Geelong’s Record Run – Round 14, 1953: Geelong v Collingwood – The end of the run

It was 26 and out for Geelong, who were defeated by Phonse Kyne’s Magpies at Kardinia Park on August 1st, 1953. Four goals to one in the final quarter were enough to stop Geelong’s remarkable run. Peter Clark enters his penultimate piece into his mammoth series.

Balcony Banter – Worth the Wait

In her piece for ‘Balcony Banter,’ Dees fan and MCC member Lynda Carroll remembers Melbourne’s 2018 victory over Geelong in the Elimination Final.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 13, 1953: Geelong v Footscray – All aboard the ‘Eaglehawk Express’

A Peter Pianto masterclass, with help from Noel Rayson, aided Geelong in winning game number 26 on the trot. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s record run continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 12, 1953: Hawthorn v Geelong – Hail the ‘Geelong Flyer’

Geelong made it 22 on the trot against Hawthorn, but there were signs that the 1953 Cats were slowing. Peter Clark makes his latest entry to his series on Geelong’s record run.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 10, 1953: Carlton v Geelong – Cats coast home

Peter Clark’s newest entry to his series sees Geelong scrape a win at Princes Park, as a fast-finishing Carlton team waste a golden opportunity. Geelong’s record run continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 7, 1953: Melbourne v Geelong – Demons’ pace tests Cats

Steely defence and a wasteful opposition aided Geelong in defeating a pacey Melbourne at the MCG to continue thier run of victories. Peter Clark’s Geelong’s Record Run series continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 6, 1953: Geelong v South Melbourne – 1952 flag unfurled

Peter Clark’s newest entry to his series on Geelong’s record run of wins sees the Cats unfurl thier premiership flag before trouncing South Melbourne.

Almanac Footy: It’s Time, Scotty!

Deakin student Chris Mangos watches football strategy and tactics very closely. Here he asks why Geelong coach Chris Scott has a relatively poor finals record, analysing three significant losses in particular. [This piece may flush out some Geelong frustration in the comments – Ed]

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 5, 1953: Richmond v Geelong – Goninon punts 11 in the wet

Missing their two dominant rovers, the Cats bludgeoned Richmond in Round Five of the 1953 season, with spearhead George Goninon booting double figures. Peter Clark details the victory in the newest entry to his series.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 4, 1953: Geelong v Essendon – cool Cats curtail Coleman

Geelong’s miserly defence held John Coleman to just four goals in its victory over Essendon in Round Four, 1953. Peter Clark continues his ongoing series on the Cats’ dominant run.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 3, 1953: Collingwood v Geelong – fanatical fighting spirit versus power and class

Peter Clark continues his series on Geelong’s record run of wins in 1953 with the Cats’ Round Three defeat of Collingwood.

Round 13 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: A good game of football

John Harms finally got to see some live footy and was treated to an open, entertaining contest between two pretty good footy teams.

Round 13 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Big Cats finish

When your local club includes some Power and some Cats supporters bragging rights are up for grabs. The Cats supporters have claimed them in this instance writes Port man Nick Kossatch.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Geelong: Old Dog observes

Old Dog’s eye is as sharp as ever as he looks over the two teams and their players from Friday night’s game.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: When Tom Papley Beat The Whole World

John Harms observed a rare moment of (footy) purity from Sydney’s Tom Papley.

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.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Cactus

The bitter taste of a grand final loss is an unwelcome experience as Geelong supporter Dips O’Donnell explains.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dynasties

Old Dog reviews the Grand Final from the rainswept Otways. With Bourbon.

Goodbye Gary, my hero

Anna Pavlou has a deep connection with the Geelong Football Club. She pays tribute to Gary Ablett and conveys her heartfelt gratitude.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Macca

Tiger K.N. Dole has been hearing lots of talk of fairy tales. Here’s one he hasn’t heard yet.