Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Been there, had that done to us before

Yvette Wroby is a woman of few words this week. The defeat at the hands of the too strong Geelong FC with Jack Steven in hoops, well, only art will suffice in these bleak times.

Round 5 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Cats in their Heaven

Stephen Alomes (and fellow crowd members) is captivated (and moved to voice) by Gary Ablett as he writes in this report of the Round 5 match between Hawthorn and Geelong.

AFLW Round 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: ‘I tawt I taw a puddy tat’

Yvette Wroby makes a weekend of the first round of footy in Geelong. And enjoys a ripper of a game with her Almanac mates.

Round 6 – Geelong v Sydney: Away from away from home

Thanks to a life strung between states, Mathilde de Hauteclocque was unable to attend the Swans’ match at the Cattery this year. Denied the usual habits, she made do with new rituals of the feline variety

Round 4 – Geelong v St Kilda: Falling

Yvette Wroby shares more thoughts on St Kilda, travelling to Geelong, and falling in all its meanings. Writing, she finds, gives her a ‘hand-up’.

AFLM Round 5 – St Kilda v Geelong: In..In..In..Win for the Girls…In..In..In..Out for the Boys

Yvette Wroby sees the St Kilda Academy girls win their Anzac Day game, and wishes Tweety Birds (Saints boys) weren’t eaten by the Puddy Cats in the double header.

Did the Cats overachieve in 2016?

David Fordyce ponders the question of whether or not the Cats overachieved in 2016; a question close to many an Alamanacker’s heart!

Round 23 – West Coast Eagles v St Kilda : Saints safari descends into desolation in the wild wild west but the Best and Fairest has been determined.

Far more than a match report; Jen Muirden’s travel diaries take you through the UAE and culminate at the 2015 Trevor Barker Medal presentation at Crown. Highly recommended!

Round 21: St Kilda v Geelong : the Cats of boom, bust and half-thrust and the delicious debut of J-Ho!

Jen Muirden checks in from her Greek Islands holiday, where she managed to keep her eyes firmly on all things St Kilda and the Cats. Well, at least one cat in particular.

AFL Round 22 – Geelong v Sydney: Friendly Hoodoo and Garage Tales

James Demetrie has to earn enough points in the garage, and then overcome the Frank and Jennie factor. But it’s worth it in the end.

AFL Round 10 – Geelong v Gold Coast: Feel the love

Geelong vice-president and life member, Gareth Andrews, recalls the somewhat mixed reception the Cats board received from the AFL Commission when they presented a plan for the future development of the ground. Seeing the lights shine 14 years later was overwhelming.

AFL Round 3 – Geelong v Carlton: It’s a family thing

Family and football is a good combination, even when it involves Carlton, writes Stephen Cooke.

Cycling through the eras

Premierships are the benchmark of successful teams.  Geelong had been starved of real success since 1963.  A founding member of the league as we know it, influential on the rules as we know them, the once powerful Geelong had become mediocre.  A spate of losing efforts in Grand Finals dating back to 1967 against Richmond, 1989 against [Read more]

crio’s Q?

Fans don’t like their side losing. It always hurts. But after the Hawks had reeled in the Cats yet still lost, I wondered… would you prefer to get beaten by “lengths” rather than by a “nose”?

While it’s still fresh

..and only slightly scattered in my head. The game got so intense toward the end that I’m finding it hard to recall the last quarter. Just a series of moments with a firm grip on my heart throughout! The first time since ’08 that I’ve gone to a Cats v Hawks game expecting to lose. [Read more]

Geelong put Collingwood right in their box, win third in five years

My mate Duncan and I decided to skip the pre-match Meat Loaf in favour of a Parma and a couple pints at the James Squire Alehouse in keeping with the routine we followed last Grand Final I attended in 2007. First though it was a quick detour to Swanston Street to buy a cheap pair of [Read more]