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GAME DAY: Geelong v Melbourne at Etihad Stadium | 3AW Radio

THE WASH-UP

Geelong coach Chris Scott spoke to 3AW Football on Sunday afternoon.

He said Harry Taylor is a better defender than forward, but he’s making a key contribution to the front six.

‘The performances of (Daniel) Menzel and (Tom) Hawkins as due, in no small part, to the role Harry’s been playing,’ he said.

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Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said Melbourne played well, but was happy the Cats were able to stick it out.

‘If the Dees had have kicked straight, it may have been a different result,’ he said.

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FULL TIME

Geelong has won by 29 points.

The match was in the balance at three-quarter time, but some skill errors from the Demons let the Cats kick away.

‘The first three goals the Cats kicked in the final quarter were from brain fades,’ Bartel said.

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Former Geelong star Jimmy Bartel said there’s a ‘strong chance’ Gary Ablett will end up at Geelong next year.

Bartel also said critics have been too quick to jump on his old teammate.

‘The man’s played nearly 300 games of football, and in about 290 of those, he’s had 30 possessions,’ Bartel said.

Bartel said Ablett can’t have done much more for the Suns.

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HALF TIME

Geelong leads by three points at the main break.

Melbourne had a lot of the play in the second term, but kicking 5.6 meant they were unable to fully capitalise.

The Cats kicked 4.0.

The Demons have a big injury concern, with Max Gawn in the rooms with a knee problem.

 

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Melbourne star Jordan Lewis spoke to 3AW at half-time of the West Coast v Richmond match.

Lewis will miss the clash with Geelong due to suspension for a strike on Patrick Cripps which he described as ‘stupid’.

He said he’d been frustrated by a heavy tag during the Carlton game.

‘We had a bit of an argument, Cripps and I,’ Lewis said.

‘All they showed was me retaliating, but there was certainly more before that.’

Lewis said he hadn’t called Cripps since the incident.

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Melbourne is in rare form, having started with two wins for the first time in over a decade.

But to make it three, they’ll have to overcome the also-undefeated Cats, who are on the prowl for another Top 4 season.

To add to the degree of difficulty, the Demons are without key duo Jordan Lewis and Jesse Hogan, who are suspended.

Can the Dees spring an upset? Or will the Cats make it three on the trot?

Find out with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football.

TODAY’S LINE-UP after Richmond v WC: Jimmy Bartel, Daniel Harford, Shane McInnes, Michael Christian, and Tiff Cherry.

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