AFL 2019 Round 9: Greater Western Sydney v Carlton, 4:40pm AEST Giants Stadium

Who will win?

  • Greater Western Sydney < 10 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Greater Western Sydney 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Greater Western Sydney > 30 pts

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Carlton < 10 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Carlton 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Carlton > 30 pts

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Draw

    Votes: 1 16.7%

  • Total voters
    6
  • Poll closed .

Gralin

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Where and when: Giants Stadium, Sunday May 19, 4.40pm AEST

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Partly cloudy. Morning fog patches. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Last time they met: Marvel Stadium, round 20, 2018: Greater Western Sydney 23.13 (151) defeated Carlton 7.4 (46)
Josh Kelly's 41 possessions, 16 inside-50s and 10 clearances torched the Blues, while Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward and Jacob Hopper also ran rampant all over Marvel Stadium. Jeremy Cameron (four) was one of 11 goalkickers for the Giants.

What it means for GWS: With two disappointing losses to lower-ranked teams in the past month the Giants lost a golden opportunity to get ahead of the pack, so must consolidate against the lowly Blues.

What it means for Carlton: Respect. Competitive losses aren't acceptable anymore for the Blues, and if they're after a challenge to get them going, the Giants at home is a monster.

How GWS wins: They struggled for any momentum going forward against the Hawks, but back on home soil the Giants midfield will be too powerful for the Blues. Expect a tsunami of scoring opportunities.

How Carlton wins: Led by skipper Patrick Cripps, the Blues must make it a scrap. If they can stop the Giants' run and make it hard for their forwards to find one-on-ones, they might have a sniff.

The stat: GWS had 36 scoring shots from just 65 inside-50s when they pummelled the Blues late last year. No backline can stop that sort of efficiency or supply, and if the home side's runners get freedom again, it'll be a Sunday to forget for Carlton.

The match-up: Sam Taylor v Charlie Curnow
The GWS youngster might be ranked 454th in the Official AFL Player Ratings, but he should get first crack at the big Blue (126th) inside 50. Taylor is athletic and an outstanding defender one-on-one, so has the ability to follow Curnow wherever he goes. Phil Davis and Harry McKay will be another crucial battle.

It's a big week for: Marc Murphy
With Cripps likely to have Matt de Boer as a tag, the former skipper must have a big day if the Blues are any hope of an upset. Murphy must use all his experience and class to get his hands on plenty of footy and hurt the Giants going forward.

Marc Murphy shapes as a critical player if the Blues are to have a chance. Picture: AFL Photos


Big call: Carlton key defender Liam Jones will return from concussion to hold Coleman Medal leader Jeremy Cameron to two goals or fewer, but it won't bother the Giants, with Toby Greene booting six to find his best form of the year.

Prediction: GWS by 51 points

Source: AFL Website
 

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General Giant

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No changes for the Giants


We should win and should win well.

That means a Blues victory, though I really can't see us playing that bad twice in a row.
 

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If Kreuzer goes down in any way, this will get ugly. Bold move (and not the right one imo) to replace an injured Cunningham with O’Brien, ahead of Kennedy.
 

Damon_3388

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Looking forward to the battle between Mumford and Kreuzer here, which will dictate the direction of the match. Mumford will likely win the hitouts, but Kruezer can match his physicality at ground level around the stoppages.
 

Rob

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Holy ****, how does Finlayson find so much space around a stoppage inside 50?
 

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Carlton played their GF last week. Could do no wrong. Let’s see how they go this week?
I predict they go back to being irrelevant for the rest of the year. There is always 2020 when they get their chance at another GF performance against the pies.
 

roo2macca

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When did Giants Stadium start blasting ****ty pop music after every goal? This isn't the Big Bash.
 

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Carlton played their GF last week. Could do no wrong. Let’s see how they go this week?
I predict they go back to being irrelevant for the rest of the year. There is always 2020 when they get their chance at another GF performance against the pies.
He says when we are 36 points down, way to make a call pregame d******d.
 

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Mumford should miss weeks for that, he has intentionally kneed Murphy in the ribs and probably put him out for a month if the ribs are broken.
 

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5 of our best 6 defenders injured, yikes.
 

davis_756

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Spot on Cripps all day de boar does exactly what he just got the free kick for, absolute joke of a decision.
 
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