2011 Geelong Football Club season

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Geelong Football Club
2011 season
President Colin Carter
Coach Chris Scott
(1st season)
Captain(s) Cameron Ling
Home ground Skilled Stadium
Pre-season competition quarter-finals
AFL season 2nd
Finals series Premiers
Best and Fairest Corey Enright
Leading goalkicker James Podsiadly (52)
Highest home attendance 81,691 vs. Collingwood (Round 8)
Lowest home attendance 22,420 vs. Port Adelaide (Round 3)
Average home attendance 35,401[1]
Club membership 39,343

The 2011 Geelong Football Club season was the club's 112th season in the Australian Football League (AFL). Geelong finished the regular season in second position on the ladder with 19 wins and three losses, resulting in qualification for the 2011 AFL finals series. Geelong then proceeded to win its qualifying and preliminary finals in succession to earn a place in the 2011 AFL Grand Final, where it defeated the minor premiers Collingwood to claim the AFL Premiership.

Club list[edit]

Changes from 2010 list[edit]

Playing list[edit]

Players are listed in alphabetical order by surname, and statistics are for AFL regular season and finals series matches during the 2011 AFL season only.[2]
^ 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 2011 playing list
Player # AFL debut Games Goals Behinds Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Tackles
Bartel, JimmyJimmy Bartel 3 2002 24 26 6 325 204 529 142 94
Bathie, RyanRyan Bathie^ 47
Blake, MarkMark Blake 24 2005
Brown, MitchMitch Brown 1 2011 2 3 2 14 3 17 6 2
Burbury, GeorgeGeorge Burbury^ 43
Byrnes, ShannonShannon Byrnes 17 2004 5 5 2 31 16 47 8 5
Chapman, PaulPaul Chapman 35 2000 23 24 14 312 228 540 122 104
Christensen, AllenAllen Christensen 28 2011 19 18 11 154 150 304 59 70
Corey, JoelJoel Corey 11 2000 21 8 5 257 262 519 77 90
Cowan, JoshJosh Cowan 18 2011 3 1 1 14 16 30 10 8
Drum, MarcusMarcus Drum 23 2006
Duncan, MitchMitch Duncan 22 2010 21 22 10 192 165 357 100 49
Enright, CoreyCorey Enright 44 2001 23 1 0 330 183 513 144 64
Gillies, TomTom Gillies 25 2009 2 0 0 8 8 16 4 1
Guthrie, CameronCameron Guthrie 29 2011 2 0 0 8 13 21 4 5
Hawkins, TomTom Hawkins 26 2007 18 27 17 125 98 223 88 38
Hogan, SimonSimon Hogan 34 2009 1 0 0 1 6 7 0 3
Horlin-Smith, GeorgeGeorge Horlin-Smith 33
Hunt, JoshJosh Hunt 8 2001 22 4 1 203 141 344 103 58
Hunt, TaylorTaylor Hunt 19 2010 13 1 2 103 82 185 37 32
Johnson, BenBen Johnson^ 38
Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson 20 2002 23 50 37 319 195 514 143 84
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly 9 2002 24 5 12 319 258 577 62 186
Ling, CameronCameron Ling 45 2000 21 17 9 265 192 457 74 92
Lonergan, TomTom Lonergan 13 2005 21 0 0 99 108 207 80 44
Mackie, AndrewAndrew Mackie 4 2004 22 4 3 287 146 433 122 59
Menzel, DanielDaniel Menzel 10 2010 18 28 15 153 68 221 82 31
Milburn, DarrenDarren Milburn 39 1997 14 3 0 135 120 255 76 24
Mooney, CameronCameron Mooney 21 1999 8 9 8 57 51 108 36 17
Motlop, StevenSteven Motlop 32 2010 4 2 3 23 12 35 4 7
Ottens, BradBrad Ottens 6 1998 20 15 9 87 173 270 73 70
Podsiadly, JamesJames Podsiadly 31 2010 23 52 38 189 92 281 130 48
Scarlett, MatthewMatthew Scarlett 30 1998 22 1 1 211 154 365 115 44
Schroder, JordanJordan Schroder 15
Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood 14 2007 20 15 12 296 222 518 82 125
Simpkin, JonathanJonathan Simpkin^ 46
Simpson, DawsonDawson Simpson 16 2010 1 0 0 2 7 9 4 4
Smedts, BillieBillie Smedts 2
Stokes, MathewMathew Stokes 27 2006 22 29 16 208 233 441 95 70
Stringer, JesseJesse Stringer^ 41
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 7 2008 24 0 2 208 148 356 144 46
Varcoe, TravisTravis Varcoe 5 2007 24 31 17 187 202 389 57 51
Vardy, NathanNathan Vardy 36 2011 9 6 6 29 33 62 20 18
Walker, JoshJosh Walker^ 42
West, TrentTrent West 12 2008 9 7 2 51 32 83 25 36
Weston, JackJack Weston^ 37
Wojcinski, DavidDavid Wojcinski 40 1999 22 12 9 162 173 335 76 49

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
Pool matches
1 Sunday, 20 February (3:45 pm) North Melbourne 0.4.8 (32) 0.2.2 (14) Won by 18 points[3] Skilled Stadium [H] 13,232 (approx.)[4]
Sunday, 20 February (5:55 pm) Western Bulldogs 0.7.4 (46) 0.4.1 (25) Won by 21 points[4]
Finals
QF Saturday, 26 February (7:10 pm) St Kilda 1.6.6 (51) 1.15.7 (106) Lost by 55 points[5] Etihad Stadium [H] 9,670[5]
Eliminated from NAB Cup

NAB Challenge[edit]

Week Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
2 Friday, 4 March (7:00 pm) Port Adelaide 19.21 (135) 7.9 (51) Lost by 84 points[6] AAMI Stadium [A] 4,110[6]
3 Saturday, 12 March (1:00 pm) Carlton 11.15 (81) 14.8 (92) Won by 11 points[7] Visy Park [A] 8,000 (approx.)[7]

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, 25 March (7:40 pm) St Kilda 6.12 (48) 6.11 (47) Won by 1 point[8] MCG [H] 42,869[8] 7th
2 Saturday, 2 April (5:40 pm) Fremantle 10.18 (78) 13.11 (89) Won by 11 points[9] Patersons Stadium [A] 37,004[9] 4th
3 Sunday, 10 April (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 17.20 (122) 6.7 (43) Won by 79 points[10] Skilled Stadium [H] 22,420[10] 2nd
4 Saturday, 16 April (7:10 pm) Sydney 7.12 (54) 11.15 (81) Won by 27 points[11] SCG [A] 25,300[11] 2nd
5 Tuesday, 26 April (2:40 pm) Hawthorn 15.8 (98) 17.15 (117) Won by 19 points[12] MCG [A] 78,579[12] 2nd
6 Bye 2nd
7 Saturday, 7 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 19.13 (127) 9.7 (61) Won by 66 points[13] Skilled Stadium [H] 23,669[13] 2nd
8 Friday, 13 May (7:40 pm) Collingwood 8.17 (65) 9.8 (62) Won by 3 points[14] MCG [H] 81,691[14] 1st
9 Friday, 20 May (7:40 pm) Carlton 14.16 (100) 15.12 (102) Won by 2 points[15] Etihad Stadium [A] 48,429[15] 1st
10 Saturday, 28 May (7:10 pm) Gold Coast 10.13 (73) 21.13 (139) Won by 66 points[16] Metricon Stadium [A] 21,485[16] 1st
11 Saturday, 4 June (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 23.10 (148) 13.9 (87) Won by 61 points[17] Skilled Stadium [H] 25,078[17] 1st
12 Saturday, 11 June (7:10 pm) Hawthorn 13.10 (88) 13.5 (83) Won by 5 points[18] MCG [H] 63,476[18] 1st
13 Saturday, 18 June (7:10 pm) St Kilda 11.6 (72) 15.10 (100) Won by 28 points[19] MCG [A] 39,539[19] 1st
14 Sunday, 26 June (1:10 pm) Adelaide 19.11 (125) 10.13 (73) Won by 52 points[20] Skilled Stadium [H] 23,246[20] 1st
15 Saturday, 2 July (7:10 pm) Essendon 18.7 (115) 16.15 (111) Lost by 4 points[21] Etihad Stadium [A] 43,806[21] 1st
16 Friday, 8 July (6:10 pm) West Coast 14.12 (96) 13.10 (88) Lost by 8 points[22] Patersons Stadium [A] 40,164[22] 2nd
17 Sunday, 17 July (2:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 15.14 (104) 20.13 (133) Won by 29 points[23] Gabba [A] 19,906[23] 2nd
18 Sunday, 24 May (1:10 pm) Richmond 17.11 (113) 7.9 (51) Won by 62 points[24] Etihad Stadium [H] 33,761[24] 2nd
19 Saturday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 37.11 (233) 7.5 (47) Won by 186 points[25] Skilled Stadium [H] 22,716[25] 2nd
20 Saturday, 6 August (1:40 pm)[a] Gold Coast 29.14 (188) 6.2 (38) Won by 150 points[26] Skilled Stadium [H] 24,588[26] 2nd
21 Sunday, 14 August (4:10 pm) Adelaide 12.13 (85) 14.12 (96) Won by 11 points[27] AAMI Stadium [A] 33,576[27] 2nd
22 Bye 2nd
23 Saturday, 27 August (2:10 pm) Sydney 12.14 (86) 15.9 (99) Lost by 13 points[28] Skilled Stadium [H] 25,900[28] 2nd
24 Friday, 2 September (7:40 pm) Collingwood 8.5 (53) 22.17 (149) Won by 96 points[29] MCG [A] 85,705 2nd

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)
Friday, 9 September (7:45 pm) Hawthorn 14.14 (98) 9.13 (67) Won by 31 points[30] MCG [H] 73,400[30]
Preliminary Finals (Second Preliminary Final)
Saturday, 24 September (2:20 pm) West Coast 17.15 (117) 10.9 (69) Won by 48 points[31] MCG [H] 59,455[31]
Grand Final
Saturday, 1 October (2:30 pm) Collingwood 12.9 (81) 18.11 (119) Won by 38 points[32] MCG [H] 99,537[32]
Geelong were the 2011 AFL premiers.

Ladder[edit]

2011 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Collingwood 22 20 2 0 2592 1546 167.66 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 19 3 0 2548 1619 157.38 76
3 Hawthorn 22 18 4 0 2355 1634 144.12 72
4 West Coast 22 17 5 0 2235 1715 130.32 68
5 Carlton 22 14 7 1 2225 1700 130.88 58
6 St Kilda 22 12 9 1 1891 1677 112.76 50
7 Sydney 22 12 9 1 1897 1735 109.34 50
8 Essendon 22 11 10 1 2217 2217 100.00 46
9 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2106 2082 101.15 40
10 Western Bulldogs 22 9 13 0 2060 2155 95.59 36
11 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 1791 2155 83.11 36
12 Richmond 22 8 13 1 2069 2396 86.35 34
13 Melbourne 22 8 13 1 1974 2315 85.27 34
14 Adelaide 22 7 15 0 1742 2193 79.43 28
15 Brisbane Lions 22 4 18 0 1814 2240 80.98 16
16 Port Adelaide 22 3 19 0 1718 2663 64.51 12
17 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1534 2726 56.27 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Teams[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

All-Australian team member Matthew Scarlett celebrated his 250th match for Geelong in 2011.
Milestones
Player Milestone Round
Corey Enright 200 games[40] Round 1
Cameron Guthrie AFL debut[40] Round 1
Paul Chapman 200 games[9] Round 2
Allen Christensen AFL debut[41] Round 2
Josh Hunt 150 games[42] Round 4
Brad Ottens 100 games (for Geelong)[43] Round 4
Matthew Scarlett 250 games[44] Round 5
Joel Selwood 100 games[45] Round 8
Nathan Vardy AFL debut[46] Round 9
Josh Cowan AFL debut[47] Round 10
Stokes, MathewMathew Stokes 100 games[48] Round 13
Byrnes, ShannonShannon Byrnes 100 games[49] Round 14
Brown, MitchMitch Brown AFL debut[50] Round 14
Bartel, JimmyJimmy Bartel 200 games[51] Round 21
Mackie, AndrewAndrew Mackie 150 games[52] Grand Final
Varcoe, TravisTravis Varcoe 100 games[53] Grand Final
AFL awards
Award Recipient Awarded by
Member of the 2011 All-Australian team (back pocket) Enright, CoreyCorey Enright AFL
Member of the 2011 All-Australian team (interchange) Kelly, JamesJames Kelly AFL
Member of the 2011 All-Australian team (back pocket) Scarlett, MatthewMatthew Scarlett AFL
Records
  • Best result from 100 consecutive matches – 85 wins, 15 losses (Round 5, 2007 – Round 4, 2011)[54]
  • Best result from 100 consecutive matches – 86 wins, 14 losses (Round 6, 2007 – Round 5, 2011)[55]
  • Most consecutive wins at one venue (Skilled Stadium) – 25 wins (Round 3, 2008 – Round 7, 2011)[13]
  • Most consecutive wins at one venue (Skilled Stadium) – 26 wins (Round 3, 2008 – Round 11, 2011)
  • Most consecutive wins at one venue (Skilled Stadium) – 29 wins (Round 3, 2008 – Round 20, 2011)
  • Chris Scott – Most consecutive wins without a loss by a first-year coach – 10 wins (equalled; Round 11, 2011)
  • Most streaks of 10 or more wins in VFL/AFL history – 14 streaks (Round 11, 2011)[56]
  • Chris Scott – Most consecutive wins without a loss by a first-year coach – 11 wins (Round 12, 2011)[57]
  • Most consecutive wins against a club who were victors in the last Grand Final played between the two clubs – six wins against Hawthorn (Round 1, 2009 – Round 12, 2011)
  • Steve Johnson – Most score assists (11) in a match (Round 19, 2011)[58]
  • Joel Selwood – Most disposals (43) in a match at Kardinia Park (Round 19, 2011)[58]
  • First team in VFL/AFL history to win at least 17 regular season games in five consecutive seasons[26]
  • Most inside-50s in a match (80) (Round 20, 2011)[26][59]
  • First team to record 100 wins in a five-season span (2007–2011)[60]
  • first team to win consecutive games by 150 points or more.
  • The consecutive wins in rounds 19 and 20, with a combined margin of 336 points, was the highest combined margin in consecutive wins of all time.
  • In Round 19 against Melbourne:
    • Geelong's final score of 37.11 (233) was the second-highest ever scored by Geelong, the second-highest score ever conceded by Melbourne, the highest score ever at Skilled Stadium, the fourth-highest score of all-time, and the highest score by any team since quarters were shortened to 20 minutes in 1994.[61][62][63]
    • Geelong's final winning margin of 186 points was Geelong's highest ever, the highest ever at Skilled Stadium, the second-highest ever conceded by Melbourne, the second-highest of all-time, and the largest since quarters were shortened to 20 minutes in 1994.
    • Geelong's second quarter score of 12.1 (73) was the highest ever by Geelong, and the equal-highest ever conceded by Melbourne.[64]
    • Geelong's leading margin at half-time of 114 points was the second-highest of all-time (the highest, 120 points, occurred in Round 8, 1993).[64]
    • Geelong's half-time score of 20.4 (124) was the second-highest in Geelong's history, and the highest ever conceded by Melbourne.[64]
    • Geelong's score of 37.11 featured 26 more goals than behinds, a new VFL/AFL record (the previous record of 23 was set by Geelong in Round 6, 2007).[65]
    • Geelong recorded 510 disposals through the game, a new record.[66]
    • Geelong became the first team to score more than fifty points in each of the four-quarters of a match.
Other

Season statistics[edit]

Category Club leader(s) Total Ref
Leading goalkicker James Podsiadly 52 [78]
Most disposals James Kelly 577
Most kicks Corey Enright 330
Most handballs Joel Corey 262
Most marks Corey Enright, Harry Taylor 144
Most hit-outs Brad Ottens 500
Most clearances Joel Selwood 109
Most contested possessions Joel Selwood 253
Most uncontested possessions Corey Enright 350

Tribunal cases[edit]

Updated as of Round 13, 2011 season
Match Review Panel (MRP) and AFL Tribunal cases involving Geelong players during the 2011 AFL season
Round Player Charge category (level) Victim (club) Verdict Sanction Points[b] Ref
1
Jimmy Bartel Negligent umpire contact Ray Chamberlain (umpire) Guilty (early plea) Fine ($900) [79][80][81]
1
Matthew Scarlett Striking (2) Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda) Guilty (early plea) Suspension (1 match) 54.69 [79][80][81]
12
Joel Selwood Striking (5) Brent Guerra (Hawthorn) Guilty (lost at tribunal) Suspension (4 matches) 25.00 [82][83][84]
13
Corey, JoelJoel Corey Rough conduct (1) Steven, JackJack Steven (St Kilda) Guilty (early plea) Reprimand 93.75 [85][86][87]
13
Hunt, JoshJosh Hunt Striking (2) Schneider, AdamAdam Schneider (St Kilda) Guilty (early plea) Suspension (1 match) 54.69 [85][86][87]
13
Stokes, MathewMathew Stokes Striking (3) Koschitzke, JustinJustin Koschitzke (St Kilda) Guilty (early plea) Suspension (1 match) 85.63 [85][86][87]

VFL season[edit]

Squad[edit]

The 2011 VFL squad was named on 17 March 2011, consisting of 17 players.[88] An additional four players were able to be listed until 30 June 2011,[88] however, Geelong did not utilise these places. Senior and rookie-listed players for Geelong are also eligible for selection in VFL matches.

Results[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Geelong's scores indicated in bold) Venue Ladder
position
Home Away Result
1 Saturday, 2 April (7:00 pm) Casey Scorpions 13.14 (92) 9.11 (65) Lost by 27 points[89] Casey Fields [A] 9th[90]
2 Sunday, 10 April (10:40 am) Werribee 6.10 (46) 9.20 (74) Lost by 28 points[91] Skilled Stadium [H] 12th[92]
3 Bye 11th[93]
4 Sunday, 24 April (2:00 pm) Williamstown 19.20 (134) 15.12 (102) Lost by 32 points[94] Torquay Football Ground [A] 12th[95]
5 Sunday, 1 May (2:00 pm) Sandringham 18.14 (122) 13.13 (91) Lost by 31 points[96] Trevor Barker Beach Oval [A] 11th[97]
6 Saturday, 7 May (10:40 am) North Ballarat 10.9 (69) 17.12 (114) Lost by 45 points[98] Skilled Stadium [H] 12th[99]
7 Saturday, 14 May (1:00 pm) Collingwood 10.15 (75) 10.11 (71) Lost by 4 points[100] Victoria Park [A] 11th[101]
8 Bye 12th[102]
9 Saturday, 28 May (11:15 am) Bendigo Bombers 13.12 (90) 20.12 (132) Lost by 42 points[103] Skilled Stadium [H] 13th[104]
10 Saturday, 4 June (2:00 pm) Box Hill Hawks 12.9 (81) 11.16 (82) Won by 1 point[105] Box Hill City Oval [A] 12th[106]
11 Sunday, 12 June (2:00 pm) Werribee 15.13 (103) 12.20 (92) Lost by 9 points[107] Avalon Airport Oval [A] 11th[108]
12 Saturday, 18 June (1:10 pm) Northern Bullants 15.7 (97) 15.12 (102) Lost by 5 points[109] Skilled Stadium [H] 12th[110]
13 Saturday, 25 June (1:10 pm) Port Melbourne 19.9 (123) 12.10 (82) Lost by 41 points[111] TEAC Oval [A] 12th[112]
14 Saturday, 2 July (1:00 pm) Frankston 24.18 (162) 11.3 (69) Won by 93 points[113] Skilled Stadium [H] 11th[114]
15 Bye 12th[115]
16 Saturday, 16 July (1:10 pm) Coburg Tigers 15.9 (99) 12.12 (84) Won by 15 points[116] Skilled Stadium [H] 10th[117]
17 Saturday, 24 July (2:00 pm) Bendigo Bombers 17.12 (114) 11.18 (84) Lost by 20 points[118] Queen Elizabeth Oval [A] 10th[119]
18 Saturday, 30 July (10:40 am) Casey Scorpions 31.6 (192) 10.4 (64) Won by 128 points[120] Skilled Stadium [H] 10th[121]
19 Saturday, 6 August (10:10 am)[a] Collingwood 17.18 (120) 12.9 (81) Won by 39 points[122] Skilled Stadium [H] 9th[123]
20 Saturday, 13 August (2:00 pm) Northern Bullants 13.23 (101) 14.7 (91) Lost by 10 points[124] Visy Park [A] 9th[125]
21 Bye 10th[126]
22 Saturday, 27 August (10:40 am) Sandringham 19.10 (124) 18.12 (120) Won by 4 points[127] Skilled Stadium [H] 9th[128]

Notes[edit]

Key
  • H ^ Home match.
  • A ^ Away match.
General notes
  • a The Geelong-Gold Coast match at Skilled Stadium on 6 August was rescheduled from 2:10 pm to 1:40 pm in response to poor light at the previous weeks' game at the stadium. Consequently, the preceding VFL match was also reschedulded from 10:40 am to 10:10 am[129][130]
  • b "Points" refers to carry-over points accrued following the sanction. For example, 154.69 points draw a one-match suspension, with 54.69 carry-over points (for every 100 points, a one-match suspension is given).

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