Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: a speculative match report

Pies supporter Damian Balassone has attempted to predict the future by writing a report on Geelong v Collingwood, a game that hasn’t happened yet.

Joel Selwood

P.J. Flynn, I’ll see your Stevie J and raise you 200-gamer Joel Selwood. How do we understand the skipper’s place in the remarkable cultural transformation at Geelong? [More Cats stuff! About time.]

A guide to busting the Adam Goodes excuses

Lachie Gaylard weighs in on the Adam Goodes debate with his deconstruction of the “I’m not racist, I boo Goodesy because…” arguments.

Round 5 – Richmond v Geelong: On Being Saved by Mitho and Donno

Chris Daley shares his Richmond v Geelong match day experience with the Almanac. Cold cans, listening to the three-quarter time address in the curtain raiser at Punt Rd and listening to Mitho and Donno give some entertaining lip in the big one at the ‘G.

2003 – The (Almost) All Australian SSA Team: Who’s Who?

2003, young footballers, the Gold Coast, what could go wrong? The SSA All Australian Team photo, that’s what.

If you are after a shot of Joel Selwood without a cut eyebrow, Nathan Jones with hair or a beardless Bachar Houli, you’ve come to the right place.

Round 3 – Geelong v Gold Coast: When the supposedly crumbling Cat Empire overcame King Rodney and his Knights of the Oval Table

With Kardinia Castle under siege from the marauding Suns, the Black Knight Cats, losing limbs but refusing to fall, declare, “NONE SHALL PASS.” Paul Spinks, your metaphor game is strong.

Round 3 – Geelong v Gold Coast: Bruised and Battered Cats hold off determined Suns

Author Nick Weidmann explains how the battered and bruised Cats hold off a fast finishing Suns in a enthralling contest on a wet afternoon down at the Cattery.

Was footy really tougher “back in the day”?

It’s an age-old question: was footy tougher ‘back in the day’, or are we just looking at different kind of toughness?

A Look at the 2015 AFL Season Tea Leaves

Tony Robb boils the kettle and swirls some lapsang souchong in a cup and comes up with his prognostications on how the 2015 AFL season will unfold. Good for some and not-so-good for others.

AFL Round 1 – Geelong v Adelaide: Eight Good Hours

Remember back to the start of the 2014 season. What were we thinking back then? JTH headed to Kardinia Park for the Cats’ opener.

AFL Qualifying Final – Hawthorn v Geelong: It’s not over yet

Hawthorn register a reasonable win as the bumbling Cats miss early opportunities.

We can win this.

AFL Round 20 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: The meanderings of an accidental cat

The apex ambush predator of Australian football is very much poised to pounce, again.

AFL Round 21 – West Coast v Geelong: Reflections of a Pessimist

Pessimist James Demetrie re-lives the upset of past Cats losses to the Eagles but manages to enjoy the win in the rain.

Joel Selwood, an experienced winner

On the weekend, Joel played his 150th game for Geelong, and recorded his 124th victory for the side as well. Over his journey, he’s only experienced 26 defeats, and leads the competition for the highest win/loss ratio of current players (those who have played 150 games or more).

AFL Round 9 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Smokie’s Elbow (with apologies to Litza)

Smokie, three parts of the way through a bottle of Pepperjack, let’s go a guttural North Melbourne cry, while simultaneously raising the elbow in the finest tradition of Litza (footnotes and all). [Up there with Litza – Ed. And please note Smokie will appear at the footy night at the Willy Lit Festival this Wednesday May 29. Details in the Calendar above.]

AFL Round 7 – Geelong v Essendon: Nervous?

It’s all very raw for Bombers fan Andrew Else.

AFL Round 4 – Sydney v Geelong: An Occasion

The ordinary life of Family Harms intersects with the life of an extraordinary football team, its skipper, and a rising star.

AFL Round 4 – Sydney v Geelong: We got the best Selwood

There are some players who just get it; they grasp the moment and understand that each contest is a potential match winner. Joel Selwood is one. His third quarter will probably become part of the SAS training manual so fierce was his attack on the pill.

The View from Shepparton: The Suns shine

The Suns shone brightest in a great opening round, writes Peter Schumacher.

AFL Round 1 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Body language

This was more than just another loss to Geelong for Hawks fans, writes Stephen Cooke.