1966 and all that: Round 15 – Geelong v St. Kilda

Potential finalists Geelong and St. Kilda put on a football exhibition down at Kardinia Park. And Peter Clark’s father shares his memories of that historic Grand Final day in September, 1966. Peter Clark invites you to add a comment to explain where you were on that day.

‘Lucky Blues’ – A Family Divided by Geelong and Carlton

It’s the first Cats v Blues game for the Pavlous without their beloved Papou. Emotions are heart-felt and tensions are running high in this divided (by footy) house.

Almanac (Footy) History: Geelong FC’s Original Home Venue – the Argyle Ground

Kevin Densley tells the story of the earliest playing venue of the Geelong Football Club, the Argyle Ground.

Tell me about ‘Polly’

Anna Pavlou reverts to family and memories to pay her respects to the passing of Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer, the revolutionary Geelong ruckman and footballing figure.

Crossing the line

Paul Spinks takes up the challenge of discussing respectfully and responsibly the issues involved (real, perceived and alleged) in the crowd control controversy. He gives us a range of various perspectives to ponder.

Round 15 – Geelong v Adelaide: All roads (and trains) lead the Cats faithful and others to Billy’s pub

It’s hard to tell what Roger Lowrey enjoyed most – the dedication of the lads from the West, the Cats’ win over Adelaide or the meal at Billy’s. Sounds like a pretty good trifecta!

Round 11 – Geelong v Sydney: Keeping up with the Kardinians

Joe Moore makes his way to Geelong headquarters and leaves feeling pretty good about his side’s future. [Great title from you too Joe – Ed]

Round 11 – Geelong v Sydney: The score line wasn’t that important

It was a case of what might have been for the Sydney Swans. But Jan Courtin remains positive.

Round 2 – Geelong v Melbourne: Lights On Lights Out

Dips O’Donnell endures the damp conditions at Kardinia Park and likes what he sees as the Cats extinguish the Demons’ fire in their Round 2 match.

AFLW Round 6 – Geelong v Fremantle: Dockers too hot

“It was my first visit to Kardinia Park since Saturday 14 August 2004 and after that horrible experience I’d vowed never to return.” Les Everett overturned a vow on Saturday. And he is very happy about that.

Almanac Football – JLT 2019: Geelong v Essendon

Pussy cats have a lot to purr about as Geelong proved too slick and polished for Col’s Bombers in their Round 2 JLT match at Kardinia Park on Thursday night.

A night at the Big Bash – Taking one for the kids

Craig Dodson will take a bullet for his kids, however, under no circumstances will he put a Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken bucket on his head while watching a bunch of mediocre state cricketers hack it around the park in the Big Bash. Craig reports on a night at the BBL with his “scallywags”.

“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

Round 23 – Geelong v Gold Coast: Giving Up?

There was a point earlier in the season when Anna Pavlou had almost resigned herself to the Cats not playing finals. It’s a different story now.

Round 22 – Geelong v Fremantle: Mediocre Expectations

‘In the Footy Cats box of chocolates you never know what you’re going to get. That hasn’t stopped me opening the lid yet, though.’ Paul Spinks wonders what Geelong might bring in September after a solid thumping of Freo on the weekend.

Round 4 – Geelong v St Kilda: Cats still a work in progress

Citrus Bob saw the Cats do enough to get the chocolates against a dismal St Kilda outfit, but still have a ways to go if they are to crack the upper echelons of the ladder in 2018

Silly Season: Why Geelong shouldn’t trade for Gary Ablett

Paddy Grindlay puts the case forward as to why Geelong shouldn’t pursue favourite son Gary Ablett Jr. Is he the player Geelong need to win their next flag?

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

Away and away

Paul Spinks looks at the issue of more home games for Geelong at Kardinia Park. He compares the Cats home games to other teams in the comp in light of the Qualifying Final being played at the MCG.

Joe Slater – An Update

Anna Pavlou brings this poignant update to her earlier story about Geelong’s Joe Henry Slater – a Geelong champion killed in WWI