2009 Geelong Football Club season

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Geelong Football Club
2009 season
President Frank Costa
Coach Mark Thompson
(10th season)
Captain(s) Tom Harley
(3rd season)
Home ground Skilled Stadium
Pre-season competition Premiers
AFL season 2nd
Finals series Premiers
Best and Fairest Gary Ablett, Jr. and Corey Enright
Leading goalkicker Cameron Mooney
Highest home attendance 64,803 vs. Hawthorn (25 July 2009)
Lowest home attendance 15,580 vs. Brisbane Lions (26 April 2009)
Average home attendance 30,084

The 2009 Geelong Football Club season was the club's 110th season in the Australian Football League (AFL). Geelong won the 2009 NAB Cup, their third night series/pre-season premiership, defeating Collingwood by 76 points, and finished the regular season in second position on the ladder, resulting in qualification for the 2009 AFL finals series. Geelong's regular season record (18 wins, four losses) was the first time a team had won 18 or more matches in the VFL/AFL's regular season for three consecutive seasons (2007, 2008, 2009). Geelong then proceeded to win its qualifying and preliminary finals in succession to earn a place in the 2009 AFL Grand Final against the minor premiers St Kilda. Geelong won the 2009 Grand Final over St Kilda by 80 points to 68.[1]

Club list[edit]

Changes from 2008 list[edit]

Additions[edit]

  • Exchange period – received:
    • None
  • Rookie elevation:
    • None
  • Father/son selection:
    • None
  • NAB AFL Draft (29 November 2008):
  1. Mitchell Brown (Round 1; Overall pick 15; from Geelong Falcons)
  2. Thomas Gillies (Round 2; Overall pick 33; from Dandenong Stringrays)
  3. Steven Motlop (Round 3; Overall pick 39; from Wanderers)
  4. Taylor Hunt (Round 3; Overall pick 49; from Sandringham Dragons)
  • NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft (16 December 2008):
  • NAB AFL Rookie Draft (16 December 2008):
  1. Adam Varcoe (Round 1; Overall pick 15; from Central District)[2][3]
  2. Bryn Weadon (Round 2; Overall pick 31; from North Ballarat Rebels)[2][3]
  3. Tom Allwright (Round 3; Overall pick 46; from North Hobart Demons)[2][3]
  4. Ranga Ediriwickrama (Round 4; Overall pick 60; via NSW AFL scholarship program)[2][3]

Deletions[edit]

  • Exchange period – traded:
  1. Brent Prismall – to Essendon (received Essendon's Round 3 draft selection – No.39)
  • Delisted:
  1. Liam Bedford (from Rookie list)[4]
  2. Jason Davenport[4]
  3. Chris Kangars (from Rookie list)[4]
  • Retirements:
  1. Nathan Ablett[4]

Playing list[edit]

Rookie list[edit]

Players are listed in alphabetical order by surname, and statistics are for AFL regular season and finals series matches during the 2009 AFL season only. Statistics are correct to the end of the 2009 season (26 September 2009).
Name No. Debut Games (2009) Games (career) Goals (2009) Goals (career)
Tom Allwright 48
Ranga Ediriwickrama 42
Jeremy Laidler* 37 2009 1 1 0 0
Brodie Moles 36
Shane Mumford* 41 2008 18 21 3 3
Adam Varcoe 46
Bryn Weadon 47
  • * Nominated rookie (Elevated to senior list during season, eligible for senior selection)

Season summary[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
1 Saturday, 21 February (7:10 pm) Adelaide 1.17.8 (119) 2.9.12 (84) Won by 35 points[5] Telstra Dome [H] 10,320[5]
QF Saturday, 28 February (3:10 pm) Port Adelaide 1.6.9 (54) 0.11.6 (72) Won by 18 points[6] AAMI Stadium [A] 8,341[6]
SF Saturday, 7 March (7:10 pm) Carlton 2.9.12 (84) 0.9.13 (67) Won by 17 points[7] Etihad Stadium [H] 15,305[7]
GF Friday, 13 March (7:40 pm) Collingwood 1.6.6 (51) 0.18.19 (127) Won by 76 points[8] Etihad Stadium [A] 37,277[8]
Geelong were the 2009 NAB Cup premiers.

Regular season[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Home Away Result
1 Friday, 27 March (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 16.7 (103) 15.21 (111) Won by 8 points[9] MCG [A] 69,593[9] 7[10]
2 Saturday, 4 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 15.15 (105) 13.7 (85) Won by 20 points[11] Skilled Stadium [H] 22,288[11] 4[12]
3 Thursday, 9 April (7:40 pm) Collingwood 18.14 (122) 13.17 (95) Won by 27 points[13] MCG [H] 58,527[13] 3[14]
4 Saturday, 18 April (7:40 pm) Adelaide 13.8 (86) 21.8 (134) Won by 48 points[15] AAMI Stadium [A] 40,418[15] 2[16]
5 Sunday, 26 April (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 18.18 (126) 5.3 (33) Won by 93 points[17] Skilled Stadium [H] 15,580[17] 2[18]
6 Sunday, 3 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne 10.8 (68) 15.21 (111) Won by 43 points[19] MCG [A] 36,932[19] 2[20]
7 Saturday, 9 May (2:10 pm) Sydney 17.14 (116) 10.5 (65) Won by 51 points[21] Skilled Stadium [H] 22,050[19] 2[22]
8 Saturday, 16 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 18.11 (119) 7.7 (49) Won by 70 points[23] Skilled Stadium [H] 20,873[23] 2[24]
9 Friday, 22 May (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 17.14 (116) 17.12 (114) Won by 2 points[25] Etihad Stadium [H] 44,620[25] 2[26]
10 Sunday, 31 May (2:10 pm) Essendon 11.4 (70) 20.14 (134) Won by 64 points[27] Etihad Stadium [A] 48,852[27] 2[28]
11 Sunday, 7 June (2:40 pm) West Coast 12.5 (77) 15.9 (99) Won by 22 points[29] Subiaco Oval [A] 35,355[29] 2[30]
12 Sunday, 21 June (2:40 pm) Fremantle 11.9 (75) 13.16 (94) Won by 19 points[31] Subiaco Oval [A] 33,213[31] 2[32]
13 Sunday, 28 June (1:10 pm) Port Adelaide 18.14 (122) 13.10 (88) Won by 34 points[33] Skilled Stadium [H] 21,142[33] 2[34]
14 Sunday, 5 July (2:10 pm) St Kilda 14.7 (91) 13.7 (85) Lost by 6 points[35] Etihad Stadium [A] 54,444[35] 2[36]
15 Saturday, 11 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) 9.11 (65) Lost by 43 points[37] The Gabba [A] 34,274[37] 2[38]
16 Saturday, 18 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 17.15 (117) 11.5 (71) Won by 46 points[39] Skilled Stadium [H] 21,160[39] 2[40]
17 Saturday, 25 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 15.9 (99) 14.14 (98) Won by 1 point[41] MCG [H] 64,803[41] 2[42]
18 Saturday, 1 August (2:10 pm) Adelaide 14.9 (93) 13.13 (91) Won by 2 points[43] Skilled Stadium [H] 21.686[43] 2[44]
19 Friday, 7 August (7:40 pm) Carlton 14.13 (97) 8.14 (62) Lost by 35 points[45] MCG [A] 55,057[45] 2[46]
20 Saturday, 15 August (7:10 pm) Sydney 13.9 (87) 13.14 (92) Won by 5 points[47] ANZ Stadium [A] 40,261[47] 2[48]
21 Friday, 21 August (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) 14.12 (96) Lost by 14 points[49] Etihad Stadium [A] 46,818[49] 2[50]
22 Saturday, 29 August (1:10 pm) Fremantle 14.10 (94) 8.6 (54) Won by 40 points[51] Skilled Stadium [H] 18,196[51] 2[52]

Finals[edit]

Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
Qualifying and Elimination Finals (second qualifying final)
Saturday, 5 September (2:30 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.12 (96) 12.10 (82) Won by 14 points[53] MCG [H] 74,007[53]
Preliminary Finals (second preliminary final)
Saturday, 19 September (7:30 pm) Collingwood 17.18 (120) 6.11 (47) Won by 73 points[54] MCG [H] 87,258[54]
Grand Final
Saturday, 26 September (2:30 pm) St Kilda 9.14 (68) 12.8 (80) Won by 12 points[55] MCG [A] 99,251[55]
Geelong were the 2009 AFL premiers.
Geelong's 2009 teams (Finals)
Qualifying Final Preliminary Final Grand Final
B: Enright Scarlett Harley Enright Scarlett Harley Enright Scarlett Harley
HB: Mackie Taylor Milburn Mackie Taylor Milburn Mackie Taylor Milburn
C: Selwood Bartel Corey Selwood Bartel Corey Selwood Bartel Corey
HF: Kelly Mooney Chapman Kelly Mooney Chapman Kelly Mooney Chapman
F: Byrnes Hawkins Varcoe S. Johnson Hawkins Varcoe S. Johnson Hawkins Varcoe
Foll: Ottens Ling Ablett Ottens Ling Ablett Ottens Ling Ablett
Int: Blake Hogan Stokes Blake Rooke Byrnes Blake Rooke Byrnes
Wojcinski Wojcinski Wojcinski
Coach: Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Mark Thompson
Increase In: Chapman, Varcoe S. Johnson, Rooke No change
Decrease Out: Gamble, Rooke Hogan, Stokes

Ladder[edit]

2009 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.71 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.38 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.58 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.27 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.61 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.72 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.46 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.79 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.55 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.68 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.30 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.14 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.37 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.34 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.29 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.66 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones
Player Milestone Round
Joel Selwood 50 games[56] Round 5
Travis Varcoe 50 games[57] Round 17
Darren Milburn 250 games[43][58] Round 18
Jimmy Bartel 150 games[43][58] Round 18
Andrew Mackie 100 games[59] Round 19
Cameron Ling 200 games[49] Round 21
David Wojcinski 150 games[51][60] Round 22
AFL awards
Award Recipient Awarded by
2009 Brownlow Medal Gary Ablett, Jr. AFL
Leigh Matthews Trophy (AFLPA Most Valuable Player) Gary Ablett, Jr. AFL Players Association (AFLPA)
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (back pocket) Corey Enright AFL
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (fullback) Matthew Scarlett AFL
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (wing) Joel Selwood AFL
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (Half-forward flank) Paul Chapman AFL
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (rover) Gary Ablett, Jr. AFL
Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player Joel Selwood AFL Players' Association (AFLPA)
Michael Tuck Medal Joel Selwood AFL
2009 AFL Army Award Tom Hawkins AFL
Norm Smith Medal Paul Chapman AFL
Club awards
Award Recipient(s)
Carji Greeves Medal Gary Ablett, Jr. and Corey Enright[61]
Coach's award Corey Enright[61]
"Best first-year player" Tom Gillies[61]
"Best clubman" Brad Ottens[61]
Leading goalkicker Cameron Mooney[61]
"Community champion" Mathew Stokes[61]
VFL best-and-fairest James Podsiadly[61]
Life membership Gary Ablett, Jr., Jimmy Bartel, Mark Thompson and David Wojcinski[61]
Other honours
Honour Recipient Awarded by
"Most under-rated player" Corey Enright AFLPA / Herald Sun player survey
Records
  • First, and only, time a club has won 18 or more matches in three consecutive VFL/AFL seasons (2007, 2008, 2009).[51]
  • Most times a player has been awarded the Leigh Matthews Trophy as the AFLPA's Most Valuable Player – Gary Ablett, Jr. (three times; 2007, 2008, 2009).
  • Highest number of disposals in a single VFL/AFL match – Gary Ablett, Jr. in round four against Adelaide (46 disposals; tied with Nathan Buckley).[note 1]
  • Highest number of handpasses in a single VFL/AFL match – Gary Ablett, Jr. in round four against Adelaide (33 handpasses).[note 2]

Notes[edit]

Key

  • H ^ Home match.
  • A ^ Away match.

General notes

  1. ^ Ablett and Buckley's record is the official record for the highest number of disposals in a single VFL/AFL match since Champion Data started recording statistics in 1999, and also since quarters were shortened to 20 minutes in 1994. The record has since been broken by Dane Swan (Collingwood), who garnered 48 disposals in Round 10, 2009.
  2. ^ The previous record for most handpasses was held by Matt Priddis (West Coast) and was set during the 2008 AFL season.

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