Game Chat – Geelong vs Sydney

Written by Thommo on April 28 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Kardinia Park at 1:45pm AEST

SUMMARY: Sydney travels to GMHBA Stadium boasting a record no other club in the competition can lay claim to – defeating the Cats at Geelong in their past two visits to the venue. In last year’s win, Dan Hannebery starred with 21 disposals and two goals but he will miss Saturday’s clash with groin soreness. Hannebery will join superstar forward Lance Franklin (heel) on the sidelines. The Swans will have plenty to prove after last week’s loss to an undermanned Adelaide at the SCG, and a disappointing outing against Geelong in last year’s finals series (where they were thrashed by 59 points). Cat Mark Blicavs’ recent form as a key defender may be put on hold, with a return to the midfield on the cards in the absence of key forwards Franklin and Sam Reid (quad). Geelong’s bevy of young stars shone at home last time around against St Kilda and will be out to impress against a strong Swans midfield group smarting from last week’s loss. Brandan Parfitt, Sam Menegola, Tim Kelly and George Horlin-Smith – all players with fewer than 50 games experience – stood up in last week’s win on the road.

LAST FIVE TIMES:
SF, 2017, Geelong 15.8 (98) d Sydney 5.9 (39) at the MCG
R20, 2017, Sydney 16.11 (107) d Geelong 8.13 (61) at GMHBA Stadium
PF, 2016, Sydney 15.7 (97) d Geelong 8.12 (60) at the MCG
R16, 2016, Sydney 15.8 (98) d Geelong 9.6 (60) at GMHBA Stadium
R19, 2015, Geelong 14.11 (95) d Sydney 9.9 (63) at GMHBA Stadium

Thommo’s Tip: Geelong by 20 points.

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    1. Geelong v Sydney at GMHBA Stadium, 1.45pm AEST

      LATE CHANGES

      Geelong: Brandon Parfitt replaced in the selected side by Zach Guthrie

      Sydney: Nil

      FINAL INTERCHANGES

      Geelong: C.Gregson, G.Horlin-Smith, Z.Guthrie, J.Thurlow

      Sydney: Z.Jones, O.Florent, B.Ronke, D.Robinson

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  1. Thinking of benching Kelly? Running Holman and fogarty instead. Kelly is getting lower and lower scores while the other two are pretty consistent. So if I do get ready for a 150 from him.

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    1. Hope you at least put the E on Kelly? Then you can use him if you have a non playing to put on.
      Looks like he might go over a ton

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      1. He was already in over 18,000 teams as well. How does this happen? Obviously none of them visit this site because we would have warned them off it!

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  2. Far out Geelong might as well field our VFL team with the amount if bloody injuries occuring. Theres about 9 best 22 not playing today

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  3. FWIW, just took a shot on Cunico for LDU. Planned on letting LDU build up more cash, unsure of Cunico’s JS, but did it anyway 😮

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  4. QUARTER TIME

    Geelong: 2.3.15
    Sydney: 4.6.30

    GEELONG
    M.Duncan 29
    R.Stanley 27
    M.Blicavs 26
    P.Dangerfield 25
    J.Selwood 24
    J.Thurlow 19
    T.Kelly 18
    J.Parsons 18
    L.Fogarty 17
    G.Horlin-Smith 17
    J.Cunico 15
    E.Ratugolea 14
    J.Kolodjashnij 13
    J.Henry 13
    Z.Tuohy 12
    T.Stewart 11
    S.Menegola 10
    J.Murdoch 9
    T.Hawkins 7
    C.Gregson 6
    J.Bews 3
    Z.Guthrie 1

    SYDNEY
    C.Sinclair 48
    G.Rohan 37
    B.Ronke 36
    L.Parker 32
    K.Jack 30
    Z.Jones 26
    H.Marsh 24
    H.Cunningham 23
    J.Kennedy 23
    G.Hewett 22
    T.Papley 21
    C.Mills 20
    D.Rampe 20
    O.Florent 20
    J.Lloyd 19
    I.Heeney 18
    H.Grundy 17
    N.Smith 13
    D.Robinson 13
    J.McVeigh 11
    W.Hayward 11
    R.Fox 6

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  5. HALF TIME:

    Geelong: 6.7.43
    Sydney: 4.7.31

    GEELONG
    R.Stanley 70
    T.Kelly 64
    M.Duncan 58
    J.Selwood 56
    P.Dangerfield 51
    T.Hawkins 45
    L.Fogarty 45
    J.Cunico 44
    S.Menegola 40
    J.Henry 38
    M.Blicavs 37
    T.Stewart 32
    J.Thurlow 31
    J.Kolodjashnij 30
    J.Parsons 27
    Z.Tuohy 26
    E.Ratugolea 24
    J.Murdoch 23
    G.Horlin-Smith 21
    C.Gregson 17
    J.Bews 12
    Z.Guthrie 12

    SYDNEY
    C.Sinclair 60
    G.Hewett 60
    J.Kennedy 59
    J.Lloyd 55
    K.Jack 47
    J.McVeigh 46
    H.Grundy 45
    C.Mills 44
    L.Parker 41
    D.Rampe 40
    B.Ronke 39
    T.Papley 38
    I.Heeney 38
    O.Florent 37
    G.Rohan 37
    H.Marsh 26
    N.Smith 26
    D.Robinson 26
    H.Cunningham 24
    Z.Jones 23
    W.Hayward 19
    R.Fox 13

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  6. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Geelong: 9.8.62
    Sydney: 5.10.40

    GEELONG
    M.Duncan 95
    T.Kelly 94
    J.Selwood 91
    T.Hawkins 84
    R.Stanley 80
    P.Dangerfield 78
    M.Blicavs 68
    T.Stewart 67
    J.Cunico 66
    S.Menegola 59
    L.Fogarty 57
    J.Thurlow 54
    J.Henry 53
    E.Ratugolea 52
    C.Gregson 47
    J.Kolodjashnij 44
    J.Parsons 43
    J.Bews 42
    J.Murdoch 35
    Z.Tuohy 33
    G.Horlin-Smith 22
    Z.Guthrie 17

    SYDNEY
    C.Sinclair 91
    G.Hewett 80
    B.Ronke 77
    J.Kennedy 76
    H.Grundy 70
    K.Jack 64
    J.Lloyd 63
    C.Mills 63
    L.Parker 57
    J.McVeigh 57
    D.Rampe 53
    W.Hayward 51
    I.Heeney 50
    T.Papley 49
    N.Smith 48
    H.Cunningham 45
    O.Florent 44
    G.Rohan 36
    Z.Jones 35
    H.Marsh 31
    D.Robinson 29
    R.Fox 26

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  7. How does Geelong turn it on and then off so frequently in games! Has to be the most frustrating team to support!

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    1. Yep agree. Looking forward to having hendo and Taylor back. On the bright side some young young guys r getting a game.

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    2. Oh boy your not wrong! Frustrating is an understatement!

      How can we be so good at our best then completely dog shit at moments! Pisses me right off.

      Pathetic performaces today

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  8. Great win Swans! Don’t know what score JPK ended up with, but it’s not enough whatever it is. Immense.

    I’m calling it now – Dangerfield is not fit. There’s no way you play one of the best mids going around down in the forward line for most of the game like that, unless he hasn’t got the tank. Whatever the case, the plan to get him in can wait another couple of weeks!

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    1. Danger at the start of the game was said to have played just over 40% of tog in the fwd line. That is not what you do with Danger

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    2. Been thinking the same thing with danger. From a sc point of view he isn’t hurting teams that don’t have him. At this point I’m holding off till he bottoms out in price. Starting to think should I look at other players instead. I have a big danger fund waiting for him but I’m starting to feel that it might be better spent elsewhere. Not sure what to do.

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      1. I was thinking he’d be in next week.

        Now I think the greater urgency is getting Grundy.

        $850k spare this week, was planning a major splurge. It just might be somewhere else.

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  9. You underestimate Chris Scott, he plays Zac Smith in the 2’s while every ruckman in the game lines up to have their best game against the cats. Simple fact is that he’s seen playing Dangerfield work at least once so he’s going to continue to do it until Geelong lose enough games that the media call him out on it.

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  10. FULL TIME

    Geelong: 10.9.69
    Sydney: 12.14.86

    GEELONG
    J.Selwood 122
    M.Duncan 106
    T.Kelly 105
    T.Hawkins 98
    P.Dangerfield 93
    M.Blicavs 86
    T.Stewart 80
    J.Murdoch 74
    R.Stanley 73
    E.Ratugolea 70
    J.Cunico 70
    S.Menegola 69
    J.Kolodjashnij 65
    J.Bews 63
    C.Gregson 63
    J.Thurlow 61
    J.Henry 54
    J.Parsons 52
    L.Fogarty 49
    Z.Tuohy 24
    G.Horlin-Smith 20
    Z.Guthrie 15

    SYDNEY
    J.Kennedy 127
    C.Sinclair 127
    H.Grundy 100
    I.Heeney 95
    K.Jack 94
    C.Mills 94
    B.Ronke 92
    J.Lloyd 90
    W.Hayward 87
    Z.Jones 85
    T.Papley 84
    G.Hewett 84
    D.Rampe 82
    J.McVeigh 80
    L.Parker 79
    O.Florent 71
    N.Smith 66
    R.Fox 61
    H.Cunningham 59
    G.Rohan 55
    H.Marsh 34
    D.Robinson 28

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    1. It has become clear now that starting with him was an unmitigated disaster. I still want him, not I will wait until he puts a couple of 120s together first.

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    2. Have to crunch some numbers. But if Kennedy backs up with another solid 110- 120 game, at low 400’s he starts to look very good for a spot in the midfield.

      His first 3 rounds were a little bit low with 2 x 90’s and a 100, but he’s had a slow starter reputation before.

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      1. Rose to prominence with a good start 2-3 years back. Tends to trail towards the end of the season. People I would aim for before Kennedy: Macrae, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Danger (when he returns to form) and Bontempelli (if Beveridge continues to play him trough the midfield)

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