The winners of the pre season NAB Cup Championship were the Geelong Cats who had a convincing win over the Collingwood Magpies .
GFC or the Geelong Cats , as they are known on footy fixtures so as not to be confused with the acronym Global Financial Crisis provided fans with a pre season taste of real life footy action that the fans hope they will bring to the 09 season.
As winnners of the 07 premiership and runners up to the Hawks in 08’s GrandFinal Cats Fans everywhere are hopeful that this Grand Final win will be repeated in the 09 AFL Season .Can they shake of the pussy cat tag once and for all !
Docklands Football Ground has changed names again and is now known as Etihad Stadium . It has had various name changes in recent times including Colonial Stadium and Telstra Dome and now it is the UAE air carriers turn to weigh in with a piece of the sponsorship pie . Do players fly like a jet ? or are fans in for an armchair ride with new naming rights ?
AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick has shown a distaste for certain aspects of the modern game of football. In a candid interview with Age sport journalist Caroline Wilson he stated a liking for the traditional style of kick ,mark , handball style of playing. When asked what he didn’t like about the modern game he replied handball but wouldn’t comment further .
New AFL Gold Coast Football Club Supporter Gear will be available shortly.