AFL Round 15: Too much for a girl to deal with

Danielle Eid

Well what a crappy week it’s been, well for me anyway.

To top it all off Mick has omitted my favourite player, Nathan Brown from the side.

I don’t see what it was that Nathan has done wrong.

Sure Ben Johnson deserves a shot after recovering from injury, but why take out Nathan Brown? Why not take out a player who has been stumbling, getting nervous and is inaccurate around the ball? (Toovey)

As much as he seems like a great guy, Alan Toovey does not belong in the black and white stripes. I know Mick wears glasses, but is he really that blind? Can’t he see that Toovey is struggling, hasn’t he seen him run, like a chicken flapping about? Obviously not.

What annoys me even more is that Nathan was doing a great job in defence and I’m worried that his omission will shake his confidence.

Well Nathan’s absence was part of the reason I didn’t attend the game.

I was planning to go to the match with my uncle but mum’s perfect timing had me under the care of a dentist getting my teeth cleaned.

I know what your thinking, ha-ha very funny why would I need to get my teeth cleaned, I’m a Collingwood supporter I don’t have any teeth right? WRONG!

I’d been hit by bad luck for the past few days so my uncle and I decided it was best to sit this one out.

Who knew that the outcome was going to come out the way it did?

The first quarter had almost the whole Collingwood team contributing a goal.

Thomas, Pendlebury, Davis, Medhurst, Fraser, Johnson and even Toovey for the Pies.

Imagine my shock when Toovey kickd a goal, I was pinching myself just incase I was dreaming. Alas! This one goal has now left Alan Toovey with 99 strikes against his name, I have very high standards!

Boyd and Cooney add goals for the Dogs while Higgins (The prettiest player on the ground, since Nathan Brown isn’t playing) takes an awesome pack mark and also goals.

While watching the game my gums are sore and sensitive, and I’m battling with a stomach ache, clearly this is not my week.

It rains goals in the second quarter as Gilbee, Aker, Lockyer, Medhurst, Beams and Swan all score. My boys seem to have control and I begin to regret tipping the Bulldogs.

I grab today’s Herald Sun for a quick read during half time and notice Dane Swan pictured with his Dog and his Brunette girlfriend on the cover. I have no idea why it irritates me when guys go for peroxide blonde girls. Me? I prefer my guys to be brunettes!

My attention is then drawn to Dale, looks like he’s got his mop highlighted because he looks as bright as ever! That’s Daisy the bouncing blond!

The third quarter effort by my Collingwood boys should be bottled and sold!

Talk about a Team! I was so proud of them as they dashed through the corridors, tackled with aggression and backed each other with support. However one must never pop open the bubbly to early, who knew that the dogs were coming back, HARD!

I couldn’t believe what had happened. My boys had full control all the way through, only to let Gilbee bring the Dogs within a goal in the last quarter!

It was like witnessing the Titanic’s last moments.

When Gilbee kicked that goal I thought I was going to pass out.

It was as if Fraser hopping off the ground had killed Collingwood’s Mojo!

Then Hahn kicks another and I’m hyperventilating!

Beams kicks with luck and finds Daisy on the chest! Daisy goals and I try to breathe again. Just when I thought it was safe Griffen scores with 17 seconds to go. I felt like I was going to throw up, I felt all faint and light headed like my lungs weren’t functioning anymore. We get the footy, siren sounds, I jump up screaming.

A one point win! Forget the four leaf clover all you need is a Daisy!

Coll: 111                    WB: 110

I NEVER want to go through that again!

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. Josh Barnstable says

    I apologize for saying that Collingwood had no chance of winning this. They sure showed me!
    Last quarter fade-out was a bit of a worry though, i couldn’t believe my ears when i turned the radio on and heard the margin was a bit under 2 goals, a bit different to the 34 point margin the Doggies were facing on the telly. I hope next week the Maggies make a mockery of Hawthorn after what they did to North Melbourne today. Also, who goes out for a returning Nathan Brown? Apart from your obvious answer, you have to admit Toovey played well.

  2. Danielle says

    to be honest there was a part of me that thought, thats it its over.
    Luck played a Big part in this game.
    Toovey’s goal raised some eyebrows but one goal isnt enough to pay for a hundred mistakes. i really wouldnt know who to take out for Nathan’s place besides Toovey. i cant say Goldsack beacause he was really good, i dunno i just hope my favourite will be back next week.
    i watched the last 10 mins of the North game, dad told me that you guys had the lead for most of the match. once again when they went down i was really upset. id love to beat Hawthorn, who knows footy can be unpridictable!!

  3. Josh Barnstable says

    Leigh Brown should be omitted, he had no impact on the game. North will bounce back. Next week hopefully against Richmond Crocker will taste his first win as coach.

  4. Josh Barnstable says

    Oh and Daisy really needs to change his hair back to a boy’s colour.

  5. Danielle says

    OMG U DID!!
    leave Daisy ALONE!!
    Leigh brown is cute, even a saints supporter said to me:
    “EYY your Leigh Brown’s a SPUNK”
    id give him one more chance.
    ps: notice how we r taking over the comments section! LMAO

  6. Josh Barnstable says

    I hate blondes lol funny how this has nothing to do with footy haha. Yes he is trying i have to admit that, but maybe he should have been thrown forward since Jack Anthony was struggling so much against Brian Lake. Or maybe he was and i didn’t notice.

  7. Danielle says

    yer..poor Superman, he was really pissed!
    as for the blondes, ur very rare, most dudes love blondies!
    well better head off, schools back tomorrow and i still have Literature reading to do!

  8. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Poor old Toovster. He has to be the most maligned Collingwood player since Jason Wild.

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