Game Chat – Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions

Written by Huttabito on August 20 2017

VENUE:ย MCG, 1.10pm AEST

LAST FIVE TIMES
R9, 2016, Melbourne 19.17 (131) d Brisbane Lions 9.14 (68) at the MCG
R16, 2015, Melbourne 8.12 (60) d Brisbane Lions 4.12 (36) at the MCG
R19, 2014, Brisbane Lions 11.8 (74) d Melbourne 6.15 (51) at Etihad
R17, 2013, Brisbane Lions 13.16 (94) d Melbourne 11.9 (75) at TIO Stadium
R5, 2013, Brisbane Lions 17.20 (122) d Melbourne 14.10 (94) the Gabba

GAME NOTES:ย The equation is simple for Melbourne: win its final two games and it will play finals for the first time since 2006. That quest starts this Sunday at the MCG against the 18th-placed Lions, with the Demons fully expected to take care of business and win comfortably. However, most Melbourne players have never been in this kind of position before so it will be interesting to see how they handle the pressure. That said, the roles Nathan Jones and Jordan Lewis play, as two of Melbourne’s most experienced players, will be integral in this weekend’s result. The Lions have been reasonably competitive in recent weeks and are coming off their biggest win of the season against Gold Coast in the latest QClash at the Gabba on the weekend. If the Demons can start like they did against St Kilda, by booting six goals to one in the first term, then they will most likely to be able to break the Lions’ resistance and coast to a comfortable victory.

Hutta’s Tip: Melbourne by 30.

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4 thoughts on “Game Chat – Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions”

  1. Melbourne v Brisbane Lions at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Melbourne: Angus Brayshaw, Dom Tyson, Billy Stretch, Mitch Hannan
    Brisbane Lions: Hugh McCluggage, Claye Beams, Alex Witherden, Ryan Lester

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    1. thinking conservatively,you would hate withers hammy to go ping early.I was in a dilemna proj 2672,withers could go big with ball being in Melbourne forward line a lot but worried about hammy so traded to roberton

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      1. Yeah completely agree about Witherdens hammy. If he hadn’t been out last week would have been an easy decision. Nice day here in Perth so Ryan should definItem improve. 80+ is probably all I’ll need.

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