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mattys123′s Round 12 – Collingwood vs Melbourne Match Preview

Jun 8th, 2016 | By

Collingwood won’t play finals this year, that much is clear now. That’s a stark reality considering the very public preseason expectations of the Magpies. The aim was finals, it was supposed to be the pass mark this season yet after 11 rounds the Pies sit with a 4-7 win/loss record. The dam wall burst open
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mattys123′s Round 11 – Collingwood vs Port Adelaide Match Preview

Jun 1st, 2016 | By

It seemed like Collingwood were back on track. Halfway through the third term of a season defining game versus the Western Bulldogs at the MCG the Pies led by 15 points after a goal from first year player Ben Crocker. But there was trouble a brewing, and that trouble was a case of bad luck
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mattys123′s Round 10 – Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Match Preview

May 26th, 2016 | By

Two weeks ago no one gave Collingwood a hope of playing finals this season. Two weeks ago most media pundits thought senior coach Nathan Buckley was close to getting the sack. Two weeks ago the Pies were classified as a “developing team” and were thought of as irrelevant for season 2016. My how things have
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mattys123′s Round 9 – Collingwood vs Geelong Match Preview

May 18th, 2016 | By

Collingwood needed a win, and they got one. Last Saturday night the Magpies made the trip north to Brisbane to face another struggling team, the Lions, at the GABBA. The game was over by quarter time as a contest as the Magpies had the only 13 scoring shots in that first term. The Pies eventually
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mattys123′s Round 8 – Collingwood vs Brisbane Match Preview

May 11th, 2016 | By

It doesn’t get much worse than this for the Collingwood football club. If the Magpies lose to the Brisbane Lions this weekend, they will be entrenched in the bottom four of the AFL ladder with a 2-6 win/loss record. That’s simply not good enough. Not for a club with some of the best resources in
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mattys123′s Round 7 – Collingwood vs Carlton Match Preview

May 4th, 2016 | By

It’s the most storied domestic rivalry in Australian sport, it’s Collingwood versus Carlton. The relationship between two of the biggest clubs in the VFL/AFL started well enough when the Magpies joined the VFL for it’s inaugural year (1897), but by 1910 it was on. After a brawl broke out in the 1910 Grand Final the
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mattys123′s Round 6 – Collingwood vs West Coast Match Preview

Apr 27th, 2016 | By

The monkey’s off the back, that was the general thought after Collingwood notched a 69 point win over Essendon on ANZAC day at the MCG. The Pies had been struggling, they’d lost two games in a row to young and developing teams (Melbourne and St Kilda) and the pressure was building on everyone at the
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mattys123′s Round 5 – Collingwood vs Essendon Match Preview

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

ANZAC Day, it’s the most revered and respected day on the Australian calendar, and every year since 1995 the Collingwood and Essendon football clubs have come together on this date. That initial game in 1995 was met with skepticism by most, but a sell out crowd and a stunning game of football (which ended in
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mattys123′s Round 4 – Collingwood vs Melbourne Match Preview

Apr 13th, 2016 | By

There is trouble a foot at Collingwood. On Saturday afternoon at the M.C.G. the biggest sporting club in the land performed terribly, there’s no way of sugar coating it. Matching up against a team they were expected to defeat, St Kilda, Collingwood lacked the level of intensity and execution that is needed to perform at
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mattys123′s Round 3 – Collingwood vs St.Kilda Match Preview

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

Four seconds, that’s all that separated Collingwood from a disappointing start to the 2016 AFL premiership season. Last Friday night at the M.C.G. Brodie Grundy snapped the winning goal to put the Magpies in front with only four seconds left on the clock. If he had missed, dropped the ball or any other eventuality had
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