Game Day GDT(Round 9): West Coast Eagles(1rst try) vs Melbourne @ Optus Stadium 18:10 AWST (20:10 AEST)- The Western Revenge.

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MarcMaverick

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https://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2019/9/wce-v-melb


Where and when: Optus Stadium, Friday May 17, 6.10pm AWST
Last time they met: Optus Stadium, preliminary final, 2018: West Coast 18.13 (121) defeated Melbourne 7.13 (55)
Melbourne's return to the preliminary final stage for the first time since 2000 could not have been a bigger disaster. The AFL's highest-scoring team, the Demons were held goalless to half-time in a horror show that nobody saw coming.
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What it means for West Coast: The Eagles have banked a couple of wins in a row and need to keep picking up the four points to stay in touch with the top four while they search for their best football.
What it means for Melbourne: The Demons' season still has a pulse after nail-biting victories over Hawthorn and Gold Coast. Returning to the scene of their preliminary final shellacking and winning would be a huge boost for their finals hopes.

How West Coast wins: Melbourne had no answer to Josh Kennedy (four goals) and Jack Darling (three) last time and if the Eagles can get their big men enough quality supply the Demons' injury-hit backline could struggle.
How Melbourne wins: By dominating the midfield. The Eagles have been better in the contest and getting their hands on the footy recently but haven't hit top gear, so Melbourne's onballers – led by Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver and Angus Brayshaw – need to win the battle.
The stat: Eagles spearhead Josh Kennedy hasn't broken a game open this season but he is still their most valuable player and has booted at least one goal in his past 63 games, stretching back to the 2015 Grand Final.
The match-up: Elliot Yeo v Clayton Oliver
Yeo has been a big factor in the Eagles' midfield finding some better form and the strong-bodied star is an ideal match-up for Melbourne beast Oliver, who had an incredible 38 touches and laid 15 tackles against Gold Coast.
It’s a big week for: Max Gawn
Gawn was completely shut out by Scott Lycett and Nathan Vardy in last year's preliminary final shocker, and the Melbourne talisman needs a big performance for the visitors to cause an upset.

Big call:
It's been 13 games since Josh Kennedy bagged more than four goals in a match. The dual Coleman medallist is due and will nail at least five against the Demons' questionable defence.
Prediction: Eagles by 22 points

Lets see how much it burns.

 

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FootyGuy13

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Well, last year I planned to go and watch the Perth game (for my BDay) but I procrastinated to the point that plane tickets cost too much and didn't go. Melbourne then won the game and the next 3.

I planned to go this year but realised that hotels are stupid expensive...

BTW, should the game go the way we expect and go south quick, maybe check out the second semi of this year's Eurovision Song Contest? It'd be more entertaining.

Vote 1 for the PARTY! party.
 

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Well, last year I planned to go and watch the Perth game (for my BDay) but I procrastinated to the point that plane tickets cost too much and didn't go. Melbourne then won the game and the next 3.

I planned to go this year but realised that hotels are stupid expensive...

BTW, should the game go the way we expect and go south quick, maybe check out the second semi of this year's Eurovision Song Contest? It'd be more entertaining.

How much are they FG13?
 

FootyGuy13

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How much are they FG13?
Huh, FG13, haven't used that since my Halo days...

I can't remember what they were, but Trivago's recommendation is currently $119 near the CBD and $135 where I wanted to stay. This is over 4 days...

Strange, doesn't sound like that much now... either the prices have gone down or my fear of flying made it seem expensive.
 

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Huh, FG13, haven't used that since my Halo days...

I can't remember what they were, but Trivago's recommendation is currently $119 near the CBD and $135 where I wanted to stay. This is over 4 days...

Strange, doesn't sound like that much now... either the prices have gone down or my fear of flying made it seem expensive.
They’d have gotten cheaper because it’s today/tomorrow, and they’d have unsold rooms so they flog them off super cheap to try and fill them.

A mate of mind recently became the GM of a Rydges, and he’s apparently spent most of his time all over these sites changing his rates to fill the hotel every week, and the big wigs have been loving him for it
 

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Good luck tonight guys. Should be a great game.

Has there been a conscious move for Brayshaw out of the middle and onto the wing this season? His tackle numbers especially seem to be way down.
 

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Johnny Karate

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I’m cautiously optimistic for tonight. However, I’m also cognisant that I drank the Kool Aid with Neeld in 2012 and felt this way before games we’d lose by 100 points.
 

Jamurp

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for some reason I don’t think we’ll get spanked, but we won’t win either, just looking to see improvement in individual players tbh.
 

Daemon

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Getting this done early.

Good: Finally on FTA again and a Friday night!
Bad: Half the team is injured, other half is out of form.
Ugly: Being embarrassed again by West Coast on the big stage, not being fixtured to play Friday nights again next year.
 
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