Game Chat – Essendon v Geelong

Written by Motts on April 16 2016

Venue: The new home of the NRL GF, 1:45pm

Last 5 times:
R10, 2015, Geelong Cats 19.8 (122) d Essendon 7.11 (53) at Etihad Stadium

R15, 2014, Geelong Cats 13.11 (89) d Essendon 11.14 (80) at Etihad Stadium

R7, 2013, Geelong Cats 17.11 (113) d Essendon 11.19 (85) at Etihad Stadium

R17, 2012, Geelong Cats 20.14 (134) d Essendon 10.7 (67) at Etihad Stadium

R15, 2011, Essendon 18.7 (115) d Geelong Cats 16.15 (111) at Etihad Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match (still playing):

Essendon: Gwilt 108

Geelong: Taylor 137, Selwood 122, Motlop 119, Blicavs 116, Lonergan 110, Enright 107

Ins/Outs:

Essendon

IN: Conor McKenna, Craig Bird, Jayden Laverde

OUT: Nick Kommer (Omitted), Ryan Crowley (Omitted), Jackson Merrett (Omitted)

Geelong

IN: Tom Lonergan, Cory Gregson, Jordan Murdoch

OUT: Lincoln McCarthy (Omitted), Jake Kolodjashnij (Omitted), Corey Enright (Managed)

Game notes: With a win over the Dees already under their belt this season, the Bombres must be feeling confident coming into this game. The Greatest Team Of All though will be looking to continue their 2-game winning streak by exploiting Essendon’s almost complete lack of talent and depth. The big questions: will Dea justify his starting spot in your backline? And will Dangers put a reasonable VC’s score on the board for you? Just don’t forget to make your captaincy change at 3/4 time if he does and you’ve got the C on Gaz.

The 6 Points

1. Geelong has dominated Essendon over a long period, winning the past four contests between the teams and 10 of the past 11. Six of those wins have been 50 points or more.

2. This could be a blowout. The Cats have averaged 105 points a game while conceding only 77 so far this season. In contrast, the Bombers have averaged just 63 points a game and have conceded, on average, 100 points each week.

3. The clash will be the first ‘Country game’ between the Bombers and Cats, a marquee contest designed and developed by coaching superbrain & footy marketing guru Kevin Sheedy in his role at Essendon.

4. The Cats have been impressive marking the ball inside 50, ranking fourth with nearly 15 a game in the first three weeks. The Bombers have struggled in this area, ranking 14th in the competition with 10.3 a game.

5. Essendon and Geelong haven’t played at the MCG since the opening round of 2010, with this just the second MCG clash between the sides since 2005.

6. New Bomber Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti is ranked the sixth best first-year player in the competition so far in 2016, according to the Schick AFL Player Ratings.

Mottsy’s tip: Geelong by 70

While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.

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  1. Btw Motts, the NRL GF will be played at the G the same day that Gina Rinehart runs naked down Flinders Street throwing $100 notes into the air.

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  2. For me a 10-12 goal result would be good. But unfortunately my guts telling me a 15-20 goal result is more likely

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    1. I really don’t think you should expect the Bombers to win by a 100 points. Honestly, if I were you, I’d take a five goal win.

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  3. Hopefully it’s a good game. Feeling Geelong may go for a record here. Dangerfield to get 100 touches 10 goals and 10 zillion SC points

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  4. LIVE SCORES FROM THE CURRENT MATCH
    ESSENDON
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    11 David Zaharakis 40
    7 Zach Merrett 34
    12 Mark Baguley 30
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 29
    48 Mathew Stokes 28
    17 Adam Cooney 26
    24 Craig Bird 23
    33 Jayden Laverde 23
    9 Brendon Goddard 21
    29 Patrick Ambrose 21
    42 James Gwilt 20
    47 James Kelly 20
    8 Martin Gleeson 20
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 20
    13 Orazio Fantasia 18
    49 Matt Dea 16
    3 Darcy Parish 13
    45 Conor McKenna 9
    30 Kyle Langford 7
    36 Michael Hartley 6
    28 Mitch Brown 6
    6 Joe Daniher 5
    TOTAL435
    GEELONG
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    23 Josh Caddy 36
    29 Cameron Guthrie 31
    25 Lachie Henderson 28
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 27
    7 Harry Taylor 26
    26 Tom Hawkins 24
    22 Mitch Duncan 23
    4 Andrew Mackie 22
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 22
    32 Steven Motlop 20
    1 Rhys Stanley 19
    14 Joel Selwood 15
    28 Cory Gregson 14
    3 Jimmy Bartel 11
    36 Tom Ruggles 11
    10 Daniel Menzel 7
    46 Mark Blicavs 7
    13 Tom Lonergan 7
    9 Zac Smith 7
    21 Jordan Murdoch 6
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 2
    11 Darcy Lang 1
    TOTAL366

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  5. LIVE SCORES FROM THE CURRENT MATCH
    ESSENDON
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    7 Zach Merrett 79
    11 David Zaharakis 62
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 49
    17 Adam Cooney 48
    48 Mathew Stokes 48
    3 Darcy Parish 46
    42 James Gwilt 45
    13 Orazio Fantasia 45
    49 Matt Dea 44
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43
    12 Mark Baguley 41
    47 James Kelly 38
    24 Craig Bird 37
    9 Brendon Goddard 33
    8 Martin Gleeson 32
    29 Patrick Ambrose 31
    28 Mitch Brown 29
    33 Jayden Laverde 25
    45 Conor McKenna 22
    36 Michael Hartley 21
    30 Kyle Langford 15
    6 Joe Daniher 8
    TOTAL841
    GEELONG
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    23 Josh Caddy 65
    7 Harry Taylor 60
    32 Steven Motlop 57
    29 Cameron Guthrie 51
    4 Andrew Mackie 47
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 47
    14 Joel Selwood 44
    25 Lachie Henderson 44
    22 Mitch Duncan 41
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 40
    28 Cory Gregson 32
    1 Rhys Stanley 29
    3 Jimmy Bartel 28
    13 Tom Lonergan 27
    10 Daniel Menzel 23
    26 Tom Hawkins 22
    46 Mark Blicavs 20
    36 Tom Ruggles 20
    21 Jordan Murdoch 17
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 14
    9 Zac Smith 10
    11 Darcy Lang 6
    TOTAL744

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    1. Im a geelong supporter at the game and essendon have been the better team. Geelong don”t look interested and are getting smashed in possesions. A what should of been comfortable win for the cats is turning into a tight contest

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  6. Ok here it is 4 minutes left in the 3rd qtr cats by 6 points.
    can the Bombers win
    Thumbs up yes Dazz big chance of a upset

    Thumbs down No chance youre dreaming Dazz

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  7. LIVE SCORES FROM THE CURRENT MATCH
    ESSENDON
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    7 Zach Merrett 104
    11 David Zaharakis 95
    48 Mathew Stokes 83
    13 Orazio Fantasia 81
    17 Adam Cooney 77
    42 James Gwilt 71
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 70
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 65
    9 Brendon Goddard 62
    12 Mark Baguley 62
    49 Matt Dea 62
    3 Darcy Parish 56
    24 Craig Bird 55
    47 James Kelly 51
    28 Mitch Brown 51
    8 Martin Gleeson 43
    29 Patrick Ambrose 41
    45 Conor McKenna 30
    33 Jayden Laverde 29
    36 Michael Hartley 29
    30 Kyle Langford 25
    6 Joe Daniher 16
    TOTAL1258
    GEELONG
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    7 Harry Taylor 80
    23 Josh Caddy 76
    29 Cameron Guthrie 71
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 71
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 69
    32 Steven Motlop 69
    14 Joel Selwood 66
    25 Lachie Henderson 63
    4 Andrew Mackie 61
    3 Jimmy Bartel 60
    22 Mitch Duncan 56
    28 Cory Gregson 48
    26 Tom Hawkins 48
    1 Rhys Stanley 45
    21 Jordan Murdoch 43
    36 Tom Ruggles 38
    10 Daniel Menzel 32
    46 Mark Blicavs 32
    11 Darcy Lang 31
    13 Tom Lonergan 28
    9 Zac Smith 25
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 20
    TOTAL1132

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      1. Sadly i do. For some reason i thought Geelong was playing later than hawthorn. Should have been smitch into parker, instead i have smitch and danger at the same time.

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  8. LIVE SCORES FROM THE CURRENT MATCH
    ESSENDON
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    7 Zach Merrett 119
    11 David Zaharakis 116
    47 James Kelly 101
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 100
    48 Mathew Stokes 100
    13 Orazio Fantasia 96
    17 Adam Cooney 91
    42 James Gwilt 89
    3 Darcy Parish 83
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 83
    12 Mark Baguley 79
    9 Brendon Goddard 72
    49 Matt Dea 67
    24 Craig Bird 64
    8 Martin Gleeson 62
    28 Mitch Brown 58
    29 Patrick Ambrose 42
    45 Conor McKenna 39
    36 Michael Hartley 39
    33 Jayden Laverde 33
    30 Kyle Langford 33
    6 Joe Daniher 24
    TOTAL1590
    GEELONG
    PLAYERSUPERCOACH
    23 Josh Caddy 107
    14 Joel Selwood 99
    7 Harry Taylor 98
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 97
    32 Steven Motlop 91
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 90
    4 Andrew Mackie 89
    25 Lachie Henderson 87
    3 Jimmy Bartel 79
    29 Cameron Guthrie 78
    22 Mitch Duncan 72
    13 Tom Lonergan 67
    28 Cory Gregson 62
    10 Daniel Menzel 62
    26 Tom Hawkins 62
    1 Rhys Stanley 59
    11 Darcy Lang 55
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 55
    21 Jordan Murdoch 55
    46 Mark Blicavs 49
    9 Zac Smith 46
    36 Tom Ruggles 41
    TOTAL1600

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Game Chat – Dons v Cats

Written by Motts on June 27 2014

Got something to say about the game? Here’s where to give the world a piece of your mind.

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  1. With Langdon a potential late out don’t want to trade this week as have an easy league game. So who to play…

    T/U Bews
    T/D Georgiou.

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  2. Hoping my Bombers can fire up and beat the Pussy Cats.
    If we can start the game like we did last week where a chance. Last week was the best I’ve seen us move the ball since the earlier rounds.But the cats will prove to be a tougher game than last week.

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  3. Have to bring in one of these three this week
    T/U:-Ziebell
    T/D:-Cotchin
    Comment Montagna
    Thanks for the help

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  4. unrelated to this game but i am looking for the best mid to bring in this week, JPK v Rocky v Libba? similar BEs and price…

    t/u JPK
    t/d Rocky

    thanks

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  5. Geelong v Essendon at Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST)

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Geelong: Travis Varcoe, Steve Johnson, George Horlin-Smith
    Substitute: Josh Caddy

    Essendon: Jackson Merrett, Kyle Hardingham, Ben Howlett
    Substitute: Zac Merrett

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  6. Ive noticed all year that if jimmy get plenty of it, cats win. Maybe hes becoming a dowhill skier just like stevie j

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  7. Guys, 7 trades left and wondering if it’s worth making these two moves this week:

    Langdon – Honeychurch (for $$$ generation and DPP link)
    Ambrose – R.Gray

    Cheers

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  8. Worth doing the following trades this week:

    Shenton > Honeychurch or Kersten
    McDonald > McVeigh

    McDonald is my last upgrade, but without doing a second trade I can only afford the likes of Scott Thompson, Hibberd, Burgoyne, Hodge or Houli.
    Nobody else would get a look in.

    Thanks guys

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  9. Quarter Time
    Geelong 5.1 (31)
    Essendon 1.3 (9)

    GEELONG
    26 Tom Hawkins 45
    44 Corey Enright 42
    7 Harry Taylor 30
    46 Mark Blicavs 30
    29 Cameron Guthrie 29
    33 George Horlin-Smith 29
    14 Joel Selwood 28
    39 Shane Kersten 26
    9 James Kelly 25
    5 Travis Varcoe 25
    4 Andrew Mackie 24
    3 Jimmy Bartel 24
    25 Jared Rivers 23
    28 Allen Christensen 22
    22 Mitch Duncan 20
    32 Steven Motlop 18
    16 Dawson Simpson 16
    21 Jordan Murdoch 13
    13 Tom Lonergan 11
    20 Steve Johnson 8
    24 Jed Bews 6
    23 Josh Caddy 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    30 Patrick Ryder 46
    21 Dyson Heppell 26
    32 Travis Colyer 23
    1 Michael Hibberd 22
    9 Brendon Goddard 21
    3 Paul Chapman 21
    40 Ben Howlett 17
    23 David Myers 17
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 15
    26 Cale Hooker 13
    31 Dustin Fletcher 12
    22 Jake Carlisle 12
    17 Jake Melksham 12
    18 Michael Hurley 12
    20 Jackson Merrett 11
    34 Kyle Hardingham 11
    5 Brent Stanton 10
    39 Heath Hocking 8
    6 Joe Daniher 6
    47 Patrick Ambrose 5
    11 David Zaharakis 4
    27 Zach Merrett 0 (SUB)

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  10. Half Time
    Geelong 8.4 (52)
    Essendon 3.5 (23)

    GEELONG
    14 Joel Selwood 79
    44 Corey Enright 65
    33 George Horlin-Smith 64
    26 Tom Hawkins 59
    28 Allen Christensen 56
    29 Cameron Guthrie 50
    9 James Kelly 50
    46 Mark Blicavs 49
    3 Jimmy Bartel 48
    21 Jordan Murdoch 44
    7 Harry Taylor 41
    4 Andrew Mackie 40
    16 Dawson Simpson 40
    25 Jared Rivers 40
    20 Steve Johnson 39
    39 Shane Kersten 38
    32 Steven Motlop 36
    13 Tom Lonergan 35
    22 Mitch Duncan 31
    5 Travis Varcoe 27
    24 Jed Bews 15
    23 Josh Caddy 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    30 Patrick Ryder 58
    21 Dyson Heppell 52
    32 Travis Colyer 48
    22 Jake Carlisle 44
    40 Ben Howlett 43
    18 Michael Hurley 40
    9 Brendon Goddard 39
    23 David Myers 37
    1 Michael Hibberd 37
    11 David Zaharakis 32
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 31
    31 Dustin Fletcher 28
    5 Brent Stanton 25
    39 Heath Hocking 25
    47 Patrick Ambrose 24
    34 Kyle Hardingham 23
    3 Paul Chapman 22
    20 Jackson Merrett 18
    17 Jake Melksham 17
    26 Cale Hooker 16
    6 Joe Daniher 11
    27 Zach Merrett 0 (SUB)

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  11. Hello Community,

    I am ranked 137 overall and got 5 trades left……1 rookie (C Shenton) still left on the ground in the midfield but got $315,000 in the bank….I can do just use one trade and trade shenton to any player mentioned below…..need serious and genuine comments regarding who to bring in…..would really appreciate community’s thoughts on this trade……

    1. JPK
    2. T Rockliff
    3. B Harvey
    4. N Fyfe
    5. L Parker

    I need help…seriously need the community’s thoughts on this trade……

    Obviously I can afford all the players mentioned above if I trade Shenton out……

    Thanks,
    Raj…..

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  12. Three Quarter Time
    Geelong 8.6 (54)
    Essendon 8.10 (58)

    GEELONG
    14 Joel Selwood 109
    46 Mark Blicavs 82
    44 Corey Enright 80
    9 James Kelly 74
    4 Andrew Mackie 71
    33 George Horlin-Smith 66
    21 Jordan Murdoch 66
    26 Tom Hawkins 66
    22 Mitch Duncan 63
    20 Steve Johnson 60
    28 Allen Christensen 59
    13 Tom Lonergan 56
    29 Cameron Guthrie 55
    3 Jimmy Bartel 51
    32 Steven Motlop 51
    5 Travis Varcoe 49
    25 Jared Rivers 47
    16 Dawson Simpson 46
    7 Harry Taylor 39
    39 Shane Kersten 36
    24 Jed Bews 18
    23 Josh Caddy 12 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    21 Dyson Heppell 92
    5 Brent Stanton 90
    9 Brendon Goddard 80
    30 Patrick Ryder 79
    11 David Zaharakis 76
    18 Michael Hurley 69
    23 David Myers 65
    32 Travis Colyer 65
    22 Jake Carlisle 64
    1 Michael Hibberd 60
    40 Ben Howlett 54
    31 Dustin Fletcher 52
    39 Heath Hocking 51
    17 Jake Melksham 47
    47 Patrick Ambrose 45
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 39
    6 Joe Daniher 38
    26 Cale Hooker 36
    34 Kyle Hardingham 29 (SUBBED OFF)
    20 Jackson Merrett 27
    3 Paul Chapman 27
    27 Zach Merrett 0 (SUBBED ON)

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  13. Raj i’m ranked 155 and after giving your question serious thought it deserves I think you should not waste a trade and you should bring in Blaine Johnson from Carlton.
    Good luck

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  14. Full Time
    Geelong 13.11 (89)
    Essendon 11.14 (80)

    GEELONG
    14 Joel Selwood 132
    3 Jimmy Bartel 117
    20 Steve Johnson 111
    22 Mitch Duncan 108
    32 Steven Motlop 104
    4 Andrew Mackie 103
    26 Tom Hawkins 93
    46 Mark Blicavs 92
    44 Corey Enright 84
    5 Travis Varcoe 80
    9 James Kelly 77
    21 Jordan Murdoch 76
    16 Dawson Simpson 70
    28 Allen Christensen 69
    33 George Horlin-Smith 64
    13 Tom Lonergan 64
    7 Harry Taylor 55
    29 Cameron Guthrie 54
    23 Josh Caddy 41
    25 Jared Rivers 41
    39 Shane Kersten 32
    24 Jed Bews 27

    ESSENDON
    21 Dyson Heppell 116
    30 Patrick Ryder 112
    9 Brendon Goddard 99
    32 Travis Colyer 99
    11 David Zaharakis 97
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 95
    23 David Myers 82
    22 Jake Carlisle 82
    39 Heath Hocking 76
    5 Brent Stanton 75
    18 Michael Hurley 75
    1 Michael Hibberd 71
    3 Paul Chapman 71
    40 Ben Howlett 70
    6 Joe Daniher 70
    31 Dustin Fletcher 63
    47 Patrick Ambrose 53
    20 Jackson Merrett 50
    17 Jake Melksham 46
    26 Cale Hooker 27
    27 Zach Merrett 27
    34 Kyle Hardingham 23

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  15. Heppell clearly best on field with 40 touches but only gets116 pts? I would’ve thought he was at least 130 minimum?

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  16. Great effort by the Bombers’ players tonight after their Club and leaders were embarrassed once again today, this time at the Federal Court.

    If there is nothing to hide and the Club truly wants an expedited process then why aren’t they allowing the players’ solicitors to answer the show cause notices?

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