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Beginnings: Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, are an Australian rules football club named after and reigning from the city of Greater Geelong. Playing in the AFL (Australian Football League), the club has been VFL/AFL premiers eight times. EST: 1859.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 49,109 on 30 August 1952: Geelong 10.17 (77); Carlton 3.14 (32)
  • * Most Games: 325 by Ian Nankervis 1967-1983
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 109,396 for 1967 grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
2 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2235 1554 143.8 68

Cats depth chart

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Geelong v GWS Giants

The Cats will need to use the draft to off-set recent departures

Two straight preliminary finals have the Cats on the right path but a slew of retirements over the past few seasons has created a lot of change to the Cats list.

So heading into next Friday’s national draft we’ve taken a look at the Cats depth across the ground.

So what type of player should the Cats take with their first pick? Vote in our poll below.

Forwards 

Key Forwards

Wylie Buzza

Esava Ratugolea

Aaron Black

Tom Hawkins

Timm House (DEF)

Small/Mid-Forwards

Linc McCarthy

Daniel Menzel

Quinton Narkle

Cory Gregson

Sam Simpson

Jamaine Jones

Defenders

Key Defenders

Harry Taylor (FWD)

Ryan Gardner

Lachie Henderson

Small/Mid Defenders

Zach Tuohy

Jake Kolodjashnij (MID)

Jed Bews

Zac Guthrie

Jackson Thurlow (MID)

Tom Stewart

Midfield

Brandan Parfitt (FWD)

Nakia Cockatoo (FWD)

Joel Selwood

Scott Selwood

Jordan...


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Young Cats need to fill shoes

AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

Joel Selwood wants the Cats younger players to push for senior spots

Geelong captain Joel Selwood is under no illusions that the Cats quest for their next premiership will not fall at one or two sets of feet.

Whilst the Cats acquisition of Gary Ablett has fans buzzing, Selwood says some of the Cats developing youngsters will need to take the next step for the Cats to improve.

Two, in particular, Ryan Gardner and Timm House, may have their eyes set on the recently vacated roles that Tom Lonergan and Andrew Mackie help for over a decade.

"They'll obviously have to work for their position through the pre-season, but that's what happens with Andrew and Tom both leaving the footy club, various positions open for someone to take," Selwood told the Geelong Advertiser.

"We look forward to guys striving to take those positions out."

With the two most recent premiers, Richmond and the Western...


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Young Cats need to fill shoes

AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

Joel Selwood wants the Cats younger players to push for senior spots

Geelong captain Joel Selwood is under no illusions that the Cats quest for their next premiership will not fall at one or two sets of feet.

Whilst the Cats acquisition of Gary Ablett has fans buzzing, Selwood says some of the Cats developing youngsters will need to take the next step for the Cats to improve.

Two, in particular, Ryan Gardner and Timm House, may have their eyes set on the recently vacated roles that Tom Lonergan and Andrew Mackie help for over a decade.

"They'll obviously have to work for their position through the pre-season, but that's what happens with Andrew and Tom both leaving the footy club, various positions open for someone to take," Selwood told the Geelong Advertiser.

"We look forward to guys striving to take those positions out."

With the two most recent premiers, Richmond and the Western...


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Ablett steps out in the hoops

Gary Ablett press conf (1/2) Gary Ablett has held his first press conference back in the blue and white

AFL 2017 Portraits - Gary Ablett

Gary Ablett at GMHBA Stadium

RETURNING Geelong superstar Gary Ablett has taken a cheeky swipe at the club he once captained in his first public appearance as a Cat since crossing over from Gold Coast. 

The Suns have never played on a Friday night, something the dual Brownlow medallist obviously noticed.

"Does Friday night footy still exist?" Ablett quipped. 

Geelong has three Friday night matches scheduled for 2018. 

Ablett, 33, spoke of his desire to help the Cats win another flag.

"It has been a different experience, there's no doubt about that. I've missed finals football. I'm a very competitive person and I play to win, so it has been hard not being able to experience that, I guess, the last seven years," he said. 

"No doubt that this group down here, speaking to some of the...


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Cat Travels: The off season

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Scott Selwood, Timm House, Darcy Lang, Mark Blicavs and James Parsons enjoy the view in Queenstown

When the season's over it is time for the players to get some much needed R&R. Take a look where the Cats players have been visiting over the off season.

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Cat Travels: The off season

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Scott Selwood, Timm House, Darcy Lang, Mark Blicavs and James Parsons enjoy the view in Queenstown

When the season's over it is time for the players to get some much needed R&R. Take a look where the Cats players have been visiting over the off season.

Lightning at LAX

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Cat Travels: The off season

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Scott Selwood, Timm House, Darcy Lang, Mark Blicavs and James Parsons enjoy the view in Queenstown

When the season's over it is time for the players to get some much needed R&R. Take a look where the Cats players have been visiting over the off season.

Lightning at LAX

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Malibu

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Ablett withdraws from IRS

AFL 2013 Media - Gary Ablett Press Conference

Gary Ablett won't play for Australia against Ireland

TWO-TIME Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett has withdrawn from the Australian team to play Ireland in the upcoming Virgin Australia International Rules series.

Ablett has claimed All Australian honours eight times in his 302-game career, but was set to make his first International Rules appearance at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

However, an AFL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the 33-year-old has dropped out of the two-match series for personal reasons.

Ablett's sister Natasha died suddenly just days after he was named in the initial squad in October.

He is also completing a move from Gold Coast to Geelong after the Suns agreed to trade him to the Cats so he could be closer to family.

The League spokesman said a replacement player would not be required.

The 22-man squad was completed last week with the additions of Hawthorn's Jack...


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Ablett withdraws from IRS

AFL 2013 Media - Gary Ablett Press Conference

Gary Ablett won't play for Australia against Ireland

TWO-TIME Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett has withdrawn from the Australian team to play Ireland in the upcoming Virgin Australia International Rules series.

Ablett has claimed All Australian honours eight times in his 302-game career, but was set to make his first International Rules appearance at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

However, an AFL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the 33-year-old has dropped out of the two-match series for personal reasons.

Ablett's sister Natasha died suddenly just days after he was named in the initial squad in October.

He is also completing a move from Gold Coast to Geelong after the Suns agreed to trade him to the Cats so he could be closer to family.

The League spokesman said a replacement player would not be required.

The 22-man squad was completed last week with the additions of Hawthorn's Jack...


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Ablett withdraws from IRS

AFL 2013 Media - Gary Ablett Press Conference

Gary Ablett won't play for Australia against Ireland

TWO-TIME Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett has withdrawn from the Australian team to play Ireland in the upcoming Virgin Australia International Rules series.

Ablett has claimed All Australian honours eight times in his 302-game career, but was set to make his first International Rules appearance at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

However, an AFL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the 33-year-old has dropped out of the two-match series for personal reasons.

Ablett's sister Natasha died suddenly just days after he was named in the initial squad in October.

He is also completing a move from Gold Coast to Geelong after the Suns agreed to trade him to the Cats so he could be closer to family.

The League spokesman said a replacement player would not be required.

The 22-man squad was completed last week with the additions of Hawthorn's Jack...


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Indicative draft order: 2017 NAB AFL Draft

AFL 2017 Round 17 - Geelong v Hawthorn

Brandan Parfitt was the Cats' first selection in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft

BELOW is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. 

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)
GEEL 22. Geelong (received from Carlton in...

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Indicative draft order: 2017 NAB AFL Draft

AFL 2017 Round 17 - Geelong v Hawthorn

Brandan Parfitt was the Cats' first selection in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft

BELOW is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. 

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)
GEEL 22. Geelong (received from Carlton in...

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Read more: Indicative draft order: 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Indicative draft order: 2017 NAB AFL Draft

AFL 2017 Round 17 - Geelong v Hawthorn

Brandan Parfitt was the Cats' first selection in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft

BELOW is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. 

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)
GEEL 22. Geelong (received from Carlton in...

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The complete guide to every club's pre-season

Training return: The club's first-to-fourth year players will return to training on November 20, with the rest of the playing group coming back on December 4. The Crows will complete the majority of their pre-season in Adelaide.

Injury list: Brodie Smith (knee) is aiming to be back near the end of next season in his recovery from a torn ACL. Captain Taylor Walker had minor surgery on his finger and ankle, but is expected to recover in time for the start of training. Josh Jenkins has also had finger surgery, and is expected to available for the start of pre-season training. If he's retained on the rookie list, Cam Ellis-Yolmen (knee) will ramp up his training loads after missing all of last season.

Draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

Arrived: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson.

Departed: Scott Thompson (retired), Jake Lever (traded to Melbourne), Charlie Cameron (traded to Brisbane Lions), Harrison...


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The complete guide to every club's pre-season

Training return: The club's first-to-fourth year players will return to training on November 20, with the rest of the playing group coming back on December 4. The Crows will complete the majority of their pre-season in Adelaide.

Injury list: Brodie Smith (knee) is aiming to be back near the end of next season in his recovery from a torn ACL. Captain Taylor Walker had minor surgery on his finger and ankle, but is expected to recover in time for the start of training. Josh Jenkins has also had finger surgery, and is expected to available for the start of pre-season training. If he's retained on the rookie list, Cam Ellis-Yolmen (knee) will ramp up his training loads after missing all of last season.

Draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

Arrived: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson.

Departed: Scott Thompson (retired), Jake Lever (traded to Melbourne), Charlie Cameron (traded to Brisbane Lions), Harrison...


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Read more: The complete guide to every club's pre-season

The complete guide to every club's pre-season

Training return: The club's first-to-fourth year players will return to training on November 20, with the rest of the playing group coming back on December 4. The Crows will complete the majority of their pre-season in Adelaide.

Injury list: Brodie Smith (knee) is aiming to be back near the end of next season in his recovery from a torn ACL. Captain Taylor Walker had minor surgery on his finger and ankle, but is expected to recover in time for the start of training. Josh Jenkins has also had finger surgery, and is expected to available for the start of pre-season training. If he's retained on the rookie list, Cam Ellis-Yolmen (knee) will ramp up his training loads after missing all of last season.

Draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

Arrived: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson.

Departed: Scott Thompson (retired), Jake Lever (traded to Melbourne), Charlie Cameron (traded to Brisbane Lions), Harrison...


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Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Rewind to 2001 draft: Judd or Ablett? Nick Bowen and Cal Twomey reselect the 2001 draft based on what we know now

AFL 2001 U18 Championship - Victoria Country v South Australia

Gary Ablett in action in the under-18 national championships in 2001, the year that he was drafted

GARY Ablett is the overwhelming pick from the fans at No.1 in a look back at how the 2001 "super draft" would have gone with the benefit of hindsight.

Ablett took out 51 per cent of the vote, basically double the nominations for Chris Judd (26 per cent) and Luke Hodge (23 per cent).

More than 35,000 people took part in the poll.

Hodge was selected first overall in 2001 and won four flags at Hawthorn and two Norm Smith Medals.

Judd produced his blistering best at West Coast, where he won a Brownlow Medal in 2004, a Norm Smith the following year in the Eagles' loss to Sydney before following that up by skippering his side to the 2006 premiership.

While some of his trademark...


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Read more: Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Rewind to 2001 draft: Judd or Ablett? Nick Bowen and Cal Twomey reselect the 2001 draft based on what we know now

AFL 2001 U18 Championship - Victoria Country v South Australia

Gary Ablett in action in the under-18 national championships in 2001, the year that he was drafted

GARY Ablett is the overwhelming pick from the fans at No.1 in a look back at how the 2001 "super draft" would have gone with the benefit of hindsight.

Ablett took out 51 per cent of the vote, basically double the nominations for Chris Judd (26 per cent) and Luke Hodge (23 per cent).

More than 35,000 people took part in the poll.

Hodge was selected first overall in 2001 and won four flags at Hawthorn and two Norm Smith Medals.

Judd produced his blistering best at West Coast, where he won a Brownlow Medal in 2004, a Norm Smith the following year in the Eagles' loss to Sydney before following that up by skippering his side to the 2006 premiership.

While some of his trademark...


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Read more: Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Rewind to 2001 draft: Judd or Ablett? Nick Bowen and Cal Twomey reselect the 2001 draft based on what we know now

AFL 2001 U18 Championship - Victoria Country v South Australia

Gary Ablett in action in the under-18 national championships in 2001, the year that he was drafted

GARY Ablett is the overwhelming pick from the fans at No.1 in a look back at how the 2001 "super draft" would have gone with the benefit of hindsight.

Ablett took out 51 per cent of the vote, basically double the nominations for Chris Judd (26 per cent) and Luke Hodge (23 per cent).

More than 35,000 people took part in the poll.

Hodge was selected first overall in 2001 and won four flags at Hawthorn and two Norm Smith Medals.

Judd produced his blistering best at West Coast, where he won a Brownlow Medal in 2004, a Norm Smith the following year in the Eagles' loss to Sydney before following that up by skippering his side to the 2006 premiership.

While some of his trademark...


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Read more: Gazza tops the poll in 2001 super draft re-selection

Hocking looking at earlier MRP decisions

BRINGING forward Match Review Panel decisions for Thursday and Friday night matches is one of many items on new AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking's agenda. 

The 52-year-old former Geelong footballer and football manager repeated his previous comments that he would take a "consultative and inclusive" approach to decision-making. 

Reviewing the MRP process appears Hocking's top priority since officially starting his new role in mid-October. 

"We're still working through that, so we're fairly keen to talk to stakeholders – umpires and also clubs and a number of other key people as well," Hocking said. 

"There's a range of different thinking out there and obviously my role is to make sense of all of that and at the appropriate time communicate that to the broader football community. 

"I do (have my own opinion), but I want to remain open on those thoughts as well. I don't...


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