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{{LIVE}} Carlton VS Gold Coast Live Stream Online 8/7/21

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Carlton, bolstered by the return of veteran goal sneak Eddie Betts, will be aiming to keep their finals hopes alive when they tackle Gold Coast on Saturday.

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The Blues (8-11, 94.1%) have done alright recently, winning four of their last six games. But which team will rock up today? The one that was embarrassed by North Melbourne two weeks ago? Or the one that pressured St Kilda into submission just six days later?

The Suns (6-13, 81.1%) have had no shortage of critics recently, considering they’ve been outscored by 174 points in their last six quarters. They need to somehow recapture the form that saw them take down the Tigers and Giants in consecutive games last month

A flag contender have “gone under the radar” and can further its credentials.

Plus a positive ‘trend’ is developing at Tigerland despite it not yet yielding results.

Every club’s burning question ahead of Round 21, as well as the Fox Footy Podcast ‘Cups’, tips and commentators for every Fox Footy game in our ultimate weekly preview: The Blowtorch!

GEELONG CATS v GWS GIANTS

Friday August 6, 7.50pm at GMHBA Stadium

How to watch on Fox Footy: Channel 504 from 7:00pm hosted by Garry Lyon with Jonathan Brown, Nick Riewoldt, Jon Ralph and Cameron Mooney, followed by First Crack with Tom Morris, Ben Dixon and Nick Dal Santo.

Cats’ burning question: Can the Cats maintain their “frightening” trend?

Probably, for they are humming towards the finals. Chris Scott’s side is the league’s best defensive team, conceding an average of just 64.2 points. But over the past five weeks in their wins over Essendon, Carlton, Fremantle, Richmond and North Melbourne, they’ve only conceded 47.2 points per game. David King told First Crack: “They are frightening scores against … It’s not what we want to see (aesthetically). But if you’re asking Chris Scott to win you a flag, he says ‘this is the plan’.” And that plan, so far, is stacking up.

Giants’ burning question: Do the team sheets seal their fate?

It’s a tall order to beat Geelong at GMHBA Stadium, but even tougher when your list of outs reads Phil Davis, Tom Green, Jesse Hogan, Jacob Hopper, Daniel Lloyd, Shame Mumford and Sam Reid. It’s a wealth of experience and talent to lose with the odds already stacked against them. Geelong’s ruck potency hasn’t been strong for a long time, so there’s an opportunity there for Kieren Briggs to make the ruck spot his own with Shane Mumford likely to retire at year’s end. Matt de Boer comes into the side and there’ll be a host of options for him to look at, but on a surface level at least the outs far outweigh the ins. A win on Friday night would be one of the club’s most famous given the odds and it would completely redefine the race for the final spot in the top eight.

How to watch on Fox Footy: Channel 504 from 12:00pm with the Saturday Countdown team of Anthony Hudson, Dermott Brereton and David King followed by the call hosted by Dwayne Russell with Kelli Underwood, Nick Dal Santo, Brad Johnson, Kath Loughnan and Tom Morris.

Blues’ burning question: Are things finally clicking into place?

It’s hard to get too excited about a team that’s won back-to-back games just twice this season, but Carlton’s win over St Kilda was a mature way to respond to a week of searing criticism, which was rightly deserved for the performance against North Melbourne. The Blues have now won four of their last six games and are the slightest of chances to still make the finals. Granted, they still conceded 81 points despite winning against the Saints, but maybe the lag effect from when the footy department review was announced is finally starting to kick in. Games against Port Adelaide and GWS are both big tests, but you could argue this week’s against the Suns is just as big a test given how rare its been for the Blues to put a couple of W’s together.

Suns’ burning question: How ugly could things get with another big loss?

The pressure on Stuart Dew continues to rise given the sudden availability of Alastair Clarkson, but he’s hardly doing himself any favours with the current performances the side is dishing up. Back-to-back wins in Rounds 16 and 17 were a potential sign the club’s fadeouts in the second half of seasons were on the way out, but the Brisbane Lions and Melbourne have thrown them back to the wolves and it’s a six-quarter stretch that makes for grim reading. With Clarko out of a job, Nathan Buckley and Ross Lyon in the wings and reports that Michael Voss has been approached to help the Suns, it’s not a stretch to say the next three weeks are crucial for Stuart Dew to prove he has got the Suns under control and the last two weeks were mere blips on the radar.

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August 6
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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