2021 AFL preview: Geelong Cats team guide

Can the 2020 grand finalists go one better this year without the Little Master, club legend Gary Ablett?

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No doubt the retirement of Gary Ablett jr. leaves a huge hole in Geelong's midfield but there are enough signs to suggest they will be strong or indeed stronger this year.

The Cats have picked up 2019 Coleman Medallist Jeremy Cameron from GWS to stand alongside star forward Tom Hawkins, while veterans Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins add a touch of class.

Patrick Dangerfield is primed to go after an interrupted pre-season and Joel Selwood has shown in the lead up to the new campaign that he's as strong as ever.

How to watch Geelong Cats AFL matches

AFL fixtures are available on free-to-air TV, courtesy of the Seven Network. However, Channel 7 only broadcasts four matches per week, which vary from state to state. Dedicated Geelong Cats fans should look into getting a paid subscription if they don't want to miss any games during the 2020 season.

Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Foxtel Now offer all AFL fixtures except the grand final both live and on demand. Out of the three, Kayo Sports is fairly affordable, with subscriptions starting at $25 a month. This gets you access to more than 50 sports and a lot of excellent features like SplitView and Interactive Stats.

A 14-day free trial is available for new users. If you're unsure about which service to pick, our Kayo vs Foxtel guide might help you decide one way or another.

For more information, we have a detailed guide on how to stream the 2021 AFL season which includes a breakdown of providers.

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Watch Geelong Cats matches overseas

Travelling outside the country during the AFL season? That doesn't mean you have to miss any games. You can keep up with the Cats via Watch AFL, which lets you stream matches from outside Australia. Our article on how to stream the 2021 AFL season from overseas will come in handy when planning your next trip.

Travelling abroad? Watch the entire AFL season live

Travelling abroad? Watch the entire AFL season live from Watch AFL

If you're out of the country, streaming Aussie rules football can be a bit of a pain. For those travelling the globe, there's Watch AFL.

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When do Geelong Cats play next?

Their first fixture in the 2021 AFL season will be in Adelaide against the Crows on 20 March. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Geelong Cats. You can see the complete AFL draw here.

Geelong Cats squad

Geelong Cats history

The Geelong Cats were founded in 1859, making them the second oldest club in the AFL after the Demons. Geelong were a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897.

The squad's latest premiership win was in 2011, when they defeated Collingwood in the grand final. The Cats play most of their home games at Kardinia Park, while a few take place at the MCG. Last year they led the grand final at half-time at the Gabba but were overwhelmed in the second half by Richmond.

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