Geelong Cats

Geelong CatsFounded in 1859 the Geelong Cats are the second oldest club in the AFL and one of the oldest in the world. In modern times the club is best known for their triple premiership era that saw them win flags in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

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Geelong enjoyed a stellar home and away season in 2017, finishing second on the ladder for the second straight year. While they were able to rebound from a bad loss to Richmond in their qualifying final, the Cats were awful in their preliminary final against Adelaide in a disappointing finish to the season.

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Senior coach: Chris Scott
Captain: Joel Selwood
2017 finish: 2nd (3rd after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Patrick Dangerfield
2017 leading goalkicker: Tom Hawkins (51)
Premierships: 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011

2017 Team List
Rhys Stanley, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt, Andrew Mackie, Nakia Cockatoo, Lincoln McCarthy, Harry Taylor, Jake Kolodjashnij, Zac Smith, Daniel Menzel, Darcy Lang, Wylie Buzza, Tom Longergan, Joel Selwood, Matthew Hayball, Scott Selwood, Esava Ratugolea, Josh Cowan, Quinton Narkle, Ryan Gardner, Jordan Murdoch, Mitch Duncan, Aaron Black, Jed Bews, Lachie Henderson, Tom Hawkins, Sam Menegola, Cory Gregson, Cameron Guthrie, Timm House, Jordan Cunico, Steven Motlop, George Horlin-Smith, James Parsons, Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Ruggles, Sam Simpson, Jack Henry, Zach Guthrie, Jackson Thurlow, Jermaine Jones, Mark O’Connor, Tom Stewart, Ryan Abbott, Mark Blicavs

Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Geelong Cats Articles

Why Adelaide and Geelong won’t win the flag in 2018

Why Adelaide and Geelong won’t win the flag in 2018

by , 14 Nov 2017 Popular article!

Following an impressive and dominant finals series from Richmond, their coach Damien Hardwick spoke of the Tigers’ focus on a high pressure rating and speed (especially up forward) being the cornerstone of their turnaround as a team.

2018 AFL crystal ball: Familiar faces in the big dance

2018 AFL crystal ball: Familiar faces in the big dance

by , 6 Nov 2017

With the trade period done and only drafts and delisted free agency period to be completed, we can now make our first look at ladder predictions for next year.

Black Cats: How everyone’s second favourite team exhausted its goodwill

Black Cats: How everyone’s second favourite team exhausted its goodwill

by , 3 Nov 2017

Bitterness towards the recent reunion of the Geelong Cats and Gary Ablett isn’t as much a tipping point as the realisation of a growing – but largely suppressed – feeling of coolness towards the Cats.

Are all teams flat-track bullies now?

Are all teams flat-track bullies now?

by , 23 Oct 2017

Home grounds have always provided an advantage in the AFL. Unique dimensions, crowd imbalance and the travel (or lack of) required to get to a ground create a significant advantage for home teams and an extra challenge for away teams.

What has become of the Geelong Cats footy factory?

What has become of the Geelong Cats footy factory?

by , 21 Oct 2017

At this time of the year, the name Stephen Wells was one that we’d hear muttered in hushed tones.

A look back at Gary Ablett Jr’s time at the Gold Coast Suns

A look back at Gary Ablett Jr’s time at the Gold Coast Suns

by , 20 Oct 2017

Get excited Geelong fans, because the Little Master is finally coming home.

Ablett trade talks to resume after tragedy

Ablett trade talks to resume after tragedy

by , 16 Oct 2017

Geelong won’t use the sudden death of Gary Ablett’s sister Natasha last week to hasten AFL trade negotiations with the Gold Coast.

Cats receive end of first round pick after opting not to match Port’s Motlop bid

Cats receive end of first round pick after opting not to match Port’s Motlop bid

by , 14 Oct 2017

The AFL has handed the Geelong football club an end-of-first-round pick at this year’s draft, after the Cats chose not to match midfielder Steven Motlop’s bid to join Port Adelaide.

Free agent Steven Motlop nominates Power

Free agent Steven Motlop nominates Power

by , 13 Oct 2017

Port Adelaide are set to land another big-name AFL recruit, with Geelong goalsneak Steven Motlop nominating them as his new home.

Watts unlikely for Geelong: Wells

Watts unlikely for Geelong: Wells

by , 11 Oct 2017

Port Adelaide are firming as the likely new AFL home for Jack Watts, with Geelong list boss Stephen Wells admitting the Cats are unlikely to secure a deal for the talented Melbourne utility. The former No.1 draft pick has been linked with a move to one of three clubs – Port Adelaide, Sydney or Geelong. […]


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