11.12 (78)
15.17 (107)


As pressure mounts on Nathan Buckley, it is time for his players to make a stand. It seems as though they are backing their coach, however, they need to show it out on the ground now.

It won’t be an easy task, Geelong¬†are flying, and currently sit 5-0. They continually seem to find a way to win, playing much of their best football in the final quarter.

The Pies need someone to step up in front of goals. Their accuracy has been a problem, while finding a consistent target has also been a worry. Fasolo has shown glimpses of brilliance, however goes missing in patches.

This is a danger game for the Cats. Collingwood have their backs against the wall, and if they are to go down, will do so swinging. Despite this it’s hard to go past a 5-0 Geelong

Tip: Cats 11

Team Line-Ups

IN Jed Bews, Sam Menegola
OUTDaniel Menzel, Jackson Thurlow
IN Josh Smith, Lynden Dunn
OUTJackson Ramsay, Ben Reid
FB 25 L. Henderson 13 Tom Lonergan 2 Zach Tuohy
FF 1 Alex Fasolo 46 Mason Cox 5 Jamie Elliott
HB 46 Mark Blicavs 4 Andrew Mackie 44 Tom Stewart
HF 18 Travis Varcoe 30 Darcy Moore 32 W. Hoskin-Elliott
C 16 Darcy Lang 14 Joel Selwood 21 Jordan Murdoch
C 22 S. Sidebottom 10 S. Pendlebury 3 Daniel Wells
HF 22 Mitch Duncan 7 Harry Taylor 6 Steven Motlop
HB 40 Josh Smith 15 Lynden Dunn 37 Brayden Maynard
FF 3 Brandan Parfitt 26 Tom Hawkins 5 Nakia Cockatoo
FB 38 Jeremy Howe 41 Henry Schade 6 Tyson Goldsack
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Team Stats

398 Disposals 416
118 Contested Possessions 123
206 Kicks 231
192 Handballs 185
20 Free Kicks 15
32 Clearances 33
11 Centre Clearances 13
21 Stoppages 20
49 Inside 50 59
101 Marks 117
11 Marks in 50 13
9 Contested Marks 9
61 Tackles 57
30 Hit-Outs 42

Player Stats

Geelong Cats

Aaron Black8412521
Andrew Mackie20929811
Brandan Parfitt771411
Cameron Guthrie71522313
Darcy Lang771453412
George Horlin-Smith1361943191
Harry Taylor107178261
Jed Bews8816721
Joel Selwood611171414
Jordan Murdoch51217412
Lachie Henderson68144112
Mark Blicavs48124721
Mitch Duncan1982791241
Nakia Cockatoo821032222
Patrick Dangerfield8132132211
Sam Menegola913223271
Steven Motlop1314274111
Tom Hawkins538311311
Tom Lonergan138218111
Tom Stewart881651
Zac Smith52712313
Zach Tuohy17193681

Collingwood Magpies

Adam Treloar8172521351
Alex Fasolo671341121
Brayden Maynard9211212211
Brodie Grundy97164331121
Daniel Wells111122631
Darcy Moore107179122
Henry Schade8513831
Jack Crisp13122571411
Jamie Elliott581321211
Jeremy Howe12618911
Josh Smith2422692
Levi Greenwood610162123
Lynden Dunn1211331121
Mason Cox39123922211
Scott Pendlebury151833621911
Steele Sidebottom1672361511
Taylor Adams2115368218
Tim Broomhead5914521
Tom Phillips126184111
Travis Varcoe7714411
Tyson Goldsack66125
Will Hoskin-Elliott13132691111