I’ve Waited a Long Time for This

Round One, Friday night, March 25. Geelong v StKilda, MCG I’ve been waiting 38 years for this game, that being the length of time since I last lived in Victoria for a footy season. That long absence has not diminished my love for the Cats, if anything it has reinforced and enhanced it but I [Read more]

Before and After

by Yvette Wroby 1  Ok, footy starts tonight with Carlton and Richmond.  The season begins and we are so ready to get away from scandals and injuries and misbehaving footballers and agents, just get back to the games we actually want to hear, see and read about. So the day before our first match against [Read more]

St Kilda: Out of their comfort zone

I think us Saints fans are now decidedly out of our comfort zone.  For so long we carried the mantle as “everyone’s second favourite team” or “the loveable loser” – but in recent years, despite still not having won anything, it seems we are now public enemy one – very unfamiliar territory for a Saint [Read more]

Is There a Defence?

The simple answer is yes, there most certainly is a defence and it kept last year’s Prelim Finalist to 6 goals. It’s the attack that is the issue. I don’t mind pragmatism in footy. The Saints forward line on Friday night will not go down in history as the game’s most potent. A coach can [Read more]

Harms on Round 1

Thursday evening. I am thankful for football. Football takes Anna and me to the North Fitzroy Arms where we join the footy tipping comp, and catch up with the grey-haired wits who gather there. Anna has a lemonade-Coke (as we call it on our household). We head home. An hour off the opening bounce. Fish [Read more]

Better your own socks…

I have no better description of Geelong’s win over the stodgy Saints than to say it was a bit like smelling your own socks; not a particularly pleasant experience but better than the alternative which would be smelling someone else’s. The game had a peculiar feeling about it right from the start. The crowd was [Read more]

Round 1 Geelong v St-Kilda: Winning Ugly

Tennis journeyman Brad Gilbert penned a ripping book called Winning Ugly. His tome details all manner of methods used to conquer more talented opponents. He concentrates on the mental rather than the physical. He details myriad ways to finagle. Gilbert didn’t have the panache of a McEnroe (although after beating him in three sets at [Read more]

A grand Friday night of Cats and Caviar

THE bride aside, the two greatest joys in life are watching the equine athlete in battle and investing on the outcome (the punt), along with watching the mighty Cats in full flight. As the Geelong faithful enveloped the stands at the G on Friday night and belted out We Are Geelong The Greatest Team Of [Read more]


26 March 2011 By Ben Jensen twitter.com/thecattery AFL ROUND 1 GEELONG CATS V ST KILDA SAINTS GEELONG overcame a twenty-one point deficit late in the third quarter to defeat the Saints by just one point at the MCG tonight in front of a disappointing crowd of 42,869, thanks to a goal from ‘super sub’ Darren [Read more]

Cats home in a Friday night scrap

  “Today I don’t feel like anything I just wanna lay in my bed” Those lyrics taken from The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars was the perfect way to start the day for me. Hearing the song as my radio alarm switched on at 7:05am, I agreed with the chorus as the lure of spending [Read more]