Preview Round 8, 2021: Gold Coast v St.Kilda - Metricon Stadium, Saturday 8th May, 2:10PM AEST

Who Wins?

  • Suns

    Votes: 21 33.9%
  • Saints

    Votes: 41 66.1%

  • Total voters
    62

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I think battle is overrated on here to be fair. If he was a gun key forward we would of left him there and king would have to be fighting for his spot, but he’s not. He’s shown glimpses but never really put it all together consistently. He’s not quick enough to play on a wing even though the coaches have a weird fascination about it. I personally thinks he plays his best footy down back but once again if the coaches had full faith in him there would be no need to be playing Joyce etc. I still have high hopes for him but how much longer do we persist before he runs out of time to nail down a spot?
I tend to agree.

I think he could be an excellent intercept defender. One of the best even.

I'd switch him to permanent half back and move Coffield to a wing.
 

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For whatever reason, Coffield seems reluctant to run and carry at AFL level. I don’t know if the wing would be good for him.
He has all the tools required to be a devastating weapon on the wing and now has enough experience to be pushed outside his comfort zone. Sink or swim time I think. For he and Battle.
 

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For whatever reason, Coffield seems reluctant to run and carry at AFL level. I don’t know if the wing would be good for him.
Big step on the weekend to see him inside forward 50 taking a mark and then goaling. It was a very unusual spot to find the Coff.
 

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Big step on the weekend to see him inside forward 50 taking a mark and then goaling. It was a very unusual spot to find the Coff.
It helps when the opposition kick it straight to you coming out of defence.

It would be great if he could push down and kick the odd goal though.

For whatever reason, Coffield seems reluctant to run and carry at AFL level. I don’t know if the wing would be good for him.
I'd love to see him start taking the game on. We rarely see his break away speed that he showed in his draft year.

He's already a terrific intercept mark and kick, if he could add that to his game he's an AA player IMO. Perfectly suited to half back
 

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It's more about tinkering for the long term. The discussion is probably for another thread, not particularly this game, but something mid to long term we need to look into.
I'd prefer they try and salvage the season first. If we hit the bye and we're not a chance, then by all means tinker. Or tank like all f*** if we can..
 

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I cant believe that 70% of the people on here think we will win , the suns are getting a bit of Mojo ATM , we have struggled to get over them at the last few matches and they are playing better than they have for years , its a massive danger game i think.
Also not sure the Hawthorn win means anything , they were hats
 

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I cant believe that 70% of the people on here think we will win , the suns are getting a bit of Mojo ATM , we have struggled to get over them at the last few matches and they are playing better than they have for years , its a massive danger game i think.
Also not sure the Hawthorn win means anything , they were hats

They are and you are right but if you don't pick your own side in a close to 50/50 contest then you're a bigger a-hole than me even. It's a week for getting ahead of ourselves again, we haven't had one of those for ages, just enjoy it Risky.
 

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They are and you are right but if you don't pick your own side in a close to 50/50 contest then you're a bigger a-hole than me even. It's a week for getting ahead of ourselves again, we haven't had one of those for ages, just enjoy it Risky.
No , im happy to be an A Hole , i dont trust them and until they can prove that they can do it week after week im going to be that A Hole .
 

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It's a Saints thread so not really surprising people are leaning towards the team they barracks for. Happens every week.

I think it's a genuine 50/50 game depending on which St Kilda side turns up.

Having Paddy and Marshall most likely up against an underdone Zac Smith is a bonus for us.

We should be able to win the midfield battle IF our midfield play near their best.

They have some terrific players around the ground though and their pace is a worry.
 

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They are and you are right but if you don't pick your own side in a close to 50/50 contest then you're a bigger a-hole than me even. It's a week for getting ahead of ourselves again, we haven't had one of those for ages, just enjoy it Risky.
Yes when we beat the Suns I’m ripping the lid off (again) and going full blown premiership threat like I was during our preseason wins
 

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It's a Saints thread so not really surprising people are leaning towards the team they barracks for. Happens every week.

I think it's a genuine 50/50 game depending on which St Kilda side turns up.

Having Paddy and Marshall most likely up against an underdone Zac Smith is a bonus for us.

We should be able to win the midfield battle IF our midfield play near their best.

They have some terrific players around the ground though and their pace is a worry.
I can see them running right over the top of us if we aren't job prepared!
 

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I cant believe that 70% of the people on here think we will win , the suns are getting a bit of Mojo ATM , we have struggled to get over them at the last few matches and they are playing better than they have for years , its a massive danger game i think.
Also not sure the Hawthorn win means anything , they were hats
You could say the same thing about their win over Collingwood who were awful.

I've heard a few Gold Coast fans say this new 190cm forward from the VFL who kicked 4 last week cant be matched up on and why they will win. Callum Wilkie would disagree with this.

With Marshall and Ryder back, this is a game we should be 100% winning.
 

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It's a Saints thread so not really surprising people are leaning towards the team they barracks for. Happens every week.

I think it's a genuine 50/50 game depending on which St Kilda side turns up.

Having Paddy and Marshall most likely up against an underdone Zac Smith is a bonus for us.

We should be able to win the midfield battle IF our midfield play near their best.

They have some terrific players around the ground though and their pace is a worry.
They had 3 blokes get over 30 possessions on the weekend , its going to be tight
 

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I cant believe that 70% of the people on here think we will win , the suns are getting a bit of Mojo ATM , we have struggled to get over them at the last few matches and they are playing better than they have for years , its a massive danger game i think.
Also not sure the Hawthorn win means anything , they were hats

Well every game is now a danger game for us this year as we do not know which St Kilda will turn up to play. Effort seems random, rather than all game, every game.


However last two times we played GC we did not have Paddy, but the Suns had Witts.

Paddy makes such a big difference for our mids.

For this game we will have one of the best balanced St Kilda teams we have had in recent years. While we do lack a true second tall key defender, the Suns only have one tall forward in King and no true ruck at all to push forward.

I hope that we keep both Bytel and Byrnes in as like playing the deeper group of mids.

Webster is now match fit and in form, and so the loss of Paton/Geary is not as severe as it was early in the season.


So yes the Suns will test us and a win will probably not be easy. But it is crucial that we win.


Our season of being based in Qld should help us to play better in Qld this weekend.
 

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