Game Chat – Essendon v Collingwood

Written by Father Dougal on July 8 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday, July 8, 3.20pm AEST

SUMMARY
Two of the form teams of the competition meet at the MCG on Sunday as Essendon’s charge towards the top eight gathers momentum. The Bombers were at their high-paced, skillful and high-scoring best in their excellent win over North Melbourne on Sunday at Etihad Stadium, and added the Roos to their list of recent scalps, including fellow top-eight hopefuls Greater Western Sydney, Geelong and West Coast. A win over the Pies would give the Bombers’ finals hopes a huge boost, but it will be no easy task. Collingwood cruised to victory over Gold Coast on the weekend, seeing them surge to second on the ladder after their hot run of form. The Pies’ dynamic and unique set of forwards continue to prove hard to stop, with Josh Thomas booting another four goals against the Suns. The Bombers couldn’t contain Mason Cox in their Anzac Day clash earlier this year so expect plenty of work to be put into stopping the marking Magpies target.

LAST FIVE TIMES
R5, 2018, Collingwood 14.17 (101) d Essendon 7.10 (52) at the MCG
R16, 2017, Essendon 18.9 (117) d Collingwood 12.8 (80) at the MCG
R5, 2017, Essendon 15.10 (100) d Collingwood 11.16 (82) at the MCG
R5, 2016, Collingwood 22.10 (142) d Essendon 11.7 (73) at the MCG
R23, 2015, Essendon 14.11 (95) d Collingwood 14.8 (92) at the MCG

FD’s Tip:  Pies by 5 points.

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23 thoughts on “Game Chat – Essendon v Collingwood”

  1. Essendon v Collingwood at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    Essendon: Orazio Fantasia replaced in selected side by Jake Long
    Collingwood: Nil

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Essendon: David Myers, Travis Colyer, Matt Guelfi, Ben McNiece
    Collingwood: Josh Daicos, Flynn Appleby, Brayden Sier, Ben Crocker

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  2. A friend of mine has -1 trades left. Can anyone explain how that works?? And is here any impact on future rounds?

    Cheers all.

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      1. That and the 1999 prelim catta. Love to beat blues by 1 pt in a prelim then pies by 10 goals in a granny

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  3. Oh come on Mihocek… with Simpson being a late out those 10 points of yours are going to count!

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  4. Welcome back, Pendles

    Congrats to anyone that got Pendles as a Fyfe replacement!

    Great game to watch, although the Bombers we’re smashed by the umpires in my opinion today….especially the 1st half!

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    1. Catta, I accept your thanks. Fyfe to pendles as I said above!! Was struggling before this game… Pendles zerret Smith and c on grundy…voila…727 pts from 4 players!!

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      1. And right re umps… We have been smashed for four weeks. Was – 17 v wce and we still won over there.

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