017

Venue: Cazaly Stadium, Cairns at 4:35pm AEST

LAST FIVE TIMES
R17, 2016, Western Bulldogs 15.17 (107) d Gold Coast 8.11 (59) at Cazaly’s Stadium
R15, 2015, Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) d Gold Coast 11.7 (73) at Cazaly’s Stadium
R17, 2014, Western Bulldogs 13.16 (94) d Gold Coast 9.12 (66) at Cazaly’s Stadium
R10, 2014, Gold Coast 18.11 (119) d Western Bulldogs 10.14 (74) at Metricon Stadium
R8, 2013, Gold Coast 13.15 (93) d Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) at Metricon Stadium

Game notes: The premiers will head to Cairns with anything but a holiday on their minds, with a win over the struggling Suns a must if they’re to keep their faltering flag defence alive. Last week’s win over a gritty Carlton side wasn’t convincing, but the Dogs did produce a far more consistent performance than they have in previous weeks. If they are to make it back to September, they’ll need to start kicking bigger scores, with inefficiency up forward plaguing them this season. A Suns backline missing Steven May (hamstring) will make it easier to boost their poor percentage, but the Dogs will be missing forward Jake Stringer with a similar injury. The Suns on the other hand will be looking to record their first win over the Bulldogs in North Queensland, after losing all three matches between the sides at Cazaly’s Stadium.

Thommo’s Tip: Dogs by 20 points.

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4 thoughts on “Game Chat – Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast”

  1. Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast at Cazaly’s Stadium, 4.35pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    Western Bulldogs: Nil
    Gold Coast: Rory Thompson replaced in selected side by Darcy MacPherson

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Western Bulldogs: Robert Murphy, Mitch Wallis, Luke Dahlhaus, Shane Biggs
    Gold Coast: Brayden Fiorini, Touk Miller, Jack Scrimshaw, Darcy MacPherson

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  2. Can Bontempelli really be considered a premium? From round 8 onwards, he has averaged about 97 (figures include this round). He’s also only scored 100+ twice during that time.

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  3. FULL TIME

    Dogs 109 vs Suns 56

    DOGS
    M. Wallis 126
    L. Picken 117
    L. Hunter 116
    J. Macrae 116
    L. Dahlhaus 115
    S. Biggs 109
    J. Johannisen 102
    T. McLean 94
    B. Dale 85
    M. Bontempelli 81
    J. Redpath 81
    L. Young 80
    C. Daniel 79
    M. Honeychurch 71
    E. Wood 66
    M. Suckling 65
    Z. Cordy 64
    B. Williams 64
    R. Murphy 61
    J. Roughead 56
    T. Liberatore 55
    D. Morris 26

    SUNS
    J. Martin 108
    M. Rosa 100
    J. Witts 100
    B. Fiorini 93
    P. Hanley 87
    A. Hall 85
    T. Lynch 80
    B. Ainsworth 77
    A. Saad 75
    T. Miller 74
    D. Swallow 73
    P. Wright 64
    J. Lonergan 57
    D. Macpherson 56
    M. Rischitelli 56
    C. Ah Chee 56
    J. Harbrow 49
    T. McKenzie 47
    J. Scrimshaw 44
    A. Sexton 43
    S. Lemmens 28
    J. Bowes 22

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