Preview Geelong vs Port Adelaide, Thursday 25th May, 7:20pm @ Simonds Stadium

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Winner + Margin?

  1. Cats 40+

    11.8%
  2. Cats 1-39

    65.9%
  3. Draw

    3.5%
  4. Port 1-39

    11.8%
  5. Port 40+

    7.1%
  1. Daniel McL

    Daniel McL Norm Smith Medallist

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Sydney Sixers
    May 21, 2014
    8,129
    ACT
    Great win vs the Dogs. Now we have a 6 day break before taking on Port.

    Can we keep up that effort and intensity and tackling for a 2nd week in a row?

    Changes:
    Who's in for Cocky?
    O'Connor back to the VFL?
    Stanley come back in the VFL?
    Cunico, Buzza or Gardner to make their debuts?
     

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  2. catempire

    catempire Moderator

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    Mar 20, 2004
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    Keen. As. Mustard.

    Daniel San. :D
     
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  3. Two Planks

    Two Planks Premiership Player

    Geelong
    May 14, 2012
    4,050
    In : Guthrie
    Out : Cocky
     
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  4. Mad_Hatter

    Mad_Hatter Premiership Player

    Geelong
    Nov 12, 2015
    4,541
    This and only this IMO.
    We play something similar to tonight and we'll smash the power, who really like the open spaces to run and carry.
    We've set the standard, time to see if it's attainable.
     
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  5. foxdoog50

    foxdoog50 Club Legend

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    Aug 1, 2006
    1,262
    Australia
    Out
    Cocky ( injured )
    OConnor
    Blitz

    In Guthrie
    GHS
    Buzza or Black. Probably Buzza as his the back up ruck

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  6. Pure_Ownage

    Pure_Ownage Moderator

    Geelong
    Nov 26, 2008
    28,828
    PODS fan club office
    I would drop parsons but our small forward stocks are at an all time low in terms of fit and available ones.

    I doubt ghs gets back in given how well scooter and menegola played and likewise i doubt stanley gets in with how well taylor and smith played.

    Out: cockatoo (inj) oconnor (omitted) lonergan (omitted)

    In: guthrie gardner and cunico/lang

    Menzel can rest at the bye but lonergan looks cooked. I wouldn't mind going smaller in defence but since they like the 3 talls i have gone for gardner.

    I am not a murdoch fan but he was ok and the reality is with our legspeed deficiency he will be likely to play the next few games until cocky is back.
     
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  7. Daniel McL

    Daniel McL Norm Smith Medallist

    Geelong
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    What I would do:

    Out - O'Connor (omit), Cockatoo (inj), Lonergan (omit/managed).
    In - Guthrie, Lang/Cunico, Gardner.

    FB: Bews - Gardner - Kolodjashnij
    HB: Tuohy - Henderson - Stewart
    C: Duncan - S. Selwood - Guthrie
    HF: Menzel - Taylor - Parsons
    FF: Motlop - Hawkins - Murdoch
    R: Smith - Dangerfield - J. Selwood
    INT: Menegola, Blicavs, Mackie, Lang/Cunico.
     
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  8. Two Planks

    Two Planks Premiership Player

    Geelong
    May 14, 2012
    4,050
    Doubt they will play any VFL players off a 5 day break.
    Doubt they will bring Gardner in for his debut to play on Charlie Dixon.
     
  9. sorted

    sorted Club Legend

    Geelong
    Aug 21, 2016
    1,869
    Any players they are thinking of bringing in would be 'managed' in the VFL today. So look out for players who don't get a lot of game time.
     
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  10. CatsDoItBetter

    CatsDoItBetter Club Legend

    Geelong
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    Apr 9, 2015
    2,365
    Another injury to a player in a similar position we are really struggling with keeping small forwards on the field. Following up with the same sort of intensity and pressure will be very hard. A few players can hopefully carry their form from this week.

    O'Connor has to go back to the VFL he's not close to being ready for afl footy. Lonergan is struggling big time I wouldn't say he can't come back but he does look done. I also can't see them dropping him but I would. I really hope Stanley doesn't come back in. I think he needs to play VFL at CHF until he's banged the door off its hinges.

    Lang has struggled this year but we need another small forward. I really want Black in the team I've been impressed with what he's done. I think Stewart and Kolo can play on some taller opposition with Hendo and Blitz helping out. And of course Taylor when needed although hopefully he got confidence from the last game.

    Out Cockatoo O'Connor Lonergan
    In Guthrie Lang Black
     
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  11. Pure_Ownage

    Pure_Ownage Moderator

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    Henderson should play on Dixon regardless.
     
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  12. Two Planks

    Two Planks Premiership Player

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    May 14, 2012
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    So who does Lonergan play on.
     
  13. Pure_Ownage

    Pure_Ownage Moderator

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    Nobody he doesn't play (or at least shouldn't).
     
  14. Two Planks

    Two Planks Premiership Player

    Geelong
    May 14, 2012
    4,050
    We all know he will
     
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  15. hokee

    hokee Team Captain

    Geelong
    Apr 3, 2016
    341
    In: GHS, Gutherie
    Out: OConnor, Cocky
     
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  16. Pure_Ownage

    Pure_Ownage Moderator

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    We will see. I think they need to be getting close to making the call now.
     
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  17. Pure_Ownage

    Pure_Ownage Moderator

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    No spot for ghs with scooter and menegola in form.
     
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  18. DangerHere

    DangerHere Pivotonian

    Geelong
    Sep 18, 2007
    2,464
    Geelong
    The 2007 Premiership players are being presented at the game for the 10 year anniversary of that flag.

    The Port puffers will be trying to spoil our celebration.

    The 2017 team need to bring that 2007 mongrel !!!
     
  19. Chinacats

    Chinacats Senior List

    Geelong
    Sep 20, 2014
    228
    10 year celebration. Port really wanna spoil the party. Port very good and zippy, but the same tackling frenzy would beat them. Very important game in terms of backing up a great performance against dogs. Best teams back it up! Cocky out/Guthrie in, probably want to see bews or o'connor out but they might get close checking roles to contain the powers gun running backs and small forwards respectively. Go cats!
     
  20. Cataholic

    Cataholic Brownlow Medallist

    Geelong
    Dec 11, 2009
    12,523
    Near a heater
    Bews stays for mine
     
  21. Carefree

    Carefree Debutant

    Geelong
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    May 9, 2017
    98
    Toorak
    How bad is Nakia Cockatoos injury
     
  22. catempire

    catempire Moderator

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    Mar 20, 2004
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    Best guess is 1-2 weeks but who knows really.
     
  23. Carefree

    Carefree Debutant

    Geelong
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    Swindon Town
    May 9, 2017
    98
    Toorak
    Ok

    OUT: Cockatoo, O'Connor
    IN: Cunico, Guthrie

    Well let's see how Cunico fares in the VFL
     
  24. BIGANT

    BIGANT Premiership Player

    Geelong
    Jan 19, 2006
    3,122
    Glenelg
    Any news on how bad cocky's injury is ?

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  25. STPer18

    STPer18 Club Legend

    Geelong
    Feb 12, 2017
    1,662
    Cockatoo for Guthrie is the clear swap, just depends on whether the club want to persist with O'Connor or send him back to the VFL with the taste of what to expect from senior footy. Maybe if Lang plays a decent game in the reserves today a straight swap between the two could be on the cards. Murdoch holds his spot after coming in as the emergency after a really impressive game. He's a really big boy, and when he goes in hard either for the ball or tackle, he can pull off some pretty nice things.
     

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