Game Chat – Brisbane vs Melbourne

Written by Huttabito on March 31 2018

WHERE AND WHEN:  The Gabba, Saturday, March 31, 6.25pm AEST

SUMMARY
Both teams head to the Gabba desperate for victory after first-up losses. Melbourne went down in heartbreaking fashion to Geelong with Max Gawn’s late miss, while the Lions were right in their match with St Kilda before a fourth-quarter fade-out. The Demons are fancied to break through and make the top eight this season, and these are the types of matches they have to win. They had an avalanche of inside 50s against the Cats and weren’t able to capitalise, but they would be confident of rectifying that issue against a young Lions defence. Despite losing, the Lions will take plenty from their performance against the Saints, particularly the dominance in clearances. Stefan Martin ruck battle with Gawn – featuring two big men with contrasting styles – promises to be a highlight, as will the on-field meeting between great mates Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis. Brisbane will improve its ball movement from last week, but Melbourne should squeak home here.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

R22, 2017, Melbourne 16.8 (104) d Brisbane 14.7 (91) at the MCG
R9, 2016, Melbourne 19.17 (131) d Brisbane 9.14 (68) at the MCG
R16, 2015, Melbourne 8.12 (60) d Brisbane 4.12 (36) at the MCG
R19, 2014, Brisbane 11.8 (74) d Melbourne 6.15 (51) at Etihad Stadium
R17, 2013, Brisbane 13.16 (94) d Melbourne 11.9 (75) at TIO Stadium

Hutta’s Tip: Melbourne by 35 points.

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17 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane vs Melbourne”

  1. Brisbane v Melbourne at the Gabba, 6.25pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Brisbane: Cedric Cox, Hugh McCluggage, Ryan Lester, Rhys Mathieson
    Melbourne: Christian Salem, James Harmes, Jeff Garlett, Josh Wagner

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    1. Gets up to 110 on the back of 11 tackles. Thank God because I have him and, although you should never sideways premos, if he got tagged to an ordinary score again I would’ve shown him the door. I missed Cogs so that trade would make me $160k!!

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      1. I know! I was getting a tad worried there… luckily, he came home strongly, and I never need to even think of trading him again 🙂

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    1. I think opposition clubs are putting a bit more work into him to deny him some easier ball. Probably part of keep the ball away from Lever.

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  2. FULL TIME

    BRIS 74 vs MELB 110

    BRIS
    C.Cameron 114
    D.Zorko 109
    R.Mathieson 101
    A.Christensen 100
    H.McCluggage 88
    R.Bewick 87
    J.Berry 81
    H.Andrews 81
    A.Witherden 78
    L.Taylor 76
    S.Martin 65
    N.Robertson 63
    D.Gardiner 62
    E.Hipwood 61
    D.Beams 61
    L.Hodge 61
    D.McStay 60
    R.Lester 55
    C.Cox 52
    S.Mayes 43
    J.Walker 36
    C.Rayner 25

    MELB
    J.Garlett 156
    J.Hogan 144
    C.Oliver 137
    N.Jones 107
    M.Gawn 99
    D.Tyson 96
    J.Melksham 96
    J.Harmes 79
    J.Lewis 79
    C.Petracca 77
    J.Wagner 75
    A.Neal-Bullen 74
    M.Hibberd 73
    B.Vince 72
    B.Fritsch 63
    O.McDonald 62
    N.Jetta 60
    J.Lever 59
    C.Salem 41
    C.Pedersen 34
    J.Hunt 29
    T.Bugg 29

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  3. It’s safe to say Perfect 9 will be jackpotting again this week – surely nobody picked Garlett as the top scorer?

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  4. Time for hibberd to go ?
    Surely can’t have a premium scoring 70s ..
    Simpson or Lloyd likely candidates at this early stage

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