He ran a tick over 5mins 30secs and left the rest of the field for dead. Caramilk cookies and biscoff brownies are just two of the options this Gladstone woman is baking and delivering. [18], Four players were drafted by the Cats in the 2017 national draft: Lachie Fogarty (pick 22),[19] Tim Kelly (24),[20] Charlie Constable (36)[21] and Gryan Miers (57). [80] Geelong did not win either of their finals, losing to the Casey Demons in an elimination final and then the Box Hill Hawks in the semi-finals. News Chris Scott continued as the club's senior coach for an eighth season, after signing a contract in April 2017 extending his tenure until the end of 2019;[1] during the season, Scott agreed to a new contract to extend this period until the end of 2022. [8] Geelong signed up 63,818 members, an increase of 16.3 per cent from the prior year. Unfortunately for Gojrzewski, another member of his running stable Johnny Rayner, has also crossed to AFL, signed last year by the Bombers as a rookie. Cat fight: Mark Blicavs (right) helped spare Geelong’s blushes with a timely spoil in the dying seconds of the match. The only joy for the Cats in the first half came via Gary Ablett who singlehandledly created the Cats first two goals before taking the glory himself when he shrugged a tackle and ran away from Sydney's Jake Lloyd to kick Geelong's fourth on the run from just inside the 50 metre arc. The women's team finished runners-up after they were defeated in the VFLW Grand Final by Hawthorn. We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. From Saban’s scowls to Orgeron’s ‘Geaux Tigaaahs,’ here’s what we can’t wait to watch, V8 Supercars 2020: Foxtel, Fox Sports announce new broadcast deal until 2025, Formula One: Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali to replace Chase Carey as next F1 CEO. The Cats finished the home-and-away season with a 13–9 win–loss record and placed eighth on the league's ladder, qualifying for the 2018 finals series as a result. Technicolour fun is coming to Gladstone’s Marina Parklands. Playing up forward Aliir Aliir was the beneficiary, burning off Lachie Henderson and Harry Taylor who looked slow in defence for Geelong. [13], Geelong were involved in three trades during the annual trade period, the first of which involved the Cats exchanging pick 53 in the upcoming national draft for Richmond's future third-round pick in the 2018 edition. [62] This dominance was repeated the following week, with the Cats finishing the regular season with a 102-point win over Gold Coast. Blicavs' running ability for a man who stands 198cm first caught the eye of AFL fans - and teammates, particularly after the 2km time trial that kicked off his first pre-season at Geelong. [69] The club's best and fairest award, the Carji Greeves Medal, was won by Mark Blicavs, who received 234 votes; Patrick Dangerfield and Tim Kelly were joint runners-up with 233.5 votes apiece. That's where he will be this afternoon when he mans one of Gold Coast trio Charlie Dixon, Tom Lynch or Sam Day in a crucial match at Metricon Stadium. [75], The club's reserves team, participating in the VFL, was coached by Shane O'Bree for a third season. [6], Ford Australia was the major sponsor of the club for the 2018 season, continuing a long-running deal that started in 1925. James Mark Abercrombie was caught twice in two months. [43] Geelong won both their pool matches, against Port Adelaide and Fremantle, before losing to Adelaide by eight points in the group grand final;[44] the Cats also participated in the 2018 JLT Community Series as part of their pre-season schedule, playing in two games against Gold Coast and Essendon. [65], Geelong held their player awards night at Crown Palladium on 4 October. It took a desperate late smother from Mark Blicavs on James Rowbottom to secure the result on the final play of the game. [27][28], The fixture for the 2018 season was confirmed by the AFL in October 2017, with clubs playing 22 matches during the regular season and receiving a mid-season bye. News "I think everyone was a bit shocked at the time," he said. [11], Following the retirements of premiership players Tom Lonergan and Andrew Mackie at the end of the 2017 season,[12] Geelong delisted Josh Cowan, Matthew Hayball and Tom Ruggles from their playing list;[13] although the Cats committed to redrafting Hayball via the upcoming rookie draft if he was not offered a contract by another club prior. Credit: Getty Images Goalsneak Tom Papley was the main culprit kicking 1.4 in the first half (he finished with 2.5), with a dribble kick from the top of the goalsquare in the first quarter that went on the wrong side of the goalpost the most flagrant of his misses.