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Cat coach running out of lives, say fans

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CAT FANS aren't happy with coach Chris Scott.

After seeing their side dumped from the finals by a red-hot Melbourne, just 40 per cent approved of Scott's performance when giving their season verdict in an AFL.com.au survey.

It's the lowest approval rating in two years for Scott, whose record as coach is polarising.

In his debut season, he guided the Cats to the 2011 premiership and they have made the top eight in every year of his reign except 2015.

However, they have won only three of their past 12 finals.

Cats fans' patience with Chris Scott has worn thin after their season ended with a whimper. Pictures: AFL Photos

Expectations were high for 2018 after dual Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett arrived to form the 'Holy Trinity' with Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood – on paper one of footy's most formidable midfield trios.

However, it was mature-age draftee Tim Kelly who fans voted their player of the season.

The 24-year-old averaged 23 disposals and a goal per game.

 
 
 

What was the moment you'll remember?

Geelong's scintillating eight-goal last quarter against Melbourne, finishing with Zach Tuohy kicking one of the most memorable post-siren goals ever.
- Liam Coulthard, Hoppers Crossing Vic

Zach Tuohy's winner against Melbourne provided the highpoint of Geelong's campaign. Picture: AFL Photos

Gary Ablett returning home and starring in round one against Melbourne in front of thousands of adoring fans.
- Dominic Callegari, Melbourne Vic

'Dangerwoodlett' starting in the centre square against Hawthorn in round two.
- Mark Deutscher, Thomastown Vic

A defence with our two best players injured, filled with lesser name players, lifting and beating their opponents most weeks. Number one defence in the AFL.
- Ben Woods, Launceston Tas

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

Selwood giving away that free kick in the elimination final while Hawkins was lining up for goal. Unforgivable from the captain.
- Jeremy Kaaden, Albany WA

Not kicking a goal in the first quarter of the final against Melbourne. The worst kind of deja vu.
- Miles Deka, Sandy Bay Tas

Joel Selwood's finals brainfade against the Dees was the season's low point. Picture: AFL Photos

Harry Taylor missing after the siren against the Dogs. I thought it went in.
- Dane Campbell-Carroll, Elsternwick Vic

Hearing that Chris Scott was offered a three-year contract extension prior to the finalisation of the eight and with one year left on his former contract.
- Shane Turner, Upper Caboolture Qld

The first quarter of the elimination final. Profound disappointment but not unexpected because Scott cannot coach in finals or after a bye.
- Robyn Hamstra, Evatt ACT

The moments I thought 'this year would be different'. I wish they'd put as much preparation into winning as into Wacky Wednesday.
- Stuart Thomson, Ohai New Zealand

WHEN NARKLE WAS MARKLE The best Wacky Wednesday photos

Cats fans' season rating

4.6/10

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