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Collingwood vs Fremantle: AFL live scores, blog

30th June, 2012

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Collingwood vs. Fremantle

Melbourne Cricket Ground
2012 AFL Premiership Season June 30, 2012
Collingwood won by 29 points
Collingwood Fremantle
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q13220   022
Q26743   2618
Q3101373   6642
Q41517107   12678
B: Heritier O'Brien, Nathan Brown, Marley Williams
HB: Nick Maxwell, Ben Reid, Alan Toovey
C: Simon Buckley, Dale Thomas, Jarryd Blair
HF: Alex Fasolo, Chris Dawes, Heath Shaw
F: Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke, Tyson Goldsack
Foll: Darren Jolly, Dane Swan, Steele Sidebottom
I/C: Sharrod Wellingham, Jamie Elliott, Caolan Mooney, Jackson Paine

Emg: Martin Clarke, Cameron Wood, Tom Young

In: Caolan Mooney, Jackson Paine
Out: Martin Clarke, Tom Young

New: Caolan Mooney (Ireland)

B: Nick Suban, Luke McPharlin, Adam McPhee
HB: Alex Silvagni, Michael Johnson, Tendai Mzungu
C: Michael Barlow, Ryan Crowley, David Mundy
HF: Garrick Ibbotson, Zachary Clarke, Christopher Mayne
F: Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Lachie Neale
Foll: Jonathon Griffin, Matthew de Boer, Clancee Pearce
I/C: Greg Broughton, Dylan Roberton, Jayden Pitt, Nick Lower

Emg: Michael Walters, Thomas Sheridan, Lee Spurr

In: Hayden Ballantyne, Dylan Roberton
Out: Jesse Crichton, Hayden Crozier

First Bounce: 1:45pm AEST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Last Time: Collingwood 20.12 132 def. Fremantle 8.4 52 @ Patersons Stadium, Round 23 2011
Last 5: Collingwood 4, Fremantle 1
Career: Played 22, Collingwood 14, Fremantle 8 (at MCG – Collingwood 5, Fremantle 2)
Betting: Collingwood $1.10, Fremantle $7.00
TV: Channel 7 Victoria (Delayed 3pm), Channel 7 Perth & GWN7 WA (Live 11:30am) Fox Footy (Live 1:45pm AEST), 7mate NSW & ACT (Live 1:30pm)
Sharrod Wellingham and Collingwood were on target on Saturday night (Slattery Images)
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30th June, 2012

Such an important match for the Fremantle Dockers coming up this afternoon as they hit the road and arrive to the MCG to take on the top of the table Collingwood. We’ll have live scores and commentary from the game from 1:45pm AEST

It’s seems from here on in, every game for the Dockers is do or die, especially when they hit the road.

Most pundits are expecting the Dockers to win four of their remaining five games at Patersons Stadium (the Derby against West Coast looks unlikely).

But that will only get them to 10 wins and in reality you need about 12 wins to make the finals in 2012.

So they need to steal two wins on the road to give them a chance. Will that be happening today? Well, it’s highly unlikely.

The front up against the top team of the competition right now – a team that is undefeated in ten and has gone about their business rather quietly, which is strange for a club that is so large.

What’s interesting is the Fremantle Dockers, not normally a good travelling team, has actually won three of their five games interstate in 2012. That includes a very good performance against Sydney in Round 2, but also a poor effort against Hawthorn in Launceston a month ago.

Matthew Pavlich has been playing a lone hand up forward, while the constant switching of players in the midfield isn’t really giving much stability to the team. Plus, there’s the injuries – Nat Fyfe is still out, Stephen Hill and Zac Dawson are a week off, and that jolly giant from Mount Barker Aaron Sandilands won’t play the rest of the season.

For Collingwood, they were expecting a tough time last week against the other WA team, West Coast. Boy, did they get that.


It was a match fitting of a Grand Final preview – it was tough, end to end footy that never let up.

Whether this means the Pies could be a little flat for this match is a possibility. However, there is enough talent in the side that they should get past the Dockers with relative ease today.

It’s great seeing Nathan Brown in that back line along with Harry O’Brien and Ben Reid, the midfield is warming up nicely with good performances of late from Dane Swan and Dale Thomas.

The forward line has been a little up and down in the last few weeks with a lot of focus on Travis Cloke and Chris Dawes. Cloke last week booted five – tick. Dawes kicked two behinds – cross. In fact, the Pies won with just four goal kickers last week. While that’s not a positive, it’s seems to be an aberration with the Pies generally sharing around goalkickers most of the season.

Meanwhile, Collingwood will also know in the back of their mind the Dockers aren’t a side that usually plays the full four quarters – it’s something that was very noticeable last week against Essendon when they failed to kick a goal in the final quarter and get run down by the Dons.

Collingwood will go in as heavy favourites for today’s game and rightfully so. A lot of interest will be surrounding the debut of Irishman Caolan Mooney – we’ll keep an eye on him throughout the match (likely to start as the sub)

Can Fremantle surprise everyone or will the script go to plan for the Pies? Join us from 1:45pm AEST for all the action from the MCG as Collingwood take on Fremantle.