Autopsy Roast & Toast vs Geelong & Changes for The GRAND FINAL vs GWS

Best five vs Geelong

  • David Astbury

    Votes: 13 4.1%
  • Nathan Broad

    Votes: 5 1.6%
  • Dylan Grimes

    Votes: 11 3.5%
  • Bachar Houli

    Votes: 267 84.8%
  • Nick Vlastuin

    Votes: 14 4.4%
  • Jayden Short

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Brandon Ellis

    Votes: 52 16.5%
  • Dion Prestia

    Votes: 283 89.8%
  • Josh Caddy

    Votes: 6 1.9%
  • Daniel Rioli

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Trent Cotchin

    Votes: 25 7.9%
  • Kane Lambert

    Votes: 11 3.5%
  • Jason Castagna

    Votes: 28 8.9%
  • Tom Lynch

    Votes: 305 96.8%
  • Jack Riewoldt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Toby Nankervis

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shane Edwards

    Votes: 131 41.6%
  • Dustin Martin

    Votes: 193 61.3%
  • Ivan Soldo

    Votes: 68 21.6%
  • Jack Graham

    Votes: 54 17.1%
  • Liam Baker

    Votes: 49 15.6%
  • Shia Bolton

    Votes: 11 3.5%

  • Total voters


Jun 26, 2007
AFL Club
Other Teams
Avalanche, Nuggets
Watch the teams straight after the second quarter. Geelong players are urinating in each others' pocket. In the background you can see the Tigers gathering quickly and leaving the ground in a very business like manner. It was game on from this point.
I noticed Shedda with about 5 to go in the 2nd stepping up and starting to try and inspire his team mates.

Giving him the captaincy for a few games this year was the best thing we did!!

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Team Captain
Jun 19, 2017
AFL Club
I just think they have had to spend so much energy getting there. 2 very taxing games in 2 weeks I'm hopping they gave everything they can give for those 2 games and 1 more game may be their breaking point.
That's true - especially evident as they've been under siege completely in the last against pies and lions. Although it is the granny so can't rely on that necessarily happening again

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Team Captain
May 23, 2017
AFL Club
Just an honest question gents on last nights game

Were the GWS that good last night or Did the Pies played a really bad game until 15 mins into the last quarter

genuine opinion
The game was largely played between the arcs in the first 3 quarters. Tough conditions meant a lot of down the line contests. Very hard to judge the quality of the football given the conditions.


Brownlow Medallist
Jul 15, 2014
AFL Club
Other Teams
Just an honest question gents on last nights game

Were the GWS that good last night or Did the Pies played a really bad game until 15 mins into the last quarter

genuine opinion
Honestly, GWS were very frustrating. Their forward ball movement and their crumbing when the ball hit the deck needs improvement as they struggled to score in congestion. It was at times too easy for Collingwood defenders to unravel their ball movement. I donโ€™t know whether the wet had anything to do with it, but they looked a little slow as well. Also, their awareness of the rules was a little suspect as they give away stupid free kicks.

GWS were fantastic in the midfield and and defence though. Their ability to stop Collingwood from doing anything meaningful in the forward line was great. Haynes is one dangerous guy to watch out for.
Our midfield needs to be on because they just defeated 3 strong midfield teams in Western Bulldogs, Brisbane and Collingwood. Dusty also would need to work through the attention heโ€™s likely going to get from De Boer because this guy is really good at shutting down the oppositionโ€™s best midfielder (Neale, Pendlebury, Bontempelli etc.).

Think weโ€™ll win though because GWS looked spent by the end of the game.

Rodney Dangerfield

Hall of Famer
Mar 28, 2005
AFL Club
Other Teams
Just watching a video on my phone that I donโ€™t even remember happening! I had a crows mate with me in 2017 and he was just saying heโ€™ll never forget our supporters singing the theme song because they were late playing it when we ran out on the ground. Couldnโ€™t remember it but sure enough I recorded it just like he said!
Was amazing.

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Sep 7, 2014
AFL Club
Whitfield will play. The only thing that would stop him would be a surgical complication and with keyhole surgery thatโ€™s really really unlikely.

Can someone tell me what Jack Grahamโ€™s midfield/forward time has been lately? Iโ€™m just thinking whether Ross is a like for like?

The forgotten name is KMac who several of you say is out of form. But a big body on the wing who could throw some weight around and is obviously experienced. Imagine sending him to Toby Green and saying - make it hurt. He has been a reliable role player in the past but guided by you VFL observers out there.

Ron The Bear

Heartbreakers, with your 44
Jul 4, 2006
AFL Club
GWS presents a difficult match-up as the tallest team in the comp against our shortest team.

With Rance we're fine - he, Astbury, Broad take the three talls while Grimes takes care of Greene as he did in 2017. But this year we're one tall defender short.

I'd be tempted to play Balta as ruck backup and swingman instead of Nankervis to give us some versatility. 'Swingman' isn't in our structure though, so Vlastuin may need to play tall.


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Jun 13, 2018
Road to Calvary
AFL Club
GWS factored in Grundy would dominate ruck, roughly 70-15, so they added in an extra mid to gain clearances.
Do we really need two rucks against a hack like Mumford?
It is something to ponder.
Either way, Soldo must be played.
Bring in Ross to hit their star mids if Graham is unfit.
Maybe omit Nank, and bring in Stack (or Pickett) as X Factor.
Collingwood almost outran GWS in the end, scored 4.5 in the final quarter, hit the post, should have won.

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