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Geelong predictions for 2017

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Crazy John, Feb 23, 2017.

Put it out there
?

Where do you think the Cats will finish this year?

  1. Premiership

    12.4%
  2. Runner up

    3.3%
  3. Preliminary Finalist

    17.9%
  4. Semi Finalist

    19.6%
  5. Elimination Finalist

    24.6%
  6. Outside the top 8

    22.0%
  1. Crazy John

    Crazy John Team Captain

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    Last year, the Cats were the most improved side in the competition, having jumped 8 spots on the ladder from the previous year.

    This year, they will be looking to take the next two steps - making a grand final and then winning it.

    Zach Tuohy and Aaron Black have arrived at the Cattery, and Jackson Thurlow is back from injury.

    Tuohy and Thurlow fix the issue of ball movement out of the defensive 50, and Black provides an extra dimension to the forward 50 setup.

    The Cats have a strong winning culture, and with a core of players that includes J Selwood, Hawkins, Taylor, Lonergan, Duncan and Mackie - these blokes know what it takes to win flags.

    Write the Cats off at your own peril is all that I can say.

    Personally I believe they will be the biggest roadblock standing in the way of the Bulldogs quest for back to back flags.

    Do you rate the Cats for 2017 and how do you like their chances of winning their 4th flag in 11 years?
     

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  2. Doctor Gero

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    Phew, thank **** it wasn't a Cats fan OP.
     
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  3. Hoops

    Hoops Norm Smith Medallist

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    Geelong should do well if they avoid Sydney in the finals
     
  4. Quivorir

    Quivorir I'm Pickle Rick!

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    Technically its a cat I guess.
     
  5. Dez!

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    7th-11th IMO.

    Outside of Selwood and Dangerfield I don't really see depth in the midfield even if Motlop gets his shit together.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see a number of teams go past them.
     
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  6. Doctor Gero

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    Oooh someone's been watching the Animal Planet channel.
     
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  7. JayJ20

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    They're becoming thin on talent. Outside of Dangerfield, Selwood and Hawkins, they don't have much else. If Taylor and Lonergan can keep performimg at a high standard, I'd have them in the bottom part of the 8. If not, I'd say outside of the 8. High competition for spots in the 8 this year
     
  8. Quivorir

    Quivorir I'm Pickle Rick!

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    I am assuming you meant "it wasn't a cats fan".
     
  9. Doctor Gero

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    My predictive text is truly ******.
     
  10. billy fragos

    billy fragos Premiership Player

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    They will be a good solid top 8 team but I rate others higher.
     
  11. Giant Heart

    Giant Heart All Australian

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    Semi final. They will finish fifth or sixth, win a final and bomb out the next week.
     
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  12. QuietB

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    If taylor plays forward the cats will miss the finals.

    This is a team that has depended on its defence for years and a defence with both Enright and Taylor gone is not scaring anyone anymore.
     
  13. Rotayjay

    Rotayjay Premiership Player

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    Put your glasses down - very little chance of winning the flag. It was 2016 or nothing.
     
  14. ManOfClay

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    Well not a cat's normal account's OP anyway.
     
  15. boydee

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    Just watched on the news the cats are following some wrestling techniques from Chuck Norris. If it is good enough for Chuck..................................... Tipping the Cats to win the flag, and reckon it would be good to get Chuck to present the cup to them.
     
  16. BotsMaster

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    The Cats will improve on their first pre-season game.
     
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  17. Micksy

    Micksy Club Legend

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  18. Sttew

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    Dangerfield already forgotten?!
     
  19. Sttew

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    Off topic, but I was at a function last week in Sydney and Josh Kennedy addressed the audience. He admitted the Swans choked in the GF......not the first time.

    Back on topic, Swans are not quite Geelong's bogey side, but another loss like the PF and you'd say they are.
     
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  20. Monopoly_Man

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    I have them finishing 9th but considering I had Sydney, Adelaide and North all missing finals last season take that wih a grain of salt.

    On SM-G900I using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
  21. boydee

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    As captain of his club, I very much doubt he admitted that to a public audience.
     
  22. Crazy John

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    There's a reason why I didn't include him in that list.

    What do all the players that I listed have in common with each other?
     
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  23. Sttew

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    He didn't use the word "choke", but 120 men drew that inference from what he said. Were you there?

    I thought his honesty was refreshing
     
  24. Sttew

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    My bad...should have read the last bit of your sentence!
     
  25. boydee

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    Fair enough Stew, I just didn't think he would use the word choke. But I wasnt there and wouldnt know what he inferred. I dont think they choked, just reckon it was the dogs time and they would have beaten anyone, the football they were playing in the last month was shit hot. I dont think Sydney are Geelongs bogey side. In my view GWS, Sydney, Geelong and Bulldogs are the best 4 teams in it and any one of those sides is easily capable of beating the other one on any given day.