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Finals are in sight for Geelong Cats' VFL team

From the Geelong Advertiser
Reported by Joel Cresswell
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GEELONG'S VFL side can secure a finals berth with victory over the sixth-placed Northern Bullants at Preston today.

Cats coach Dale Amos says a finals appearance would be a boost to the fleet of injured Cats eyeing a senior recall.

Geelong sits in seventh spot after a run of six wins, but come up against a near-full strength Bullants side, who are aligned with Carlton.

Boom Cats' VFL recruit firing

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GEELONG VFL captain James Podsiadly is not one to reflect mid-season, but if he was, he would label this season the favourite of his decorated career.

Podsiadly, who took out VFL's JJ Liston Trophy at Werribee last year, became the biggest VFL transfer in recent years when he defected to the Cats this season after landing a job in the club's fitness department.

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THE end to the Brad Ottens saga finally appears in sight, with the Geelong ruckman a chance to return through the VFL this week.

The 29-year-old, who has not played since round two because of a knee injury, will take part in the Cats' main training session of the week today.

If he gets through that, coach Mark Thompson said he would likely line-up for the reserves (WTF!) team on Saturday morning, with a view to play in the seniors the following week.

Young Cats to tackle Coburg

Source: Geelong Advertiser

GEELONG will get the best indication of whether it is a VFL finals contender this season against Coburg today, according to coach Dale Amos.

The ninth-placed Cats host the seventh-placed Coburg at Skilled Stadium this morning as the curtain raiser to the AFL clash between Geelong and Melbourne.

Geelong has won its last three games to put itself into finals contention, but those have been against sides below it on the ladder.

Podsiadly leads Cats to victory

From the Sunday Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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SOME say James Podsiadly would be still on Richmond's list had it drafted the Geelong captain over Kent Kingsley in the 2006 AFL pre-season draft.

While Kingsley, a former Geelong forward, went on to play three senior matches for the Tigers, Podsiadly, who trained with Richmond in the lead-up to the 2006 draft, has become a lethal weapon in the VFL.

Young Falcons' day out for Geelong VFL team

From the Geelong Advertiser
Reported by Daniel Breen
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EVERGREEN forward James Podsiadly booted seven goals to lead Geelong's VFL side to a 70-point victory against Frankston on Saturday.

Small forward Jarrod Westwood also had a day to remember at Skilled Stadium, kicking four majors as the Cats triumphed 21.13 (139) to 10.9 (69).