Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy Bartel prepares for yet another AFL final

Jimmy Bartel.

For noted big-game performer Jimmy Bartel, there is no secret to finals success.

Jimmy Bartel 'dive' knockers have a blinkered view of the past

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Peter Hanlon As the "football world" continued to pass pious judgment, and Jimmy Bartel called the outrage over his alleged dive "a load of rubbish", the AFL umpiring department on Thursday endorsed the...

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Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel slams diving accusations as rubbish

Jimmy Bartel: A modern-day marvel

Daniel Cherny Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel has stridently defended himself against accusations that he exaggerated contact with Hawthorn opponent Matthew Suckling.

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Jimmy Bartel and Steve Johnson could return for Hawks clash

Harry Taylor, Joel Selwood and Josh Caddy sing the club song in the rooms after Geelong's victory on Friday night.

Liam Mannix All three senior players who missed Geelong’s match against the Blues are a chance to return next week for the grudge match against the Hawks, according to Geelong coach Chris Scott.

Jimmy Bartel doesn't deserve to 'hang' for dive, says Cameron Ling

Bartel lurched forward, winning a free kick.

Jesse Hogan Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has urged football followers not to "hang" his former teammate Jimmy Bartel for "taking a dive" in the team's loss to Hawthorn on Saturday night.

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Jimmy Bartel stars in 250th game as Cats beat Crows

Geelong Cats v Adelaide Crows Simonds Stadium AFL Round 1 , Jimmy Bartel is chaired off in his 250th game
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Peter Hanlon Over the long, barren days of summer, football fans dream of balmy March nights when their heroes are as fit and tanned as they will be all year, and their most beloved plays as if ball and opponents...

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Jimmy Bartel says 'macho culture' is on the wane

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Jon Pierik Geelong great Jimmy Bartel believes the "macho culture" that once prompted players to remain on the field after a heavy head knock is abating, as Swedish researchers discover a new way to test for...

Jimmy Bartel delivers goods as defender

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Matthew James, Footy Prophet With Adelaide and Collingwood playing on Thursday night, this week's rankings look a little different. The Crows and Magpies have been excluded, along with players from the six teams on the bye.

Jimmy Bartel in Geelong's forward plans

Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy Bartel kicked 16 goals in 2013 playing largely as a half-back and now Geelong wants to see what the Brownlow Medallist can do as a forward.

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Jimmy Bartel backs Hamish McIntosh for Geelong debut

Hamish McIntosh.

Peter Hanlon Jimmy Bartel has given Hamish McIntosh a tick of support if the former North Melbourne ruckman gets the nod to play his first game as a Cat on Thursday night.

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The early signs of Jimmy Bartel's greatness

Jimmy Bartel.

Peter Hanlon Cat Jimmy Bartel's first game was Peter Riccardi's 200th, and Dustin Fletcher's 173rd. Riccardi recalls the trio featuring in a passage of play that would define a career that has invited universal...

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Jimmy Bartel accepts one-game ban

Jimmy Bartel.

Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel will miss Geelong's clash against St Kilda on Saturday night after accepting a one-match suspension.

Geelong report card: All is far from lost

Tom Hawkins outjumps
Hawthorn’s Josh Gibson.

Matt Murnane Throughout the season the Cats had been struggling to play four quarters.

Kangaroos pip Cats by six points to enter preliminary final

Geelong's James Kelly is taken down by North's Andrew Swallow.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.

Tom Hawkins and Drew Petrie: the big men for the big occasion

Big forwards: Drew Petrie and Tom Hawkins.

Wayne Carey Winning a final is an extraordinary effort in concentration from every player on the field. Each battle – be it physical or mental, big or small – can count towards the end result.

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Geelong or North Melbourne: who do the Sydney Swans want to play?

Jimmy Bartel and Joel Selwood.

Andrew Wu We look at who Sydney would rather play next week?

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Enough inside-50 entries, not enough goals, says Geelong coach

Joel Selwood of the Cats gets a kick away whilst being tackled by Will Langford of the Hawks. The Geelong captain was head and shoulders above the rest of the team in his on-field performance.

Liam Mannix Geelong went inside 50 often enough to beat Hawthorn but its forwards failed to make enough of their opportunities, says coach Chris Scott.

Finals preview: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Cat Tom Hawkins is held by Giant Phil Davis on Saturday.

Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.

Adam Goodes and Shane Warne in Twitter stoush over staging

Adam Goodes

Andrew Wu The AFL's latest staging controversy has sparked a Twitter feud between two of Australia's greatest sportsmen, Adam Goodes and Shane Warne.

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Lake, Johnson recalled for clash of titans

Lake is helped off by trainers during round 23.

Jesse Hogan Recent finals titans Hawthorn and Geelong will boast near full-strength teams on Friday night, with the Hawks' Brian Lake and the Cats' Steve Johnson both named for the MCG qualifying final.