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North Melbourne v Geelong: Friday footy forecast

Kangaroo Lachlan Hansen is tackled by Cat Billie Smedts during their round two clash at Etihad Stadium.

Kangaroo Lachlan Hansen is tackled by Cat Billie Smedts during their round two clash at Etihad Stadium. Photo: Vince Caligiuri

IN A NUTSHELL

North Melbourne has troubled Geelong at their past two meetings, one of which they won, but the Cats have a top-four berth on the line and are welcoming back three premiership stars. You get the feeling they will find a way to win, even if headed early. However, North Melbourne shape as the bottom eight team the ladder leaders will least like to face in the run to the finals.

BIG INS

Geelong loses ruckman Dawson Simpson to injury and key forward James Podsiadly to suspension, but should regain Jimmy Bartel and Josh Hunt, and can choose between Josh Walker, Trent West and Mark Blicavs to cover their forward/ruck gaps.

North Melbourne will be hard hit by the loss of captain and clearance warrior Andrew Swallow to a serious achilles injury. Bullish tagger Levi Greenwood, solid utility Ben Jacobs, perennial contender Liam Anthony and former Demons stripling Jordan Gysberts lead the list of potential replacements, but none can fill the void left by the brave skipper.

It is a brave punter who tips against a Geelong team being strengthened by the inclusion of Jimmy Bartel. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

LAST TIME
Rnd 2, 2013
GEELONG
4.0 6.4 13.8 16.16 (112)
NORTH MELBOURNE 7.1 12.3 15.5 17.6 (108)
GOALS Geelong: Christensen 3, Hawkins 3, Chapman 2, Motlop 2, Bartel, Caddy, Podsiadly, Selwood, Duncan, Lonergan. North Melbourne: Thomas 5, Petrie 4, Tarrant 2, Mullett, Wells, Adams, Anthony, Bastinac, Atley.
BEST Geelong: Kelly, Stokes, Enright, Christensen, Selwood, Hawkins, Taylor. North Melbourne: Gibson, Swallow, Thomas, Wells, Bastinac, Goldstein, Petrie. SUBSTITUTES Geelong: Stokes (replaced Brown in Q3). North Melbourne: Jacobs (replaced Harper in Q3).  
CROWD: 34,152 at Etihad Stadium.


"I guess it's slightly intimidating for opposition teams when they know they're playing a team that will never give up."
There would be few die-hard AFL fans, and certainly not any coaches, for whom Geelong coach Chris Scott's post-match declaration would have been a revelation, after his team overcame a 41-point first-half deficit.
- Jesse Hogan, April 8, 2013


Geelong, lacklustre in the first half, booted seven goals to three in the third quarter to reduce the margin to nine points. North fought hard in the final term, and there were only two goals scored in the final 20 minutes, but the redoubtable Cats prevailed. All of Petrie's goals came in the first half, and his influence diminished once Harry Taylor replaced Tom Lonergan as his opponent. Surprising substitute Mathew Stokes had 16 second-half disposals, including seven inside-50s to lead the revival. The game set the tone for both clubs - Geelong repeatedly came from behind to win games in the first half of the season, and North has kept losing close games all season, especially against top eight teams.

HISTORY

LAST FIVE
North Melbourne
1
Geelong 4
North Melbourne stunned Geelong in round 3, 2012, leading throughout and resisting a seven-goal final term to record a 17-point upset. It was heralded as the first sign that midfielders like Ryan Bastinac (26 touches and four goals) and Jack Ziebell (27 disposals and four goals) were feted as having come of age. The clue that North still had further development to experience? Evergreen veteran Brent Harvey had just the 38 possessions. Prior to that, the Cats had toyed with North in seven straight wins stretching back to 2007.

Last 10:
North Melbourne 3
Geelong 7 

Since 2008:
2008 Rnd 11 Cats by 13
2008 Rnd 21 Cats by 3
2009 Rnd 08 Cats by 70
2010 Rnd 14 Cats by 35
2011 Rnd 07 Cats by 66
2012 Rnd 03 Roos by 17
2013 Rnd 02 Cats by 4

Overall:
North Melbourne 59
Geelong 93
Draw 1

Finals:
North Melbourne 3
Geelong 2

Doug Wade played in the 1963 Geelong premiership, and North Melbourne's 1975 triumph, their first-ever flag.

YOU CAN BET ON IT

North Melbourne $3.40
Geelong $1.40

An exotic. For an erratic team, there is consistency to North Melbourne. So often they lead and fail to win. And the Cats are notoriously slow starters who inevitably dominate a latter portion of matches to record their wins. Match made in heaven for the half-time/full-time double ($6.50 at Betstar.)

Quarter-quad suggestions:

North Melbourne win: 1,2,3,4/2,3,4,5/2,3,4/1,2,5
Geelong win: 1,2,3,9/1,2,9,10/1,9,10,11/9,10,13

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THE RECENT FORMLINE

LWWLLW North Melbourne
LWWWLW Geelong

V CURRENT TOP FIVE:
North Melbourne 0-4
Geelong 5-0

VENUE:

North Melbourne are 4-4 against Geelong at Docklands. They beat Geelong here last season in round two. Overall, North has won 81, drawn two and lost 51 matches at Etihad Stadium. They are 5-3 there this year, with a biggest loss of 16 points, against Collingwood in round one.
Geelong have won all four of their games at Etihad Stadium this year, all in tight affairs, against North, Carlton, the Bulldogs and Essendon. They have won 56 of 77 matches played at the roofed arena, and nine of ther past ten games at the venue. 

On Friday nights since 2008:
P W L D WIN%
Geelong 24 wins, 11 losses, 69%
North Melbourne 3 wins, 6 losses 33%

Quite big, not-so-hairy Kangaroo: Cameron Mooney played 11 games, including a grand final, for North Melbourne in 1999. Photo: Ray Kennedy

STAT A FACT?

North Melbourne is in the top four in a slew of statistical categories, leading the league for disposals, effective kicks, uncontested possessions and clearances as compared to their opponents. However, they rank only 10th for inside 50s. On the other hand, they rank a respectable fifth for scores once inside 50. They are the figures of a team that wins and uses the ball well. The most relevant number with North is their eight losses by under three goals. Clearly, this is a team that could easily have won ten or more games, rather than their current seven.
Geelong is the ultimate rebounding specialist, unworried by losing clearances - they rank 17th - or contested possessions (eighth). Two things tell their story - they are first for kicking efficiency differential, and they have the biggest differential in getting the ball inside 50. The Cats' skill, pressure on opponents, and direct ball movement are unsurpassed.

KANGAROOS WIN: North jump out brightly, taking the game on, and forcing error. They win the clearances to keep the pressure on the Cats rebounders and their tall forwards keep the Geelong intercepters honest. Geelong inevitably charges back at them, but finally, the Kangaroos have learnt some defnsive skills which enable them to hold tight.

CATS WIN: The Cats play North at their own game (after all, they invented it), their midfield ball-sharing too skilful and persistent. With a top-four berth on the line, and competition for places in their line-up intensifying, Geelong is methodical, starting better than usual and overcoming every challenge as it appears. Five goals at least.

Big Hairy Cat: Mooney went on to play 210 games for Geelong and won two premierships in the hoops. Photo: Justin McManus

HISTORY IS BUNK

North Melbourne have made a bad habit of suffering massive finals defeats of late. One such occasion was the 2007 Qualifying Final at the MCG, when the 106-point margin was a fair indication that the rising Cats would take out the flag (which they won by 119 points over Port Adelaide). Inaccuracy curtailed the Cats in the first quarter, but they led by 45 points at half-time. Paul Chapman and Cameron Mooney booted five goals for Geelong. North Melbourne had eight players who recorded fewer than ten disposals, including names such as Leigh Brown, Brent Harvey, David Hale, Drew Petrie and Glenn Archer. Remarkably, the Roos regrouped to beat Hawthorn the following week.

North won the previous (Qualifying) Final between the teams, in 1997, when Wayne Carey’s seven goals highlighted a three-goal win at the MCG. North led, but only narrowly, at each change.

Winger Wayne Schimmelbusch nailed six majors in North 33-point win in the 1976 semi-final, which the Kangaroos led all day.

The best and most famous game played between the teams was surely the fondly remembered (by Geelong and neutral fans) preliminary final of 1994. In a brilliant, fast-moving game, North led by three goals at quarter time, trailed by four goals at half-time, and inexorably clawed back the deficit, levelling inside the final minute. Cruelly for the Roos, a mongrel hacked snap from a boundary throw-in by midfielder Leigh Tudor found Gary Ablett right in front, right on the siren. He converted to give the Cats a six-point win, and a berth in their third grand final in five years. Ablett ended with three majors from five disposals. Carey had six goals from 24 possessions and 14 marks.

That game had momentum lurches, but so did the first-ever final between the clubs, the 1950 preliminary final, watched by 73,539 at the MCG. North won through to its first-ever grand final despite trailing 7.3 (45) to 1.0 (6) at quarter time, and not hitting the front until the last term. They eventually won by 17 points, 21-year-old full-forward Jock Spencer booting five goals.

John Burns was a fine, feisty centreman for North Melbourne in the 1970s. That's him being obscured by a match-winning Malcolm Blight grab at Arden Street in 1976. He played his final season at Geelong in 1979.

THE GAME

North Melbourne appears to be a team built on the Geelong model. Draft prudently, rebuild the list with a group of kids who get to play alongside each other for the duration of their careers, and be patient. There will be frustrations, but eventually, the penny will drop once the kids start working hard enough for each other, and the results from a unified, highly skilled group will follow. In Geelong's case, it was the disappointing 2006 season that proved the catalyst for soul-searching that stung the team into becoming a juggernaut.

North has rebuilt with a slew of talented kids, and begun playing in the way of the modern Geelong, taking the game on and flowing through the corridor when possible. But there the comparisons may have to end.

Are Jack Ziebell and Ryan Bastinac potentially the equal of Jimmy Bartel and James Kelly?

Does North collectively have the talent of any of the Geelong teams since 2006?

No.

And it is time for the Kangaroos to forge their own style and history, and provide the unique gameplan that another young team will want to emulate in years to come.

Of all the marks of the Geelong team, two things set them aside from honest imitators like the Kangaroos. 

1. Having achieved through dare and flair for so long, they have the confidence borne of experience to take the game on, not just when the team is on the crest of a wave, but when it is under pressure.

2. They know how to win. The Cats sometimes struggle to get their engines running at the outset, but when pride or position is under threat, they rise to the occasion and redouble their efforts.

North are better than their ladder position suggests, but when the going gets tough, Geelong's self-belief will sustain them.

Leigh Colbert played 105 games for Geelong and 104 macthes for North Melbourne. Photo: Tony McDonough.

IRRELEVANT BUT NOTEWORTHY

These two teams seemed to have a player-exchange program going in the past three decades. Perhaps the dual-club success of celebrated full-forward Doug Wade - who won flags with both clubs in the 1960s and 1970s - inspired the fruitful prorgam. Celebrated Roos high-flyer Phil 'The Snake' Baker snuck in nine 1975 games for the Cats between his fifth and sixth seasons for the Kangaroos, but the border crossings didn't start in earnest until the likes of John Mossop made the move in the early 80s. Here's a few of the Kangaroo-Cats or Cat-Roos of note, of late: 

Doug Wade 1961-1975: G 208, NM 59
Phil Baker
1971-1979: NM 97, G 9
John Burns 1973-1979: NM 95, G 17
John Mossop 1979-1989: G 134, NM 37
Darren Steele 1984-1994: NM 119, G 18
Robert Scott 1986-2000: G 157, NM 88
Liam Pickering 1989-1999: NM 22, G 102
Leigh Tudor
1989-1996: NM 8, G 60
Leigh Colbert 1993-2005: G 105, NM 104
Kent Kingsley 1999-2007: NM 12, G 110, (Rich 3)
Cameron Mooney 1999-2011: NM 11, G 210 

Post club-switch games played: Geelong 526; North Melbourne 288. 

Forward Kent Kingsley played 12 games in two seasons with North Melbourne before his six seasons at Geelong. Photo: Vince Caliguiri

FOOLISH FRIDAY FORECASTS

Best chance of an underdog upset:
Fremantle
are $2.08 away to Carlton ($1.77). There is a reason the Dockers are a top-four prospect games ahead of the Blues on the ladder, and they welcome back important small forward Hayden Ballantyne. They have only lost to top four teams and Richmond this season. Carlton has only lost to such opponents.
Essendon ($2.02) has defied off-field troubles all year. It would only have to do so again to overcome Collingwood ($1.82), which is playing extremely poorly.
Adelaide ($2.08) are playing football good enough to trouble the still gutsy, but certainly tiring Port Adelaide ($1.77). The underdog often performs above their station in Showdowns.
Gold Coast ($2.95) has a strong enough midfield to scare the pants off West Coast, even in the west. The Eagles's on-ball cupboard is bare after Chris Masten joined their injury list.

WHEN IN DOUBT, TRUST THE LADDER:

Fremantle's recent form is waning, but they can raise a big enough effort to withstand the experimenting Blues. They just don't lose to bottom-eight teams.

 

AFL 2015

Round 1
Thu, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
CAR 78vs RIC 105 Report Stats
Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
MEL 115vs GCF 89 Stats
SYD 72vs ESS 60 Stats
BRI 74vs COL 86 Stats
WBU 97vs WCE 87 Stats
Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
STK 78vs GWS 87 Stats
ADE 140vs NTH 63 Stats
FRE 75vs PTA 68 Stats
Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
HAW 123vs GEE 61 Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
WCE 131vs CAR 62 Stats
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 66vs WBU 85 Report Stats
GWS 101vs MEL 56 Stats
COL 63vs ADE 90 Report Stats
GCF 76vs STK 104 Stats
PTA 44vs SYD 92 Stats
Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 60vs FRE 104 Stats
ESS 78vs HAW 76 Stats
NTH 133vs BRI 51 Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 140vs STK 66 Stats
Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 84vs ESS 105 Stats
ADE 80vs MEL 55 Stats
SYD 111vs GWS 90 Report Stats
NTH 105vs PTA 113 Stats
BRI 58vs RIC 137 Stats
Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
HAW 127vs WBU 57 Stats
GEE 105vs GCF 96 Stats
WCE 81vs FRE 111 Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 51vs MEL 83 Stats
Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
STK 81vs CAR 121 Report Report Stats
ESS 49vs COL 69 Report Stats
GWS 119vs GCF 53 Stats
PTA 99vs HAW 91 Stats
FRE 74vs SYD 60 Stats
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 65vs WCE 118 Stats
GEE 67vs NTH 83 Stats
WBU 125vs ADE 68 Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 45vs COL 120 Stats
Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 76vs GEE 85 Stats
SYD 73vs WBU 77 Stats
GCF 118vs BRI 54 Stats
NTH 70vs HAW 130 Stats
WCE 120vs GWS 33 Stats
Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 50vs FRE 118 Stats
STK 80vs ESS 82 Stats
ADE 91vs PTA 115 Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
COL 59vs GEE 100 Stats
Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 109vs RIC 74 Stats
WBU 87vs STK 94 Stats
GWS 108vs HAW 98 Stats
GCF 78vs ADE 119 Stats
MEL 50vs SYD 88 Stats
FRE 80vs ESS 52 Stats
Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 75vs BRI 84 Report Stats
PTA 68vs WCE 78 Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 82vs NTH 93 Stats
Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 119vs STK 73 Stats
HAW 155vs MEL 50 Stats
CAR 57vs GWS 135 Stats
SYD 120vs GEE 77 Stats
WCE 135vs GCF 43 Stats
Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
WBU 88vs FRE 101 Stats
RIC 105vs COL 100 Report Stats
BRI 102vs PTA 65 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 140vs CAR 63 Report Stats
Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 78vs WCE 131 Report Stats
GWS 108vs ADE 84 Report Stats
GCF 63vs COL 132 Report Stats
HAW 69vs SYD 73 Report Stats
FRE 115vs NTH 42 Report Stats
Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 136vs BRI 78 Report Stats
MEL 103vs WBU 64 Report Stats
PTA 43vs RIC 76 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 122vs CAR 62 Report Stats
Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 93vs GCF 40 Report Stats
MEL 54vs PTA 115 Report Stats
WBU 113vs GWS 68 Report Stats
RIC 72vs ESS 59 Report Stats
ADE 57vs FRE 68 Report Stats
Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
BRI 86vs STK 108 Report Stats
COL 112vs NTH 95 Report Stats
WCE 120vs GEE 64 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
FRE 70vs RIC 97 Report Stats
Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90vs ADE 99 Report Stats
GCF 41vs SYD 93 Report Stats
ESS 53vs GEE 122 Report Stats
PTA 100vs WBU 62 Report Stats
Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 97vs BRI 67 Report Stats
NTH 85vs WCE 75 Report Stats
STK 69vs HAW 132 Report Stats
Mon, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 85vs COL 110 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 69vs GEE 92 Report Stats
Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 46vs FRE 53 Report Stats
WCE 96vs ESS 46 Report Stats
NTH 75vs SYD 91 Report Report Stats
Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
COL 119vs GWS 77 Report Stats
STK 85vs MEL 83 Report Stats
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Round 12
Thu, 18 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 85vs HAW 114 Report Stats
Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 70vs WCE 90 Report Stats
Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 110vs PTA 106 Report Stats
GWS 61vs NTH 117 Report Stats
WBU 146vs BRI 74 Report Stats
Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89vs MEL 113 Report Stats
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Round 13
Thu, 25 JunTimes shown AEST
FRE 80vs COL 73 Report Stats
Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
SYD 77vs RIC 95 Report Stats
Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 114vs ESS 76 Report Stats
BRI 69vs ADE 82 Report Stats
STK 56vs WBU 62 Report Stats
Sun, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 103vs GCF 69 Report Stats
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Round 14
Thu, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD 94vs PTA 84 Report Stats
Fri, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
COL 91vs HAW 101 Report Stats
Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 78vs GWS 69 Report Stats
GCF 125vs NTH 70 Report Stats
WBU 64vs CAR 53 Report Stats
MEL 60vs WCE 114 Report Stats
Sun, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
ESS 52vs STK 162 Stats
ADE vs GEE 15:20Adelaide Oval
FRE 84vs BRI 48 Report Stats
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Round 15
Thu, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 66vs COL 63 Report Stats
Fri, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 71vs CAR 41 Report Stats
Sat, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ESS 69vs MEL 60 Report Stats
WBU 95vs GCF 73 Report Stats
NTH 120vs GEE 79 Report Stats
WCE 147vs ADE 91 Report Stats
Sun, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
GWS 84vs STK 49 Report Stats
HAW 115vs FRE 43 Report Stats
BRI 49vs SYD 70 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 93vs ESS 68 Report Stats
Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
GEE 72vs WBU 64 Report Stats
GCF 79vs GWS 94 Report Stats
COL 56vs WCE 87 Report Stats
SYD 57vs HAW 146 Report Stats
FRE 95vs CAR 53 Report Stats
Sun, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 60vs BRI 36 Report Stats
PTA 113vs ADE 116 Report Stats
STK 73vs RIC 89 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 35vs HAW 173 Report Stats
Sat, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
GWS 42vs GEE 69 Stats
ADE 125vs GCF 80 Stats
RIC 78vs FRE 82 Stats
ESS 116vs PTA 129 Stats
BRI 38vs NTH 110 Report Stats
Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
WBU 104vs COL 86 Report Stats
MEL 46vs STK 83 Report Stats
WCE 103vs SYD 51 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
HAW 53vs RIC 71 Report Stats
Sat, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
GEE 113vs BRI 57 Stats
COL 54vs MEL 91 Report Stats
SYD 117vs ADE 65 Report Stats
CAR 54vs NTH 118 Report Stats
GCF 83vs WCE 83 Report Stats
Sun, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA 112vs STK 49 Report Stats
ESS 40vs WBU 127 Report Stats
FRE 84vs GWS 63 Report Stats
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Round 19
Fri, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE ($2.15)vs RIC ($1.70) 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
COL ($1.22)vs CAR ($4.35) 13:45MCG
WBU ($1.73)vs PTA ($2.10) 14:10ES
BRI ($2.45)vs GCF ($1.55) 16:35G
GEE ($2.15)vs SYD ($1.70) 19:20SS
WCE ($2.20)vs HAW ($1.67) 19:40Domain Stadium
Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL ($3.80)vs NTH ($1.27) 13:10MCG
GWS ($1.33)vs ESS ($3.35) 15:20Spotless Stadium
STK ($3.70)vs FRE ($1.28) 16:40ES
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Round 20
Fri, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD ($1.25)vs COL ($3.70) 19:50SCG
Sat, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
ESS ($2.50)vs ADE ($1.50) 13:45ES
NTH ($1.28)vs STK ($3.50) 14:10BA
PTA ($1.25)vs GWS ($3.70) 16:35Adelaide Oval
GEE ($4.30)vs HAW ($1.20) 19:20MCG
BRI ($1.70)vs CAR ($2.10) 19:20G
Sun, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC ($1.15)vs GCF ($5.00) 13:10MCG
WBU ($1.33)vs MEL ($3.15) 15:20ES
FRE ($1.87)vs WCE ($1.87) 16:40Domain Stadium
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Round 21
Fri, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
HAW ($1.18)vs PTA ($4.60) 19:50ES
Sat, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
COL ($2.35)vs RIC ($1.55) 13:45MCG
GWS ($3.50)vs SYD ($1.28) 14:10Spotless Stadium
GCF ($1.40)vs ESS ($2.95) 16:35MS
STK ($2.80)vs GEE ($1.40) 19:20ES
ADE ($1.08)vs BRI ($6.75) 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH ($2.00)vs FRE ($1.75) 13:10ES
CAR ($2.25)vs MEL ($1.60) 15:20MCG
WCE ($1.18)vs WBU ($4.60) 16:40Domain Stadium
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Round 22
Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
GEE ($1.50)vs COL ($2.50) 19:50MCG
Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS ($1.22)vs CAR ($3.70) 13:45Spotless Stadium
HAW ($1.01)vs BRI ($13.00) 14:10AS
NTH ($1.70)vs WBU ($2.10) 16:35ES
ESS ($5.00)vs RIC ($1.15) 19:20MCG
GCF ($2.50)vs PTA ($1.50) 19:20MS
Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE ($2.95)vs WCE ($1.38) 13:10Adelaide Oval
STK ($3.80)vs SYD ($1.25) 15:20ES
FRE ($1.07)vs MEL ($7.50) 16:40Domain Stadium
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Round 23
Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
COL ($1.50)vs ESS ($2.50) 00:00MCG
RIC ($1.70)vs NTH ($2.10) 00:00ES
HAW ($1.01)vs CAR ($13.00) 00:00MCG
GEE ($1.50)vs ADE ($2.50) 00:00SS
SYD ($1.05)vs GCF ($8.00) 00:00SCG
MEL ($1.87)vs GWS ($1.87) 00:00ES
BRI ($3.05)vs WBU ($1.35) 00:00G
PTA ($2.15)vs FRE ($1.65) 00:30Adelaide Oval
WCE ($1.06)vs STK ($8.00) 02:00Domain Stadium
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AFL 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Fremantle 17 15 2 0 127.06 60
West Coast Eagles 17 13 3 1 154.43 54
Hawthorn 17 12 5 0 164.23 48
Sydney Swans 17 12 5 0 115.86 48
Western Bulldogs 17 11 6 0 113.12 44
Richmond 17 11 6 0 112.43 44
North Melbourne 17 10 7 0 107.19 40
Geelong Cats 16 9 7 0 102.42 38
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