AFL Finals–Week 1: Yes we lost, but that’s all I know!

Father’s Day!

To all the Almanac’s fathers: Happy Father’s Dday!

I dedicate this entry to my Daddy, who I love so much that I cannot express just how much! As much as I love my Mum there’s always a part of me that loves Dad just that little bit more. I searched the net for a meaningful poem to write in the card and ended up with this one:

Walk a little slower, Daddy,

Said a little girl so small

I’m following your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast; sometimes they are hard to see,

So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be,

Then I will have a child who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right and know that I was true,

So walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you.

I love this poem because it reflects how I looked at my Daddy especially when I was younger. I think I’ll be glad just to be half the parent he is to me.

We are wearing our bodgy jersey while the Saints get to wear the black shorts.

Koschitzke gets the first for the match as Pendles (bless his adorableness!) limps off.

Here we go, not even two minutes into the game and we’ve lost a player!

L. Brown and Beams both miss until SUPERMAN scores our first!

A goal follows from Daisy as Riewoldt (the blond boofhead) misses.

Cloke seems to be the standout player and is getting a lot of the ball.

Pendles comes back on.

STK: 8                  COLL: 16

Cloke hits the post to start the second- ARRGHHHH!!

We are playing shocking footy and it’s so easy for them to tackle us.

Dad switches the channel and I read that my Federer won in tennis – YAY!! At least something went right!

Rocca finally does something in juggling a great grab and kicking a goal.

Pendles goes back off, dear God! My poor Pendles!


Flash backs from my birthday play back in my mind- JERK, HE RUINED MY BIRTHDAY!

Meddy Teddy snaps one and the dedication to put his body on the line makes Shaw look brilliant. I must admit I’m starting to fall for him (but not in that way!)

Number 18 from the Saints knocks Daisy into the New Year! – THAT’S HIGH YOU BLOODY YELLOW M&Ms!!!!

Riewoldt scores and I mutter abuse wishing I was out there to give him a piece of my mind.

STK: 46     COLL: 30

Dad has a look at the live score and from his angry reaction I know that it does’t get any better. He leaves to go to work, leaving me alone to get notes for this crappy report.

Saints goal, Dale misses, Riewoldt goals and I’m resisting the urge to snap my pen in half.

I leave the room to collect myself; it suddenly feels like I’m turning 17 again!

This hurts, it really really hurts.

I try to fight back the tears knowing that I should have done my makeup after the game – yes that’s right they made me cry, I admit it!

I try to take a few breaths, thinking, ‘Thank God, I’m not at the game this time”.

My grandparents and uncles arrive to pick me up for the family dinner at our pizza shop.

I sit there in my jersey taking my anger out on my pizza and ignoring the TV.

The new special, buy one large pizza and see a pissed off Collingwood supporter FREE!

From this point on I can’t tell you what happened beside the fact that we lost.

I couldn’t bring myself to watch the rest. All I know is I’m not going to be happy when I wake up tomorrow.

How much we lost by? I don’t want to know.

About Danielle Eid

Im 23, cute and most importantly im the Collingwood Football Club's very own PRINCESS!! :) A Latrobe Uni graduate from Bachelor of Journalism. Admirer of Samantha Lane and Jon Ralph. Not your typical 'Robot Journalist' Loves Alex Fasolo


  1. Mine thinks that the blonde boofhead just ruined your seasaon

  2. Watch you language Danielle. The rumour is he uses peroxide.

    Love the emotion. Phantom

  3. Thanks for the comments :)
    Blond Boofhead manages to ruin EVERYTHING!

    Phantom: Trust me i don’t really swear and my language in this report is probably the worst it gets.
    Obviously Riewoldt isn’t a natural blond but he is a natural boofhead!
    I think he’s trying to make himself look pretty but it’s just not working, hence why Stephanie Macintosh left him.

  4. Josh Barnstable says

    Jeez your a bit harsh on your Mum Danni! I love my mummy and daddy equally! :)

  5. lol nawwwwwww thats cute :)
    yeah well for some reason im a full on Daddy’s little princess while my younger bro and mum are closer.

  6. This is all well and good; but what would he be if he switched to the Pies?

  7. Phantom, he would be a reject!
    Simply putting a nice jumper on him will not make him any prettier.

  8. Josh Barnstable says

    Nice jumper indeed, the Collingwood away strip is soo classy! It should be there home jumper

  9. …mmm no thanks!
    i dont think id look very good in that jumper. i love our black jumper it looks so good when i dress it up with black skinny leg jeans and heels. :)

  10. I surrender. You win by a knock out.

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