Geelong - Too old, too slow?

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Bradkli

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 11, 2012
5,874
3,507
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Locks for top 4 and will get danger back when it counts...will win all their games at home...they will go into finals with 4 straight wins and 6 of last 7...have a great “fixture” to end the season...

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Whiskers

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 16, 2006
6,346
5,264
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Good to see us moving the ball well and hitting targets unlike last week.
The opponent was ordinary today but the signs are good, unlike last week or the 1st month.
 

sobrave

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 15, 2015
16,333
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42° south
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
AFL careers are being pushed out longer with better player management

30 is no longer old
I don't think this is actually true. There's always been players that go well past 30. There's always been players that are cooked by their late 20s.

You could argue the preparation and recovery has gotten more professional, but the flipside is the games have gotten more demanding as well.
 

jezza1435

Club Legend
Jun 12, 2011
1,555
1,353
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong

JohnZ

Premiership Player
Mar 10, 2016
4,972
7,376
AFL Club
Geelong
There are a lot of variables. Mundy is not an inside mid. Would Dangerfield have the same longevity?
Danger will have a 2nd career as a GAS clone in our forward line, the transition has already started. Sav, Danger and Cameron will play 2-3 seasons together as our new 3-prong attack when Hawk retires.
 

BennyGan

Club Legend
Jan 15, 2019
1,400
2,204
AFL Club
Geelong
LOL are we gonna see Tigers too old and slow this week too? A lot of their older players looked awful last night and dees speed was the difference.

P.S. This is a joke Tigers fans don't get mad.
 

Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Dec 20, 2014
23,145
19,249
Hong Kong
AFL Club
West Coast
I know they won today, but that was extremely mediocre. Even before Higgins got injured, they moved the ball at a snail's pace and look miles off the better teams in the competition right now. The new rules do nothing to help them either, their senior citizens are struggling to keep up the pace. Their coach is also very negative-minded, and doesn't seem too keen on changing his ways.

A lot of people consider the loss against Adelaide as an anomaly, but Adelaide are a fast team. Even with their inexperience, I'm not surprised Geelong struggled that game.

They have Jeremy Cameron and a 31 year old Dangerfield to come back, but I'm not convinced that is anywhere near enough to be contenders this year.
I think people will regret judging Geelong without seeing Jeremy Cameron in their side.
 

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