There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Global Financial Crisis. This will not add to the debate. Rather it will prove once and for all that two-time premiership centre half forward Tom Hawkins is a far superior player to that other two time premiership centre half forward Wayne Carey.
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Seb Gotch 12/07/93 172cm 71kg Oakleigh Chargers
Like his brother he is on the small side but is a little quicker and seems to have a few more tricks. Can play midfield but his better games have been as a small forward where he is very handy around goals. Reasonably clean at ground level and his [...]
Tom Fields 19/12/92 190cm 89kg Labrador.
Available as a father son selection.
Has been on the fringe of the Queensland squad for a couple of years but finally got a run this year as an over age player albiet just over age by 12 days.
Has played senior footy for Labrador this year which is a reasonable [...]
Football is a very elementary game, when push comes to shove. There are a few key areas that when you beat the opposition you more than likely win, especially in the case of Geelong. Those are: clearances, contested possessions and forward pressure.
People can say all they like that the Cats fail against an effective forward [...]
I went down to cat park today for the first time in about 2-3 years.
I adore this place. I love the fact that Geelong are the only side left from the original VFL teams that still house games at their traditional home ground. (albeit to the hatred coming from opposition supporters that call us cheats [...]
A short video put together by SJ to celebrate the young talent at the club and that despite all the turmoil of the last month we know that the Cat’s will live to fight another day.
It’s the decider. Geelong has beaten Collingwood once, and Collingwood returned the favour in round 19, now in a Preliminary final they will battle it out in front of 90,000 to see who takes the points this season.
It couldn’t possibly get any bigger. The best team over the past four seasons, against the biggest and [...]
When considering the development of Mark Blake, it is not too hard for the some of us old-timers to recall his father’s career as a point of comparison.
Some of the parallels of the two are interesting – height, weight, sometime clumsiness and in particular the ridicule they received from many GFC supporters in the early [...]
Carlton fans are a passionate bunch of people that is for sure. Discussion about the pending match next Monday has been very brisk on the BigFooty Geelong Board. Carlton fans are positive that their win against us late last year means that they have our measure as stated in the following post by Carlton [...]
Some BigFooty Geelong Board Posters recently discussed how a change of Tactics and player management last year will be the way forward for Geelong in 2010. Contrasting this with the win all games at any cost mentality of 2008 which seen us lose the Grand Final that year. Here is what some of our posters [...]
Managed to pop down to training yesterday at Elderslie Reserve. Only stayed for about 40 minutes but it was enough to be able to let people know how the boys are traveling.
When I arrived they just started a simple length of the ground kicking drill. It appeared to be more of a warm than anything [...]
I’ve been thinking about this the last week. But since Harley annouced his retirement it made a few things clearer…
* Hawkins will get another strong Pre Season under his belt (touchwood), and should have a breakout season.
* Taylor (with another Pre-Season alongside Scarlett). would have gained some confidence from a great finals performance.
* Selwood will [...]
Carey was a great footballer, and among the very best I have seen. Yet I find it laughable that he is considered as good or better than Ablett.
Carey dominated as a CHF, but that was more or less the one role he played. His career also started to fade by the time he was 29. [...]
As the sunsets on the 2009 season some in the outer are wondering or dreaming about the Mighty Cats going for a flag in 2010. This is not just a flight of fancy or day dreaming, but given our list it seems a real possibility. But as we all know winning a flag is not [...]
Most Cat fans from the 70′s onwards would have seen some fantastic play, joyous footy and huge scores but between 1982 (the last of the reserves hat-trick of flags) until 2001 we had won no silverware of any sort at the club. 1989 we lost all three grades of Grand Final by one, three and [...]
An interesting question to ask as we head into our third Grand Final in a row. It hasn’t always been this good considering the 44 year drought we had to our 2007 Flag and the countless disappointments along the way. We have ridden the highs and lows always in the hope of that next Premiership. [...]
Dark clouds are now above, with light drizzle, as the MCG quietly sits and waits, as do the players, coaches, media and fans. It all comes down to these final moments. The heart beats a little faster, the anxious moments kept at bay by thoughts of past glories, and of the realisation that, on paper, [...]
The weekend’s win over Hawthorn was one for the ages. It was awesome to see the team show so much ticker and character when we were in dire trouble and undermanned.
However, looking at the bigger picture, I think that there was an even bigger positive to come out the weekend. I saw a fair bit [...]
It absolutely staggers me that after one of the best wins in the club’s history, people are still taking potshots at our players after yesterday’s game. The amount of sheer guts and intestinal fortitude that it took the guys to pick themselves off the canvas and come back from the best part [...]
Well ladies and gents, the time has come once again for us to meet our long time nemesis in Hawthorn. I must say before getting into it that I am less than amused, and not at all surprised, that they have just happened to have found their [...]