Entering 2017, the Cats, captained by Joel Selwood and coached by Chris Scott, are expected to compete for another AFL premiership, and look to improve on their deeds last year where they reached the Prelim Final but were outclassed by the Swans, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when viewing live on your television, streaming to a mobile device, or watching online with a free trial.
2017 Geelong Cats Preview
The Geelong Cats were formed in 1859 but it took until 1925 for the side to win their first VFL premiership. Over the years there have been hard times for the club, most notably during the 90’s when they played in several grand finals and didn’t win, but that all changed when Mark Thompson came to the club and he put Geelong back on the map and built it up to be the successful club that is today.
Geelong doesn’t exactly have local derbies, but in terms of rivalries, there really is only one club that stands alone- Hawthorn. These two sides have had some memorable clashes over the years, most notably the 1989 Grand Final, which saw the Hawks win by under a goal. Fast forward to 2008 and the inexperienced Hawks proved too good for Geelong in the Grand Final, arguably the best side in that year. Then came the ‘Kennett Curse’, which saw Geelong win 11 straight games against Hawthorn. These battles are always must watch contests and if they aren’t available on television in your area, you can watch every game of the Geelong Cats live online before the grand final.
AFL Finals 2017 Live TV
Fri 22 Sept: Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats 7.30pm (Ch 7/Fox)
Sat 23 Sept: Richmond Tigers v GWS Giants 4.30pm (Ch 7/Fox)
Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Per prior agreement Geelong Cats on Free to Air will not be available for every premiership round or in all locations.
Geelong Cats Live Streaming and a Free Trial
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2017 Geelong Cats Players To Watch
Captain Joel Selwood is facing one of his tougher AFL seasons as the leader of the club. During the off season, he was found to have been speeding, doing close to 30km/h over the speed limit, which saw him lose his sponsorship with TAC. The club failed badly in the Prelim Final last year, and he had to take responsibility for that. If Selwood is firing as he showed during the AFL 2017 pre-season, Geelong are firing, so his form and leadership has to be at the highest level for them to be a force.
The man that took the Brownlow off Fyfe last year was Patrick Dangerfield. He was first class in the second half of 2015 for his former club, Adelaide, and wasn’t far off winning the Brownlow then, but the move to Geelong worked wonders for Danger as he starred for the Cats and pretty much wrapped up the Brownlow in the opening half of the year. He moved to Geelong for premiership success, and it will be very interesting to see how he performs in 2017, and you won’t have to miss a minute of him or any of your favourite players when streaming the AFL Live.