Good morning, one and all. This is your game day thread for the 257th edition of the grand rivalry that is known simply as Collingwood and Carlton, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a Saturday afternoon. Just typing those few words has me feeling all types of nostalgic for an easier, simpler time.
Tip? Well, on paper, on form and on common sense, this should not even be a contest. And yet, we’ve all been around long enough to know that when it comes to this particular opponent, nothing is out of the question. Especially with the week of baying media coverage that Carlton have just had.
Collingwood by 25 points. But I really do hope it’s closer to 100.
Over to you…