Essendon Bombers v Geelong Cats; 2022 AFL Round 1 Match Preview and Team Lists – The Cattery – Geelong Cats Unofficial Website
Essendon Bombers v Geelong Cats, AFL 2022 round 1 match preview and team rosters, MCG, Saturday, September 10, 2021 2:10 p.m. AEST
Ben Jensen GEELONG begin their season against Essendon in an away game at the MCG dubbed the ‘Powercor Country Festival’. Regulars Mitch Duncan, Sam Menegola, Mark O’Connor and Gryan Miers are all seriously doubtful of playing while Jack Henry, Jed Bews and Sam Menegola have better chances of playing. Gary Rohan will certainly be absent. Teams are to be announced Thursday.
AFL 2022 FIRST ROUND
ESSENDON BOMBERS V GEELONG CATS
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, 2:10 PM AEST
Ben- Cats 52 points
Oscar- 7 point cats
Cassie- Cats 28 points
GEELONG CATS – SELECTED SIDE
ESSENDON BOMBARDIERS – SELECTED SIDE
About the Author
THE CATTERY began as a labor of love, and remained, by creator and lead contributor Ben Jensen in mid-season 2002. His goal was to create the best “unofficial” Geelong Football Club site on the net. Consultant by day and webmaster by night, he created his first website in 1996 while studying engineering and science at Deakin University in Geelong. After a very brief stint (by design!) creating online operations manuals for water installations, the Chartered Engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of Cats with his skills and “trying” to do what he hoped for. would be one of the best unofficial sites in Geelong. Ben doesn’t remember ever supporting the mighty Cats, let alone when he started pitching for the team wearing the blue and white hoops. Virtually all of Ben’s family supports Geelong; even cousins in Sydney. Sadly, he married into a mixed family of Carlton and Essendon fans, but he retains first and last rights to any offspring. One of his earliest memories is of his father explaining the rules of the game by drawing a large oval football pitch and drawing the positions in each spot, with “JACKO” in front. The rest of those early memories revolve around Gary Ablett Senior, Billy Brownless (his very first favorite official player) and Garry ‘Buddha’ Hocking. Having lived elsewhere in Victoria and overseas, Ben has remained proud of his Geelong roots and never misses an opportunity to show his allegiance, and particularly enjoys strolling from the top of Collins Street on a Monday morning after a victory wearing a tie Geelong and maybe even a jacket and scarf on special occasions. I live again in Geelong after fifteen years of absence. Ben would love to hear your comments, suggestions and hopefully contributions to The Cattery.