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Cats' Dawson Simpson caught drink-driving

Dawson Simpson has been caught drink-driving.

Geelong's Dawson Simpson has been caught by police drink-driving, the Cats said in a statement released on Sunday night.

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.

Young Cats make mark in disappointing finals exit

A dejected Tom Hawkins after the narrow loss to North Melbourne.

Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...

Former St Kilda tagger Clint Jones hopes to extend AFL career

'Obviously, I still want to keep playing' says Clint Jones.

Jon Pierik Former St Kilda midfielder Clint Jones says he is ready to reinvigorate his AFL career.

Peter Larkins calls on AFL to mirror Sports Medicine Australia on blood rule update

Brent Harvey and Joel Selwood clash during the semi-final on Friday.

Daniel Cherny Sports Medicine Australia has established a committee in a bid to update its 1997 regulations.

Geelong to sign Irishman Padraig Lucey after run on Foxtel reality show The Recruit

Matt Murnane Geelong is set to turn to an Irishman to bolster its ruck stocks, signing Padraig Lucey to a two-year deal after monitoring his progress on Foxtel's reality television series The Recruit.

Cats must go harder for longer

cats and roos

Matt Murnane The big questions for Friday's clash between Geelong and North Melbourne

Hawks and Cats: man versus the machine

Tim Boyle

Timothy Boyle Qualifying finals are the worst finals because, in spite of themselves, they feel like an anticlimax.

Cats, Roos players set to be cleared by match review panel

Levi Greenwood was reported for rough conduct for high conduct he made to Essendon's Mark Baguley.

Jesse Hogan Tom Hawkins and Levi Greenwood are both set to feature in Friday night's Geelong-North Melbourne semi-final, despite scrutiny from the match review panel.

Tom Lonergan challenges Cats to defy expectation

Tom Lonergan defies the Hawks attack in the Qualifying Final.

Peter Hanlon Tom Lonergan says Geelong has been on a dual mission in 2014 - to set up the club for the future while instilling the mindset that September for a footballer doesn't necessarily come once a year.

Swans, Hawks and Power have reserves advantage over Dockers and Cats

Ross Lyon says the Grand Final defeat won't matter as the Dockers prepare for a rematch against Hawthorn.

Daniel Cherny Sydney, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and North Melbourne will have pre-cooked meals sitting in the fridge come finals time, but fellow premiership aspirants Fremantle, Geelong and Essendon will need first...

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Cats know Hawkins alone cannot carry the team

Tom Hawkins and Corey Enright share a laugh as they leave the field after victory over Brisbane.

Peter Hanlon As Tom Hawkins enters the finals on the back of a career-high seven-goal game, Geelong coach Chris Scott insists his key forward's improved health and output won't be enough to take a team he says is...

Tom Hawkins gets seven as Cats end season with big win

Under pressure: Mark Blicavs gets swamped by Brisbane opponents.

Peter Hanlon Geelong will meet Hawthorn in a qualifying final on Friday after defeating the Brisbane Lions.

James Kelly declares Steve Johnson fit for Cats

Steve Johnson at Geelong training on Wednesday.

Geelong midfielder James Kelly believes the Cats deserve to be AFL premiership favourites.

Geelong's Travis Varcoe steps forward as Cats defender

Geelong's Travis Varcoe looms as a major subplot in Friday night's AFL qualifying final, but not for the reasons you might presume.

Hawks soar over Cats to frank their flag claims

Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis celebrates after kicking a goal against Geelong at the MCG on Friday.

Peter Hanlon The question asked for a fortnight in every exhaustable fashion had been: which half mattered most?

Blues upbeat, star Cats out

Mick Malthouse at training.

Matt Murnane Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says his players are ready to develop into a contender next season.

Where the Cats are always the premier team

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan Denis Napthine moans and groans at the footy like an old ship at sea. He moves about in his seat. At the same time, he’s on for a chat.

Cats use a life, Blues get one

Any which way: Geelong's Joel Selwood leads the Blues on a merry dance.

Greg Baum Geelong’s sighs of relief and Carlton’s boos echoed through the Etihad chamber at the final siren, but the feature of this game that might resound furthest into the future was the...

Steve Johnson to miss again as Cats look past Hawks

Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis and Geelong's Steve Johnson come to grips.

Peter Hanlon Hawthorn is on its doorstep, but Geelong's focus on what lies around the corner is such that it is open to entering Saturday night's game without not only Steve Johnson, but Jimmy Bartel and perhaps...