I’ve found Geelong tricky to rate for years. Their best 22 never looks amazing, but when you’ve got players like Danger and Selwood you can carry a few plodders.
I also think they play one of the more ‘honest’ brands of football going. They are definitely a ‘territory’ side; they use DangerWood to win the clearance, and are very happy to bomb it long to Hawkins who will usually provide a contest on even the biggest Dangerfield mongrel punt. With that said, they don’t seem to press up anywhere near as aggressively as a Richmond side, but instead hold a few of their taller defenders back to avoid getting roasted on the counter.
I’m sure I’m missing a million nuances to their gameplan, but from what I’ve seen it creates a ‘solid but unspectacular’ feel about the side, until Dangerfield periodically goes berserk and puts them a few goals up.