Almanac Footy: The Perth Cats 30th Anniversary All-Time 1991-2021 Team

The Perth Cats Supporters Group is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, it has announced its greatest team of the 1991-2021 era.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 11, 1953: Geelong v North Melbourne – Cats take record…by a whisker

Geelong break Collingwood’s record by the barest of margins, defeating North Melbourne at home by a point. Peter Clark covers the 21st win in Geelong’s record run of wins.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: BITS Saints march out while Port win in Fantasiastic fashion

Nick Kossatch went through the trials and tribulations of finals footy, witnessing his BITS Saints square off in a preliminary final while also revelling in Port Adelaide’s complete performance to open the AFL finals series.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 9, 1953: St. Kilda v Geelong – ‘Invincible’ Cats

St. Kilda were the next team to fall to the mighty Cats in the 1953 season, outrun by Geelong in the final quarter. Peter Clark’s series on the Cats’ record run of wins continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 8, 1953: Geelong v Fitzroy – Cats bewilder ‘Roys

Geelong’s dominance of the 1953 season was further established as the Cats ran roughshod over a meek Fitzroy outfit. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s record run of wins continues.

Almanac Memoir and Music: Slade Forever!

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh, Slaaaaaaaaaaaade! In this Friday’s column, KD celebrates UK rockers Slade, a favourite band of his early teen years.

Almanac Fashion: Colac ‘Ready-To-Wear’

This week, in his regular Friday column, KD discusses his idea for a new fashion line, mainly inspired by Colac and Picasso.

‘Fond farewell to Lex and Les…legends of the past’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the lives and achievements of two legends of the north-east, Les Reed and Lex Nicoll, both of whom passed away in recent weeks.

Almanac Memoir: Geelong with All Five Senses

This week, KD’s Friday column is a pastiche of Geelong memories, involving all five senses – it features Geelong’s most iconic building, possibly the best meat pie ever, and 3GL’s VFL football broadcasts of Geelong matches.

Geelong’s Record Run – 1952 Grand Final: Geelong v Collingwood – Geelong back-to-back VFL premiers

It was Geelong v Collingwood in the 1952 Grand Final. Geelong were looking for consecutive premierships for the first time in the club’s history. Peter Clark’s coverage of the record-breakers of 1952-53 hits a high point.

Round 11, 2011 – Geelong v Western Bulldogs: A Beautiful Day for Cats

To complement Peter Clark’s coverage of Geelong’s golden run in 1952, let’s go back a decade to revisit their clash with the Western Bulldogs at Kardinia Park.

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.

Round 11 – Collingwood v Geelong: Dear old Melbourne

In a timely poem, Dips sums up the current atmosphere in Melbourne as they bunker into a fourth lockdown. Saturday’s clash, according to Dips, epitomised the current mood in the town as Collingwood and Geelong spluttered along.

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.

Almanac Flashback: Round 10 2011 – Gold Coast v Geelong: Party Time

Round 10 2021 the Cats will play Gold Coast. From the Footy Almanac archives, Round 10 2011 also saw the Cats play the Suns in Gary Ablett Jnr’s first season for Gold Coast. Footy Almanac Tech guru James Demetrie was there and this is his report of the match.

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.

Book Extract – Merger: The Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996

Another extract from William Westerman’s book, ‘Merger: the Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996’. Was this day the worst of a very grim season?

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 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.