Game Chat – Gold Coast v Geelong

Written by Thommo on May 25 2019

Where and when: Metricon Stadium, Saturday, May 25, 7.25pm AEST

Last time they met: GMHBA Stadium, round 23, 2018: Geelong 22.10 (142) defeated Gold Coast 5.10 (40)

The final round of the season resembled a training run for Geelong. With their spot in the top eight already secure, the Cats ran riot against a Suns outfit that was depleted, dispirited and looking for the season to finish. Patrick Dangerfield was best afield with 34 disposals and four goals.

What it means for Gold Coast: The Suns are hoping to continue their strong form in front of their home fans. Despite losing five straight matches overall, Gold Coast has been more than feisty at Metricon Stadium, winning two from four and losing in the final second to Melbourne last time at home.

What it means for Geelong: The Cats are rolling, sitting a game plus significant percentage clear at the top of the ladder. They’ve won five straight – and are undefeated away from home – and will be out to maintain that buffer in first place with another victory here.

How Gold Coast wins: With some luck. The Suns have proved to be scrappy and largely outplayed most pre-season predictions to date, but to win they’ll need the Cats to be below their best. Nothing short of four quarters at their top intensity will do.

How Geelong wins: As long as the Cats don’t treat the trip north like a holiday, they should have too much class. If they can match the hard-at-it Gold Coast midfield, the outside class should provide the multi-faceted forward line plenty of chances to kick a winning score.

The stat: Geelong is the most free-scoring team in the competition and the only one to average more than 100 points a game. Conversely, Gold Coast is stuck at the bottom of the scoring table, averaging 61 points a game – eight fewer than the next lowest, Melbourne.

The match-up: Mitch Duncan v Ben Ainsworth

While some bigger-name teammates often get the headlines, Duncan is having another super season for the Cats. Meanwhile, Ainsworth is quickly emerging as the most skilled Sun from their batch of high-end draft picks. Both spend plenty of time on the wing, while also moving onball, and can cause havoc for the respective teams forward of centre.

It’s a big week for: Chris Scott

Milestones often fly under the radar for coaches, but Scott will coach his 200th match for Geelong, third on the club’s list behind Reg Hickey (304) and Mark Thompson (260).

Thommo’s Tip: Geelong by 35 points.

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17 thoughts on “Game Chat – Gold Coast v Geelong”

  1. 3/4 scores

    The bombers: 22
    Burgess: 20
    The donut: 0

    Strong 3/4 quarter by burgess, Bombers were better too.
    The donut doing his thing all game


  2. Sorry all – been tied up all night

    Gold Coast Suns: 9.10.64
    Jarrod Witts 109
    Darcy MacPherson 109
    David Swallow 106
    Anthony Miles 99
    Brayden Fiorini 95
    Jack Martin 90
    Nick Holman 90
    Lachlan Weller 89
    Jordan Murdoch 88
    Jesse Joyce 73
    Jack Hombsch 61
    Wil Powell 57
    Jack Bowes 55
    Alex Sexton 54
    Peter Wright 52
    Jarrod Harbrow 49
    Charlie Ballard 49
    Ben Ainsworth 47
    Josh Corbett 47
    Chris Burgess 40
    Jack Lukosius 30
    Ben King 22

    Geelong Cats: 13.13.91
    Tim Kelly 135
    Mitch Duncan* 123
    Tom Hawkins 121
    Tom Atkins 114
    Brandan Parfitt 96
    Gary Ablett jnr 96
    Cameron Guthrie 93
    Luke Dahlhaus 91
    Joel Selwood 89
    Mark Blicavs 89
    Tom Stewart 86
    Jordan Clark 85
    James Parsons 82
    Gary Rohan 67
    Harry Taylor 65
    Rhys Stanley 63
    Zach Tuohy 51
    Darcy Fort 50
    Jake Kolodjashnij 48
    Jack Henry 42
    Mark O’Connor 36
    Gryan Miers 34


  3. Anyone have any idea what Miers price might drop to this round? Starting to wonder if I was better off taking the donut instead of holding him (semi-seriously)



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