Where and when: Not TIO Traeger Park, Giants Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)
Last time they met: R8 2020: Melbourne 7.7 (49) DEF BY Brisbane 7.11 (53) at Metricon.
Brisbane led by 18 points at three-quarter time and looked the winners, but goals to Jack Viney, Nathan Jones and Jake Melksham set up a grandstand finish. After an even first quarter the Lions put the foot down, using a big advantage around the contest to kick three goals to one and open up a decisive 14-point lead in slippery conditions. Lachie Neale (33 disposals and seven clearances) again had a huge influence, while his midfield mates Jarryd Lyons (23 and nine tackles) and Hugh McCluggage (22 and three goal assists) were also prominent. Charlie Cameron kicked two third-quarter goals that proved important.
Match Preview: I wrote the Dees off last week and they made me look stupid. After reclaiming top spot on the ladder, this week they take on the third placed Lions who haven’t dropped a game since Round 4. No Neale? No worries!
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71 thoughts on “Game Chat – Melbourne v Brisbane”
Really keen to see how Neale looks after having a few weeks off to deal with the ankle injury but also the mystery ‘back’ complaint that saw him hemorrhage cash/value.
Also keeping an eye on Harmes as a post-bye POD.
IMO…..Robinson to take Satan, Harmes to take on Neale and Gawny will give his junior more hitouts………
Ps I also have tomorrow’s tattslotto numbers if anyone is interested……
Damn it Chameleon..we are sharing tattslotto !!!
No late changes
Medical subs :
Melbourne – Oskar Baker
Brisbane – Rhys Mathieson
Tossing between Neale and Steele (similar price and BE)
See greater upside and a higher ceiling with Neale, but also more questions (injury recovery, likelihood to be tagged, how he fits into the Lions after they performed do well in his absence).
Then there’s Steele who has less decent teammates to steal his points, and surely teams don’t bother tagging a bloke when his team can’t buy a win (although I admittedly haven’t watched any saints games this year).
Appreciate your insights and of course votes below…
Go Steele, could always go Neale later as he may drop in price in the coming weeks
Lachie Neale $578.7k BE 94
Projected Score 116
Rd 12: $579k->$589k(+$10k) New BE 141
Rd 13: BYE
Rd 14: $589k->$577k($-12k) New BE 116
Rd 15: $577k->$577k($0k) New BE 117
Rd12 BE 94
Rd 12 Score 84
Rd 13 BE 165
Projected Score 112
Rd14: $574k->$551k($-24k)New BE 136
Rd15: $551k->$540k($-11k)New BE 102
Rd16: $540k->$544k($4k)New BE 106
Only looking to fill one midfield spot unfortunately or I would.
Rest of midfield is MacRae, Jelly, Oliver, Merrett, Titch, Cripps and Taranto
Still tossing up v…..clarry or max.
See above comments above CT’s late changes, that might help Wighty……..
130 each and not a problem. V on Clarry. Just been a bit worried about Maxy not getting those HTA’s since Jackson in the team.
That helps !! 3-3 at the moment
Is this match in Alice Springs or at Giants stadium?
Giants Stadium, Thommo.
Hi GD, I just saw a stat, that Gawn has scored 156 and 185 in his two games at Giants Stadium in 2020. Any idea who the opposition was?
The 185 was against the Hawks and the 153 was against the Suns, so McEvoy & Ceglar and Witts.
Think Gawn can go large tonight, but he’s running that 2:1 ruck split with Jackson and been dropping a lotta marks.
Thank you GD.
So very impressive how you get the information so quickly.
Yeah, I am undecided too.
Good luck tonight.
Lachie Neale in GD??? Ballsy!!
Hehe. Ride or die lol, Macca.
Atkins has a 3 Rd AVG of 64 and 5 Rd AVG of 68 he’s been horrible. Do I move him on too a bottomed out Heeney who may go 85+ for the rest of the year…
TU : go for it Heeney is far superior
TD : Atkins will come good
Plenty of trades remaining
TU – Oliver
TD – Gawn
18k have traded Grundy!
So far !! Many who also had Flynn and are desperate prob have no choice.
18k have no idea 😉
I’m personally holding .
Best 18 makes it that tad less painful. But fingers crossed he is back R15 or the trade may be the move if the injury lingers
Big Max gets the deluxe start to the game! Free kick 20 seconds in and then picks up the loose pill in the fwd line and snaps a goal! ( Probably lucky it wasn’t a set shot lol)
How many went Max with the VC?
I’m on Clarry this week…
I’d like to thank everyone on here for saying put v on Clarry not Gawn. Fortunately my major oppts did too.
I mustn’t be a “Major” opponent then 😉
I went Max 🙂
Long way to go though.
Don’t think we are in the same league anywhere ft
I’ve got you in my Donkeys League.
You’re looking at a great start!
Nice VC pick up FT – I switched it back and forth with Maxy and Oliver many times with the last switch 5 seconds before kick off … to Oliver
As with a few posters … I think I have barely hit a VC all year. Sucks!
Ah bad luck Macca.
Oliver has been so good lately, I don’t blame you.
I actually don’t have Oliver 🙁
He’s been killing me for the last few weeks.
Seems your not alone with the VC on Oliver.
7-8 of my opponents this week have Oliver VC.
Who are you thinking for the C ?
I was looking at Laird V Crows.
Best of luck whoever you choose.
Yep the vast majority went Oliver from what I could see across my leagues.
Those with Gawn have a good jump thus far.
Thinking it probs has to be Macrae.
I’m also thinking like you of bringing in Whitfield for CJ a week early to help with next two weeks – Grundy out the other omissions and injuries has not helped!
Good luck mate and smash that Wighty fella in Donkeys league while I watch on!! I’ll follow up and pummel him next week in his sledgers league!! Haha
Could be close with Wighty.
I have Grundy out and..
He has ROB and an extra playing.
At least getting Gawn VC right is a good start.
I’m not really sold on Macrae as C.
His last 3 scores v my mob are 85 / 153 / 85.
(two in 2019 ) Optus and Marvel and the other on the Gold Coast ( 2020 )
Longmire has stated he may put work into Bont or Macrae. It could just be a smoke screen . I think Serong may go to Libba. It worked for Melb.
For me , Fyfe goes head to head with Bont at stoppage as they both spend time forward.
I think Cerra will end up on Macrea.
Brayshaw named on a wing, may get Hunter / B Smith.
I think Darcy should win a heap of taps for us and we should hold our own at stoppage.
I still the Doggies win very comfortably. We can’t kick straight to save our lives.
Have you considered Laird v the Pies.
Pendles looks cooked, and with no Grundy, Adams or Mayne . I think the Pies are an easy kill this weekend.
Add to this all the off field stuff, and the fact Laird scored 185 last time they played. (at Adelaide oval).
Short legged players are all the rage at the moment look at Zorko and Bailey last night.
Get on the Laird for Captain Train.
Hmmmm – not sure … Macrae is a beast at possessions … I think a lot of coaches think he doesn’t hurt on the scoreboard, so leave him alone … but he racks up points in SC … ghard to go past!
I have you in round 16 in your league and Wighty in round 17 … I’m putting myself down for two easy wins there…. hahahahaha #wishfulthinking … well, Wighty will be easy at least!!
He he .
I maybe out of trades by then 🙁
Macrae will probably kill it.
Last week I doubted him v the Dee”s
He went 145
He should smoke Freo.
I knew Oliver wouldn’t get to his 160+ projected but didn’t want to miss out in case he got near it. Oh well time to find a captain….
The week I VC Satan he chooses to eat ass lol.
Looks like Laird’s gonna step up to the plate – truth be told, I kinda wanted to give him a run!
HALF TIME – and is an upset on the cards – Lions with a 20 point lead. Many coaches keen to see how Neale performs in his 1st game back…
Max Gawn 76
Christian Petracca 63
Luke Jackson 56
Steven May 52
Angus Brayshaw 49
James Harmes 40
Tom Sparrow 38
Bayley Fritsch* 37
Clayton Oliver 33
Charlie Spargo 33
James Jordon 32
Michael Hibberd 32
Tom McDonald 31
Christian Salem 30
Jake Lever 30
Trent Rivers 22
Harrison Petty 19
Kysaiah Pickett 16
Jayden Hunt 14
Jake Melksham 12
Sam Weideman 9
Alex Neal-Bullen 6
Oskar Baker 1
Zac Bailey 78
Eric Hipwood 73
Daniel Rich 63
Harris Andrews 63
Joe Daniher 62
Dayne Zorko 56
Jarryd Lyons 54
Mitch Robinson 54
Lachie Neale 49
Deven Robertson 45
Lincoln McCarthy 44
Charlie Cameron 41
Hugh McCluggage 40
Keidean Coleman 39
Jaxon Prior 37
Oscar McInerney 36
Grant Birchall 35
Callum Ah Chee 31
Brandon Starcevich 25
Daniel McStay 18
Marcus Adams 15
Ryan Lester 9
Rhys Mathieson 1
Had VC on Oliver all week. After my last reverse of trades I forgot to reset VC and C so it reverted to my settings last week…VC now on Gawn…happy mistake so far
Announced tonight by Tom Brown at half time that the Melb-Coll R13 Big Freeze match will be held at the SCG, as Melb’s home game, with the big slide still happening at the MCG. Hoping thousands more fundraising dollars are raised for this effort at taming the MND beast so give generously.
Zorko reported for striking.
Based on the recent tribunal pattern, McDonald isn’t in hospital so Zorko should get off.
Go Robertson you good thing! Glad I stuck with ya!
Daniher looking to play bruise free footy.
Looking forward to trading him out after this round.
Gawn coming back! well i VC oliver
Big 3rd Qtr from the Dees has this game in the balance as they now lead by a point
10.9.69 to the Lions 10.8.68
Max Gawn 110
Christian Petracca 96
Steven May 83
Tom McDonald 82
Clayton Oliver 71
Angus Brayshaw 64
James Jordon 63
James Harmes 61
Luke Jackson 60
Charlie Spargo 58
Tom Sparrow 55
Bayley Fritsch* 51
Kysaiah Pickett 50
Michael Hibberd 50
Christian Salem 48
Alex Neal-Bullen 37
Trent Rivers 34
Jake Lever 32
Jayden Hunt 27
Harrison Petty 26
Sam Weideman 24
Jake Melksham 13
Oskar Baker 1
Jarryd Lyons 107
Dayne Zorko 100
Zac Bailey 95
Joe Daniher 81
Harris Andrews 77
Daniel Rich 76
Deven Robertson 72
Grant Birchall 67
Eric Hipwood 67
Lachie Neale 60
Keidean Coleman 59
Mitch Robinson 57
Hugh McCluggage 54
Callum Ah Chee 53
Brandon Starcevich 46
Lincoln McCarthy 45
Jaxon Prior 45
Oscar McInerney 39
Charlie Cameron 35
Daniel McStay 31
Marcus Adams 29
Ryan Lester 20
Rhys Mathieson 1
Oliver – a goal after the siren to win the game.
I’d like to see that!!
I threw the VC on Oliver – checked all 10 leagues I’m in, and so did every other coach – not one with gawn surprisingly.
can Daniher reach 110 that would be nice.
Gawn does like this stadium produce a good VC score
Dees with another impressive win – 22 points over the Lions. Lester subbed out in the last qtr with a recurrence of his hamstring injury.
Max Gawn 147
Christian Petracca 122
Tom McDonald 110
Steven May 106
Clayton Oliver 95
Charlie Spargo 88
James Harmes 84
James Jordon 82
Tom Sparrow 78
Angus Brayshaw 72
Trent Rivers 72
Kysaiah Pickett 71
Alex Neal-Bullen 70
Christian Salem 64
Michael Hibberd 62
Bayley Fritsch* 59
Luke Jackson 59
Harrison Petty 53
Jake Lever 44
Sam Weideman 35
Jayden Hunt 34
Jake Melksham 27
Oskar Baker 0
Harris Andrews 124
Dayne Zorko 122
Jarryd Lyons 122
Zac Bailey 103
Daniel Rich 98
Joe Daniher 88
Hugh McCluggage 86
Lachie Neale 84
Brandon Starcevich 77
Deven Robertson 76
Grant Birchall 68
Eric Hipwood 67
Mitch Robinson 64
Callum Ah Chee 63
Jaxon Prior 61
Marcus Adams 61
Oscar McInerney 56
Charlie Cameron 53
Keidean Coleman 53
Ryan Lester 51
Lincoln McCarthy 48
Daniel McStay 36
Rhys Mathieson 5
Thanks again Lisa, for the scores.
If Zorko gets suspended for 1 week does that mean he misses round 14? As in the bye doesn’t count?
He’s not getting suspended
Yeah Zorko suspended for the bye lmao. Locked in a cage and not allowed to suntan by the beach .
He won’t get suspended, just a fine.
If he did cop a week it couldn’t be served on a bye, no. Would have to actually miss a match.
Again, dw. Fine only.
Zorko safe, his sc score went up after report and free kick against.
Feel like a few players were a touch underscored. Maybe Sal or Macca can shed some light?
Petracca: 26 touches, 16 contested, 17 kicks, 9 clearances, 4 free kicks for, 2 goals and 4 tackles for 122.
I get 61% DE, but those CP numbers should have seen him power through a 135~ surely?
Lyons: 28 touches, 18 contested, 18 kicks, 6 clerances 4 free kicks for and 7 tackles for 122.
Same deal as Racca.
Neale: 25 touches, 14 contested, 9 clearances, 3 free kicks for.
Looked a little flat but surely a ton?
Too many players on 60s and 70s imo.
Zorko got 122 as well , what were his figures?
And Bailey 84% de and 4 goals 103 points? We could go on.
Yeah, also dodgy.
Eh, not to worry. Just annoying when you see a player pop off then check their SC and they’ve barely moved lol.
Zorko: 22 touches, 5 contested, 13 kicks, 10 tackles, 2 free kicks for, 1 goal for 122.
That might be okay on low CP ratio, idk?
2 frees against as well , cheapest 122 by a long way.
3 players on 122 , 2 were stiff 1 was lucky , supercoach in a nutshell.
Anyway, I’m off.
Catch ya, Bruce.
Yeah GD I get frustrated as you know and it does my head in. The key thing is also in watching the match and the scoring – they always “seem” to adjust the stats to balance out the scoring on papers- which is not necessarily what a player did or didn’t do.
I’ve noticed the last couple of games Lyons seems to be getting scored more harshly and Tracca to. For Tracca it may be his history of poor DE that is counting against him with scorers.
Think Zork was very lucky / generous in his score last night as well and at times didn’t touch the ball for most of whole quarters.
I actually think Neale got a quite generous score last night and particularly in that last quarter I swear he was given stats of other players.
As usual with CD – “interesting” to say the least!
Vc on maxy, of course he gets scaled down 9 points.