2016 proved to be another great year for Geelong but a disappointing preliminary final loss to Sydney put them and their coach Chris Scott on the pressure cooker. Phil Spinks asks whether a season review was needed like the one in 2006.
Paul Spinks takes us back to 1985 where he watched a Geelong pre-season inter-club game in Anglesea. His South African friend Samantha didn’t know much about the game, but she couldn’t help but be impressed by a certain number 5.
Paul Spinks has a novel idea for football – all of football. This is an edited extract from his piece which will appear in Long Bombs to Snake 2 (which is almost ready for release – Ed]
When Buddy was seen berating team mates it suggested a side on the verge of becoming rattled. As Paul Spinks articulates so well, it was indeed a great win for the Bulldogs.
Finals Weeks 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Finally Unsociable (and seeking answers to shepherding on the mark)
Enjoy Paul Spinks Friday night as Geelong falls over the line against Hawthorn, his report also has a clarification on the contentious man on the mark rule that Hawthorn exploit so beautifully!
Paul Spinks was worried about Geelong before Sunday’s clash with Richmond. Eventually the Cats got over the line, but the performance did nothing to allay his fears for his finals-bound side.
Paul Spinks with some sharp observations from the Cattery standing room.
Paul Spinks ponders if Pivotonian Phil will predict a prosperous pointy end to the season for Geelong or a Winter of discontent.
The AFL announced 8 new Women’s Teams for inaugural 2017 season, Paul Spinks suggests if you don’t have a team barrack for everyone playing against Collingwood
Paul Spinks is impressed with Geelong coach Chris Scott and his communication skills.
From his Hua Hin guesthouse Paul Spinks reports on Geelong’s inability to play tempo footy, it’s a feline failure. Bring back fast flowing tussles.
Should the mooted women’s Australian football competition be affiliated with the AFL and clubs or be a stand alone venture? Paul Spinks on gender, politics, power and fandom.
Recovering Plantar Fasciitis victim Paul Spinks injures his achilles while on location in Thailand following the Cats v Eagles game.
Paul Spinks shares his photos from the Women’s Finals at Bells. [Now with “click to enlarge” – Ed].
Paul Spinks isn’t happy with the MCG handing over its name for lucrative sponsorship dollars from McDonald’s. Are you upset by today’s announcement of the name change to the Mc’G?
Paul Spinks is optimistic about his Geelong Cats and season 2016
Paul Spinks shares with us his match report for the game that never was: Geelong v Adelaide, Round 14, 2015. Well played Paul.
Paul Spinks headed to where the banners fly, high from dawn to dark as three champions in an era of Geelong greatness said farewell on Saturday. The carnival is over.
Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of insults as the season and era end with a whimper – is Chris Scott a better politician or coach?
The era is dead! Long live the era! What of this Geelong we see before us?