Game Chat – Fremantle v Geelong

Written by Thommo on August 3 2019

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday August 3, 2.35pm AWST

What it means for Fremantle: The Dockers are a mathematical finals chance but it’s not a realistic hope after a sharp drop in form and scoring. They have lost five from six amid another fade-out, and need to stop the season from slipping into the abyss.

What it means for Geelong: Two more wins should be enough for the Cats to claim top spot given their excellent percentage and, while that will be the main aim, Chris Scott’s men will want to build on their win over Sydney after some shaky form.

The stat: Last time the teams met Geelong tore a listless Fremantle apart at the Cattery in round 22 last year, piling on 23 unanswered goals in a 133-point belting – the largest defeat in the Dockers’ history.

The match-up: Tom Hawkins v Joel Hamling

Hawkins monstered the Swans in game 250, bagging five majors to move within 10 of Coleman Medal leader Jeremy Cameron (57). The big Cat, ranked the No.2 key forward by the Official AFL Player Ratings, has 11kg on Hamling (No.15 key defender) and while the Docker can hold his own, he could use some help from his teammates to limit Hawkins’ impact.

It’s a big week for: Tim Kelly (Geelong)

Back in his home state as a Cat for the first time since last year’s failed trade to West Coast, the Brownlow Medal chance will be the centre of attention everywhere he goes as speculation about his future continues. The Dockers believe they are in the mix for Kelly at season’s end, and the former South Fremantle star will be keen to perform at Optus Stadium.

Thommo’s Tip: Geelong by 25 points


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20 thoughts on “Game Chat – Fremantle v Geelong”

    Fremantle: Nil
    Geelong: Luke Dahlhaus (rested) replaced in selected side by Sam Menegola, Mark O’Connor (injured) replaced in selected side by Lachie Henderson

    Fremantle: Brandon Matera, Reece Conca, Andrew Brayshaw, Connor Blakely
    Geelong: Jordan Clark, Sam Menegola, Cam Guthrie, Jack Henry


    1. I traded Hawkins in for Setterfield, so far so good 67 at qtr time.
      Which means he’ll probably finish on 90 the way my trades have gone this year.
      I was also close to trading clarke down to snelling and putting the e on him but didn’t do it,Bugger!!!!


    2. Can’t be down on yourself there, TR. No way anyone turns down a ton in favour of rolling the dice on a KPP. Always the chance Freo actually try and Hawkins peters out.


  2. B. Hill 68
    T. Hawkins 79
    M. Walters 63
    T. Kelly 59
    M. Crowden 52
    M. Duncan 55
    S. Darcy 46
    G. Ablett 54
    S. Switkowski 46
    C. Guthrie 53
    E. Langdon 43
    T. Atkins 52
    N. Fyfe 42
    L. Henderson 52
    T. Duman 41
    M. Blicavs 46
    E. Hughes 40
    P. Dangerfield 44
    A. Brayshaw 37
    Z. Smith 43
    J. Hamling 36
    J. Selwood 39
    C. Blakely 35
    J. Clark 37
    A. Cerra 35
    T. Stewart 36
    D. Tucker 35
    J. Henry 35
    R. Conca 33
    J. Bews 32
    B. Matera 31
    Z. Tuohy 30
    B. Banfield 25
    S. Selwood 30
    A. Sandilands 23
    S. Menegola 26
    J. Carter 22
    G. Miers 20
    G. Logue 17
    G. Rohan 19
    D. Mundy 3
    E. Ratugolea 15
    L. Schultz 2
    J. Kolodjashnij 14


    1. ffs Mundy … killing me … should have benched him … bloody Furl!! WTF starting him deep forward??


  3. M. Walters 101
    T. Kelly 98
    E. Hughes 96
    G. Ablett 84
    N. Fyfe 95
    T. Atkins 83
    B. Hill 78
    T. Hawkins 82
    S. Switkowski 71
    C. Guthrie 75
    D. Tucker 65
    M. Blicavs 72
    S. Darcy 62
    Z. Smith 70
    J. Hamling 61
    L. Henderson 66
    A. Sandilands 61
    T. Stewart 59
    T. Duman 60
    M. Duncan 59
    A. Brayshaw 56
    J. Selwood 57
    E. Langdon 55
    S. Menegola 57
    C. Blakely 54
    S. Selwood 53
    A. Cerra 54
    P. Dangerfield 46
    M. Crowden50
    J. Clark 45
    R. Conca 41
    J. Bews 42
    B. Banfield 39
    J. Henry40
    B. Matera 38
    G. Rohan 40
    J. Carter 31
    Z. Tuohy 38
    G. Logue 22
    G. Miers 34
    L. Schultz 16
    E. Ratugolea 30
    D. Mundy 13
    J. Kolodjashnij 25


  4. doubt the cats are too concerned about earning the hard ball from this point
    priority would be , no injuries to go with their top 2 finish on the ladder


  5. Yikes Water and Fyfe is free they are going big! dammit i was hoping Duncan and Dangerfield can go big i don’t have walters and Fyfe


  6. probably low scoring premo cats over the next 3 weeks, nth & blues @ home
    under pricers might just be in a lot of starting fantasy teams next year
    any publicity is good publicity


  7. N. Fyfe 142
    T. Kelly 112
    M. Walters 135
    C. Guthrie 97
    E. Hughes 122
    M. Blicavs 95
    B. Hill 109
    G. Ablett 95
    E. Langdon 105
    T. Atkins 93
    S. Switkowski 96
    T. Stewart 91
    D. Tucker 87
    T. Hawkins 86
    A. Cerra 79
    L. Henderson 85
    T. Duman 78
    J. Selwood 78
    A. Sandilands 78
    M. Duncan 75
    C. Blakely 77
    S. Menegola 72
    J. Hamling 76
    Z. Smith 70
    S. Darcy 76
    S. Selwood 62
    A. Brayshaw 72
    J. Bews 60
    B. Matera 65
    P. Dangerfield 56
    R. Conca 58
    Z. Tuohy 54
    M. Crowden 57
    J. Clark 53
    B. Banfield 48
    J. Henry 51
    D. Mundy 47
    G. Miers 49
    J. Carter 44
    G. Rohan 42
    L. Schultz 38
    J. Kolodjashnij36
    G. Logue 34
    E. Ratugolea 32


  8. J . Selwood bought him in for 85 points benched last week for 156 !!!on field this week for 78, ha ha to me.



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