Game Chat – West Coast v North

Written by Motts on June 8 2024

Venue: Perth Stadium

Time: 4:35pm AEST

What it means

West Coast (3-9) has started to show cracks in the fortress that it was building at home and is now 3-3 at the venue this season. But even after losing four of their past five games, the Eagles can expect to brush aside the winless Roos and take high spirits into their bye.

North Melbourne (0-11) would surely have marked this down at start of the year as one of its ‘must-win’ matches and has had an extra week to prepare during the bye. The Kangaroos are curiously the only team to kick a goal in every quarter they have played this season, but now need to turn that into winning not just terms, but even matches to show more than just promising signs.


Liam Ryan has understandably taken a while to get going after missing more than a year before returning to the Eagles’ line-up in round seven. But the livewire forward showed more than just glimpses of his best with three goals and a couple more chances against the Saints, in ominous signs for the Roos.

Tom Powell has been one of the few shining lights in a dark season for the Kangaroos as he has claimed a regular spot in the midfield in his fourth season. The 22-year-old is averaging career-highs for disposals (21.4) and clearances (5.6), while perhaps most importantly also building on his defensive side with 5.6 tackles a game.


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15 thoughts on “Game Chat – West Coast v North”

      1. 40k coaches are regretting trading Dawson in although he makes some cash.

        I bought him for his DPP and needed a rookie to facilitate the trade in of two keepers.

        You win some and lose others.


        1. I’m on a roll with my rookie defenders. Traded him in for Z Reid. Have also traded out Coffield and Gibcus this season.


  1. So W Dawson scores zero and increases in price. If only my boss would give me a pay increase for a zero



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