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GAME DAY: Essendon v Geelong from the MCG | 3AW Radio

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Former Cat James Kelly opened up about playing against his old side for the first time.

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Essendon had a few injury concerns from the game, most notably Jayden Laverde.

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Geelong star Steven Motlop spoke to 3AW Football after the match.

He said the Cats knew Essendon would try to keep the ball off them, so they had to keep up with them for the full four quarters.

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Geelong has won by 30 points after kicking away late in the piece.

The class came to the fore for the Cats, with Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield winning plenty of the ball.

Steven Motlop was the game’s only multiple goal-kicker with two.

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Geelong leads a tight contest by two points. They have won both quarters by a point.

Mitch Duncan and Josh Caddy have been prominent for the Cats. Zach Merrett and David Zaharakis have been Essendon’s best, each with 17 touches and a goal.

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Rested Geelong veteran Corey Enright joined the 3AW commentary box before the game.

He spoke about Geelong’s games record, playing against Mathew Stokes and James Kelly, and the arrival of Patrick Dangerfield.

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan spoke to 3AW Football before the game.

McLachlan said he thinks reports of player lawsuits costing Essendon between $30-50 million are inaccurate.

He also said Steven Dank’s alleged admission that he gave banned drugs to Nathan Bock contradicts his appeal of his life ban.

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The Patrick Dangerfield-inspired Cats are on the prowl for another finals series.

Their win over Brisbane last Sunday was almost effortless as several key players found form.

Essendon found the going tough against Port Adelaide, but we’ve already seen that when they get a sniff, this ragtag team can put it together.

Can the Bombers spring an almighty upset? Or will the Cats leap, momentarily at least, into the Top 4?

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Lloyd, Leigh Matthews, Luke Ball, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Doc Larkins, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure.


PRE-GAME: 3AW App or click here

MATCH STREAM: AFL app or website

POST-MATCH REVIEW: 3AW App or click here

BELOW: Follow live commentary highlights throughout the weekend.