Mackie mystery for Cats

A long road ahead for Andrew Mackie.

Matt Murnane Andrew Mackie is battling a 'complex' hamstring issue and may be left out of Sunday's top-of-the-table match against Port Adelaide.


Port coach calls for fan power in battle with Cats

Ken Hinkley speaks to his players during a break in the game against the West Coast Eagles on Saturday.

Brad Elborough Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has made a call to arms to all Port Adelaide members and supporters.


Hawks seek payback against Cats

Coach Alastair Clarkson indicated the Hawks are still smarting from the long losing streak.

Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the messages of last year's winning preliminary final which killed the so-called Kennett Curse will resonate again on Monday as the Hawks continue to seek...


Bartel: Easter Monday is Cats' annual blockbuster

Cyril Rioli

Jimmy Bartel Kennett’s Curse, Chappy’s Pact - they both sound like bad D-grade horror movies. Actually, they are pieces of wood on a fire which keep the Hawthorn and Geelong Easter Monday clash pulsating, alive...


Hawks, Cats ready to resurrect the season

Jake Niall dinkus

Jake Niall On Monday, the result is of secondary importance to the quality of football, and the interest the game generates.


Tom Hawkins stars as Cats beat Hawks

Tom Hawkins starred against the Hawks.

Greg Baum Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.


2014 AFL round six teams

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The selected teams for round six of the AFL season, starting with the Collingwood v Essendon Anzac Day clash.


Cats wait on hamstrung Andrew Mackie

Andrew Mackie is feted after his 200th game, March 30.

Chloe Saltau Geelong has not ruled Andrew Mackie out of clash with Hawthorn but coach says no risks will be taken with the experienced defender.

Cats, Hawks lining up for another AFL blockbuster

Geelong coach Chris Scott.

Daniel Cherny It is always a tantalising prospect for football purists, and for the umpteenth time in recent memory a Hawthorn-Geelong clash is set to attract top billing.


Cats see off dogged challenge from Pies

Travis Cloke and Tom Lonergan

Jason Phelan Geelong has seen off a dogged challenge from Collingwood to continue its unbeaten start to the season.


Jackson Macrae learning from Cats great Joel Corey

Jackson Macrae with Jake Stringer.

The Western Bulldogs' latest effort to learn the Geelong way also gives rising AFL star Jackson Macrae a career blueprint.


Cats weather Brisbane storm

Andrew Mackie.

Andrew Stafford The Gabba might have been greener than ever, but the football was never going to be pretty.


Hamish McIntosh proves a good investment for Cats in comeback game

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20:  Hamish McIntosh of the Cats celebrates his goal with Josh Caddy (R) during the round one AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows at Skilled Stadium on March 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon Hamish McIntosh admitted there were times he didn't think he'd make it back, but the euphoria he felt after the final siren on Thursday night signalled a successful end to his first AFL game in...


McIntosh emotional after Cats' AFL win

He's back: The grin says it all for Geelong's ruckman Hamish McIntosh.

John Salvado Having endured so much heartbreak due to injury, Geelong ruckman Hamish McIntosh plans to cherish every game and every win until the end of his AFL career.


Chris Scott lukewarm on Cats' finals chances

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins in action in the opening round clash against The Adelaide Crows.

Peter Hanlon Geelong coach Chris Scott has rated the Cats below the competition's top three teams and said Thursday night's hard-fought home win over Adelaide was compelling early-season evidence there will be no...


Cats not ready to fall off the perch, says Bartel

Fronting up: Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel has some tips for Warrnambool West Primary pupils.

Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel may be preparing for another significant milestone and a change of position and leadership, but the Geelong champion has declared the Cats are not ready to "fall off the perch".


Cats skipper eyes recovery for first round

Michael Gleeson Joel Selwood had minor surgery in Brisbane last week on a tendon problem.


Selwood falls victim to Cats' injury woes

Big loss: Joel Selwood gets a touch before going off injured.

Jason Phelan Geelong's pre-season injury concerns continued in Alice Springs on Friday night, with skipper Joel Selwood forced out of the Cats' 13-point win against Melbourne with a hamstring injury.


Cats expect Selwood to be fit for season opener

Joel Selwood.

Jon Pierik Geelong coach Chris Scott insists Joel Selwood will be fine to play in round one.


Star Cats duo Allen Christensen and Steven Motlop will be missed: Chris Scott

AFL Round 9.Wesrtern Bulldogs v Geelong.Geelong's coach Chris Scott at quarter time at Etihad.25 May 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Two top-eight finishes in the best and fairest award last year. A combined 67 goals from 45 games in 2013 and highlights reels the envy of just about every other player in the competition.