Geelong wrapped up the minor premiership (McClelland Trophy), with a week to go, in convincing fashion as they thumped Gold Coast up at Metricon Stadium.
This result made it twelve straight for the Cats and guarantees them two home finals in Victoria. It is also their ninth top-four finish during Chris Scott’s eleven years at the helm and, not surprisingly, they will be going in as the bookies red-hot favourites.
Speaking in the presser, the coach (pictured above) said “I can sit here now saying our wider team has set up this year brilliantly well to give us a chance. It doesn’t guarantee us anything, but if it doesn’t work out for us, we won’t sit back and say we didn’t give ourselves the best chance.”
He added “For me it’s a privilege, it’s a privilege to feel that pressure. I’ve been in footy a long time and those years where you get to this stage of the year and you’re not in contention, I don’t want to be there. I’d rather risk the disappointment of not quite getting there every single year – and it’s a shocking feeling when we don’t quite get there – but I’d take 100 of them to try and pull it off once.”