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Dinny Navaratnam - AFL Media  November 9, 2017 12:04 PM

Gary Ablett press conf (1/2) Gary Ablett has held his first press conference back in the blue and white
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Gary Ablett at GMHBA Stadium

RETURNING Geelong superstar Gary Ablett has taken a cheeky swipe at the club he once captained in his first public appearance as a Cat since crossing over from Gold Coast. 

The Suns have never played on a Friday night, something the dual Brownlow medallist obviously noticed.

"Does Friday night footy still exist?" Ablett quipped. 

Geelong has three Friday night matches scheduled for 2018. 

Ablett, 33, spoke of his desire to help the Cats win another flag.

"It has been a different experience, there's no doubt about that. I've missed finals football. I'm a very competitive person and I play to win, so it has been hard not being able to experience that, I guess, the last seven years," he said. 

"No doubt that this group down here, speaking to some of the boys, are very driven. Making two preliminary finals, I'm sure has been tough for the group, so we'll be doing everything we possibly can to get to that last Saturday in September and have a crack."

Gold Coast has never finished higher than 12th since it entered the competition in 2011.

More to come

Gary Ablett wanders past the Gary Ablett Terrace on Thursday. Picture: AFL Photos