Game Chat – Melbourne v North Melbourne

Written by Thommo on August 9 2015

This type of match is close to a no-win situation for North Melbourne: If they win, it is labelled as an easy game; if they lose, they are condemned as pretenders in the premiership race. They must simply keep chalking up wins in their quest for a top 8 berth. If they get in a winning position early today they will keep pushing in an attempt to boost percentage and push the Tigers out of sixth spot.

What matters most to today’s result is the schizophrenic Melbourne. Do the brilliant and defensive Demons turn up today and shut down the Kangaroos’ midfield or do the sloppy Dees fumble their way through the game, committing silly turnovers and gifting easy goals to their opposition? Even Paul Roos seems uncertain what makes his boys tick, but he’ll hope today doesn’t bring a 14th straight loss to North Melbourne.

Thommo’s tip: North Melbourne by 25 points.

 

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16 thoughts on “Game Chat – Melbourne v North Melbourne”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Melbourne: Angus Brayshaw, Viv Michie, James Harmes
    Substitute: Alex Neal-Bullen
    North Melbourne: Shaun Higgins, Andrew Swallow, Ben Brown
    Substitute: Aaron Mullett

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  2. QUARTER TIME
    Melbourne 2.0 (12)
    North Melbourne 7.4 (46)

    MELBOURNE
    14 Lynden Dunn 38
    12 Dom Tyson 29
    25 Tom McDonald 29
    7 Jack Viney 25
    18 Daniel Cross 24
    31 Jack Grimes 22
    1 Jesse Hogan 20
    6 Chris Dawes 19
    11 Max Gawn 18
    22 Viv Michie 15
    23 Bernie Vince 14
    38 Jeremy Howe 12
    10 Angus Brayshaw 11
    20 Colin Garland 11
    8 Heritier Lumumba 8
    2 Nathan Jones 8
    39 Neville Jetta 8
    4 Jack Watts 7
    45 Matt Jones 4
    36 Jeff Garlett 3
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 0 (SUB)
    43 James Harmes -1

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    12 Lindsay Thomas 45
    22 Todd Goldstein 42
    7 Jack Ziebell 38
    29 Brent Harvey 37
    15 Nick Dal Santo 35
    9 Andrew Swallow 30
    10 Ben Cunnington 29
    5 Ben Jacobs 29
    20 Drew Petrie 28
    50 Ben Brown 25
    28 Robin Nahas 23
    4 Shaun Higgins 23
    19 Sam Wright 21
    30 Jarrad Waite 20
    27 Taylor Garner 17
    43 Sam Gibson 16
    16 Scott D. Thompson 16
    21 Luke McDonald 9
    18 Shaun Atley 6
    6 Lachlan Hansen 4
    25 Robbie Tarrant 2
    41 Aaron Mullett 0 (SUB)

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  3. How the hell did Tmac get 29 pts.
    If he actually gets the ball he’ll score 200!
    Or maybe I’m watching another game.

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  4. HALF TIME
    Melbourne 6.4 (40)
    North Melbourne 9.4 (58)

    MELBOURNE
    14 Lynden Dunn 70
    7 Jack Viney 59
    6 Chris Dawes 57
    1 Jesse Hogan 55
    12 Dom Tyson 48
    38 Jeremy Howe 45
    18 Daniel Cross 42
    11 Max Gawn 42
    31 Jack Grimes 37
    25 Tom McDonald 37
    8 Heritier Lumumba 32
    22 Viv Michie 28
    2 Nathan Jones 27
    10 Angus Brayshaw 24
    20 Colin Garland 24
    4 Jack Watts 20
    45 Matt Jones 20
    23 Bernie Vince 15
    39 Neville Jetta 15
    43 James Harmes 11
    36 Jeff Garlett 10
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 0 (SUB)

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    22 Todd Goldstein 71
    15 Nick Dal Santo 66
    9 Andrew Swallow 65
    10 Ben Cunnington 63
    29 Brent Harvey 62
    12 Lindsay Thomas 62
    7 Jack Ziebell 59
    4 Shaun Higgins 53
    30 Jarrad Waite 46
    20 Drew Petrie 45
    5 Ben Jacobs 42
    43 Sam Gibson 40
    19 Sam Wright 36
    25 Robbie Tarrant 33
    50 Ben Brown 27
    27 Taylor Garner 27
    21 Luke McDonald 26
    28 Robin Nahas 26
    16 Scott D. Thompson 26
    18 Shaun Atley 26
    6 Lachlan Hansen 20
    41 Aaron Mullett 0 (SUB)

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  5. THREE QUARTER TIME
    Melbourne 11.6 (72)
    North Melbourne 12.10 (82)

    MELBOURNE
    7 Jack Viney 89
    1 Jesse Hogan 88
    6 Chris Dawes 81
    12 Dom Tyson 76
    25 Tom McDonald 76
    14 Lynden Dunn 72
    18 Daniel Cross 61
    11 Max Gawn 60
    38 Jeremy Howe 58
    22 Viv Michie 58
    2 Nathan Jones 53
    31 Jack Grimes 48
    10 Angus Brayshaw 47
    23 Bernie Vince 45
    45 Matt Jones 38
    8 Heritier Lumumba 36
    4 Jack Watts 30
    39 Neville Jetta 29
    36 Jeff Garlett 28
    20 Colin Garland 27
    43 James Harmes 24
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 0 (SUB)

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    22 Todd Goldstein 115
    10 Ben Cunnington 113
    4 Shaun Higgins 93
    30 Jarrad Waite 86
    29 Brent Harvey 84
    7 Jack Ziebell 77
    12 Lindsay Thomas 75
    50 Ben Brown 74
    15 Nick Dal Santo 70
    9 Andrew Swallow 66
    18 Shaun Atley 60
    25 Robbie Tarrant 56
    20 Drew Petrie 52
    16 Scott D. Thompson 50
    5 Ben Jacobs 48
    43 Sam Gibson 47
    27 Taylor Garner 45
    19 Sam Wright 41
    21 Luke McDonald 26
    28 Robin Nahas 26
    6 Lachlan Hansen 24
    41 Aaron Mullett 0 (SUB)

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  6. FULL TIME
    Melbourne 14.8 (92)
    North Melbourne 19.13 (127)

    MELBOURNE
    7 Jack Viney 131
    1 Jesse Hogan 125
    6 Chris Dawes 105
    25 Tom McDonald 101
    12 Dom Tyson 90
    14 Lynden Dunn 88
    18 Daniel Cross 80
    11 Max Gawn 80
    38 Jeremy Howe 72
    2 Nathan Jones 70
    22 Viv Michie 67
    23 Bernie Vince 64
    31 Jack Grimes 57
    45 Matt Jones 57
    10 Angus Brayshaw 51
    8 Heritier Lumumba 49
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 36
    39 Neville Jetta 35
    20 Colin Garland 32
    4 Jack Watts 32
    36 Jeff Garlett 26
    43 James Harmes 25

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    22 Todd Goldstein 154
    10 Ben Cunnington 148
    4 Shaun Higgins 145
    30 Jarrad Waite 115
    12 Lindsay Thomas 111
    29 Brent Harvey 106
    7 Jack Ziebell 104
    15 Nick Dal Santo 88
    9 Andrew Swallow 82
    18 Shaun Atley 78
    50 Ben Brown 76
    20 Drew Petrie 76
    25 Robbie Tarrant 69
    5 Ben Jacobs 68
    43 Sam Gibson 68
    19 Sam Wright 67
    16 Scott D. Thompson 65
    28 Robin Nahas 57
    27 Taylor Garner 53
    6 Lachlan Hansen 40
    21 Luke McDonald40
    41 Aaron Mullett 6

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  7. if they kept record of 10 week averages, Goldstein’s run of form over the last 10 or so weeks must be some kind of record. All hail the Goldmine.

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