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    Geelong Cats vs. Western Bulldogs

    Simonds Stadium
    AFL Home and Away May 19, 2017
    Geelong Cats 104, Western Bulldogs 81
    Geelong Cats Western Bulldogs
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13018   4327
    Q28553   4327
    Q39559   10868
    Q4168104   12981

    The opening match of Round 9 sees the Geelong Cats host the reigning premiers Western Bulldogs for their first match of the year Kardinia Park. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:50pm AEST on Friday.

    The test for both sides is neutral, as they will need to prove just how genuine they are in a very even competition.

    In what some pundits are touting as ‘match of the round’, Geelong will play at home in front of a new grandstand – another stage of the redevelopment with a blockbuster crowd expected.

    Geelong have lost three out the past four and will need a big response this week after a lacklustre performance against Essendon.

    The Western Bulldogs have been going in second-gear all season, and though they sit inside the top eight, a loss here could see them bundled out by the end of the round.

    There are changes for both sides, with two ins for the Cats and five for the Dogs.

    – Lachie Henderson and Scott Selwood return to the side as Rhy Stanley (knee) and George Horlin-Smth are out (omitted).

    Selwood is likely to get a tagging job, much like he did last year, in order to support his brother, Joel, and Patrick Dangerfield after a sluggish game last week.

    The Dogs welcome experience with back skipper Bob Murphy, Travis Cloke, Dale Morris, Mitch Wallis, and Tory Dickson.

    Wallis plays his first game for the club since his sickening leg injury against St Kilda in July last year.

    At their expense, the Dogs lose Matt Boyd (shoulder), Tom Liberatore, Fletcher Roberts, Zaine Cordy and Toby McLean (all omitted).

    It’s a stark message by coach Luke Beveridge to the group with Liberatore being dropped.

    Tackle counts have been the talking point for Geelong all week sitting in 16th in the rankings, as well as kicks per game (17th), however, they are still scoring well with a high handball count (4th) and hitting the scoreboard (3rd).

    Likewise, for the Dogs, their talking points have been mostly based around a lack of ruckman (17th in hitouts), scoreboard accuracy (45%), but pride themselves on their tackle pressure (1st) and also in a running style game (3rd in handballs, 4th in disposals per game).

    The Cats are known to use their ground as a fortress, and even more so against the Bulldogs, having won seven of eight matches there last season, and records before that.

    Though geographically the Bulldogs are the next closest team in proximity to Kardinia Park, they don’t make use of that advantage compared to other teams.

    The Bulldogs have not won at the ground since 2003 – 14 years ago. The Cats also lead the ledger in head-to-head records 100-55, and in more recent times, 13 of the past 14 matches.

    But let’s not forget the ‘KFC Kickin’ for Chicken’ promotion that will be sure to set the crowd alight in the last quarter if a Bulldogs player has a set shot that goes out on the full.

    Prediction
    Cats by 15. They have had a big week of preparation and it’s now-or-never to show something significant to the AFL that they mean business this year.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    4' BEHIND - Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs)
    5' GOAL - Tory Dickson (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Clay Smith (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Mark Blicavs (Geelong Cats)
    11' GOAL - Clay Smith (Western Bulldogs)
    16' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    20' BEHIND - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    22' GOAL - Tom Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    28' BEHIND - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 2
    3' GOAL - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    7' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    9' GOAL - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    11' GOAL - Zach Tuohy (Geelong Cats)
    16' BEHIND - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    17' BEHIND - Steven Motlop (Geelong Cats)
    19' GOAL - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    28' BEHIND - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    29' BEHIND - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    30' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    Quarter 3
    3' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    6' GOAL - Jack Redpath (Western Bulldogs)
    11' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    13' GOAL - Jack Redpath (Western Bulldogs)
    15' GOAL - Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    16' GOAL - Lukas Webb (Western Bulldogs)
    19' GOAL - Travis Cloke (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Bailey Williams (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    27' BEHIND - Tom Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    29' GOAL - Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    31' BEHIND - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    5' GOAL - Scott Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    8' BEHIND - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    11' GOAL - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    14' GOAL - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    17' GOAL - Tory Dickson (Western Bulldogs)
    19' GOAL - Tom Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    21' GOAL - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    23' BEHIND - Jack Redpath (Western Bulldogs)
    26' BEHIND - Jake Kolodjashnij (Geelong Cats)
    27' GOAL - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    29' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    32' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)

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    • 11:44am
      Hunter said | 11:44am | ! Report

      Great game and what a stadium Kardinia park has developed into!

      The cats are going to be hard to beat down there for the remainder of the year.

      • Roar Guru

        11:49am
        Cat said | 11:49am | ! Report

        I can’t wait to see how it will be once the final stage (Stage 5) is finished with the Ford stand and Ablett Terrace replaced.
        The issue is parking and vline are failing to keep up with increased capacity.

      • 3:05pm
        SmithHatesMaxwell said | 3:05pm | ! Report

        To me Geelong is the only “real” team in Victoria because they are the only team that sought to maintain their traditional home ground. The other clubs have no real identity or relationship to the communities they supposedly represent.

        And Geelong are all the better off for it because they make more from 30k turning up in Geelong than 80k at the MCG.

        Imagine Collingwood playing 7 or 8 games at a similarly redeveloped Victoria Park. How fantastic.

    • 11:08pm
      me too said | 11:08pm | ! Report

      Great game, Have to hand it to the Bullies – all their Friday nights have been good viewing.
      Well done Cats – too good, have the wood on the doggies but needed to bring their A game.

    • Roar Guru

      10:37pm
      Paul D said | 10:37pm | ! Report

      We are Geelong…well done the Cats. You’re probably my other favourite team along with Richmond, would love my Lions to have the culture your place has. Maybe it will after we go through a 44 year drought! Got to endure it to appreciate it.

      Just a really good game of football to watch. momentum shifts make for compelling viewing. Selwood there with a great post game interview too, gee he’s mentally tough. Would have been a great test cricket captain if his talents lay elsewhere. murphy I think is on a bit of a victory lap mentally judging from that airy interview after a tough loss.

      Geelong willed themselves back into this game, the sort of performance that brings fans back through the gates and reminds them why they support the club. Top marks for the Cats, reminding everyone again that they have the best culture of anyone. Watching the song and the boys not allowed to do the gatorade shower on the rookie in the new rooms. Shoving him into the circle dry and shouting at him just made him feel uncomfortable. Obviously the Gatorade is the secret ingredient

      Paddy 3 votes

      2,1 who cares, won’t matter

      • Roar Guru

        11:55pm
        Cat said | 11:55pm | ! Report

        While we disagree on how to ‘fix’ Brisbane, I’d love to see the Lion back contending. I was at the game so didn’t get to see the post game interviews, I’ll have to go look for it.

      • 1:03am
        Mungbean said | 1:03am | ! Report

        Actually, GEELONG haven’t been throwing Gatorade this season or maybe even last as well. I think they made a stand that it was past it’s due course, (not because they had new change rooms) and nipped in in the bud a while ago. (Like Selwood said, about respecting the cleaners who have to clean the mess up.) now that’s a team with values! I could be wrong but I think even the commentators
        hadn’t picked up on that one. I do love my Cats! Even though I’m watching from Japan! Go Cats!

    • 10:36pm
      SmithHatesMaxwell said | 10:36pm | ! Report

      Dogs have such horrible offence. Ugly, scrappy team to watch.

      I said in the prediction thread they struggle to score more than 80 points against all but bottom feeder teams, the match is in Geelong, therefore the Bulldogs won’t win.

      That was the case tonight.

      Another great prediction by me.

    • 10:32pm
      Freo As said | 10:32pm | ! Report

      Fix your engine Roar.

      • Roar Guru

        10:33pm
        Scott Pryde said | 10:33pm | ! Report

        What’s the problem?

        • 10:40pm
          Freo As said | 10:40pm | ! Report

          Had constant problems trying to post and seeing others posts for like the whole last quarter.

    • Roar Guru

      10:31pm
      Damien Peck said | 10:31pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining The Roar tonight.

      36 disposals and 4 goals for Dangerfield, 28 touches to Caleb Daniel while the Dogs had 5 multiple goalkickers.

      Mitch Duncan and Joel Selwood had 17 tackles each. Huge.

      Stay tuned for the post-match wrap up.

    • Roar Guru

      10:30pm
      Rick Disnick said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      Great call Damien.

    • Roar Guru

      10:29pm
      Rick Disnick said | 10:29pm | ! Report

      Thanks for the chat this evening everyone. Best game I’ve watched in a long time.

      • Roar Guru

        10:31pm
        AdelaideDocker said | 10:31pm | ! Report

        That was a phenomenal game, and a great performance from your mob.

        Have a fantastic weekend, Rick. Hope to chat with you again sometime this round!

        • Roar Guru

          10:35pm
          Rick Disnick said | 10:35pm | ! Report

          Will do — always good chatting.

          I may be a sore loser, but I’m a very gracious winner. 🙂

    • Roar Guru

      10:28pm
      Damien Peck said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME. CATS WIN BY 23!

      Geelong Cats 16.8.104 – Western Bulldogs 12.9.81

    • Roar Guru

      10:27pm
      Rick Disnick said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      That second quarter won it for the cats and may well turn around this season.

      Danger the chocolates for me.

      Henderson gets most under rated award from me.

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