- GARDINER IN THE CLEAR, TICKETS SELLING FAST, INJURY UPDATE
By Ben Jensen GEELONG CATS UPDATE Both AFL and VFL teams play their biggest matches of the season this weekend. On Friday night Geelong plays Collingwood in the AFL Preliminary Final while on Sunday in the VFL the Bendigo Bank Cats take on Coburg. Last night nine Geelong players were named All Australian, eight of them for the first time. Tickets are selling a little too fast for Friday night's final - with very limited quantities left and nothing left in the AFL Reserve. Good news on the injury front - no bad news, and Kane Tenace a chance to play in the VFL Grand Final.
ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM - NINE CATS MAKE FINAL CUT
IN CASE you've been under a rock, a record nine Geelong players were named in the twenty-two strong AFL All Australian team last night:
CHARLIE GARDINER FREE TO PLAY IN GRAND FINAL
GARDINER has been cleared by the VFL Tribunal to play in the Grand Final. Gardiner was reported in the final quarter of Saturday's Preliminary Final win over North Ballarat after a front on bump on Djaran Whyman. Gardiner kicked four goals and was amoung Geelong's best. Earlier last week Gardiner finished fourth in the JJ Liston Trophy.
TICKETS SELLING FAST
AS OF 5PM tonight, 62,000 tickets had been sold to Club, MCC and Full AFL Members. Public sales begin 9am Wednesday.
As a consequence of the strong sales, no more tickets are available for AFL Members. The AFL has advised AFL Members without a ticket have the following options:
No real news this week; Matt Egan progresses well but remains the slimmest of chances of making a return this season. Kane Tenace may play in Sunday's VFL Grand Final, as may Sam Hunt. Nathan Djerrkura returned from injury last weekend.
As advised by the club, 18/9/2007 (The Cattery's comments in brackets)
Kane Tenace Hamstring Test (Was 'Test'
AFL FINALS SERIES 2007
1ST PRELIMINARY FINAL
GEELONG V COLLINGWOOD
19:50, FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2007, MCG