Home Sweet Home: VFL Review (Round 3, 2015)

Weekends don’t start much better than what we saw on Friday night, but they are made better by heightening that lingering sense of euphoria with a hearty dose of nostalgia at Victoria Park the day after — an unbeatable cocktail for any Magpie fan.  Rarely will you feel so contented with the world, other than …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Carlton (Round 5, 2015)

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Game Day thread for tonight’s clash between Collingwood and Carlton. Over to you…

Ahead of the Weekend

Once more, and for the final time in the wake of the last week, I wanted to share a few words ahead of another weekend of football.  A weekend I should add, that should provide readily apparent common ground in the form of the old enemy.  Above all, a weekend where we will hopefully walk …

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One Month In, Four Rounds Later

It has been a month or so since I last wrote anything, but having found some time I thought I might crack into our opening month of football. It also has to be said that it is an opportune time, because there are rarely better occasions to write about Collingwood than in the wake of yet another ANZAC Day victory.

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Essendon (ANZAC Day 2015)

Good morning, my fellow Magpies. Welcome to today’s Game Day thread for the 21st annual ANZAC Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon, taking place on this 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. I hope that, regardless of the result, our two clubs can put on a contest and a spectacle that is worthy of the …

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Collingwood VFL Season 2015 Preview

As the AFL season starts to pick up some momentum in its early rounds, the VFL season has finally begun. After writing a preview of our VFL team’s season last year, I feel compelled to do the same for 2015. As always, I make no claims to being an expert and no guarantees as to …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs St Kilda (Round 3, 2015)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome aboard your Game Day thread for tonight’s Round 3 clash against St Kilda, which incidentally is also our first game back at the magnificent Melbourne Cricket Ground. Time is short, so I’ll save any thoughts for later on in the night. Suffice to say though, I’ll be a Hell …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Adelaide (Round 2, 2015)

Salutations, TCB residents. This is your Game Day thread for this afternoon/evening’s Round 2 clash against the self-proclaimed Pride of South Australia, the Adelaide Crows, at Etihad Stadium. Just a quick reminder, the seniors are not the only team donning the black and white in our name today. The VFL side will be playing a …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Brisbane (Round 1, 2015)

Congratulations fellow TCBers, on surviving another pre-season of training reports, practice matches, highlight videos, the media and each other. Because finally, IT’S HERE!!! Tonight, football proper returns for 2015 for our beloved club. And what a time for it too, after an intense week off the field, both for Collingwood and for the wider competition. …

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Announcement: Taking a Breath

As you all would have noticed, I have been absent over recent weeks and after checking in over the weekend, it appears that things have taken something of a turn for the worse around here.  Given our most recent performance, there was always bound to be some angst, but sadly it seems that any constructive …

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