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
My rob/grundy trade is another week off !!
Why oh why did I not captain Grundy 🙁
who did you captain?
Ended up going Fyfe but was scared off by the whole Grundy against Goldy talk
Fyfe will probably score 100+ tomorrow
the right call i reckon. have done the same!
could be a sneaky for the brownlow
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!!
nth applying good pressure
Goldy giving me the old two fingers after I traded him out earlier today.
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
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!
Took a chance on Hayden as I needed a downgrade & fwd cover…
Well that backfired !
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
North winning dam might as well keep the shaw as the main coach!
pies gett’n pumped now
anyone know how many years bucks has coached the pies
& his win/loss in finals over that period
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.
pretty average reading over 7 years
pies would have thought he would have at least made a GF by now
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.
You missed 2011 grand final. Geelong v collingwood. Geelong won.
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!
Great to see. Give Rhyce the keys surely?!
He’s got my vote!
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
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!
Yeah, great week of footy coming up. Love how open things are atm.