Harry Taylor might be one of Geelong's more unheralded players, but it is difficult to think of one more valuable. Taylor started and spent much of the evening in his customary key defensive post, and took a tremendous relieving mark at one stage in the final quarter as the Blues pressed hard. But he also pushed forward and kicked two goals, including one where he took advantage of a height mismatch with Carlton's Chris Yarran. Taylor is now a matter of intrigue amid reports the native West Australian might be looking to return home next season. The Cats need him to stay.