AFL 2009 ROUND 16; GEELONG V MELBOURNE;
MATCH PREVIEW PLUS TV / RADIO BROADCAST DETAILS
By Ben Jensen AFL 2009 ROUND 16 GEELONG CATS V MELBOURNE DEMONS THE CATS have been licking their wounds this week, and should be looking forward to another game at home. Melbourne, with two wins in a row to Geelong's two losses, will be feeling more confident than they did a month ago but don't expect too many punters to be engaging in any serious bets against the Cats this weekend.
The Cats have rung in a lazy six changes from last week; the biggest news being the omission of Mark Blake. Gary Ablett, Matthew Scarlett, Andrew Mackie and Cameron Ling are amoung the inclusions; Jimmy Bartel and Nathan Djerrkura out with injuries with Ryan Gamble and last week's debutantes Jeremy Laidler and Tom Gillies the other omissions. For the Dees former Leopold junior Clint Bartram has been recalled in place of Daniel Bell who is out for the season with an AC joint injury.
The match is to be broadcast on Channel Ten in Victoria on an hour's delay; viewers in New South Wales and the ACT will not be able to see the game unless they tune into Foxtel's 'Main Event' channel, while those in SA, WA, NT, Queensland and Tassie are lucky enough to get it live. UK based Geelong fans, in the absence of Setanta, will be able to watch the game live thanks to the AFL / Telstra: http://bigpondtv.com/aflliveuk
FIELD: Hayden Kennedy (7) Shane Stewart (10) Chris Kamolins (19)
EM: Robert Findlay (23)
Cats by 59 points
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AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON 2009, ROUND 16
GEELONG V MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 18 JULY 2009, 14:10 AEST
SKILLED STADIUM, GEELONG
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AUSTRALIAN TV COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)
Melbourne Ten (Delay - 15:00)
Replays on Fox Sports 1; available on Foxtel, Optus and Austar
AFL RADIO COVERAGE
ABC, SEN, KROCK, LINK
TO LIVE FEEDS
INTERNATIONAL TV COVERAGE (LOCAL TIMES)
Africa NIL (Blame ESPN)
Gary Ablett, Matthew Scarlett, Andrew Mackie, Travis Varcoe, Cameron
Ling, Darren Milburn
B: Darren Milburn - Matthew Scarlett - Corey
B: C.Morton, M.Warnock, J.Frawley
Player (Injury) Onset; Estimated Return; Notes
Jimmy Bartel (hip) - test
MELBOURNE INJURY LIST
AFL 2009, ROUND 6
SUNDAY 3 MAY 2009, 14:10 AEST, MCG
CATS GRIND OUT 43 POINT
WIN OVER DEES; ABLETT TO MISS THREE WEEKS
By Ben Jensen AFL 2009 ROUND 6 MELBOURNE DEMONS V GEELONG CATS GEELONG again outclassed an opposition in Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday , but will miss Brownlow favourite Gary Ablett for three weeks with a groin injury.
While The Cattery was tracing family history in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Cats were running rings around the Demons, who in fairness got a lot closer than the Lions did the week before at Skilled Stadium. Geelong led at every change to win by forty-three points, but it may yet come at a great cost in the longer term for Gary Ablett. The midfield maestro was below par and spent the final quarter on the bench as fellow class midfielders Paul Chapman, Joel Selwood and 2007 Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel kept things ticking over.
The reasons for Ablett's benching were revealed afterwards, it being confirmed he would miss up to three weeks with a groin complaint. In the VFL the 'Bendigo Bank Cats' were overran by an experienced Port Melbourne side in the final term to go down by two goals after leading by fifteen points at three quarter time. They remain winless down the bottom of the ladder, third last on percentage from Frankston and Bendigo. James Podsiadly, formerlly of Werribee Tigers fame (literally) kicked a bag of five to go with his three in round one. The other two multiple goalkickers, Ben Johnson and Scott Beattie, were also VFL only listed players ('top up' players if you like, but we don't).
3.3, 9.8, 12.17, 15.21 (111) DEFEATED
CROWD: 36,932 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG
Donohue Gillies Firman
ROUND 2, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 14:00
BENDIGO BANK CATS BEATEN BY COBURG
By Ben Jensen GEELONG'S VFL SIDE the Bendigo Bank Cats were defeated by seventy-four points by Richmond affiliate Coburg Tigers in a high scoring match at Coburg's ABD Group Stadium this afternoon. Jay Schulz booted seven goals for the Tigers, Nick Carnell kicking four. Although well beaten the Cats did kick plenty of their own, five multiple goalkickers including Brodie Moles and Kane Smith with three each.
5.4 13.9 20.10 27.16 (178) DEF
J. Schulz 7, N. Carnell 4, T. Clarke 2, A. Thomson 2, D. Gourdis 2,
T. Vickery 2, N. Liddle 2, A. Pattison, G. Carrick, S. Edwards, A. Horne,
J. Oakley-Nicholls, R. Tambling
A. Horne, J. Schulz, T. Clarke, J. Silvester, R. Tambling, N. Carnell
Morris Silvester Rance