CATS' CHANCES INCREASE WHILE PRESSURE
MOUNTS ON SWANS WITHOUT BARRY HALL
By Justin Kremmer GEELONG coach Mark Thompson will be put under some pressure when he selects this week's team, but it is a different sort of pressure he is used to and contrary to the problem Swan's coach Paul Roos faces. Cats fans will agree with Bomber's decision to axe two, as there are two very worthy inclusions. But making two omissions is hardly a bad thing for a football club, it means there are two fit players to come in. Unlike the Swans, there problem is the opposite, because of injuries they are unable to play their best 22. Therefore pressure is on the Premiership coach as a must-win game for them is now seeing Sydney's chances slimmer. Sydney - about bloody time - are finally suffering some big-name blows!
Thompson will have to make a cut of at least two players
for this week's home clash against Sydney. Kane Tenace and Travis Varcoe
are the likely options to be sent to the reserves but it is not what
they have done wrong that has forced the coach to make cuts. They were
instrumental in Geelong's 50-point defeat against Brisbane. Max Rooke
is back from suspension while call-ups for defender David Johnson and
classy onballer Brent Prismall could be made due to their consistent
form in the VFL. Thompson has said that two is the likely number of
axes to be made this week. "It's hard to drop players who really
deserve to be in the team," Thompson said. "They'll be two
Meanwhile, the Sydney Swans have made
the decision to rest star forward and skipper Barry Hall from a groin
injury he has been suffering and have other injuries of star players
who are in doubt for this week's clash against Geelong at Skilled Stadium
on Saturday giving Roos limited opportunity.
The Cats' form must be good signs on the club's view of how things are going, they have chosen not to have a mid-season review. This is a positive in the right direction for supporters in the past have been critical of the way Geelong have looked back when they have been on a roll, when really they should have looked forward.
AFL ROUND THIRTEEN 2007
GEELONG V SYDNEY
SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2007 14:10 AEST
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