Grand Final Game Chat: West Coast vs Collingwood

Written by Thommo on September 29 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday, September 29, 2.30pm AEST

SUMMARY

Just who is this year’s Grand Final favourite? Is it West Coast, the higher-ranked team and winner of both clashes this year? Or is it Collingwood, which gets to play at the MCG, will have an extra day’s rest and is fresh from ending Richmond’s hopes of back-to-back flags? The Eagles will have to defy history to win their fourth premiership, having not won a final at the MCG since their last flag in 2006, and the drought at the ground lingers to 1999 if you remove non-Victorian opponents. On top of that, the past five non-Victorian Grand Finalists lost the decider. Beyond that, the contested possession battle looms as critical to the final result, with West Coast and Collingwood the top two in that statistic in September.

LAST FIVE TIMES

2QF, 2018, West Coast Eagles 12.14 (86) d Collingwood 10.10 (70) at Optus Stadium
R17, 2018, West Coast Eagles 15.12 (102) d Collingwood 9.13 (67) at the MCG
R18, 2017, Collingwood 13.15 (93) d West Coast Eagles 13.7 (85) at Etihad Stadium
R19, 2016, Collingwood 13.13 (91) d West Coast Eagles 11.6 (72) at the MCG
R6, 2016, West Coast Eagles 18.16 (124) d Collingwood 9.8 (62) at Subiaco Oval

Thommo’s Tip: Pies by 12 points

Norm Smith: Brodie Grundy

First Goal Kicker: Josh Thomas

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18 thoughts on “Grand Final Game Chat: West Coast vs Collingwood”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    West Coast: Dom Sheed, Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy, Tom Cole
    Collingwood: Adam Treloar, James Aish, Jaidyn Stephenson, Brayden Sier

    JEREMY McGovern is playing.

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  2. I have no idea. I feel like it is pretty even. Sure hope so.

    I would love to see the Mighty Mason Cox win the Norm Smith Medal. Not expecting or predicting that, not at all, but it sure would be something!

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  3. Footy gods work in funny ways, vardy injured for geelong 2011 gf ,crueled by injury for next 5 years , plays in premiership due to nicnat misfortune.

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  4. As a bombers tragic, I hate any AFL club that name starts with C. But, full credit to the Pies for their grace and dignity in the manner they have handled their devastating loss. Would that other c club be so magnanimous ?? Pigs a..e !!

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