The Pies head down the highway this week to take on the dangerous Demons in what promises to be an exciting game of footy as the Magpies look to maintain their finals aspirations while the Demons will be looking to shape the 5 with some big scalps stating this week.
After a disappointing couple of weeks, the Pies will be looking to get back to that fast ruthless attack at the contest everyone knows they are capable of to set up a strong run home to the finals by recapturing that early season spark.
The week after a heavy loss is as good as any to bounce back, and the Pies will be looking to ensure a good start and not get jumped early by the Demons.
A strong focus on winning the contest and moving the ball quickly should get the Magpies into gear. Enjoying their footy, take risks and be ruthless at each and every contest. The team and coaching staff have shown what they are capable of this year and we're excited to see more of it.
Congratulations to young 16 year old Caleb Franks who makes is senior debut this week after performing well in the Colts, Reserves and national carnival.
The engine room will need to be on their game this week, getting the ball forward and giving their forwards quality delivery while the back six will again need to be tight and then be prepared to attack from the back half to give the team drive. Players all voer the ground will need to get the hard ball and impose themselves at each stoppage or contest and the forwards will need to move create space and work for each other to maximise scoring opportunities.
Western Magpies vs Surfers Paradise - Sir Bruce Small Oval, Surfers Paradise - Sat July 29 @ 2pm
B: Brady Allen Matt Dillon Luke Mitchell
HB: R Johnson Harry Marshall Caleb Franks
C: Matt Davis (vc) Drew Mitchell (c) Lachie Dennis
HF: Val Pope Liam Dwyer Charlie Perhouse
F: Tom Ielasi Jake de Winter Brenton Saunders
Rucks: Aaron Highlands Gareth Crawford
Rover: Ben Jaenke Cain
I/c: Riley Easton Brodie Easton Billy Johnson Logan Murray