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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Frights and Highlights: The Last Fortnight

The last time we spoke, we had just rolled the Gold Coast to the tune of 69 points ahead of facing a bigger challenge in the form of the Kangaroos at the MCG.  We had previously failed a couple of tests against the Cats and Tigers, so the clash with North Melbourne was important not …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Melbourne (Queen’s Birthday, Round 10 2015)

Good afternoon everybody. Welcome to the TCB Game Day thread for this year’s annual Melbourne Football Club Grand Final Return From The Snow Fields Spectacular Queen’s Birthday match between Collingwood and Melbourne. Late changes, subs, thoughts, comments, tips, post ’em all in here! Over to you…

Game Day: Collingwood vs North Melbourne (Round 9, 2015)

Good afternoon everyone. This is the Game Day thread for this afternoon’s clash against North Melbourne. Over to you…

One Third Down

A third of the way into season 2015 and we are currently sitting 5-3 ahead of our clash with the Kangaroos.  Judging the year to date retrospectively, exclusively on wins and losses, can be deceptive given how form lines fluctuate from preseason predictions.  Based purely on my expectations at the beginning of the year when …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Gold Coast (Round 8, 2015)

Good afternoon everyone. This is your Game Day thread for this afternoon/evening’s clash up at Carrara against the Gold Coast Suns. Apologies for not getting the thing up a little earlier. Late changes, last minute thoughts, post ’em all in here! Congratulations Scott Pendlebury on reaching 200 games. You have been an utter stalwart of …

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