Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 06. Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 30 April 2017 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Under pressure Collingwood face a tough task when they come up against the unbeaten Geelong Cats at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.
First bounce is at 3:20 PM AEST Sunday afternoon at the MCG and the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
You have to take your hat off to everyone involved at the Geelong footy club over the past decade. This club continues to be a major force and is well and truly in the premiership race again.
Through a combination of great recruiting, trading and a great team culture they have remained one of the most consistent top teams and 2017 looks like another year of success.
Collingwood are the polar opposite. They haven’t traded well over the years and their draft picks have not been as successful. One only needs to read an article by the recently retired champion Dane Swan to understand that the commitment and desire around Collingwood isn’t in the same ball park as a club like Geelong.
All of this and a 1-4 start to the year has put the microscope back on coach Nathan Buckley. He will do well to see the season out if this continues.
Geelong’s midfield is so well lead. Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood are two absolute guns and although the midfield falls away a touch in quality after them they give Geelong a big advantage over most other clubs.
Tom Hawkins is always dangerous up forward and is well complimented by the likes of Daniel Menzel and the dangerous goal scoring Steven Motlop. Mitch Duncan and Zach Tuohy are in great form also and supply plenty of run for the Cats.
Collingwood have a lot of issues to address if they are to be competitive against the Cats and go on to challenge for a finals berth. They come off a short rest in this match having played on ANZAC Day just five days earlier.
Although they have been pretty competitive in their games this season Collingwood’s major problem has been their inability to finish off in front of goals. Bad kicking is bad football and when you are a middle of the pack side like Collingwood not finishing really hurts you.
Adam Treloar was great against Essendon last week but had little support. Scott Pendlebury looks like he is carrying an injury and the rest of the midfield have struggled for form. Daniel Wells will help out as he gains fitness and may be the missing link in Collingwood finding some polish.
B: L.Henderson, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: M.Blicavs, A.Mackie, T.Stewart
C: D.Lang, J.Selwood, J.Murdoch
HF: M.Duncan, H.Taylor, S.Motlop
F: B.Parfitt, T.Hawkins, N.Cockatoo
FOL: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie
I/C: J.Bews, A.Black, G.Horlin-Smith, S.Menegola
EMG: J.Thurlow, R.Stanley, T.Ruggles
IN: R.Stanley, T.Ruggles, J.Bews, S.Menegola
OUT: D.Menzel (Managed), J.Thurlow (Omitted)
B: J.Howe, H.Schade, T.Goldsack
HB: J.Smith, L.Dunn, B.Maynard
C: S.Sidebottom, S.Pendlebury, D.Wells
HF: T.Varcoe, D.Moore, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: A.Fasolo, M.Cox, J.Elliott
FOL: B.Grundy, A.Treloar, T.Adams
I/C: L.Greenwood, T.Phillips, J.Crisp, T.Broomhead
EMG: M.Scharenberg, C.Mayne, J.Ramsay
IN: L.Dunn, J.Smith
OUT: B.Reid (Managed), J.Ramsay (Omitted)