As a lifelong Cats supporter, it’s time for faith, not doubt


When I was young, there was something bitter about barracking for Geelong. We were the heartbreak side, the cardiac Cats. For 44 lean years we promised so much, produced so little. We made four grand finals in seven years, and lost the lot. A fellow sufferer described standing at the stinky old urinal on the western side of Kardinia Park in 2006, when the Cats were up by six goals at three-quarter time. A dark, knowing laugh ran down the row of men when one grunted, “We’ll probably lose.” We lost.

The Cats’ home ground, Kardinia Park back in the early 2000s.

The Cats’ home ground, Kardinia Park back in the early 2000s.Credit:Vince Caligiuri

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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