Game Chat – West Coast vs Sydney

Written by Huttabito on March 25 2018

WHERE AND WHEN:ย Perth Stadium, Sunday, March 25, 4.20pm AWST

SUMMARY
West Coast’s new era at Optus Stadium will fittingly kick off against the club’s one-time arch-rival Sydney in a Sunday evening blockbuster to close round one. Hype around the contest has been building since the Eagles won a bitter stoush with Fremantle to host the first game at the 60,000-seat venue, but will go into overdrive now West Coast has confirmed star ruckman Nic Naitanui will make his long-awaited comeback from his knee reconstruction. Naitanui’s return will boost a midfield which was lacklustre last year and has its question marks heading into 2018 without Matt Priddis and Sam Mitchell. There will be no better test than against the Swans’ powerful engine room, even without Dan Hannebery (calf). As ever, Lance Franklin looms as the Swans’ trump card and at the other end West Coast could feel the absence of spearhead Josh Kennedy (ankle) in a new-look forward setup.ย 

LAST FIVE TIMES
R4, 2017, West Coast Eagles 13.13 (91) d Sydney Swans 10.5 (65) at Subiaco
R5, 2016, Sydney Swans 12.16 (88) d West Coast Eagles 7.7 (49) at the SCG
R17, 2015, West Coast Eagles 15.13 (103) d Sydney Swans 7.9 (51) at Subiaco
R16, 2014, Sydney Swans 10.19 (79) d West Coast Eagles 7.9 (51) at Subiaco
R17, 2013, Sydney Swans 17.11 (113) d West Coast Eagles 11.13 (79) at Subiaco

HUTTA’S TIP: Sydney by 40

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  1. West Coast v Sydney at Optus Stadium, 7.20pm AWST

    LATE CHANGES

    West Coast: Nil
    Sydney: Sam Reid (hamstring) replaced in selected side by Will Hayward

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    West Coast: Liam Ryan, Dom Sheed, Scott Lycett, Will Schofield
    Sydney: Jarrad McVeigh, Oliver Florent, Dean Towers, Nic Newman

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        1. He’s a 50-60 forward that will play 22 games. Just need an 80/90 game and his price will go up to where we need it to be.

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  2. HALF TIME

    West Coast 5.3.33

    L. Shuey 63
    S. Hurn 56
    M. LeCras 53
    E. Yeo 51
    D. Sheed 51
    A. Gaff 51
    N. Naitanui 47
    T. Barrass 43
    J. McGovern 42
    J. Darling 41
    J. Cripps 38
    C. Masten 35
    J. Waterman 29
    D. Venables 28
    L. Ryan 22
    J. Redden 21
    Schofield 21
    B. Sheppardย +4 20
    S. Lycett 19
    J. Nelson 18
    L. Duggan 17
    L. Jetta 13

    Sydney 9.5.59

    L. Franklin 93
    I. Heeney 86
    L. Parker 73
    J. Lloyd* 60
    G. Hewett 53
    C. Sinclair 51
    T. Papley 49
    L. Melican 48
    Z. Jones 43
    D. Rampe 40
    N. Smith 40
    N. Newman 39
    K. Jack 38
    D. Towers 38
    C. Mills 34
    R. Fox 26
    J. Kennedy 22
    J. McVeigh 22
    Cunningham 17
    W. Hayward 16
    H. Grundy 12
    O. Florent 11

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    1. I thought I was creating a POD by going Selwood but Parker was in and out of the team too.

      Either looks a bargain.

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      1. Selwood great pick. I think he can average close to 110 if he stays fit. With Danger and Ablett more likely to get the attention i think Selwood will be free to run free in a lot of games and score well.

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  3. FULL TIME

    Sydney 17.7.115 def West Coast 13.8.86

    West Coast:

    S. Hurn 114
    N. Naitanui 113
    L. Shuey 111
    T. Barrass 102
    E. Yeo 102
    A. Gaff 90
    J. Darling 87
    J. McGovern 84
    M. LeCras 84
    D. Sheed 78
    J. Cripps 72
    J. Redden 71
    B. Sheppard 65
    J. Waterman 56
    C. Masten 55
    L. Duggan 48
    L. Ryan 38
    Schofield 36
    D. Venables 35
    S. Lycett 34
    J. Nelson 25
    L. Jetta 23

    Sydney

    L. Franklin 181
    L. Parker 156
    J. Lloyd* 121
    C. Sinclair 107
    I. Heeney 104
    J. Kennedy 93
    G. Hewett 92
    C. Mills 90
    Z. Jones 89
    K. Jack 87
    N. Smith 75
    T. Papley 74
    D. Towers 67
    Cunningham 66
    N. Newman 61
    L. Melican 58
    D. Rampe 54
    R. Fox 53
    J. McVeigh 51
    W. Hayward 42
    O. Florent 31
    H. Grundy 26

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