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Fussy Cats not content with mere wins

By Steve Larkin 05/07/2008 10:45:16 AM Comments (0)

Not content with merely winning, Geelong now fuss about how they kill off their AFL opponents.

"Early in the year we were winning games but we weren't doing it they way we wanted too," Cats forward Tom Lonergan said.

"The last three or four weeks we have been putting it all together."

Lonergan kicked four goals in Geelong's 68-point shellacking of Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night.

The imperial victory entrenched Mark Thompson's reigning premiers as competition pacesetters and left the coach suitably impressed.

"Our quick ball use was heading to be at a level that you want to be," Thompson said.

The emphatic triumph further whetted the appetite for Geelong's fixtures against second-placed Western Bulldogs (round 16) and the third-placed Hawthorn (round 17).

But defender Corey Enright, who used his 36 possessions against the Crows with a stunning 92 per cent efficiency, said those mouth-watering matches were off Geelong's radar until after next week's clash with lowly Fremantle.

"We don't look too far ahead to be honest," Enright said.

"If you look took far ahead you lose focus and as silly as it sounds and as cliched as it sounds, you have got to take each week as it comes because every game is a different game."

But the clinical dismantling of likely finalist Adelaide, which followed a 135-point triumph over West Coast, has many wondering how consecutive Geelong premierships can be thwarted.

The Cats have lost just one game this season and boast an imposing percentage of 147.43 - more than 14 per cent higher than their closest rival, the Bulldogs.

"We obviously have a lot of self confidence and confidence with each other and that is a good thing to have," Enright said.

"We have got a lot of good players in our side but the beauty of our side is everyone plays their role well."

And the result is compelling viewing, even for coach Thompson.

"The football was good, you should just watch it rather than go to the stats - is it good football to watch? And I thought it was a pretty good game to watch," Thompson said.

"It would be great if we could crush every team every week, but everybody knows that just doesn't happen.

"We don't go out to crush teams, we go out to play the best football we are capable of playing."

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