Tim Kelly finally kicked into top gear last week where he and his Eagles put in a dominant performance against Collingwood – this week he meets his old side Geelong for the first time.
Geelong are also coming off a dominant performance – they took care of Fremantle easily in the wet conditions on Monday night.
The good news on Wednesday for the Cats was Tom Hawkins is clear to play after getting let off at the AFL tribunal – he will be crucial against the Eagles tall backs if Geelong are to have any chance of winning. There was some speculation that skipper Selwood would return but it appears he is still at least one week away.
I still have major question marks on Geelong (even with Selwood and Ablett) and West Coast now have a full head of steam. I am confident the Eagles will be able to account for the Cats reasonably comfortably.