Author(s): Scott Gullan
In 2007, a 44-year drought broke. In 2008, it was heartbreak. And in 2009, redemption. The Geelong Cats are one of Australian football's greatest ever teams, having won 64 of their last 74 matches, including two Grand Final triumphs. In 'The Mission 2', author Scott Gullan updates his 2007 capture of the Cats' memorable premiership, adding remarkable insight into the shocking failure of 2008 and a riveting picture of their march to the premiership in 2009. In a lengthy series of footnotes, Gullan adds new insight and perspective into the first edition of 'The Mission'. And in eight new chapters, he captures the devastation of the 2008 campaign, including what went wrong on that forgettable day in September and a focus on the 2009 path to glory, including Gary Ablett's extraordinary Brownlow Medal winning performance, Paul Chapman's inspired effort in overcoming injury to claim the Norm Smith Medal, and what did coach Mark Thomson say to his charges at three-quarter time in the 2009 showdown against St Kilda? In 'The Mission 2', relive the day the drought broke, then the 2009 moment the Cats etched their name in the history books.