I think we're getting to the stage now we could pick him with some confidence.". From 2019, fans will no longer be able to subscribe to AFL Live Pass through the AFL website. However, you can still subscribe via the Apple App Store or the Google Play. GEELONG CATS. AFL Geelong has set up a mammoth AFL Grand Final after the club flexed its muscles to set up a fairytale farewell for Gary Ablett. GEELONG has sprung a selection surprise, omitting Tom Atkins for Saturday night’s crunch semi-final clash with Collingwood. ", Geelong young gun Jordan Clark.Credit:Getty Images. It provides an invitation to our community to partner and invest in supporting…. Find out more about our 10 flagship program. Making a difference in our community is at the heart of what we do. GEELONG has sprung a selection surprise, omitting Tom Atkins for Saturday night’s crunch semi-final clash with Collingwood.. Cats to rotate squad as Cockatoo nears return. Simpson has had an interrupted season with injury, after suffering a hamstring setback in the middle of the Cats’ campaign. Geelong's Nakia Cockatoo is nearing a return. Presented by Ford. St Kilda have omitted Ed Phillips and rested Zak Jones, with Jarryn Geary to return and Jack Bytel named for his debut. The Cats play the Crows Sunday week and Scott said he expected the talented midfielder-forward to be available for selection by then. "It's a good opportunity for us, that's the way we look at it.". Viewed ... Geelong Cats Official App. Pictures: AFL Photos. There's a bit to consider. Geelong livewire Nakia Cockatoo is pressing for selection, but Cats coach Chris Scott has elected not to pull the trigger for Monday's clash with St Kilda. "I think I said post-game last week our performance over the next fortnight won't be a referendum of where we sit in the comp necessarily, but with a shortened season games do take on a little bit more value than they have in a 22-round season. "He played a little bit of match practise last week against the Gold Coast and got through that really well," Scott said. Geelong livewire Nakia Cockatoo is pressing for selection, but Cats coach Chris Scott has elected not to pull the trigger for Monday's clash with St Kilda. 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But he returned to feature in last week’s combined scratch match with Richmond and Port Adelaide and kicked two goals across the contest under the watchful eyes of coach Chris Scott. The Cats suffered a 16-point loss to Fremantle in the opening round clash last Sunday, with the lopsided inside 50 count against Hood’s team (48-13) ultimately proving to be their downfall. The Geelong Cats Official App is your one stop shop for all your latest team news, videos, player profiles, scores and stats delivered LIVE to your smartphone or tablet! However, Scott said he had no clarity on whether Gary Ablett, who is in Melbourne for family reasons, would play again this season. GEELONG is keeping the door ajar for a host of players on the fringe of selection to make their way back into the side ahead of next week’s qualifying final against Port Adelaide. 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"That's been a pleasing result for us because the initial outlook had the potential to keep him out for longer than this period. With “exceptional” as a benchmark, delivering premium, tailored…, Our ambition is to be the philanthropic heart of our club. Geelong's Nakia Cockatoo is nearing a return.Credit:Angela Milne. "For one reason or another I've seen a little bit of them play this year, more than most teams, and they're deserving of their position on the ladder," he said of the Saints. Atkins has been nearly a mainstay of the Cats’ line-up this year, playing 12 games. THE TEAM NEWS. SOUTHPORT – Geelong defender Harry Taylor won’t let the result of Saturday’s Grand Final determine whether he plays on in 2021. At Higher Mark, our ambition is to take your event to new heights. The Magpies have stuck with a winning formula, keeping big man Darcy Cameron in the side as they prepare to take on the Cats in the Gabba clash. "I'm not sure Gary knows at the moment but I'm not quizzing him every day, which would defeat the purpose of him being back in Victoria doing what he needs to do with his family and what should be his priority right at the moment.". Scott said the next two matches, against St Kilda on Monday and the Power on Friday, would be a great challenge for his side. The Geelong Cats Official App is your one stop shop for all your latest team news, videos, player profiles, scores and stats delivered LIVE to your smartphone or tablet. Damien Ractliffe is the Chief Racing Reporter for The Age. TEAM: Cats unchanged for Preliminary Final ... Melissa Hickey is a big fan of Geelong’s first selection in the AFLW draft. Curse broken, Cats exorcise demons. Meanwhile Cockatoo, 23, is also closer to selection for Geelong, having last played senior football in round three, 2018. He has been replaced by Sam Simpson, whose last game was in round 12 and has only played six games for the year. Lachie Fogarty, Sam Simpson and Zach Guthrie have all been managed, while Esava Ratugolea and Charlie Constable have been left out of the side with Rhys Stanley holding his spot. Pat speaks to the media about Grand Final week. You can access more content with Watch AFL. Jordan Clark was also available for selection after his shoulder injury was not as bad as first feared, however didn't make the cut for the final 22. Learn more about our long and proud history. Geelong Cats made it three wins in a row in the AFL as they improved to 4-2 for the season and they look capable of extending that run further despite facing a tough test in this clash with Collingwood. "I'm very wary of looking at the opposition and trying to decide whether the strength or otherwise of the opposition should dictate the team we pick, but I think the timing is about right, maybe even sooner [against Port Adelaide on Friday night]," Scott said. Catchup on all the latest action from the, Finals Teams, W2: Sam Simpson is back, Darcy Cameron keeps his spot for a huge semi-final. Geelong and Collingwood lock in line-ups for Saturday night blockbuster. While the Pies will head into the game unchanged from their gutsy elimination final win over West Coast, the Cats have dropped Atkins after he returned to the side for its loss to Port Adelaide last week. News. "[Those games] do take on a little bit of extra importance, that's stating the obvious and if we look over this block of four weeks, West Coast, St Kilda and Port all have genuine claims to be in that top-four position. "They've brought in some speed and had some organic growth with their draft picks. The Cats have made three changes to the side that beat North Melbourne last round, with Brandan Parfitt, Gary Rohan … They're a high-scoring team, they can put you under a lot of pressure if they win the territory battle.