2012 Geelong Football Club season

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Geelong Football Club
2012 season
President Colin Carter
Coach Chris Scott
(2nd season)
Captain(s) Joel Selwood
(1st season)
Home ground Simonds Stadium
Pre-season competition 10th
AFL season 6th
Finals series Elimination final (week 1)
Best and Fairest Tom Hawkins
Leading goalkicker Tom Hawkins (62)
Highest home attendance 69,231 vs. Hawthorn (Round 2)
Lowest home attendance 13,736 vs. Port Adelaide (Round 14)
Average home attendance 31,508[1]
Club membership 40,205[2]

The 2012 Geelong Football Club season was the club's 113th season of senior competition in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club also fielded its reserves team in the Victorian Football League (VFL) for the 13th season.

Club personnel[edit]

Joel Selwood was appointed club captain prior to the 2012 season.

Following the retirement of incumbent premiership captain Cameron Ling in the off-season, Joel Selwood was appointed the club's new captain in January 2012, with Jimmy Bartel assuming the role of vice-captain. Additionally, Joel Corey, Corey Enright, James Kelly and Harry Taylor remain in the player leadership group from the prior season, with Steve Johnson the sole promotion to the group.[3][4] Selwood's older brother, Troy, captained the club's VFL team for the second successive season;[5] however due to the departure of Matt Firman, his co-captain from the prior season, it was his first time as sole captain.[5]

The departure of assistant coach Brenton Sanderson to the vacant Adelaide senior coach position in September 2011[6] resulted in a number of coaching changes for the club, the first being the promotion of the club's VFL coach, Dale Amos, as Sanderson's replacement.[7] Subsequently, Amos was replaced by former Essendon coach Matthew Knights,[8] with former Geelong player Max Rooke also joining the coaching staff as a development coach,[9] working with the younger club players. Assistant coach Matthew Egan also departed the club to take up the same position with Essendon.[10] The remainder of the club's coaching panel remained unchanged from 2011, with Blake Caracella, Nigel Lappin and James Rahilly returning as assistant coaches and Paul Hood continuing his role as academy co-ordinator.[11] Furthermore, Brad Ottens, a former Geelong player who retired in the off-season, also returned to the club in a new role as part-time ruck coach.[12]

Playing list[edit]

The introduction of Greater Western Sydney as the league's eighteenth club this season created the possibility that Geelong could again lose an uncontracted player to a new club,[13] as had previously occurred when Gold Coast entered the league the prior season and signed Gary Ablett.[14] Despite this not eventuating,[13] Geelong still lost six players on its list due to retirement, including premiership players Cameron Ling (captain),[15] Darren Milburn,[16] Cameron Mooney,[17] Brad Ottens[18] and Mark Blake,[19] as well as Marcus Drum,[20] who did not play a senior game for the club.[21] Additionally, Geelong delisted two rookie-listed players: Ben Johnson and Jack Weston.[22][23]

Geelong's participation in the trade week was minimal, with no incoming or outgoing trades finalised. It did however secure Jed Bews, son of former player Andrew, under the Father-Son Rule.[24] In addition to using its last pick (86) on Bews,[25] a further five players were drafted by the club in the 2011 National Draft: Joel Hamling (pick 32), Shane Kersten (34), Jordan Murdoch (48), Lincoln McCarthy (66) and Orren Stephenson (78).[25] With the club choosing not to promote any rookies, it subsequently drafted Cameron Eardley (pick 18)[26] and Jackson Sheringham (36)[27] in the 2012 Rookie Draft, as well as a steeplechase runner, Mark Blicavs (54).[28][29] Geelong did not participate in the corresponding Pre-season Draft.[30]

Playing statistics
Matthew Scarlett retains his veteran-listed status for Geelong in 2012.
Players are listed in alphabetical order by surname, and statistics are for AFL regular season and finals series matches during the 2012 AFL season only.[31]
^ Denotes player who is on the club's rookie list
# Denotes nominated rookie where player has been elevated to club's senior list during season, and therefore eligible for senior selection.
Denotes player who is on the club's veteran list
Geelong's 2012 playing list
Player # AFL debut Games Goals Behinds Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Tackles
Bartel, JimmyJimmy Bartel 3 2002 20 12 10 230 190 420 101 121
Bathie, RyanRyan Bathie^ 47 N/A
Bews, JedJed Bews 24 N/A
Blicavs, MarkMark Blicavs^ 48 N/A
Brown, MitchMitch Brown 1 2011 3 2 2 16 7 23 11 4
Burbury, GeorgeGeorge Burbury^ 43 N/A
Byrnes, ShannonShannon Byrnes 17 2004 4 1 2 18 22 40 10 12
Chapman, PaulPaul Chapman 35 2000 21 36 15 292 136 428 107 94
Christensen, AllenAllen Christensen 28 2011 17 9 9 166 163 329 47 63
Corey, JoelJoel Corey[32] 11 2000 20 3 5 189 239 428 54 103
Cowan, JoshJosh Cowan 18 2011
Duncan, MitchMitch Duncan 22 2010 22 20 12 262 138 400 122 68
Eardley, CameronCameron Eardley^ 37 N/A
Enright, CoreyCorey Enright 44 2001 22 2 3 283 179 462 126 53
Gillies, TomTom Gillies 25 2009 5 1 0 40 33 73 26 9
Guthrie, CameronCameron Guthrie 29 2011 18 1 0 100 97 197 42 44
Hamling, JoelJoel Hamling 45 N/A
Hawkins, TomTom Hawkins 26 2007 22 62 38 198 80 278 144 25
Hogan, SimonSimon Hogan 34 2009
Horlin-Smith, GeorgeGeorge Horlin-Smith 33 2012 3 2 1 20 17 37 12 3
Hunt, JoshJosh Hunt 8 2001 18 5 5 185 97 282 106 43
Hunt, TaylorTaylor Hunt 19 2010 21 8 6 146 170 316 75 70
Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson 20 2002 21 19 17 299 166 465 117 94
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly 9 2002 19 2 5 257 213 470 59 128
Kersten, ShaneShane Kersten 39 N/A
Lonergan, TomTom Lonergan 13 2005 22 3 2 144 107 251 98 40
Mackie, AndrewAndrew Mackie 4 2004 23 12 7 311 120 431 123 60
McCarthy, LincolnLincoln McCarthy 6 2012 1 0 0 3 3 6 3 0
Menzel, DanielDaniel Menzel 10 2010
Motlop, StevenSteven Motlop 32 2010 22 26 14 192 104 296 52 52
Murdoch, JordanJordan Murdoch 21 2012 8 4 3 67 35 102 33 24
Podsiadly, JamesJames Podsiadly 31 2010 18 35 13 153 62 215 90 50
Scarlett, MatthewMatthew Scarlett[33] 30 1998 16 0 0 169 75 244 89 40
Schroder, JordanJordan Schroder 15 2012 1 0 0 4 7 11 1 2
Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood 14 2007 21 13 12 293 246 539 74 118
Sheringham, JacksonJackson Sheringham#[34] 38 2012 5 1 1 28 28 56 13 14
Simpkin, JonathanJonathan Simpkin#[a] 46 2012 4 1 0 22 13 35 8 7
Simpson, DawsonDawson Simpson 16 2010 2 0 1 4 4 8 3 4
Smedts, BillieBillie Smedts 2 2012 14 6 9 94 72 166 43 40
Stephenson, OrrenOrren Stephenson 23 2012 8 1 1 34 34 68 19 20
Stokes, MathewMathew Stokes 27 2006 20 15 6 149 161 310 70 63
Stringer, JesseJesse Stringer#[b] 41 2012 8 3 4 48 52 100 20 30
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 7 2008 22 15 5 205 152 357 135 48
Varcoe, TravisTravis Varcoe 5 2007 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1
Vardy, NathanNathan Vardy 36 2011 2 2 1 11 2 13 5 3
Walker, JoshJosh Walker#[34] 42 2012 7 3 4 37 21 58 16 22
West, TrentTrent West 12 2008 21 8 7 103 112 215 59 52
Wojcinski, DavidDavid Wojcinski 40 1999 4 0 1 33 22 55 13 14

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

Geelong's 2012 NAB Cup fixture (Week 1 – Lightning matches)[35][36]
Round Date and local time[37] Opponent Scores[c] Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Ref
Home Away Result
1
Friday, 24 February (7:45 pm) Sydney 0.2.1 (13) 0.4.5 (29) Won by 16 points Etihad Stadium [A] 17,583 13th[38] [39]
Friday, 24 February (8:50 pm) St Kilda 1.3.9 (36) 1.0.6 (15) Lost by 21 points 18,880 [40]
Geelong's 2012 NAB Cup fixture (Weeks 2, 3 & 4 – Full-length matches)[35][36][41]
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores[c] Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Ref
Home Away Result
2
Friday, 2 March (7:40 pm) Gold Coast 1.8.12 (69) 1.16.13 (118) Won by 49 points Metricon Stadium [A] 5,381 5th [42][43]
3
Saturday, 10 March (3:10 pm) Richmond 0.6.13 (49) 1.14.15 (108) Lost by 59 points Simonds Stadium [H] 9,393 10th[citation needed] [44]
4
Saturday, 17 March (3:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.18 (84) 11.9 (75) Won by 9 points Simonds Stadium [H] 3,800 (approx.) N/A [45]

Regular season[edit]

Geelong's 2012 AFL season fixture
Round Date and local time Opponent Home Away Result Venue Attendance Ladder
position[46]
Ref
Scores[c]
1
Saturday, 31 March (4:40 pm) Fremantle 16.9 (105) 15.11 (101) Lost by 4 points Patersons Stadium [A] 34,601 11th [47]
2
Monday, 9 April (3:10 pm) Hawthorn 14.8 (92) 13.12 (90) Won by 2 points MCG [H] 69,231 10th [48]
3
Sunday, 15 April (4:40 pm) North Melbourne 20.11 (131) 16.18 (114) Lost by 17 points Etihad Stadium [A] 29,630 11th [49]
4
Sunday, 22 April (1:10 pm) Richmond 11.9 (75) 9.11 (65) Won by 10 points Simonds Stadium [H] Unconfirmed 10th [50]
5
Saturday, 28 April (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 4.17 (41) 12.7 (79) Won by 38 points The Gabba [A] 15,528 8th [51]
6
Saturday, 5 May (1:45 pm) Melbourne 17.17 (119) 11.10 (76) Won by 43 points Simonds Stadium [H] 18,010 6th [52]
7
Saturday, 12 May (12:45 pm)[d] Adelaide 19.8 (122) 10.12 (72) Lost by 50 points AAMI Stadium [A] 35,535 10th [53]
8
Friday, 18 May (7:50 pm) Collingwood 14.12 (96) 11.18 (84) Lost by 12 points MCG [A] 75,650 10th [54]
9
Friday, 25 May (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) 14.11 (95) Won by 20 points Etihad Stadium [A] 29,118 9th [55]
10
Saturday, 2 June (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 19.12 (126) 9.7 (61) Won by 65 points Simonds Stadium [H] 17,243 8th [56]
11
Friday, 8 June (7:50 pm) Carlton 11.19 (85) 14.13 (97) Won by 12 points Etihad Stadium [A] 47,632 7th [57]
12
Bye 7th
13
Friday, 22 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 12.8 (80) 11.8 (74) Lost by 6 points SCG [A] 27,400 7th [58]
14
Sunday, 1 July (1:10 pm) Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) 8.13 (61) Won by 38 points Simonds Stadium [H] 13,736 7th [59]
15
Sunday, 8 July (3:15 pm) Gold Coast 13.18 (96) 15.20 (110) Won by 14 points Metricon Stadium [A] 15,824 7th [60]
16
Saturday, 14 July (7:40 pm) Collingwood 10.19 (79) 17.8 (110) Lost by 31 points MCG [H] 61,717 7th [61]
17
Friday, 20 July (7:50 pm) Essendon 20.14 (134) 10.7 (67) Won by 67 points Etihad Stadium [H] 50,066 7th [62]
18
Saturday, 28 July (1:45 pm) Adelaide 15.12 (102) 11.9 (75) Won by 27 points Simonds Stadium [H] 18,377 6th [63]
19
Friday, 3 August (7:50 pm) Hawthorn 17.14 (116) 18.10 (118) Won by 2 points MCG [A] 65,287 6th [64]
20
Friday, 10 August (6:40 pm) West Coast 16.6 (102) 15.7 (97) Lost by 5 points Patersons Stadium [A] 37,812 7th [65]
21
Friday, 17 August (7:50 pm) St Kilda 18.15 (123) 11.15 (81) Won by 42 points Etihad Stadium [H] 38,169 7th [66]
22
Sunday, 26 August (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) 11.7 (73) Won by 34 points Simonds Stadium [H] 18,047 6th [67]
23
Saturday, 1 September (1:45 pm) Sydney 17.10 (112) 11.12 (78) Won by 34 points Simonds Stadium [H] 20,045 6th [68]

Ladder[edit]

2012 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 2679 1733 154.59 68
2 Adelaide 22 17 5 0 2428 1833 132.46 68
3 Sydney (P) 22 16 6 0 2290 1629 140.58 64
4 Collingwood 22 16 6 0 2123 1823 116.46 64
5 West Coast 22 15 7 0 2244 1807 124.18 60
6 Geelong 22 15 7 0 2209 1886 117.13 60
7 Fremantle 22 14 8 0 1956 1691 115.67 56
8 North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2359 2097 112.49 56
9 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 2347 1903 123.33 48
10 Carlton 22 11 11 0 2079 1925 108.00 44
11 Essendon 22 11 11 0 2091 2090 100.05 44
12 Richmond 22 10 11 1 2169 1943 111.63 42
13 Brisbane Lions 22 10 12 0 1904 2092 91.01 40
14 Port Adelaide 22 5 16 1 1691 2144 78.87 22
15 Western Bulldogs 22 5 17 0 1542 2301 67.01 20
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1580 2341 67.49 16
17 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1509 2481 60.82 12
18 GWS 22 2 20 0 1270 2751 46.17 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals series[edit]

Geelong's 2012 AFL finals series matches
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores[c] Venue Ref
Home Away Result
Second elimination final[69]
Saturday, 8 September (7:45 pm) Fremantle 11.14 (80) 14.12 (96) Lost by 16 points MCG [H] [70]
Geelong were eliminated from the 2012 AFL finals series

Teams[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Joel Corey celebrated his 250th AFL game for Geelong in round 18.
Milestones
AFL awards
Other

Match Review Panel and Tribunal cases[edit]

Summary of club charges
Total charges 15
Total guilty charges 14
Total matches suspended 10
Total fines $3,150
Steve Johnson has been charged with three separate incidents this season, the most of a Geelong player.
Pre-season competition – Week 1
  • Josh Hunt was charged with a level two engaging in rough conduct offence against Luke Parker (Sydney).[97] By entering an early plea, Hunt consequentially accepted a two-match suspension and 43.52 points[e] towards his future record;[97][98] the severity of the sanction a result of his existing bad judiciary record.[98]
Pre-season competition – Week 4
Round 1
  • James Kelly received a reprimand and 93.75 demerit points as a result of a level two striking charge against Tendai Mzungu (Fremantle),[102][103] in which he pleaded guilty.[104]
  • Matthew Scarlett also accepted a sanction for a striking offence,[104] in this case a level four charge against Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle).[103] His poor judiciary record resulted in a three-match suspension with an additional 33.52 carry-over points towards his future record.[103]
Round 4
  • Steve Johnson was charged with two separate incidents in the one match,[105][106] the first being a level-one rough conduct offence against Chris Newman, as well as a level-one tripping offence against Daniel Jackson (both of Richmond).[106] Johnson accepted[107] a reprimand and 78 points towards his future record for the tripping offence,[106] but successfully contested the rough conduct charge at the tribunal,[108] resulting in no action taken. As the two cases would have been merged to create an overall penalty,[106] an early plea for both offences would have resulted in a combined points accumulation of 199.88 which is a one match suspension,[107] and leaving Johnson with 99.88 carry-over points for a period of a year.[107]
Round 7
  • Joel Corey was charged with "making an obscene gesture"[109] and subsequently accepted a $900 fine with an early plea.[110]
Round 11
Round 15
  • Jimmy Bartel was charged with a level-four striking offence against Trent McKenzie (Gold Coast) in which he received a two-match suspension and 43.75 points towards his future record following his submission of an early guilty plea.[113][114]
Round 17
  • Matthew Scarlett was suspended for the second time this season following a level two striking offence against Cory Dell'Olio (Essendon).[115] To avoid a possible two-match sanction, Scarlett entered an early guilty plea[116] accepting a one-match suspension and 65.77 points towards his future record.[115]
Round 20
  • Joel Selwood was charged with a level-one misconduct offence against his brother Adam Selwood (West Coast) for making "unnecessary or unreasonable contact with an injured player".[117] Selwood entered an early plea and consequentially accepted a reprimand and 84 points towards his future record.[118] This was despite club coach Chris Scott publicly stating that the guilty plea "doesn't mean we agree with the decision",[118] but rather that the club was not prepared to take the risk that Selwood would be suspended for the following round's match.[118] Selwood also remained eligible for the 2012 Brownlow Medal by entering an early guilty plea.[118]
Round 23
  • Steve Johnson was charged with engaging in rough conduct (a level one offence) against Dan Hannebery (Sydney) which attracted a one-match sanction and 180.38 carry-over points with an early plea.[120] Due to his previous charge this season, rather than risking a two-match suspension by taking the case to the tribunal,[121] Johnson and the club accepted the early plea offer.[121]

In response to the charges on Chapman and Johnson, club football manager Neil Balme publicly criticised the Match Review Panel stating "we [the club] certainly aren't happy with it"[119] and that that despite the club's acceptance of the sanctions, they would have preferred to challenge Johnson's charge in terms of justice,[119] but couldn't justify the risk.[122] Balme claimed that Chapman's incident was "accidental at worst"[119] and that Hannebery, due to a lack of awareness, had caused Johnson's offence himself.[119]

Elimination final
  • James Kelly was charged with a level one bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Tendai Mzungu (Fremantle) and was offered a one-match sanction and 64.06 carry-over points by the Match Review Panel,[123] which he accepted with an early plea.[124] As a result, he will miss the opening round of the 2013 AFL season.[124]

VFL season[edit]

Geelong's VFL captain and former AFL player for the Brisbane Lions, Troy Selwood.

Squad[edit]

The 2012 VFL squad was named on 13 March 2012 and consists of 21 players, nine of whom were retained from the prior season.[125] Senior and rookie-listed players for Geelong's AFL team are also eligible for selection in VFL matches. Additionally, potential father-son draftee Jordon Bourke (son of Damian) was granted special permission by the AFL to play two games for Geelong's VFL team in rounds 18 and 19.[126][127]

Results[edit]

Geelong's VFL practice matches[128][129][130][131]
Week Date and local time Opponent Scores[c] Venue Ref
Home Away Result
1
Saturday, 25 February (11:00 am) Collingwood 6.14 (50) 8.7 (55) Lost by 5 points Simonds Stadium [H] [129]
2
Saturday, 3 March (11:00 am) Bendigo Bombers 9.11 (65) 4.3 (27) Won by 38 points Simonds Stadium [H] [130]
3
Saturday, 10 March (11:30 am) Coburg 15.11 (101) 4.7 (31) Won by 60 points Simonds Stadium [H] [131]
4
Sunday, 18 March (11:00 am) Collingwood 12.14 (86) 9.7 (61) Won by 25 points Simonds Stadium [H] [132]
Geelong's 2012 VFL season fixture[133]
Round Date and local time Opponent Home Away Result Venue Ladder
position
Ref
Scores[c]
1
Bye 11th [134]
2
Saturday, 31 March (1:00 pm) Collingwood 14.11 (95) 11.17 (83) Won by 12 points Simonds Stadium [H] 5th [135][136]
3
Sunday, 8 April (2:00 pm) Williamstown 11.12 (78) 11.19 (85) Won by 7 points Spring Creek Reserve, Torquay [A] 4th [137][138]
4
Saturday, 14 April (1:00 pm) Frankston 17.11 (113) 12.9 (81) Won by 32 points Simonds Stadium [H] 2nd [139][140]
5
Friday, 20 April (7:40 pm) Werribee 17.10 (112) 10.15 (75) Lost by 37 points Avalon Airport Oval [A] 3rd [141][142]
6
Friday, 27 April (6:30 pm) Bendigo 8.13 (61) 23.9 (147) Won by 86 points Queen Elizabeth Oval [A] 2nd [143][144]
7
Saturday, 5 May (10:00 am) Casey 4.10 (94) 22.8 (140) Lost by 46 points Simonds Stadium [H] 4th [145][146]
8
Bye 4th [147]
9
Sunday, 20 May (2:00 pm) Sandringham 16.10 (112) 15.18 (108) Lost by 46 points Trevor Barker Beach Oval [A] 7th [148][149]
10
Saturday, 2 June (10:00 am) North Ballarat 13.16 (94) 18.10 (118) Lost by 24 points Simonds Stadium [H] 7th [150][151]
11
Saturday, 9 June (1:00 pm) Port Melbourne 16.10 (106) 13.7 (85) Won by 21 points Simonds Stadium [H] 6th [152][153]
12
Bye 7th [154]
13
Saturday, 23 June (2:00 pm) Northern Blues 2.9 (21) 9.18 (72) Won by 51 points Visy Park [A] 6th [155][156]
14
Sunday, 1 July (2:00 pm) Coburg 5.5 (35) 10.21 (81) Won by 46 points Reid Oval, Warrnambool [A] 4th [157][158]
15
Saturday, 7 July (1:00 pm) Box Hill 21.13 (139) 13.10 (88) Won by 51 points Simonds Stadium [H] 4th [159][160]
16
Saturday, 14 July (1:00 pm) Collingwood 7.6 (48) 11.18 (84) Won by 36 points Victoria Park [A] 4th [161][162]
17
Bye 4th [163]
18
Saturday, 28 July (10:00 am) Bendigo 18.12 (120) 7.11 (53) Won by 67 points Simonds Stadium [H] 3rd [164][165]
19
Sunday, 5 August (2:00 pm) North Ballarat 6.9 (45) 7.14 (56) Won by 11 points Eureka Stadium [A] 3rd [166][167]
20
Sunday, 12 August (2:00 pm) Casey 14.11 (95) 16.13 (109) Won by 11 points Eureka Stadium [A] 2nd [168][169]
21
Saturday, 18 August (2:00 pm) Coburg 11.13 (79) 9.12 (66) Won by 13 points Simonds Stadium [H] 2nd [170][171]
22
Sunday, 26 August (9:20 am) Williamstown 11.7 (73) 11.11 (77) Lost by 4 points Simonds Stadium [H] 3rd [172][173]
Geelong's VFL finals matches[172][174]
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores[c] Venue Ref
Home Away Result
2nd Qualifying Final Sunday, 2 September (2:10 pm) Port Melbourne 20.12 (132) 16.14 (110) Lost by 22 points North Port Oval [A] [174]
2nd Semi Final Sunday, 9 September (2:10 pm) Box Hill 11.10 (76) 9.8 (62) Won by 14 points Casey Fields [175]
2nd Preliminary Final Sunday, 16 September (2:10 pm) Werribee 15.13 (103) 16.12 (108) Won by 5 points North Port Oval [176]
Grand Final Sunday, 23 September (2:15 pm) Port Melbourne 11.9 (75) 14.24 (108) Won by 33 points Etihad Stadium [177]
Geelong were the 2012 VFL premiers.

Notes[edit]

Key
  • H ^ Home match.
  • A ^ Away match.
Notes
  • a Jonathan Simpkin was elevated to the senior list in place of the injured Nathan Vardy on 24 May,[178] making him eligible to play in a senior AFL match. After making his debut in round nine,[81] he was returned to the rookie list on 31 May following the reinstatement of Daniel Menzel from the long-term injury list.[179] He was re-elevated to the senior list on 31 July 2012 when Josh Cowan was placed on the long-term injury list,[180][181] and played three more senior games for the season,[182] including in the club's elimination final against Fremantle.[183]
  • b Jesse Stringer was elevated to the senior list on 19 April,[184] making him eligible to play in a senior AFL match. He subsequently played eight matches before being banned from senior football by Geelong for the remainder of the season on 20 June following an off-field indiscretion which the club described as "totally unacceptable behaviour".[185] He was later replaced on the senior list by Nathan Vardy, who was returning from a long-term injury.[180]
  • c Geelong's scores are indicated in bold font.
  • d The Adelaide-Geelong match at AAMI Stadium on 12 May was rescheduled from 1:15 pm to 12:45 pm to avoid a clash with racehorse Black Caviar's historic attempt for 21 wins from 21 starts.[72]
  • e "Points" refers to any carry-over points accrued following the sanction. For example, 154.69 points would result in a one-match suspension, with 54.69 carry-over points (for every 100 points, a one-match suspension is given).

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