Review: Collingwood vs. North Melbourne (Round 5, 2014)

After dismantling a Richmond outfit of questionable quality the week before, our eyes turned to the following fortnight that presented back-to-back contests against North Melbourne and Essendon.  At the time, it was possible to mount a reasonable argument that Richmond were playing ordinary football when explaining our superiority, but with North Melbourne dismantling a struggling …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs North Melbourne (Round 5, 2014)

Salutations, fellow Birds of a Feather. Here is your Game Day thread for this weekend’s round 5 match against North Melbourne. I must apologise for the lack of a preview in this opener, but Easter notwithstanding, my own schedule has prohibited me from swooping in to provide cover for our blogmaster. I must also return …

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On The Last Fortnight

Before discussing our performances over the last two weeks, I would like to first thank everyone for their understanding and well wishes in light of recent events.  Things are settling somewhat after a rough two weeks, but the warm sentiments from everyone here on the blog certainly helped during that time.  As previously discussed I …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Richmond (Round 4, 2014)

Greetings, Collingwood supporters. Welcome to today/tonight’s Game Day thread for this enormous round 4 clash against the Richmond Football Club. With both teams 1-2 after the first three rounds, I don’t need to remind you of the importance of winning this match. Given JB’s recent comments on the nature of his absence from the blog, …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Geelong (Round 3, 2014)

Salutations, Magpie supporters. Welcome to your Game Day thread for this huge Round 3 clash between the Magpies and the Cats. With the energy of a come-from-behind, backs-to-the-wall win behind us, we go into this third game of season 2014 with some semblance of momentum, against a side we have gained the ascendency over in …

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A Message to the Community

Before I go about explaining my absence and the lack of a match review from the weekend, I would first like to take some time to thank MagpieBat for an exceptional – downright sensational I should say – preview to the VFL season and for once more handling his customary game day duties on the …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Sydney (Round 2, 2014)

Greetings fellow Magpies. This is your Game Day thread for this weekend’s clash against Sydney. What started as a big game when the fixture came out last year has ballooned into an almost season-defining match. And it’s only round 2! Needless to say, a win is vital. One with some semblance of structure and organisation …

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Collingwood VFL: Season 2014 Preview

After a return to the finals in 2013, interest in our VFL side is undergoing something of resurgence. As such, I thought it worthy of mention to whack together a season preview of sorts for our reserves side. My apologies for the 11th hour nature of the piece; like the blogmaster, time constraints have prevented …

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The Lines, They Are A-Changing

The season hasn’t kicked off to a good start and as touched upon in my autopsy of round one, there was a fair bit to be concerned about regarding the manner in which we lost, specifically relating to some recurring issues with game plan and structure.  We’ve picked the bones clean on that loss, but …

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The Autopsy: Collingwood vs. Fremantle

Quite a few days after the dust has settled on what was, quite frankly, one of the more forgettable beginnings to a season, I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and watch the replay.  It is always a little different knowing the result in advance – at the very least it removes the emotional …

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