Clark to the Cattery; Hopes on Moore for Less

Having previously discussed two Magpies currently occupying the departure lounge in Beams and Lumumba, there has been no shortage of lesser talking points as we head into this year’s trade and draft period. Admittedly not of comparable importance, the news that Mitch Clark – who we had recently courted – and the highly likely father/son selection of Darcy Moore are deserving of some air time here on the blog.

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The Beams Situation: Now and Beyond

Things took a somewhat unexpected turn a week ago, with the club releasing a statement that Dayne Beams had expressed his desire to move north during this trade period. There had been some word circulating prior, but I think most Magpie fans, like myself, were holding onto the hope that it was just early silly season speculation.

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Engaging the Thinking Chair on Heritier

The dust had barely settled on our 2014 season when word started circulating of a potential parting of ways between the club and Lumumba.  After some back room conflict last year, Lumumba took some time away from the club to address some personal issues and find common ground once more with Buckley and his teammates.  …

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Silver Linings via SA Signings

In the back half of 2014, it is safe to say that good news was scarce for the black and white faithful.  To compound our on-field issues, in a matter of weeks we lost Jonathon Marsh to what appeared to be quite a severe hamstring injury, if judging solely on his visible discomfort, a loss …

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Between Belief and Bewilderment

September kicked into gear over the weekend and for the first time in a long time, our club was absent from proceedings.  With the off-season upon us early and the Magpie faithful left with not much else to do but mull over what has transpired and speculate about what is to come, now is the …

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Season 2014: The Wake for Both Levels

Over the weekend, both our AFL and VFL seasons came to an end at the hands of Hawthorn and Sandringham respectively.  The result at either level was expected, with our first week departure from the VFL finals being a little disappointing, yet understandable given our depth had been well and truly raided due to a …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Hawthorn (Round 23, 2014)

Salutations, fellow residents of TCB. For what is almost certainly the final time in 2014, welcome to your Game Day thread for this Round 23 clash against Hawthorn. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to beat the Hawks and claim the final spot in the top 8 (we would also need another …

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VFL Preview: Elimination Final (Magpies vs Zebras)

For the second year running, our VFL side has qualified for the finals. Being one of the online Magpie fraternity’s resident VFL watchers (although by no means do I consider myself an expert), I have taken it upon myself to follow on from last year’s effort and author a preview of this week’s do-or-die elimination …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Greater Western Sydney (Round 22, 2014)

Good morning, fellow Magpies. This is your Game Day thread for today’s clash with GWS. Too little on the intro? Well, I’d like to say more, but on advice from counsel, I will refrain from saying much more, under threat of censure by the House of Representatives Un-Collingwood Activities Committee. These people don’t mess around …

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Stars Fall; the Season goes Supernova; a Pulsar Fades to Black

In a messy display on the MCG we kept our hopes for another September appearance alive after nudging out a Port Adelaide outfit stricken with a form slump and something else of a more virulent nature. A week later we travelled west, where we were barely competitive before returning back to the MCG to receive the mother of all hidings from the Lions and whatever God oversees the health and fitness of athletes in our corner of the world.

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