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 premiership—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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Geelong Cats FaceBook Posts
Another half-arsed effort Geelong? You are far better than this!! ... See MoreSee Less
Where's all the Chris Scott lovers? All those parading around after beating Port Power weeks back, Where have they all gone?
Lose to the drug cheats, Carlton are within distance to win...... ... See MoreSee Less
I have to say it again.
Enough with this useless f***ing defensive game!
They get the ball forward and have nothing to kick to so they either kick it to space or hold onto it too long and get smothered.
What has Chris Scott done with this team????
They look so lost!! ... See MoreSee Less
Once again Tom Stewart down back superb. Great work ethic and ball sense. Hard at it and never gives up. Mini me for Scarlett. Sign this young lad quickly Geelong. Before someone makes him an offer he can’t refuse. ... See MoreSee Less
C'mon Geelong, should be shitting these Carlton aresholes out and flushing them ... See MoreSee Less
Why do we have have to listen to Jason Dunstall . Just horrible !!!!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
If we lose this surely Chris Scott will be under pressure to keep his job? ... See MoreSee Less
I have to say that this year geelong are playing the most unattractive style of football I have seen for a while. They may have won some games early on but now they are nothing more than an overly defensive team with no avenue to goal. There's no intensity! They move the ball too slow and chip it around until they decide to just bomb it long to a contest where they more than likely lose the ground ball. On the odd occasion they get it into the forward 50 they can't mark because no one is good enough to except tom Hawkins who gives away free kicks for pushing. They load up the midfield but can't win centre clearances, I swear this has been an issue since scott took over.
I said last week: how long does it take for Chris scott to realise that this style is not working? Well it seems he still hasn't realised after 1 and a half games.
I'm seriously considering turning off cause it's so boring.
Show us something for f### sake!!! ... See MoreSee Less
7-1 centre clearances. AGAINST. AT HOME. VS CARLTON! Are you f***ing serious Geelong? Are you serious Scott? Anyone who thinks the Chris Scott mentality it working is delusional...this. is. NOT. ACCEPTABLE. When did mediocrity become excusable? Why should I #standproud when the players clearly aren’t? #wearegeelong ... See MoreSee Less