Brad Scott’s men were just 1 game away from making the 2016 Grand Final, a 37 point defeat dealt by the Sydney Swans.
As we head into the 2017 season, Geelong are still believed to be a genuine Grand Final contender and a top 4 side at that.
A midfield with current Brownlow Medalist, Patrick Dangerfield, and super star Joel Selwood are always going to be a premiership threat.
Can the Cats take the next step in 2017?
In: Aaron Black, Tom Ruggles (rookie upgrade), Zach Tuohy, Brandon Parfitt (pick 26), Tom Stewart (40), Esava Ratugolea (43), Quinton Narkle (60), Timm House (68), Ryan Abbott (69), Jack Henry (rookie), Zach Guthrie (rookie), Jamaine Jones (rookie), Sam Simpson (rookie).
Out: Corey Enright (retired), Jimmy Bartel (retired), Mitch Clark (delisted), Zac Bates (delisted), Cameron Delaney (delisted), Padraig Lucey (delisted), Tom Read (delisted), Jock Cornell (delisted), Michael Luxford (delisted), Shane Kersten (traded – Fremantle), Billie Smedts (traded – Carlton), Josh Caddy (traded – Richmond), Nathan Vardy (traded – West Coast)
GEELONG BEST 25 FOR 2017
B: Lachie Henderson, Tom Lonergan, Jackson Thurlow
HB: Zach Tuohy, Harry Taylor, Andrew Mackie
C: Cam Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Daniel Menzel, Aaron Black, Steven Motlop
F: Nakia Cockatoo, Tom Hawkins, Lincoln McCarthy
FOLL: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Selwood
I/C: Tom Stewart, Jed Bews, Darcy Lang, Sam Menegola
EMG: Jordan Murdoch, Cory Gregson, Mark Blicavs
GEELONG’S 2017 FIXTURE
Round 1: Fremantle (DS)
Round 2: North Melbourne (ES)
Round 3: Mebourne (ES)
Round 4: Hawthorn (MCG)
Round 5 St Kilda (ES)
Round 6: Collingwood (MCG)
Round 7: Gold Coast (MS)
Round 8: Essendon (MCG)
Round 9: Western Bulldogs (SS)
Round 10: Port Adelaide (SS)
Round 11: Adelaide (SS)
Round 12: Bye
Round 13: West Coast (DS)
Round 14: Fremantle (SS)
Round 15: GWS (SPO)
Round 16: Brisbane (G)
Round 17: Hawthorn (MCG)
Round 18: Adelaide (AO)
Round 19: Carlton (ES)
Round 20: Sydney (SS)
Round 21: Richmond (SS)
Round 22: Collingwood (MCG)
Round 23: GWS (SS)