Posts Tagged "Jimmy Bartel"

After putting their double-chance to waste and exiting September in straight sets, one must think about whether the great Geelong dynasty could be finally about to end.

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The attention was all on Jimmy Bartel’s 250th AFL game last night, but Geelong’s first win of 2014 was as much about players at the other end of Cat careers.

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Geelong’s rash of pre-season injuries will give AFL star Jimmy Bartel a more sustained chance to show his forward-line prowess.

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Jimmy Bartel kicked 16 goals in 2013 playing largely as a half-back and now Geelong want to see what the Brownlow Medallist can do as a forward.

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While American fantasy games have long been associated with sports like the NFL, NBA and MLB, they have only been a relatively recent sensation when it comes to AFL.

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Geelong star Jimmy Bartel says smarter kicking can ease the Cats’ attacking woes as they strive to keep their AFL premiership hopes alive against Port Adelaide on Friday night.

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Geelong’s Steve Johnson has a lot to answer for. Not for the reckless play that has seen him suspended on three occasions already this year.

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Round two was billed as a round of sub-plots in every game, and that’s exactly the way it worked out. All nine matches had headlines of their own and gave us some sort of indication of how ths season will pan out.

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Last week I read about Brenton Sanderson’s intent to rest a number of star players for the opening rounds of the NAB Cup. It’s got me thinking about how different clubs approach the pre-season competition.

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The AFL fishbowl is kidding itself if it thinks Geelong’s attempted raid on Port Adelaide club champion Travis Boak is an isolated incident.

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Geelong has played eight debutant’s in 2012, the most of any club aside from Greater Western Sydney. This particular statistic would suggest that Geelong’s rebuilding phase is well under way, but they continue to lurk behind the top four and are still being floated by a few as some sort of flag threat.

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All of us have at some point in the last six years written Geelong off. For some, the “end of the era” was after the 2008 Grand Final.

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Watch Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel and learn: that is the message from new Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney to his players.

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Over Australian football’s storied history, which two sides have had a rivalry as good as this? Not clubs, but teams of a particular era, when the competition gets personal.

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I was surprised last year when many so-called experts wrote off Geelong before and during the 2011 season.

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In case you live under a rock (or Sydney), you would have heard Geelong smashed Collingwood by 96 points in the so-called ‘mockbuster’ on Friday night.

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Geelong midfielder Jimmy Bartel denies the Cats are looking wobbly heading into next month’s finals series following their upset loss to Sydney.

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With only a few weeks to go before the AFL finals series commences, I have assembled what the All-Australian should look like.

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Sydney’s Adam Goodes, Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge and Geelong’s Jimmy Bartel are the AFL superstars who bring fans through the gates.

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First-year Geelong coach Chris Scott inherited a team used to success and he says when times are tough he knows the Cats can still produce special efforts.

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