Silly Season Prelude: On Stocktaking and Sugar Hits

With only six teams left in the race in 2015 – soon to be whittled down to 4 – the rest of the league has turned its attention to post-season delistings and pre-trade maneuvering.  Collingwood has already been linked to several players – officially and speculatively – with this year’s trade period shaping up to …

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VFL Preview: Collingwood vs Sandringham (2nd Semi Final)

Season 2015 has ended for the Collingwood Football Club at AFL level, but for our reserves side, the action is not only continuing but also heating up, advancing to a cut-throat semi final to be played over the course of this morning and this afternoon at the Port Melbourne Cricket Ground. To mark the occasion, …

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Back in the Saddle, With a Single Malt Jolt

It has been a little over a month since my last contribution and I do apologise for the lack of content during that time and for much of the year for that matter.  Without getting too sappy or making too many excuses, it has been a difficult year for me on a personal level and …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Essendon (Round 23, 2015)

Good morning everyone, and Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads here and around the country. This is your Game Day thread for this afternoon’s final clash of 2015 between Collingwood and Essendon. It might be the least relevant game between the two clubs for some years now, but when it all boils down, …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Geelong (Round 22, 2015)

Good morning everyone. This week’s Game Day thread is now online. I look forward to having your company in here tonight as the Magpies take on the Cats in what is definitely the second-last game of the season for one of these teams, and possibly for the other as well. Over to you…

Game Day: Collingwood vs Richmond (Round 21, 2015)

Attention all residents of TCB, your Game Day thread for this week’s clash against the newly-crowned biggest, baddest, most well-attended, most meanest nasty dog on the block (which also still answers to the name of Richmond) is online. All late changes and news and opinions and the like are welcome, unless you are a Richmond …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Sydney (Round 20, 2015)

Good afternoon, everyone. Apologies for the delay in getting it up on the blog, but the Game Day thread for tonight’s do-or-die clash against the Sydney Swans is now online. As always, late mail and changes and the like, put them all in here. All opinions and commentators are welcome, unless you’re a Sydney supporter, …

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The Last Gasp for 2015

Previously, I had mentioned that whilst the second half of our year was reminiscent of 2014, there were some important differences — most notably in our performances against the league leaders. The recent fortnight however, has taken a more disappointing and familiar turn.

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Carlton (Round 19, 2015)

Good morning, everyone. Here is our Game Day thread for this week’s clash against the arch-enemy Carlton. All late changes, commentary, subs and the like go in here. Suffice to say, this is simply a must-win game if we are to keep our dwindling finals hopes alive. Congratulations to Ben Reid both on his triumphant …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Melbourne (Round 18, 2015)

Rise and shine, ladies and gentlemen. This here is your Round 18 Game Day thread for this afternoon’s clash between Collingwood and Melbourne. All late changes, subs, opinions and the like go in here and all are welcome to contribute… except for the Melbourne supporters, but seeing as the Wi-fi up on the snowfields is …

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