Saluting a Skipper

There is little doubt that it is has been a difficult week for all Magpie fans, having endured the spectacle of our team being dismantled by the Bombers.  The tone took a sombre turn a few days after that loss, with our most recent premiership skipper being forced to hang the boots up after suffering …

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What Is To Be Done?

In the wake of perhaps our worst loss for the year, it seemed only appropriate to channel Chernyshevsky in the title for this piece, as the agitation for change has stepped up another level.  The beating drums have reached a new volume here and in the broader online Collingwood community – with more than a …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Essendon (Round 17, 2014)

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to your Game Day thread for this afternoon’s vital clash against the Essendon Football Club. With last week’s failure against Gold Coast, our position in the top 8 is now exposed to the sides below us. Should they win today, Essendon can draw level with us on points …

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The Weekend Wash-Up: Gloom on the Gold Coast

Saturday evening – and to be fair, much of the weekend – marked another difficult stage for our football club. I hope that all who have followed this blog over recent years know me by now as a reasonable and measured man who above all else, when discussing our beloved football club, attempts to find the middle ground and balance the good and the bad. I endeavour to remain so, but be that as it may our performance on Saturday night calls for criticism; the developments on the injury front on Sunday require, once more, some serious questions to be asked.

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Gold Coast (Round 16, 2014)

Good afternoon fellow BOAF. This is your Game Day thread for this afternoon/evening’s clash against the fast-rising Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium…

The Bridge: Rounds 15-16

Two losses in a row underpinned a difficult fortnight leading into our return clash with the old enemy, a clash that loomed as a dangerous one the closer we got to game day, with both Tom Langdon and Marley Williams withdrawing from the game.  Carlton put in some respectable performances against Geelong and Hawthorn before …

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Encore: MagpieBat’s Special Assignment

Last week, our resident caped crusader and traditional game day master of ceremonies treated the blog to an excellent article that I feared may have been lost to some amid the more pressing matter of our clash with Carlton. Given the effort and eloquence of MB’s work, I felt it my duty to repost his …

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Game Day: Collingwood vs Carlton (Round 15, 2014)

Good morning Collingwood supporters. Welcome to your Game Day thread for this vitally important Round 15 clash against the arch-enemy from Princes Park. I know we’re all unhappy about our current indifferent form right now, but I think most of us can agree, in these games, form lines go out the window. Win first, worry …

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A Special Assignment

Don’t adjust your sets. This is not a hacked transmission. This really is an article about something else besides all things Collingwood, though there are black and white threads interwoven in this piece, as there are in most things. (I originally planned on posting this this during the week, to provide some break in the …

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The Home Stretch

After back-to-back losses – one somewhat expected and the other being a shock – nine games remain of the home-and-away season, with our Magpies falling back within the pack currently fighting to secure a spot in September.  After the last fortnight, we can just about strike off our top four hopes unless we turn around …

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