Game Chat – Collingwood v North Melbourne

Written by Thommo on June 29 2019

Where and when: Marvel Stadium, Saturday June 29, 7.25pm AEST

What it means for Collingwood: This season the Magpies have generally done little more than what’s been required to win, and they were flat in their victory over the wasteful Bulldogs last round. Expect them to show more energy and increase their defensive efforts.

What it means for North Melbourne: A golden opportunity for the rebuilding Roos to produce an upset against a highly rated opponent that has been less than convincing in recent weeks. Their best chance might be to play fast but with discretion.

The stat: In their past two head-to-head clashes the Magpies have burst clear early to win by 54 and 66 points respectively, while keeping the Roos to tallies of just seven and nine goals.

The match-up: Brodie Grundy v Todd Goldstein

Magpies star Grundy (ranked the AFL’s second-best ruckman at No.3 in the Official AFL Player Ratings) will face stiff opposition from Kangaroos southpaw Goldstein (the fourth-ranked ruckman at No.20).

It’s a big week for: Rhyce Shaw

Straight after coaching against his younger brother, Greater Western Sydney veteran Heath Shaw, North’s caretaker coach takes on his beloved former club where his family name is royalty. The emotion of the occasion won’t get to him – he has already taken on the Pies plenty of times as a Swans player and assistant coach.

Big call: Pies key defender Darcy Moore, a contender for a spot in the All Australian team, will eclipse his personal-best effort of five contested marks.

Thommo’s Tip: Collingwood by 12 points.

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29 thoughts on “Game Chat – Collingwood v North Melbourne”

    Collingwood: James Aish (hamstring soreness) replaced in selected side by Matt Scharenberg
    North Melbourne: Nil

    Collingwood: Levi Greenwood, Josh Thomas, Josh Daicos, Mason Cox
    North Melbourne: Jed Anderson, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Jasper Pittard, Cameron Zurhaar


      1. Don’t think Grundy would be a sneaky for the Brownlow. Angus Brayshaw nearly getting it last year when he wasn’t even invited, that’s a sneaky!!



    Collingwood Magpies: 3.3.21
    Adam Treloar 74
    Brodie Grundy 58
    Levi Greenwood 55
    Jack Crisp 51
    Scott Pendlebury 50
    Jordan Roughead 49
    Tom Phillips* 46
    Darcy Moore 43
    Brody Mihocek 41
    Callum Brown 38
    Chris Mayne 38
    Josh Thomas 37
    Josh Daicos 35
    Steele Sidebottom 33
    Jordan De Goey 28
    Travis Varcoe 27
    Brayden Maynard 25
    W. Hoskin-Elliott 23
    M. Scharenberg 15
    Mason Cox 12
    Brayden Sier 9
    Ben Reid 1

    North Melbourne : 4.8.32
    Todd Goldstein 88
    Ben Cunnington 75
    Jasper Pittard 65
    Robbie Tarrant 57
    Jy Simpkin 56
    Sam Durdin 54
    Jack Ziebell 53
    Jared Polec 50
    Shaun Atley 46
    Jed Anderson 43
    Mason Wood 40
    Tarryn Thomas 32
    L. Davies-Uniacke 32
    Kayne Turner 30
    Ben Brown 28
    Marley Williams 28
    Kyron Hayden 28
    Trent Dumont 24
    Cameron Zurhaar 19
    Scott D. Thompson 18
    Luke McDonald 16
    Nick Larkey 15


  3. Kyron HAYDEN – achilles in Q2.
    let’s hope it’s not serious. basement priced dpp in his first-game = SC gold at this time of year!


  4. hmmm
    looks like scott really was a crap coach
    gotta wonder why it took nth so long to get rid of him
    the players obviously didn’t care while he was there


    1. He’s coached them since 2012; in that time, they’ve made the finals 3 times (2012, 2013, 2018). Of the 8 finals matches they have played under him, they have won 3.


        1. Well, he did make one last year… but I agree, it’s not a brilliant record, particularly given Eddie shunted Malthouse out of the job so that he could parachute him into it.


  5. How good was that. Ripping win from the lads.

    Some winnable games coming up but tough to play in 4 states in the next 4 weeks!


  6. nth 1 game out of the 8
    bulldogs won their flag from 8th i think
    wonder how many teams have won a flag after sacking their coach mid season


  7. Dogs were outstanding again. And Bruce was purring and the Cats next week. That’ll be a good barometer for where they are at.
    The SA showdown is gonna be huge too. A lot riding on it!



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