Geelong Cats v Collingwood Magpies; 2022 AFL Qualifying Final Match 1 preview and squad lists – The Cattery – Geelong Cats Unofficial Website

Geelong Cats v Collingwood Magpies, 2022 AFL Qualifying Final Round 1 preview and squad lists
Ben Jensen
MARK O’CONNOR and Brandan Parfitt, both regulars for AFL side Geelong this season, have been omitted along with fringe players Esava Ratogolea and Jonathan Ceglar for the first qualifying final against Collingwood at the MCG tomorrow night. In their place, Jeremy Cameron, Mitch Duncan and Rhys Stanley. Last week’s replacement, Tom Atkins, retains his place in the squad. The Magpies recalled Taylor Adams, at the expense of Oliver Henry and Finlay Macrae.

The twilight match is expected to draw at least ninety thousand people and take its place alongside other finals clashes between the two – the most memorable of which was the 2011 Grand Final with the 2007 Preliminary Final not far behind . The winner gets another week off and a place in the preliminary final, the loser will play another “home” game at the MCG the following week, which will be against the winner of the Fremantle Dockers and Western Bulldogs, which takes place in Perth’s Optus Stadium Saturday night.

FIRST AFL QUALIFYING FINAL 2022
GEELONG CATS V COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2022, 4:35 PM AEST
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PREDICTIONS
Ben- Cats 13 points
Oscar- Cats 28 points
Cassie- 16 point cats

GEELONG CATS – SELECTED SIDE
IN: M Duncan, J Cameron, R Stanley
OUT: M O’Connor, E Ratugolea, J Ceglar, B Parfitt (omitted)

B: Z Tuohy, S De Koning, J Bews
Coordinator: M Duncan, J Henry, T Stewart
C: I Smith, J Selwood, M Holmes
HF: B Close, J Cameron, G Miers
F: T Stengle, T Hawkins, G Rohan
NEXT: R Stanley, M Blicavs, P Dangerfield
INT: Z Guthrie, J Kolodjashnij, C Guthrie, T Atkins
EMER: S Menegola, M O’Connor, B Parfitt, J Ceglar

COLLINGWOOD PIES – SELECTED SIDE
IN: T Adams
OUT: O Henry (sub), F Macrae (omitted)

B: B Maynard, D Moore, J Howe
HB: J Crisp, N Murphy, S Pendlebury
C: J Noble, T Adams, I Quaynor
HF: J Elliott, D Cameron, B McCreery
F: N Daicos, B Mihocek, J Daicos
NEXT: M Cox, J De Goey, S Sidebottom
INT: P Lipinski, W Hoskin-Elliott, J Ginnivan, A Johnson
EMER: T Bianco, N Kreuger, C Brown, F Macrae

REFEREES
FIELD Brett Rosebury, Hayden Gavine, Brendan Hosking EM: John Howorth
LIMIT Matthew Tomkins, Chris Bull, Daniel Field-Read, Ian Burrows
GOAL Michael Craig, Matthew Dervan EMER: Angus McKenzie-Wills

About the Author

Ben Jensen

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 web-based operations manuals for water installations, the Chartered Engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of Cats with his skills and that he “tries” 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.

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