Geelong Cats 2019 AFL Season Preview & Analysis
The Cats still have the big names but do they have the depth? They just snuck into September last season and look to be facing a similar task of fighting for a spot in the bottom half of eight once again.
Finished in 2018: 8th (13 wins, 10 losses)
Key ins: Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs) Gary Rohan (Sydney)
Draft Picks: Jordan Clark (#15) Ben Jarvis (#48) Jacob Kennerley (#50) Darcy Fort (#65) Jake Tarca (#68) Oscar Brownless (#74)
Key outs: Daniel Menzel (Sydney) Lincoln McCarty (Brisbane) George Horlin-Smith (Gold Coast) Jordan Murdoch (Gold Coast) Jackson Thurlow (Sydney) Aaron Black (delisted) Cory Gregson (delisted) Stewart Crameri (retired)
Coach: Chris Scott
Captain(s): Joel Selwood
Playing AFLX: Patrick Dangerfield (Bolts, captain) Tom Hawkins (Bolts) Mark Blicavs (Bolts) Tim Kelly (Deadly)
Summary: The Cats inexplicably almost missed September last year and even when they did sneak in they didn’t last long, humbled by the Dees in an elimination final. With Dangerfield, Selwood and Ablett all playing the majority of the season, it was a surprise to see them only sealing their finals berth in the final round of the season after back-to-back 100-point thumpings to conclude their home and away season.
Collingwood vs. Geelong – MCG – Friday, March 22, 7:50 PM
Best Brownlow Hope: Patrick Dangerfield
Prediction: Under 12.5 wins @ $1.90 with Sportsbet
*Prices correct at time of publishing