GEELONG, VICTORIA - AUGUST 25: Joel Selwood of the Cats and his teammates form a huddle during the round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Gold Coast Suns at GMHBA Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Kangaroos great Wayne Carey believes that Geelong are capable of making a premiership tilt in 2019.

Questions are being asked of the Cats, including their list profile and game plan, following a disappointing elimination final loss to the Demons last weekend.

But Carey does not think it is time to push the panic button.

“I don’t think that they’re completely broken,” he told Triple M.

“I think they do have to look at the way they play. I think they’ve almost lost their identity in a way. It is difficult to figure out what they are trying to do.

“They’ve got some superstars, I think they’ve got a pretty good list.

“In terms of going backwards to go back to the draft, I don’t subscribe to that. I don’t think they’re that far away.

“I think they’re capable of playing finals again next year and have a tilt at the premiership.”

Carey concluded that if the Cats can do what Richmond did in 2016 and bring in impact players of Toby Nankervis, Josh Caddy Dion Prestia’s ilk, they “elevate themselves straight into a premiership contender”.


  1. Geelong is a team of champions and not a champion team. The game plan that Chris Scott is trying to implement is not working. The only person who doesn’t see it is Scott himself. In fact, Brian Cook the CEO said that the game style (read plan) needs to be reviewed. So whilst I agree with Carey that Geelong has the capacity to win, as a Cats member, I am not holding my breath. In fact, I will go out on a limb and say that whilst Scott is the coach, Geelong will not win anything. And to think they extended his contract by a further 3yrs before the Elimination final. They should have waited.

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