Geelong Cats

Hocking returns to officially make Scarlett a legend

Peter Hanlon 7:59 PM   Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite

An open letter from a Geelong star to Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Geelong star Mathew Stokes: "Comments like those made recently by our PM only serve to empower the ugly side of our society."

Jon Pierik 3:36 PM   Geelong midfielder Mathew Stokes has attacked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, declaring he has "isolated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders even more than they are already".

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Geelong extends teens' contracts

Nakia Cockatoo is one of two youngsters Geelong has signed until the end of 2017.

11:39 AM   Geelong has signed exciting teenage talents Nakia Cockatoo and Cory Gregson for a further year, until the end of the 2017 AFL season.

Malthouse happy with Carlton's preparations

Mick Malthouse and assistant coach Dean Laidley watch Sunday's game.

Matt Murnane   Carlton coach Mick Malthouse is more than satisfied with his team's preparation heading into the round one blockbuster against Richmond.

Cats coach labels roof move as 'silly'

Geelong coach Chris Scott talks to his players during a break in their match against Carlton.

Matt Murnane   Geelong coach Chris Scott has added his voice to the Etihad Stadium roof debate, saying he felt sorry for fans watching Sunday's Cats-Blues NAB Challenge match and called the experiment to partially close the roof "silly".

Hawkins benefits from big man Clark

Ed Curnow of the Blues handballs as he is tackled by Jimmy Bartel of the Cats.

Matt Murnane   The focus at Geelong throughout this NAB Challenge has been largely on one man – Mitch Clark.

Cats and Hawks — a great rivalry

Hawthorn's Stephen Gilham spoils Geelong's Cameron Mooney during the grand final in 2008.

Tim Lane   While it's true that getting excited about any team at this time of year is a risky business, it's hard not to be excited about Hawthorn. They're not my team and I don't like the opportunistic way the club treats Tasmania as though it owns the place, but I do like the football the Hawks play.

Cotchin returns to lift Tigers

Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin.

Ronny Lerner   Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has shrugged off a hamstring complaint to be fit for the Tigers' final practice match against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Geelong star Johnson hurt in VFL return

Steve Johnson had not played a pre-season match until returning against Collingwood.

Jon Pierik   Steve Johnson left Simonds Stadium on crutches on Saturday but the Cats insist he only corked a calf in his return to action via the VFL.

Bartel happy to wait on contract discussions

Jimmy Bartel.

Jon Pierik   Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel, who is off contract this season, is in no hurry to open contract negotiations with the Cats.

Clark makes an early bang in his new home

On form: Mitch Clark of the Cats (centre) celebrates a goal with teammates.

Peter Hanlon   It took 16 minutes for the people of Geelong to extend Mitch Clark a heartfelt welcome to his new football home, as he made his way to the Simonds Stadium bench for the first time. He'd already kicked three goals, which moved a few in the surprisingly small crowd to do their clapping on their feet.

Cursed Cat Daniel Menzel suffers setback

The 23-year-old is expected to be sidelined for a month after suffering the setback at training this week.

Peter Hanlon   The cursed football existence of Daniel Menzel continues, with the Geelong forward's comeback from a fourth knee reconstruction stalled by a hamstring strain.

Enright set to use last of nine lives

Enright says he is ready to accept that 2015 could be his last season.

Ronny Lerner   Just a day after being recalled to Geelong’s leadership group, veteran Corey Enright has all but confirmed that 2015 will be his last year as an AFL player.

Corey Enright says 2015 set to be final AFL season

Corey Enright

Geelong great Corey Enright is back in their leadership group because he has a strong feeling this will be his last AFL season.

Cats vote to shrink leadership group

Harry Taylor, Corey Enright and Joel Selwood.

Matt Murnane   The need to streamline decision-making has lead Geelong to announce a smaller leadership group for 2015, leaving out star premiership veterans Steve Johnson, James Kelly and Mathew Stokes, as well as younger midfielder Mitch Duncan.

Who mends a footballer's broken heart?

Sore Cats: Daniel Menzel.

Peter Hanlon   For all the joy that has come Geelong's way in recent years, someone has always been hurting. Lincoln McCarthy's latest setback, the foot surgery that has cruelled another season before it's even begun, is a reminder of the darkness in football's heart.

Stevie J to miss another week but Selwood returns

Steve Johnson

Jon Pierik   Geelong is confident Steve Johnson will have enough time to be match fit for the season-opening blockbuster against Hawthorn despite ruling the mercurial forward out of this week's NAB Challenge clash.

Time for the AFL to reconsider its international plans

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik   The AFL is a leader in many aspects of professional Australian sport, whether it be in off-field issues, or simply in stability at club level.

Young Cat cut down by foot surgery

Geelong youngster Lincoln McCarthy.

Ronny Lerner   Luckless Geelong youngster Lincoln McCarthy is set to have another season ruined by injury after confirmation on Tuesday that he will undergo foot surgery.

Cats chief calls for overhaul of AFL's international agenda

Geelong chief executive Colin Carter.

Jon Pierik   Geelong president Colin Carter has called for an overhaul of the AFL's international agenda, declaring it's time the league assiduously worked to expand a code which has only a stronghold on "a few states" of Australia.