AFL 2014 Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons match will be kick off at MCG, Melbourne,Saturday 09 August 2014 online, Time 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Paul Roos could drop half his side such was their lack of effort and skill level last Sunday with Max Gawn, Matt Jones, Viv Michie and James Strauss heading the queue of likely replacements. Cam Pederson will need to recover from a broken nose whilst Daniel Cross should be ready to return from a broken leg. Jack Grimes (hamstring) will be touch and go to return. The Hawks will be hoping that Sam Mitchell and Isaac Smith (both late outs vs the Bulldogs) can return with Brad Sewell also a chance to come in. Brian Lake is another week away with his suspension.
Hawthorn has won eight of their last nine with a 10-0 record (8-2 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides to sit on top of the ladder. They rank second in kicks and first in both disposals and points per game this year. They rank last in tackles per game. The Demons are 1-6 (4-4 against the line) vs top-eight sides this year. They rank last in points per game and ninth in points against per game. They’re second last on the ladder and face the real possibility of winning their 13th wooden spoon (last time was 2009).
The Hawks absolutely smashed Melbourne in round 10 last year. They had 10 individual goal-kickers with Luke Breust, Lance Franklin, Jarryd Roughead, Isaac Smith, Brad Hill and Paul Puopolo all kicking multiple goals. Brad Sewell turned back the clock with 31 disposals and earning three Brownlow votes. Nathan Jones flew the flag for Melbourne with 28 touches as they kicked only six goals for the game to lose by 95-points.
B: Taylor Duryea, Josh Gibson, Matt Spangher
HB: Luke Hodge, Ben Stratton, Grant Birchall
C: Isaac Smith, Sam Mitchell, Matthew Suckling
HF: Bradley Hill, Ryan Schoenmakers, Luke Breust
F: Paul Puopolo, Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis
Fol: Ben McEvoy, Shaun Burgoyne, Liam Shiels
I/C: David Hale, Jonathan Simpkin, Billy Hartung, Will Langford
Emg: Angus Litherland, Alex Woodward, Jonathon Ceglar
In: Isaac Smith, Sam Mitchell, Billy Hartung,
Out: Alex Woodward (Omitted), Jack Gunston (knee), Angus Litherland (omitted)
B Colin Garland, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe.
HB Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Matt Jones.
C Rohan Bail, Bernie Vince, Daniel Cross.
HF Jay Kennedy-Harris, James Frawley, Jack Watts.
F Mark Jamar, Chris Dawes, Dean Kent.
Fol Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Dom Tyson.
I/C Jack Viney, Viv Michie, Aidan Riley, Dom Barry.
Emg Jordie McKenzie, Daniel Nicholson, Jack Fitzpatrick..
In Matt Jones, Daniel Cross, Max Gawn, Viv Michie, Dom Barry.
Out Jordie McKenzie (omitted), Cameron Pedersen (Omitted), Luke Tapscott (knee), Sam Blease (omitted), Dean Terlich (omitted).