Déjà Vu, With a Difference

It has been a most interesting season to date, one that saw us climb into the top four toward the halfway point after banking some comprehensive victories against struggling clubs during the early stages.  Since that zenith however, brief as it now appears, we have lost five in a row and find ourselves in 11th …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs (Round 17, 2015)

Good morning, fellow residents of TCB. This is your official Game Day thread for this week’s 8 point Round 17 clash between our Collingwood and their Western Bulldogs. All the late news, changes, subs, opinions, goss and the like, all are welcome in here. Unless you’re a Bulldog, in which case, haven’t you got somewhere …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs West Coast (Round 16, 2015)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. This week’s Game Day thread for this afternoon/evening’s clash against the Eagles of West Coast is now online. Over to you…

Pride, But No Points: The Last Three

Three games have played out since the last time I wrote, and three incredibly insightful games at that.  Since the fixture was released, this string would have been nervously highlighted by the supporter base as potentially the most informative block of games when gauging the improvement and general direction of our team.  Unfortunately we have …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Port Adelaide (Round 15, 2015)

Good morning fellow Magpies. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread for tonight’s game between Collingwood and Port Adelaide. Any mail or news on final selections, subs, injuries and the like, or tributes to tonight’s milestone man, post it all in here! Game time is 7:50pm AEST (7:20pm ACST). Congratulations Dane Swan on your 250th …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Hawthorn (Round 14, 2015)

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread for our Round 14 clash against the Hawthorn Football Club tonight at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Any news pertaining to late changes and subs, as well as any thoughts, tips or comments about the game that you may have, post ’em all in …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Fremantle (Round 13, 2015)

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread for this unusual Thursday night football fixture between Collingwood and ladder leaders Fremantle. Late changes, thoughts, breaking news, tips and opinions, post ’em all in here! Over to you…

The Mists of Magpiedom: Memories, Meditations and… Michael Bolton?

I’m eleven or twelve years old, pressed against the fence in the standing area of the scoreboard end – one-eyed hill – and I cannot see the Sherrin Stand at the other end of the ground due to the imposing figure in front of me.  A moment before I was staring at a Sherrin that …

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8 and 3, Again…

Three weeks ago, after we arrested two losses with a solid win over the Gold Coast, we were studying the fixture with some trepidation as to our chances.  Our losses to Geelong and Richmond reinforced the fact that the team still had plenty to work on, so a string of games that included last year’s …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs GWS (Round 11, 2015)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread Late changes, subs, thoughts, comments, tips, post ’em all in here! Now, I have to ask for your indulgence. I have to be out during the game and will be unable to fulfil my usual duties as household scorer. As such, would someone …

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