Telstra Dome, Melbourne [Broadcast on Channel 10 - LIVE]
Saturday March 8th (6:10PM)
Geelong Captain, Steven King
Pies Captain Nathan Buckley
While Collingwood and Geelong both had relatively easy round one victories, over Carlton and the Western Bulldogs respectively, they also both had to fight hard for their round 2 wins, over the Hawks and Lions respectively. Both teams also have relatively few injuries, although the Cats would be the more physically run down team, after travelling to the tropics of Cairns last Saturday night.
Collingwood have not beaten the Cats since Round 15 1998. Most recently in Round 15, 2002, which was made infamous because of Collingwood Captain Nathan Buckley becoming the first AFL player to be banned for the offence of smearing blood on an opponent, in Geelong midfielder Cameron Ling. Buckley will no doubt be overjoyed to hear the news that Ling is out injured; Buckley being named "Ling's Bitch" the past couple of seasons.
For the first time this season a match involving Geelong will be broadcast on Free-To-Air television, namely Channel Ten. I'll be in Byron Bay this weekend so won't be able to attend so until I get back, GO CATS! Tip? Geelong by 26 points.
Last Five Matches:
R15 2002 MCG Geelong 19.13.127 d Collingwood 15.9.99
R15 2001 Telstra Dome Geelong 16.15.111 d Collingwood 14.9.93
R12 2000 MCG Geelong 10.11.71 d Collingwood 9.13.67
R14 1999 Skilled Stadium Geelong 19.14.128 d Collingwood 19.11.125
R15 1998 MCG Geelong 9.7.61 lost to Collingwood 10.11.71
Next VFL Match
Geelong v Williamstown
Victoria Park, Saturday March 8th12:30PM