**WHERE AND WHEN:** Adelaide Oval, Thursday, July 12, 7.20pm ACST

**SUMMARY**

If its finals dreams aren’t already gone, a loss to Geelong would all but certainly write off Adelaide’s season. The Crows (7-8) are two wins outside the top eight and also have to make up a massive percentage gap in the remaining seven games. The Crows will need to move the ball quickly, play on at every opportunity and take risks if they are to get back to the entertaining, high-scoring brand of football they displayed in the last quarter against West Coast in round 15. A win for the Cats (9-6) would consolidate their spot in the top eight, while staying within striking distance of the top four. Prime movers Joel Selwood and Mitch Duncan are in superb form, while the electric Tim Kelly is one of the finds of the season. And then there’s 2016 Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield, who always produces something special against his former club.

**LAST FIVE TIMES
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PF, 2017, Adelaide 21.10 (136) d Geelong 10.15 (75) at Adelaide Oval

R18, 2017, Adelaide 13.13 (91) d Geelong 10.10 (70) at Adelaide Oval

R11, 2017, Geelong 13.18 (96) d Adelaide 10.14 (74) at GMHBA Stadium

R18, 2016, Geelong 12.13 (85) d Adelaide 7.13 (55) at GMHBA Stadium

R8, 2016, Geelong 13.20 (98) d Adelaide 11.6 (72) at Adelaide Oval

**Thommo’s Tip: **Adelaide by 10 points

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Laird due for a big one ..

Rory Laird average vs Geelong: 74 from 5 (high 87, low 59, 3/5 less than 80). Last 3 vs Geelong: 83, 59, 71.

PJ’s gut: 1

My stupid stats: 0

Late change Adelaide

Talia out

Alex Keath in

Adelaide v Geelong at the Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm ACST

LATE CHANGE

Adelaide: Daniel Talia (foot) replaced in selected side by Alex Keath

Geelong: Nil

FINAL INTERCHANGES

Adelaide: Hugh Greenwood, Jake Kelly, Kyle Cheney, Lachlan Murphy

Geelong: Gary Ablett, Quinton Narkle, Cam Guthrie, Sam Simpson

Two weeks in a row with no late changes for Geelong? What is this madness!?

Still 25 minutes to go

T/u Titch VC

T/D Danger VC

Does anyone have any idea of how long Bontempelli will take to recover from his operation? Google seems to think anywhere from one to three weeks – is this correct?

Never argue with Dr Google!

Aww… this time I really hope he’s wrong.

HT Crows 51 v Cats 43

Crows

Tom T. Lynch 76

Rory Laird 75

Rory Sloane 69

Rory Atkins 56

Matt Crouch 50

Luke Brown 47

Bryce Gibbs 43

Eddie Betts 40

Riley Knight 39

Lachlan Murphy 36

Sam Jacobs 36

Paul Seedsman 31

Tom Doedee 29

Josh Jenkins 29

Jordan Gallucci 29

Taylor Walker 28

Kyle Cheney 27

Jake Kelly 27

Hugh Greenwood 23

Wayne Milera 23

Kyle Hartigan 21

Alex Keath 16

Cats

P. Dangerfield 78

Tom Hawkins 58

Gary Ablett jnr 56

Tim Kelly 56

Jake Kolodjashnij 51

Rhys Stanley 50

Tom Stewart 47

Zach Tuohy 45

Mark Blicavs 44

Mitch Duncan 43

Sam Menegola 41

Jed Bews 36

Quinton Narkle 34

Cameron Guthrie 29

Daniel Menzel 29

Brandan Parfitt* 28

Jamaine Jones 25

Joel Selwood 24

Scott Selwood 21

Jack Henry 17

Sam Simpson 16

Wylie Buzza 15

How has Ablett scored 56? I’ve watched the game and have hardly noticed him except for try ing to get easy handballs from a teammate who has taken a mark.

Granted, I’m on my 10th scotch but still…

Just a handy 16 possies with plenty inside 50s

3QT Crows 93 v Cats 69

Crows

Tom T. Lynch 107

Rory Laird 106

Rory Atkins 91

Rory Sloane 90

Wayne Milera 74

Matt Crouch 66

Josh Jenkins 65

Bryce Gibbs 62

Paul Seedsman 60

Luke Brown 60

Eddie Betts 54

Tom Doedee 54

Sam Jacobs 53

Riley Knight 51

Jordan Gallucci 49

Lachlan Murphy 47

Hugh Greenwood 47

Jake Kelly 42

Taylor Walker 42

Kyle Cheney 41

Alex Keath 40

Kyle Hartigan 35

Cats

P. Dangerfield 109

Tim Kelly 91

Tom Hawkins 85

Gary Ablett jnr 79

Rhys Stanley 71

Mark Blicavs 67

Mitch Duncan 61

Jake Kolodjashnij 60

Sam Menegola 57

Zach Tuohy 56

Tom Stewart 55

Quinton Narkle 50

Jed Bews 47

Jack Henry 45

Joel Selwood 44

Scott Selwood 43

Wylie Buzza 37

Daniel Menzel 29

Cameron Guthrie 29

Jamaine Jones 28

Brandan Parfitt* 26

Sam Simpson 18

Geez, I did the ol take the VC off Danger with about 2 minutes to go in the game as Chris Scott can’t find it within himself to play him in the middle.

Just tuned in for the last quarter and see the #35 running around at centre bounces….

Maybe Chris Scott is the new Ross Lyon (I might be banned from the site if I suggest putting Chris Scott’s initials in FURL instead of Ross though…..)

Oh well, I reckon good for footy if Danger plays middle, hopefully it stays that way….

yeah, me too … have had the VC on him the last few weeks for no result, gave up tonight at last second … SC can be cruel!

Turdwood.

Danger great VC choice!

Bit stiff taking VC off Danger at the last minute, but very happy with him and Laird.

Thought Sloane had a massive game too (don’t have him though).

Happy with L Murphy too as my last non-premo spot on the field. I reckon he was pretty stiff not to bag a couple more with some of the horrible delivery he had, but I’ll take that 72 over Mihocek.

FT Crows 112 d Cats 97

Crows

Rory Laird 132

Rory Sloane 132

Tom T. Lynch 130

Rory Atkins 110

Wayne Milera 90

Matt Crouch 85

Bryce Gibbs 81

Josh Jenkins 78

Riley Knight 78

Sam Jacobs 72

Lachlan Murphy 72

Jordan Gallucci 72

Luke Brown 71

Kyle Cheney 71

Tom Doedee 70

Taylor Walker 64

Eddie Betts 64

Paul Seedsman 61

Jake Kelly 56

Hugh Greenwood 54

Alex Keath 48

Kyle Hartigan 46

Cats

P. Dangerfield 150

Gary Ablett jnr 111

Tom Hawkins 109

Tim Kelly 109

Rhys Stanley 104

Mitch Duncan 88

Mark Blicavs 88

Zach Tuohy 80

Sam Menegola 76

Jake Kolodjashnij 76

Joel Selwood 69

Tom Stewart 67

Quinton Narkle 63

Scott Selwood 55

Jed Bews 55

Cameron Guthrie 52

Jack Henry 51

Wylie Buzza 46

Jamaine Jones 33

Sam Simpson 29

Brandan Parfitt* 28

Daniel Menzel 28

reckon the umps really screwed the Cats a bit tonight too …

Surely Chris Scott takes a look at Dangers performance tonight and sees how stupid his been wasting him down forward weekly.

Dangerfield playing midfield is the best player in the competition. Why his even been chucked down forward is beyond me.

IMO, I’m guessing it had a lot to do with Menzel returning this week!

Taking Paddy’s 158

Go on… roll the dice!

Does anyone know if there’s a way to put the VC on Dangerfield after the game has finished?