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One wonders with all the free hits in the draft the GCS has had whether there is any chance of being a consistently competitive side. I believe there is room for at best only one side in QLD in the forseeable future. Apparently we can only manage two teams in two of the premier AFL states (S.A/W.A) but two is not too many in a Rugby state. Absolutely no logic in that. GCS is a parasitic sponge weakening the overall AFL competition rather than enhancing it. GWS is only saved by a vastly larger Sydney population but is still the same parasitic sponge. At least the NRL werent silly enough to put two NRL teams in Melbourne.

Why the Suns’ list will actually be better without Hugh Greenwood

It is pretty hard to make a case for JDG given his past history. However, past indiscretions does not make him guilty of this offence. People should at least wait for the evidence and I assume trial before building the scaffold. He is still entitled to a presumption of innocence. Cooking Collingwood FC is also a bit rich. There are a few clubs that have been caught looking the other way on some incidents going back for years in the AFL.

UPDATE: Pies stand De Goey down following New York arrest

Firstly good luck and I enjoyed your analysis over the seaeson for the most part. Your seasons analysis of Geelong was fair although injuries at the end especially Stewart hurt them badly. I am hoping (if that’s the right word) the stomach bug pre Melbourne game combined with key player outs was the reason for their poor performance, or have I just got my supporter rose coloured glasses on.
I did see warning signs apart from injuries, especially when they failed to put away much weaker sides in the season. That’s what good teams do.
A joke from the eighties/nineties has come back to haunt me. “Who will win the Flag?” Any team that plays Geelong.

Revisiting my AFL predictions for 2021 - and a farewell to The Roar

The trouble with grading teams by their goal is dependant on how high they have set the bar. On that premise if the 18th team sets a goal of being 16th the following season that rates more highly.

Geelong Cats season 2021 review: Old heads fail to prevail again

I’d have to pretty well agree with your assessment Yat. Pretty well mirrors my own thoughts.

Emptying the kitty litter: What does the future hold for Geelong?

If I remember correctly when Tuohey was moved forward and kicked that winning goal, it was at Scarletts suggestion. I’m pretty sure that Scott acknowledged that at the time.
I’d love to know if those rumours of Scarlett leaving due to disagreements with Scott during the GF had any weight.

Emptying the kitty litter: What does the future hold for Geelong?

OM so many of your statements are uninformed or wrong. The Clark story was a media beat up but dont let a good story get in the way of facts. He was a contracted player who was expected to live up to the contract he had signed. Messing up his career? He may have done that by going to Freo, time will tell. Look at Kelly at WCE.
He may have meant O’connor rather than Duncan as the third back.
Their future youngsters leaving?.. errr ….one, who also wanted out last year.
Did a cat eat your pet budgie when you were a youngster?

Geelong Cats season 2021 review: Old heads fail to prevail again

Sadly not a lot Brendon. Without some of those teams you’ve left out, Supporters will need to find new teams to whinge about home ground advantage, renew speculation on bottoming out the following season, whine about playing finals on their home ground and more importantly picking a new perennially successful team to hate.
A lot of expended energy will be saved just by maintaining the status quo.

Geelong Cats season 2021 review: Old heads fail to prevail again

“Our best is good enough”.It is not the players that are the problem. The game plan gets exploited by fast teams. I was surprised we snuck home against the doggies but were then exposed by Brisbane. The alarm bells should’ve been ringing well and truly by then.

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

Agree with pretty well everything but an obscene home ground advantage? The Cats get less home games than any other team in a normal season. Generally they play the weaker Melbourne clubs or Interstate teams. If they played 12 home games and against top teams I think their win loss ratio would be much poorer. Stewarts loss towards the end of the season hurt them a lot more than it should’ve for the reasons you have outlined. He managed to stop a lot of rebound plays from the opposition and helped save many of those close games Geelong won. 2019 was the moment for me when they went 9 straight then seemed to adjust the game plan after the bye and couldnt win two games in a row. Their ability to lose games after leading by large margins exposed a weakness that they seemed to persist with. Now the window re player age has probably closed regardless of game plan changes (if any) next season. This is why Scott cops so much criticism from Cat supporters and why they believe we wont win a premiership under his tenure. Our hope is that improvement in game plan will come from the new assistant coaches. It’s madness in my opinion to give him 2 more years. 22 should’ve been his swansong. I think playing Selwood in the midfeld for whole games is now not tenable. He is not the player he was. Age is not kind to inside mids. As Charlie pointed out, where can you put him?

Geelong Cats season 2021 review: Old heads fail to prevail again

The haters are certainly coming out of the woodwork. Enjoy your smug gloating Milo. Meanwhile we cat supporters will pick ourselves up and go on, we’re not hiding from that unacceptable loss. I have said this game plan, which from memory started after the bye in 2019, would not hold up in finals (I stand to be corrected). losses and scraping over the line to low ladder sides were signs that were ignored. We should’ve moved the forward and midfield coaches on after the ’20 GF loss. A lot of our own Geelong supporters have said for a long time now Scott wasnt the coach to win a premiership his home H&A record has masked that. On “the Kardinia park fortress”, I never bought that. Most of the games there, were interstate teams and teams low on the ladder with smaller supporter bases.
There will be many unhappy supporters if his contract gets renenwed but I think he will see the writing on the wall. Even Scott will be forced to change the plan next year. His problem appears to be an inability to realise when a game plan is flawed as well as having almost a blind faith in some underperforming players in preference to getting games into youth. I doubt we will fall off the Cliff next year but any Cat supporter dreaming of a premiership in 2022 is in serious need of psychiatric help.

'How long can this go on?': Talking points from yet another Geelong finals failure

As a cat supporter I can see past the rivalry and appreciate Hawthorn’s great players. Burchell was certainly one and at times underated like many players are on the back line.
I think Waganeen was the last back to win a Brownlow. That says it all.

Humble Birchall calls time on AFL career

Years in the dark with a brief moment in the sun, or years of playing finals and at least having a chance. The latter every time. You can almost measure clubs success by looking at membership no’s. That would suggest most people would prefer a team that is competitive to long years in the bottom half.

Now or never? Geelong must win the premiership this season

Pete, some supporters find it obligatory to hate other clubs. I like to see the pies dogs blues and North play well. I like Hawthorn to be somewhere there because Cats and Hawks have played some of the best games you’ll see when they are both contending.
I even wished Richmond well after being witches hats for so long, it was nice for them to have their day in the sun, but it is now over. Their demise hopefully will dampen some of their supporters insufferable hubrous. Their memory is stuck in a four year time frame but football moves on. Yesterdays heroes are tomorrows zeroes. Win or lose I wont be forever banging on about Geelongs’ injury list if we lose.

Now or never? Geelong must win the premiership this season

Dont complain Birdman, you’ve done well out of the Geelong Falcons.

Now or never? Geelong must win the premiership this season

Home grown talent? Can we have Parish and Walsh back for starters please?

Now or never? Geelong must win the premiership this season

…And dont coach Carlton. What top coach would want to coach a team that changes coaches with such a history of insecure tenure. They have had six coaches and possibly soon to be a seventh in the time Hawthorn has had one and Geelong two. Carlton is not a coaching destination but a coaching graveyard. With a Plethora of high draft picks and coaches that include two premiership coaches, they need to be looking elsewhere to fix the problem rather than continually sacking coaches.

'I wouldn't entertain that': Ross Lyon reveals all on Carlton, Collingwood links

Jordan clark to Freo. Cerra to the Cats.

'I wouldn't entertain that': Ross Lyon reveals all on Carlton, Collingwood links

Every team had their funding slashed. Of course high draft picks help but not in isolation. Look at how long its taken Carlton with a number of lean years now and Melbourne apart from one good season before this. Richmond had many high draft picks for years and went nowhere. Its a combination of good management and to a lesser degree draft picks unless you are getting a number of concessions. Then it is compounded by the go home factor when players have no choice but to play thousands of k/m from friends and family at an early age. I’m still not sure how that would hold up if a young player one day challenges it.

Will the Suns keep their third year of draft concessions?

The Cats are not the only team to benefit from the Geelong Falcons, so have many other AFL clubs. From Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis and Jonathon Brown, Travis Boak, Ben Cunnington, Devon Smith and Taylor Adams to Sam Walsh just to name a few. In fact pretty well every team has benefited from past and current players from the Geelong Falcons.

Will the Suns keep their third year of draft concessions?

High draft picks are not the solution. A well run administration from the CEO right down through to the whole football dept including recruiting quality trainers assistant coaches to the right coach for the stage of developement reached. They should concentrate on getting the top people rather than top draft picks. They are incapable of doing this without the help of the AFL or they would’ve done it by now. Look at the administration of other teams like Richmond, a basket case for years before their success and you will find quality changes in football dept personnel made.
If high draft picks were the solution Geelong would be the wooden spooner. Without looking I would suspect Geelong has had the lowest number of top draft picks in the competition since the draft systems inception. The difference was people like Costa, Cook and Welles amongst others. I wonder how a Tasmanian team would’ve faired if the AFL had invested the same amount of money into a football heartland state, instead of allowing it to wither on the vine, sacrificed to a hybrid team with little support that will never stand on its’ own two feet and can only draw supporters from the other Qld team.

Will the Suns keep their third year of draft concessions?

The danger game is for Brisbane. The minimum temperature here is probably around Tasmania’s maximum. As the heat can be a problem here for teams, so can Tassies cold winter for the Queenslanders. Having to play with a hot water bottle stuffed down the jumper will impede the lions play so I’m going for the Hawks.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 20

I think the Cats’ home ground advantage is inflated. Most of the games played at Kardinia park were against interstate teams and victorian teams lower on the ladder that had smaller crowd draws. How many games did Hawthorn play there in its heyday?

What if Geelong don't win the 2021 premiership?

Why not wait for a year? He can have a break refresh himself, do a bit of guest commentating and get to see where teams are going in 2022. Why pick a poor team that is desparate to get him? Next year he will have a lot more clubs knocking on his door and will name his own price when the cap is increased. IMO He is not a coach that doesnt like to contend and will pick a well run club that has a similar recruiting philosophy and he believes will be a serious contender for the flag, preferably with a coach that is leaving and not sacked. If I am right that narrows the field down considerably.

CONFIRMED: Clarkson departing Hawks early

He will take a year off and coach the Cats. He will want to go to a well run club off the field and it will fit in with Scott.

CONFIRMED: Clarkson departing Hawks early

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