The Geelong Cats have been one of the dominant sides in the AFL for much of this century, winning three Premierships and missing the finals just once over the course of the past ten years.
Last season, they nearly doubled that number, just managing to sneak into the finals in eighth place before being knocked out in the first week. Entering this season, led by Joel Selwood and boasting arguably the best player in the business in Patrick Dangerfield, the Cats will look to regain their prominence, and you can catch all the action when watching live on your TV or streaming online with a mobile device.
2019 Geelong Cats Preview
The Geelong Cats were formed in 1859 and were one of the first clubs in the then VFL. Despite finishing on top of the ladder in the league’s inaugural season, it took until 1925 for the side to win their first VFL Premiership, and after claiming another five over the next four decades the club endured a drought which lasted almost 50 years. That ended in 2007, however, with a resounding 119 point AFL Grand Final win over Port Adelaide which kick-started an era of dominance during which the Cats won three flags in five years.
2018 was a disappointing one for the club as they dropped to eighth after consecutive second-place ladder finishes in the two years prior, but they will head into 2019 a highly rated side regardless. With the man regularly voted as the game’s best captain in Joel Selwood at the helm, probably the game’s best player in Patrick Dangerfield alongside him in the midfield, and a whole lot of other talent across the park, the Cats are still a force to be reckoned with, and wouldn’t be a surprise to see them go much further this year. The Cats kick off their 2019 season with a huge clash against long-time rivals the Magpies on Friday, 22 March, while other key contests include their Round 3 matchup against the Crows, their traditional Easter Monday game vs the Hawks on 22 April and a round 12 match vs the Richmond Tigers on 7 June.
2019 Geelong Cats Live TV (AEST)
Friday 22 March LIVE: Magpies vs Cats at 7.50pm AEDT (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 30 March LIVE: Cats vs Demons at 7.25pm AEDT (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 4 April LIVE: Crows vs Cats at 7.50pm AEDT (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 13 April LIVE: Cats vs Giants at 1.45pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 22 April LIVE: Hawks vs Cats at 3.20pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 28 April LIVE: Cats vs Eagles at 4.40pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 5 May LIVE: Cats vs Bombers at 3.20pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 12 May LIVE: Kangaroos vs Cats at 1.10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
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 and Free
If you enjoy AFL action then the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the place for you, televising all teams and every AFL round Live and in HD with no ad-breaks during play (grand final excluded). This includes the many contests not available on Free to Air, as well as replays of the games you may have missed.
Watch the AFL Live Online
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Footy you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers Geelong fans an opportunity to watch the AFL Cats live online before the grand final with compatible internet connected devices (Mac & PC excluded).
Stream the Geelong Cats Free
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy, and can stream the Geelong Cats free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also have a split-view feature so you can watch up to four Live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the huge variety of sport listed in the Kayo guide. This offering also applies to existing Telstra customers, to get started just visit the website listed below.
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Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
Thursday Night: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Friday Night: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 2: Foxtel
Saturday Evening: Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 2: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 1: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 2: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Sunday Evening: Foxtel
Monday & Public Holidays: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
2019 Geelong Cats Rivalries
The Cats’ biggest rivalry over the past decade has been with the Hawthorn Hawks, against whom they have played some of the most memorable games in recent history. It all started with the Hawks’ upset Grand Final victory over the dominant Cats in 2007, after which Geelong went on an incredible streak of 11 consecutive wins over Hawthorn, the majority of which were decided in the final couple of minutes. Though the two sides are no longer at the peak of their powers, they still both find themselves in finals contention, and the rivalry remains a strong one.
The Collingwood Magpies have been another major rival for a long time, harking back to the 1920s and 30s when the two faced off in numerous Grand Finals against one another. More recently, the clubs have both been competing for flags and have resultantly met in a number of high stakes finals matches. Preliminary final matchups in 2007, 2009 and 2010 preceded a Grand Final meeting in 2011, with the four finals matches in five years reigniting the rivalry between the two sides, and you won’t have to miss a key moment when watching the AFL televised live.
When Patrick Dangerfield made the move from the Adelaide Crows to the Cats at the end of 2015, an element of animosity developed between the two clubs. As a star of the competition and coming off a best and fairest victory at his old club, the move back to his hometown inevitably drew the ire of Crows fans and players alike. Sparking the rivalry further, the clubs both finished in the top two in 2017, Dangerfield’s second season with the Cats, and ultimately met in the preliminary finals in front of over 53,000 rabid Crows fans. The home side won comfortably.