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Geelong’s Record Run – Round 19, 1952: Geelong v Carlton – Cats rev up for finals

Kardinia Park was packed as the Cats battled the Blues in the final home and away round of 1952. Meanwhile, John Coleman chases another ton at Punt Road. Peter Clark continues his coverage of the Geelong record breakers of 1952-53.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 14, 1952: Footscray v Geelong – Menacing Dogs chase Cats

Geelong’s next challenge was a tricky encounter against Footscray at the Western Oval. Meanwhile, the Helsinki Olympics were in full swing. Peter Clark continues his series on the record-breaking Geelong team of 1952-53.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 13, 1952: Geelong v Melbourne – Geelong in full flight

Peter Clark continues his series on Geelong’s unbeaten run in 1952-53. Today it’s the Round 13 clash against the Demons at Kardinia Park, with profiles of debutant Harry Herbert and Melbourne’s Stuart Spencer.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 10 1952: Geelong v Hawthorn – Experienced Cats too clever for Hawks

Peter Clark continues his run through Geelong’s record breaking winning streak during 1952-53. In Round 10, the Hawks hosted the Cats at Glenferrie Oval.

Geelong’s Record Run: Round 9 1952 – Geelong v South Melbourne (The start of the run)

Was the VFL’s greatest winning run sparked by a thrashing at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground? Peter Clark commences his run through Geelong’s record breaking winning streak during 1952-53.

Geelong’s Record Run: Introducing Peter Clark’s new column for 2021

Peter Clark introduces his new column which is sure to be popular again: an account of footy, other sport, and life during Geelong run of 26 games without a defeat through 1952 and 1953.

Geelong’s Record Run – 2nd Semi Final, 1952: Geelong v Collingwood – Cats through to Grand Final

Collingwood stood in Geelong’s path to the 1952 Grand Final. Peter Clark looks at the 1952 2nd Semi Final in his series on Geelong’s Record Run.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 18, 1952: Geelong v Richmond – Cats make it ten in a row

Geelong wrap up top spot for the 1952 finals series, whilst elsewhere John Coleman closes on another ton. Peter Clark’s Geelong’s Record Run continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 17, 1952: North Melbourne v Geelong – Cats prevail with pace and power

After a strong start, Geelong had to withstand a fast finishing North Melbourne at Arden St. Peter Clark’s recounting of Geelong’s Record Run continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 16, 1952: Cats race away from Gorillas

With finals a month away, Geelong faced a red hot Fitzroy team at Kardinia Park. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s amazing unbeaten run through 1952-53 continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 15, 1952: St. Kilda v Geelong – Saints fade as Cats purr home

Geelong are forced to come from behind against St. Kilda. Meanwhile, the Helsinki Olympics conclude. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s 1952-53 record breakers continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 12 1952: Geelong v Collingwood – Cats take top spot

A top of the table clash at home against Collingwood was the challenge for Geelong this week. Peter Clark continues his series on the Geelong record-breakers of 1952-53. Featured players this week are Fred Flanagan and Bob Rose.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 11 1952: Essendon v Geelong – A draw… but Geelong’s undefeated run continues

Another encounter with Coleman’s Essendon sees Geelong’s run severely threatened. Peter Clark’s series on the record breaking Cats of 1952-53 continues.

The bottom of the record

This is a tribute to all the players who have played a senior VFL/AFL game wearing a guernsey number of 50 and above.  The players whose names appear just above the omnipresent Mr “Rushed” at the foot of the player list in the Record, and who have used (in some cases temporarily) a locker that [Read more]

The Record Records

Having read this article on the GFC website, I was compelled to delve into the record books. With my trusty deerstalker and magnifying glass, I was pleased to find that not only do Geelong famously hold the record for highest score in a VFL/AFL match, but they hold many other lesser known records. Here are [Read more]

Almanac Teams: The Elevens Hour (1980- )

Back into the swing of things this week, Rodney Boyd provides his more interesting Number 11s side of the past forty years; this one contains a slow Brownlow winner and a benched premiership captain.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 review, Round 13 preview

It was a dark night for the Pies, but Cam Hooke is always hopeful. Check out his review of the horror game and his preview of the upcoming do-or-die clash against the Roos.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Finals Week 1 and Week 3

Not long to go in 2019! Cam Hooke looks back at the Pies’ triumphant Qualifying Final and ahead to the Preliminary Final against GWS.

Geelong versus the Bye

When is an apparent problem not really a problem? Zaacman ruminates over Geelong’s unhappy relationship with the Bye in recent seasons in the lead-up to this week’s clash with Port. His September plans may well hinge on the result, if history is anything to go by.

Musings on History Part 2

Stainless Steele has lived a Tiger life, as has his family. He has written about with insight and perspective over the years here at the Almanac. It’s appropriate that his is our first Grand Final report from a Tiger.