Game Chat – Geelong v Western Bulldogs

Written by Thommo on July 29 2016

Venue:  Simonds Stadium at 7:50pm AEST

Last 5 times: 

R13, 2016, Geelong 16.4 (100) d Western Bulldogs 5.13 (43) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2015, Geelong 10.12 (72) d Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) at Simonds Stadium
R16, 2014, Geelong 10.9 (69) d Western Bulldogs 7.14 (56) at Simonds Stadium
R5, 2013, Geelong 15.17 (107) d Western Bulldogs 13.8 (86) at Etihad Stadium
R22, 2012, Geelong 16.11 (107) d Western Bulldogs 11.7 (73) at Simonds Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match:

  • Geelong: Dangerfield 173, Bartel 130, Selwood 130, Enright 129
  • Western Bulldogs: Suckling 117, Macrae 103

Ins/Outs:

Geelong

  • In: Zac Smith
  • Out: Shane Kersten (Om).

Western Bulldogs

  • In: Jed Adcock, Joel Hamling, Jake Stringer, Luke Dahlhaus, Zaine Cordy
  • Out: Dale Morris (Knee), Jack Redpack (Knee), Matthew Boyd (Achilles), Matthew Suckling (Achilles), Mitch Wallis (Leg)

Game notes: It’s a special week for Geelong, with triple-premiership stars Jimmy Bartel and Corey Enright celebrating their respective milestones together. The selfless pair will soak up well-deserved adulation as they run out onto Simonds Stadium in a truly momentous night for the club. The Cats adapted quickly to the dewy conditions at home last week to end Adelaide’s eight-game winning run, largely thanks to a disciplined defensive effort. Fellow top-four aspirant, the Western Bulldogs, were left rattled after their loss to St Kilda was compounded by long-term injuries to Mitch Wallis and Jack Redpath. The likely return of important duo Jake Stringer (shoulder) and Luke Dahlhaus (knee) will give the Bulldogs a much-needed boost and extra motivation to atone for their 57-point trouncing by Geelong just six weeks ago.

The 6 Points

1. Patrick Dangerfield starred when the Cats thrashed the Bulldogs in round 13, finishing with 37 disposals, seven tackles and two goals. The Bulldogs kicked just one goal in the first half.

2. Geelong continue to dominate the Bulldogs, winning the past nine matches. The Dogs haven’t beaten the Cats since round 21, 2009.

3. Moreover, Geelong has won the last six clashes between the sides at Simonds Stadium. The Dogs haven’t won in Geelong since round 16, 2003.

4. The Bulldogs are ranked No.1 for total disposals this season with an average of 423.4 per game, while the Cats are seventh with 380.1 per match.

5. The Cats are ranked third in centre clearances this year with an average of 13.9 per game. The Bulldogs are 11th in this area at 12.7 per match.

6. Lachie Hunter has continued his upward trend in the Official AFL Player Ratings. The Bulldogs’ midfielder has leapt 148 places, from No.344 to No.196 overall, since round three.

Thommo’s tip:  Geelong by 50 points.

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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33 thoughts on “Game Chat – Geelong v Western Bulldogs”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES

    Geelong: Lincoln McCarthy, Sam Menegola, Cameron Guthrie, Tom Ruggles
    Western Bulldogs: Josh Dunkley, Koby Stevens, Jed Adcock, Lin Jong

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  2. Congrats to both Jimmy and Corey.

    Jimmy is one of the best wet weather and big time players i’ve seen and Corey has been an incredibly underrated cog in the super Geelong teams of the last decade.

    Both will be Hall of Famers for sure.

    Bravo boys!!

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  3. One trade left. Need to win to make the 8 in the league that counts.

    TU: Delidio > Bartel (via Howe DPP)
    TD: Delidio > Dahlhaus
    Comment: Hold Delidio, use Petracca as cover and hope Delidio isn’t stashed away for the year

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  4. QT- Geelong 5.2 32 vs Western Bulldogs 5.1 31
    GEELONG:
    9 Zac Smith 39
    36 Tom Ruggles 33
    44 Corey Enright 29
    3 Jimmy Bartel 27
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 27
    26 Tom Hawkins 27
    29 Cameron Guthrie 26
    32 Steven Motlop 25
    1 Rhys Stanley 24
    13 Tom Lonergan 24
    22 Mitch Duncan 21
    4 Andrew Mackie 20
    18 Josh Cowan 18
    24 Jed Bews 17
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 16
    10 Daniel Menzel 13
    7 Harry Taylor 13
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 13
    14 Joel Selwood 13
    46 Mark Blicavs 13
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 8
    27 Sam Menegola 7

    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    29 Tory Dickson 39
    21 Tom Liberatore 31
    39 Jason Johannisen 29
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 29
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 27
    9 Jake Stringer 23
    17 Tom Boyd 23
    7 Lachie Hunter 22
    11 Jack Macrae 21
    23 Jordan Roughead 16
    20 Josh Dunkley 16
    35 Caleb Daniel 14
    14 Clay Smith 14
    24 Shane Biggs 14
    10 Easton Wood 12
    25 Koby Stevens 10
    46 Lin Jong 7
    44 Jed Adcock 6
    30 Joel Hamling 6
    42 Liam Picken 5
    18 Fletcher Roberts 3
    12 Zaine Cordy 3

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  5. feckin Motlop … how many injuries is this season going to see?? And Libba going great too … *sigh*

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  6. HT-Geelong 9.2 56 VS Western Bulldogs 8.2 50
    GEELONG:
    9 Zac Smith 77
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 67
    3 Jimmy Bartel 57
    44 Corey Enright 56
    32 Steven Motlop 52
    26 Tom Hawkins 48
    22 Mitch Duncan 42
    1 Rhys Stanley 42
    29 Cameron Guthrie 40
    4 Andrew Mackie 39
    27 Sam Menegola 37
    36 Tom Ruggles 37
    13 Tom Lonergan 34
    14 Joel Selwood 33
    46 Mark Blicavs 30
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 29
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 27
    10 Daniel Menzel 24
    18 Josh Cowan 20
    24 Jed Bews 17
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 15
    7 Harry Taylor 14

    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    39 Jason Johannisen 64
    21 Tom Liberatore 63
    11 Jack Macrae 60
    29 Tory Dickson 54
    17 Tom Boyd 52
    7 Lachie Hunter 48
    44 Jed Adcock 43
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 39
    24 Shane Biggs 36
    20 Josh Dunkley 35
    35 Caleb Daniel 34
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 33
    9 Jake Stringer 31
    14 Clay Smith 28
    23 Jordan Roughead 28
    12 Zaine Cordy 28
    25 Koby Stevens 27
    42 Liam Picken 25
    10 Easton Wood 23
    46 Lin Jong 19
    18 Fletcher Roberts 11
    30 Joel Hamling 11

    Most supercoach points in Q2-
    Geelong:
    P Dangerfield 40
    Z Smith 38
    J Bartel 30
    C Enright 27
    S Motlop 27
    Western Bulldogs:
    J Macrae 39
    J Johannisen 35
    J Adcock 37
    T Liberatore 32
    T Boyd 29
    Would greatly appreciate feedback on my current delivery of the supercoach scores quarter by quarter.
    TU: Highest scoring players in each quarter is a great addition
    TD: Don’t worry about it

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    1. Also what about posting the scaled scores and each player’s quarter by quarter scores at the end of the game.
      Thumbs up: Great idea
      Thumbs down: Don’t worry

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  7. Is anyone else with me that Jake Stringer is highly overrated. When he is on he is magical. But 98% of the time when he is not…. He is ordinary.

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    1. he should be called the Grand Canyon as that’s how much space there is between is best and his worst

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    2. Stringer is only 22 years old and he is carying a sore shoulder -give him a break, he’ll improve his consistently as he pushes more into the midfield next year (especially with Crameri back)

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  8. Doing a great job Adam, everything spot on. Love your footy like me mate. Pity about Libba, hope it’s not too bad as trades have just about gone.

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  9. Libba going down at least solved one problem – which premo midfielder was going to sitting on the pine this round.
    I have no idea who I was going to choose.

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  10. 3QT- Geelong 13.5 83 VS Western Bulldogs 8.8 56
    GEELONG:
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 117
    32 Steven Motlop 83
    9 Zac Smith 82
    44 Corey Enright 76
    4 Andrew Mackie 75
    1 Rhys Stanley 74
    22 Mitch Duncan 72
    3 Jimmy Bartel 69
    46 Mark Blicavs 66
    36 Tom Ruggles 64
    14 Joel Selwood 60
    26 Tom Hawkins 58
    29 Cameron Guthrie 56
    27 Sam Menegola 53
    10 Daniel Menzel 48
    13 Tom Lonergan 46
    18 Josh Cowan 37
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 37
    7 Harry Taylor 33
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 33
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 33
    24 Jed Bews 24

    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    11 Jack Macrae 75
    39 Jason Johannisen 74
    42 Liam Picken 69
    17 Tom Boyd 69
    21 Tom Liberatore 65
    29 Tory Dickson 65
    20 Josh Dunkley 63
    14 Clay Smith 57
    7 Lachie Hunter 55
    24 Shane Biggs 55
    35 Caleb Daniel 52
    23 Jordan Roughead 52
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 51
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 50
    9 Jake Stringer 49
    44 Jed Adcock 47
    10 Easton Wood 45
    25 Koby Stevens 45
    12 Zaine Cordy 36
    18 Fletcher Roberts 34
    46 Lin Jong 34
    30 Joel Hamling 15

    Most supercoach points in Q3:
    Geelong:
    P Dangerfield 50
    A Mackie 36
    M Blicavs 36
    R Stanley 32
    S Motlop 31
    Western Bulldogs:
    L Picken 44
    C Smith 29
    J Dunkley 28
    J Roughead 24
    E Wood 22

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  11. FT: Geelong 16.7 103 vs Western Bulldogs 11.12 78
    Pre Scaling 36 points still to go
    GEELONG:
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 142
    32 Steven Motlop 107
    9 Zac Smith 105
    1 Rhys Stanley 104
    44 Corey Enright 99
    22 Mitch Duncan 99
    3 Jimmy Bartel 98
    46 Mark Blicavs 95
    4 Andrew Mackie 92
    14 Joel Selwood 85
    26 Tom Hawkins 83
    29 Cameron Guthrie 80
    36 Tom Ruggles 79
    27 Sam Menegola 75
    13 Tom Lonergan 72
    10 Daniel Menzel 61
    18 Josh Cowan 52
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 49
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 45
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 43
    7 Harry Taylor 38
    24 Jed Bews 34

    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    39 Jason Johannisen 99
    42 Liam Picken 89
    17 Tom Boyd 89
    11 Jack Macrae 82
    24 Shane Biggs 78
    20 Josh Dunkley 77
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 77
    7 Lachie Hunter 76
    29 Tory Dickson 76
    21 Tom Liberatore 70
    14 Clay Smith 69
    44 Jed Adcock 69
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 69
    35 Caleb Daniel 68
    9 Jake Stringer 64
    23 Jordan Roughead 64
    46 Lin Jong 60
    10 Easton Wood 58
    25 Koby Stevens 58
    12 Zaine Cordy 54
    18 Fletcher Roberts 45
    30 Joel Hamling 36

    Most supercoach points in Q4:
    Geelong:
    R Stanley 30
    M Blicavs 29
    J Bartel 29
    M Duncan 27
    P Dangerfield 25
    Western Bulldogs:
    M Bontempelli 27
    J Johannisen 25
    S Biggs 23
    L Hunter 21
    L Picken 20

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  12. Guessing most people picked Danger as the highest scorer for the first game out of the perfect 9. If so who are your other selections in the pursuit of a $100,000. I have Coniglio, Gibbs, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Goldstein, Gawn, JP Kennedy, R Sloane left and hoping they all miraculously top score in their respective games.

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  13. Post Scaling
    GEELONG:
    35 Patrick Dangerfield 144
    32 Steven Motlop 108
    9 Zac Smith 108
    1 Rhys Stanley 101
    22 Mitch Duncan 101
    3 Jimmy Bartel 100
    44 Corey Enright 98
    46 Mark Blicavs 97
    4 Andrew Mackie 94
    14 Joel Selwood 85
    26 Tom Hawkins 85
    36 Tom Ruggles 81
    27 Sam Menegola 77
    13 Tom Lonergan 74
    29 Cameron Guthrie 72
    10 Daniel Menzel 63
    18 Josh Cowan 50
    8 Jake Kolodjashnij 50
    5 Nakia Cockatoo 47
    6 Lincoln McCarthy 44
    7 Harry Taylor 40
    24 Jed Bews 35

    WESTERN BULLDOGS:
    39 Jason Johannisen 102
    42 Liam Picken 92
    17 Tom Boyd 88
    24 Shane Biggs 80
    20 Josh Dunkley 79
    4 Marcus Bontempelli 79
    7 Lachie Hunter 78
    11 Jack Macrae 77
    29 Tory Dickson 75
    21 Tom Liberatore 72
    6 Luke Dahlhaus 71
    14 Clay Smith 71
    44 Jed Adcock 71
    35 Caleb Daniel 70
    9 Jake Stringer 65
    46 Lin Jong 61
    10 Easton Wood 60
    25 Koby Stevens 60
    12 Zaine Cordy 59
    23 Jordan Roughead 58
    18 Fletcher Roberts 46
    30 Joel Hamling 34

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  14. Take Libba’s emergency score of 72 or put Petrecca on the field?

    TU: Petrecca has been on good form – go him

    TD: Take Libba’s 72.

    PS. any news how many weeks Libba will miss?

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    1. Cheers everyone, i’m thinking of backing the TU’s votes in with the following reasoning: –
      Petrecca’s recent form hints that with a good game v CG he could potentially get 30 points higher (102) than Libba’s 72, whilst in a bad game should still get only 15 points (57) less than Libba’s 72. May therefore roll the dice.

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