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SATURDAY
Geelong(0-3 12th) vs Werribee(2-1 7th) at Skilled Stadium 10:40am(AFL C/R)
Last time they met: Round 13 2008 at Werribee. Werribee 16-18(114) def Geelong 13-15(93).
Geelong were overrun by the Borough in the final quarter despite the best efforts from James Podsiadly and Scott Simpson. Werribee jumped the Hawks in the first quarter before winning by 3 goals. Werribee will go in as slight favorites but maybe the battle of full forwards will be a highlight with former Werribee player now Cat James Podsaidly at one end and Werribee full forward Nathan Thompson at the other.

Sandringham(2-2 4th) vs Northern Bullants(3-1 2nd) at Trevor Barker Oval 1:10pm(ABC1,Casey Radio)
Last time they met: Round 16 2008 at Carlton. Northern Bullants 13-13(91) def Sandringham 13-9(87)
Sandringham stayed with the Seagulls for the first 3 quarters before being smashed in the last. Northern Bullants had a very comfortable win over the Dolphins. This should be a great game but maybe the Bullants to win this by a couple of goals.

SUNDAY
North Ballarat vs Bendigo Bombers at Central Park,Stawell 2pm
Last time they met: Round 11 2008 at Windy Hill. North Ballarat 18-4(112) def Bendigo Bombers 14-15(99).
VFL Football returns to the home of the Stawell Gift for the first time in 3 years. North Ballarat held on to a 5 point win over the Pies while the Bombers are coming off the Bye still looking for their first win of the season. North Ballarat have a great record against Bendigo and I think this will continue with a comfortable win in this game.

Frankston(0-4 12th) vs Williamstown(3-0 1st) at Frankston 2pm(Casey Radio)
Last time they met: 2nd Semi Final 2008 at TEAC Oval. Williamstown 13-14(92) def Frankston 12-19(91).
These 2 sides put on a thriller last time out but how things change. Williamstown are on top of the ladder and flying along. While the Dolphins have been struggling after kicking 16 goals in their Round 1 loss since then have only kicked 8 or 9 goals in a game. Williamstwn to win by plenty.

Collingwood(2-2 8th) vs Box Hill Hawks(2-1 6th) at Visy Park,Carlton 2pm(VFL Live,3WBC)
Only meeting: Round 12 2008 at Box Hill. Collingwood 17-10(112) def Box Hill Hawks 13-8(86).
Both teams are coming off narrow losses last week. This should be a tight game maybe the Pies just.

Port Melbourne,Casey Scorpions and Coburg Tigers have the BYE.

NorthPort
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Good preview as ususal Robbo.

Are any of the sides not playing this weekend involved in a scratch match?







vfa
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Stawell match was actually 2 years ago played in 2007.
I attended this game and there was a healthy crowd with great atmosphere.
I would love to see other one off games at places like Maryborough or other rural areas in country Victoria.

digs

[quote=Dale61]Maybe that's a way for Frankston to remain financially viable - sell their home games to country venues.[/quote]

The Roosters have not sold their home game. I dont think that their would be many buyers.
The game at Stawell is a promotional event for the Roosters region, where many very good players originate from.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

vfa
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I went to this game two years ago in Stawell and there was a healthy crowd and great atmosphere. The ground Central Reserve in Stawell is of course famous for the Easter Stawell Gift.
There should be a few more of these promotional games in rural Victorian areas.
Werribee played Sprigvale at Reid Oval in Warrnambool a few years ago.