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AFL 2016 Geelong Cats footy stamps

SKU #1891307

AFL 2016 Geelong Cats footy stamps

$22.00
The Geelong Cats 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Geelong Cats squad.
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The Geelong Cats 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Geelong Cats squad.

Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad and some of the key milestones beckoning for some of the players.

The Geelong Cats took the hard line when it forced some of the great players of its triple premiership era into retirement at the end of 2015, despite the fact the veterans were still playing good football. The realisation that change was needed came after the Cats finished 10th (11 wins), their first time out of the finals since finishing 10th in 2006. The Cats won flags in 2007, 2009 and 2011. The big names to go included mercurial Steve Johnson (253 games), who saw a future at the GWS GIANTS, while James Kelly (273 games) and Mathew Stokes (189 games), along with recent free-agent inclusions Jared Rivers (ex-Melbourne) and Hamish McIntosh (ex-North Melbourne) retired. Veterans Jimmy Bartel (283 games), Andrew Mackie (235 games) and Corey Enright (309 games) remain on the list. Handy marking forward Josh Walker was traded to the Brisbane Lions after kicking 19 goals in 16 matches in 2015. Of course, the big ‘in’ is Patrick Dangerfield, the former champion Adelaide Crow, who decided he wanted to return to his Moggs Creek roots at the end of 2015. He was a free agent, but the Crows and the Cats decided on a trade and the deal was relatively seamless. Dangerfield is one of the most dynamic midfielders in the competition and he adds tremendous weight to a solid on-ball group led by champion and skipper Joel Selwood and the improving Josh Caddy.

Ex-Eagle Scott Selwood (135 games) joins his older brother as a tagger; Gold Coast SUNS ruckman Zac Smith is a handy inclusion; and Lachie Henderson joins his third club after playing 117 games for the Brisbane Lions and Carlton. One of the highlights of last season was the return and good form of the classy Daniel Menzel, who has been restricted to only 23 games in six years after suffering four knee reconstructions. Much is expected of the free-running big man Mark Blicavs, while Jake Kolodjashnij is a classy young defender with a big future.