A fortnight ago, I suggested that the coming month shaped as an important one in gauging our progress thus far in 2018. The Saints and the Bulldogs have been struggling this year, but nonetheless such opponents had a habit of knocking us off in previous seasons, as we tended to put in one of our all-too-familiar dysfunctional performances that would open us up to playing a team into form, or merely just giving a similarly middling team’s fans something to cheer about. So I’m glad that, two weeks later, we’ve managed to bank 8 points and sneak back into the top eight.
Month: May 2018
Game Day: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs (Round 10, 2018)
Good afternoon everybody. Welcome to the Game Day thread for this evening’s clash against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad (soon to be Marvel) Stadium. The teams… Collingwood B: Flynn Appleby, Lynden Dunn, Jack Crisp HB: Travis Varcoe, Matthew Scharenberg, Jeremy Howe C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Tom Phillips HF: Jordan De Goey, Ben Reid, Will…
Game Day: Collingwood vs St Kilda (Round 9, 2018)
Good morning, everyone. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread, for this Round 9 clash against a massively disappointing (well, to their supporters, anyway) St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. “Disappointment” is not exactly the word I would use to describe my feelings at their current predicament, although for Alan Richardson I do have a modicum…
Review: Collingwood vs. Geelong (R8, 2018)
The last two weeks have seen us triumph against Brisbane in a free-scoring affair at the Gabba, only to come unstuck against Geelong on Sunday in a low scoring tussle that, quite honestly, wouldn’t have entertained too many neutral onlookers. As a Collingwood supporter, it was particularly difficult to watch and this wasn’t simply because of our error-riddled performance, but also because of how reminiscent our form was of previous years.
Game Day: Collingwood vs Geelong (Round 8, 2018)
Good evening, everyone. Welcome to this week’s Game Day thread for this mightily important clash against our bunny of recent years, the traveling residents of Sleepy Hollow (er, I mean, the Cats of Geelong). The teams, which have been finalised with an important late amendment… Collingwood B: Flynn Appleby, Lynden Dunn, Jack Crisp HB: Travis…
Game Day: Collingwood vs Brisbane (Round 7, 2018)
Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the Game Day thread for this afternoon/evening’s clash up in Brisbane against the home team, the eponymous Brisbane Lions. Our 3rd game in 11 days. Should we be worried? Or should we all just stop jumping at shadows…? Collingwood B: Sam Murray, Lynden Dunn, Jack Crisp HB: Travis Varcoe, Matthew…
Review: Collingwood vs. Richmond (R6, 2018)
After a three game winning streak, Sunday provided a reality check for our club — but not an unwelcome one. Despite the final margin, our performance throughout most of the game was encouraging and one might even argue that we may have gotten more out of Sunday’s loss, than out of any of the wins that preceded it.