|THE GOOD, THE
BAD AND THE UGLY
B Jensen February 21 2004
THE GOOD - GARY ABLETT RE-SIGNED
Ablett produced the goods in the midfield and up forward, finishing forth in Geelong's best and fairest and winning Geelong website gfc.com.au's 'people's choice' award. After playing 12 AFL games and winning a VFL premiership in 2002, Ablett gained automatic selection in all 22 games in 2003. He will be missing from tonight's match against Port Adelaide tonight (Match Preview)with a groin injury.
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THE BAD - AFL's DISGRACEFUL 'AMBUSH MARKETING'
Ford's relationship with Geelong is by far the oldest in the AFL, and maybe the world. Ford has sponsored Geelong for nearly 80 years, something that a short term (three years) deal with a rival company cannot be allowed to destroy.
Cook met with the AFL this week, remaining cautiously optimistic about Geelong's chances of negotiation a deal acceptable to Geelong and Ford. Also caught in the crossfire are the Kangaroos, already struggling for sponsorship. This may yet head for the courts.
THE UGLY - BILLY BROWNLESS
Dwayne Russell, for now at least, is filling in on 3AW's Sports Today program each weeknight. Having these two knock down the stereotypes of Geelong as a club 'in trouble' is great. It is years now since Geelong was 'millions of dollars in debt', and it's time gutter talk like that was reserved for the Dees, Roos and Dogs (and also Lions, Swans, Dockers). Both Russell and Brownless are fine ambassadors for the Cats.
Geelong v Port Adelaide