Game Chat – GWS vs Melbourne

Written by Thommo on August 5 2017

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra at 1:45pm AEST

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R1, 2016, Melbourne 12.8 (80) d GWS Giants 10.18 (78) at the MCG
R23, 2015, Melbourne 15.13 (103) d GWS Giants 11.11 (77) at Etihad Stadium
R2, 2015, GWS Giants 15.11 (101) d Melbourne 8.8 (56) at Manuka Oval
R21, 2014, GWS Giants 15.8 (98) d Melbourne 3.16 (34) at the MCG
R3, 2014, GWS Giants 10.19 (79) d Melbourne 7.5 (47) at Spotless Stadium

Game notes: The Giants found a way to get past Fremantle last week for their first win since round 14 and while they weren’t exactly convincing, it was a valuable four points. They’ll need to find even more momentum to get past Melbourne, a side coming off a disappointing loss to 17th-ranked North Melbourne in Tasmania. GWS will relish the chance to get down to Canberra for a ‘home’ game, having won seven of its past eight matches at the venue, and the clash will show off some of the competition’s brightest young stars. Both sides are missing their key forwards with Jeremy Cameron (hamstring) and Jesse Hogan (collarbone) sidelined, but Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, Dylan Shiel and Lachie Whitfield will go head to head with Jack Viney, Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca and former Giant Dom Tyson. Fans are in for a treat, and with so much on the line in terms of ladder positioning, it’s one of the most important matches of the season.

Thommo’s Tip: GWS by 9 points.

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  1. Greater Western Sydney v Melbourne at UNSW Stadium (Canberra), 1.45pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Greater Western Sydney: Jacob Hopper, Matthew Kennedy, Nathan Wilson, Steve Johnson
    Melbourne: Jack Watts, Dom Tyson, Jayden Hunt, Corey Maynard

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  2. The thermometer says 10 degrees, but with windchill I’m guessing it feels closer to zero. Big respect to all the brave souls sitting on the hill today!

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    1. C Oliver:
      2017 Interstate Avg: 126.4 from 5 (low of 95 and a high of 170, 1/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)
      2017 Afternoon Avg: 115.2 from 10 (low of 91 and a high of 170, 2/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
      2017 Saturday Avg: 119 from 9 (low of 95 and a high of 170, 1/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
      2017 Avg in Wins: 116.4 from 10 (low of 102 and a high of 142, 2/10 120+)
      2017 Avg in Losses: 107 from 8 (low of 80 and a high of 170, 4/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)

      D Zorko:
      Avg VS WB since 2012: 97.11 from 9 (low of 64 and a high of 12, 5/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)
      2017 Gabba Avg: 117.38 from 8 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 2/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)
      2017 Twilight Avg: 108.5 from 6 (low of 51 and a high of 143, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)
      2017 Saturday Avg: 118.7 from 10 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 2/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
      2017 Avg in Wins: 126 from 4 (low of 114 and a high of 142, 2/4 120+)
      2017 Avg in Losses: 110.23 from 13 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 4/13 below 100, 5/13 120+)

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        1. Yeh, I didnt think they’d rest Gawn being on the verge of the 8. Always an injury risk but 6 games back. McEvoy should still be solid, put up some great numbers this season as solo ruck.

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  3. Half Time

    Western Sydney Giants: 10.7.67
    J. Kelly 80
    S. Mumford 72
    S. Coniglio 68
    T. Scully 67
    C. Ward 61
    R. Lobb 53
    D. Shiel 47
    Himmelberg 42
    A. Corr 39
    H. Shaw 38
    N. Wilson 38
    N. Haynes 37
    M. Kennedy 37
    M. de Boer 35
    Z. Williams 34
    B. Deledio 33
    Whitfield 28
    S. Johnson 28
    P. Davis 25
    Tomlinson 20
    J. Hopper 20
    D. Smith 16

    Melbourne Demons: 5.1.31
    M. Gawn 94
    N. Jetta 63
    C. Oliver 52
    M. Hibberd 50
    B. Vince 47
    J. Lewis 46
    D. Tyson 45
    Neal-Bullen 43
    C. Salem 43
    C. Maynard 33
    J. Melksham 30
    J. Viney 29
    C. Pedersen 28
    C. Petracca 26
    J. Harmes 25
    O. McDonald 20
    T. McDonald 20
    J. Watts 18
    N. Jones 18
    S. Frost 14
    J. Garlett 12
    J. Hunt 3

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  4. Do you take Heater’s 73 odd? Or take a punt on looping Ryan?

    T/U – take the 73
    T/D – take a gamble on Ryan

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  5. Full Time (Pre-Scaling)

    Western Sydney Giants: 14.13.97
    S. Mumford 128
    J. Kelly 126
    S. Coniglio 120
    T. Scully 103
    C. Ward 102
    Z. Williams 88
    D. Shiel 84
    H. Shaw 81
    M. Kennedy 78
    Himmelberg 75
    N. Wilson 74
    D. Smith 74
    R. Lobb 73
    Whitfield 69
    A. Corr 67
    M. de Boer 64
    S. Johnson 62
    B. Deledio 60
    J. Hopper 58
    N. Haynes 57
    P. Davis 51
    Tomlinson 35

    Melbourne Demons: 10.2.62
    M. Gawn 162
    J. Lewis 112
    C. Oliver 111
    B. Vince 101
    M. Hibberd 101
    N. Jetta 94
    T. McDonald 86
    C. Salem 74
    Neal-Bullen 73
    D. Tyson 73
    C. Maynard 68
    O. McDonald 62
    N. Jones 58
    C. Petracca 56
    J. Viney 55
    J. Melksham 54
    J. Watts 51
    C. Pedersen 47
    J. Harmes 46
    S. Frost 38
    J. Hunt 23
    J. Garlett 7

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