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Geelong

Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, are a professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong, Australia and playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club have been the VFL/AFL premiers nine times, with three in the AFL era (since 1990). They have also won nine McClelland Trophies, a record shared with Essendon.

The club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Geelong participated in the first football competition in Australia and was a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897.

The club first established itself in the VFA by playing off in a record eleven Grand Finals and winning seven premierships, making it the most successful VFA club leading up to the formation of the VFL in 1897. The club won a further six premierships by 1963, before enduring a 44-year waiting period until it won its next premiershipโ€”an AFL-record 119-point victory in the 2007 AFL Grand Final.

The club’s home ground is Kardinia Park, currently also known by its sponsorship name “Simonds Stadium”. However, the club also hosts home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Docklands Stadium. Geelong’s traditional guernsey colours are white with navy blue hoops, white shorts, and white with navy blue hooped socks. The club’s nickname, “The Cats”, was first used in 1923 after a run of losses prompted a local cartoonist to suggest that the club needed a black cat to bring it good luck. The club’s official team song and anthem is “We Are Geelong”.

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Hey who needs a ruck?! WE DO!! Stanley fit & with a new midfield coach plus coach plus Max Rooke & we are good!! Hard physical footy wins flags plus a champion team NOT. A team of (so called) champions!!
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FLAGS TEACH FLAGS.. not how old you are
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I hope Chris Scott & the boys are watching finals footy... 07 09 11 we did the same yet how & why do we stop such a game or players play finals footy??! Oh big shout out to B.Sanderson, B. McCartney & M.Rooke... ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ because you guys did..... FINALS FOOTY & still are!!
Big shout out to a guy that left the cats (even tho his wife worked for them!) & is now with the yellow & black (last years flag winners) blake cheers!
Our list our talent our cats!!
The fish rots from the head so if it can swim it donโ€™t swim!!!
Tonight we are so far from being in a flag.. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ
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๐Ÿ“ฝ| Are you ready? We're one win away from VFLW glory. ... See MoreSee Less

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