Game Day GDT: Melbourne vs Sydney @ MCG @ 19:50AEST- ACT Battle/ Friday Night Fight

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https://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2019/22/melb-v-syd

Match preview: Melbourne v Sydney
Sarah Black August 13, 2019 10:00 AM​


Where and when: MCG, Friday August 16, 7.50pm AEST
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What it means for Melbourne: A chance to measure itself against a team in a similar situation and a team that it has already beaten this season. The wooden spoon is still a mathematical possibility for the Demons, although highly unlikely.
What it means for Sydney: The Swans can't go any higher than 14th position on the ladder but could drop as low as 17th. With two rounds to go, it's about playing the kids and looking to next year.

The stat: Melbourne has had awful trouble kicking a winning score, averaging 10 goals a game. By comparison, last year saw the Demons average 15 goals a match. Scoring is down across the competition, but that's a significant drop off.
The match-up: Clayton Oliver v George Hewett
Hewett kept Port Adelaide's Travis Boak to just 13 disposals last week, 10 below his previous lowest for the year. Oliver, ranked 11 in the Official AFL Player Ratings, is averaging 30 disposals and seven clearances this year.
It’s a big week for: Sydney's "makeshift" ruckmen
With Callum Sinclair, Sam Naismith and Darcy Cameron all sidelined, Sydney is rotating forward Sam Reid, defender Aliir Aliir and fifth-gamer Hayden McLean through the ruck. A tough test looms against All Australian Max Gawn, with the Swans beaten in the clearances last week.
Big call: Christian Petracca has quietly been building a strong season in a poor year for his team and will finish with 25 disposals and two goals against the Swans.

Prediction: Sydney by 10 points

Lets do it for "Bluey" Adams guys

GDT+Streams= BAD= HAMMERZ
 

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Jamurp

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Could be a seriously low crowd, at least Sydney have some Melbourne based support.

Going with dees by 21, just hoping to see improvement from individual players now.

Grim season.
 

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Hoping for an attacking open game, nothing for either team to play for so hopefully both coaching groups just give free reign to attack so they can see how the players fare.

(No clumping around the ball or mindless bombing into the 50 would be great as well)
 

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Grimesy87

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Sorry to any football lovers watching tonight.

In fact, if you are a real football lover, maybe take the ball and chain out for dinner before finals start and give yourself some brownie points.

I was going to the game before I fly out for work tomorrow morning abroad. But nahhhhhh
 
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