AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood: And the curse is broken

There’s a certain curse you all should know about.

Over the years I’ve swept it under the carpet and pretended it didn’t exist because surely it couldn’t be my fault.

Whenever Collingwood play a night game and I’m supposed to be going out that night with the family to a function or occasion BUT I stay home to watch the game instead…we lose.

About mid-week when I looked at the draw I remembered we were playing Saturday night, the same night as a function the family are going to. Against Sydney too!? Oh sh*t that’s gonna be a good game…I don’t want to miss that…maybe I’ll just stay home.


NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! No staying home allowed! You know what always happens when you stay home! You’re going to that function tonight end of story! You’ll get to see the first half until you have to leave, it’s a curse remember?!

And so as the siren sounded for the first bounce and I wrestled with the back zipper of my dress the curse began to continue its run. Messy, careless, sloppy footy, COLLINGWOOD WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!!!!????

The ‘bang-bang-bang’ of my heels slapping into the wooden floorboards in frustration made my mum yell out “WHATS WRONG OVER THERE?!” Clearly she thought I was losing the wrestling match against the dress zipper. “NOTHING IM WATCHING THE FOOTY…UGHHHH NOOOOO! SCREW YOU UMPIRE! GET STUFFED!” (Censored version).

Now you all know I LOVE BT but confusing Jesse White with Nathan Brown?! Hello! Nathan Brown is aka by female Magpies on Twitter as ‘legs n Ass’ so confusing them is like confusing Pamela Anderson with Taylor Swift.

Siren sounds for half-time and my Uncle knocks on the door to take us to the function. I say my hellos to our family friends on our table and click refresh on the AFL live score app until my thumb cramps. I know what you’re thinking- Danni! How anti-social of you!- No wait what am I saying, you Almanackers are strapped with earphones during wedding ceremonies! A fan has to do what a fan has to do.

I look up the goal stats. Bloody Clokey! All that money and you can’t kick at least 3 goals?

Waiters bring out the main meal and all I can think is REFRESH-REFRESH-REFRESH!

Collingwood 3 points in-front and my heart starts pounding much like the Lebanese drum being hit a few meters away from our table. My anxiety doesn’t escape those on our table who keep asking for a score update. Don’t mind me, I’m just having a heart-attack….not a fan of this chicken dish though.

Come on Boys do it for Maxy! And that they did Collingwood infront by was it 10 points? I can’t remember, minutes left and I was interrupted greeting more family friends. Next thing I knew another Magpie, a friend of our family friend on our table had flown over to announced we’d won and by twenty points. To my mother’s disapproval I let out a “woooooohooooo!” and a fist pump shake.

Dad arrives and breaks the news about Nathan Brown’s shoulder to which I quickly do my research. THANK GOD he only popped it, poor Brownie he’s much too pretty to be injured.

And just like that the curse was broken.



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. E.regnans says

    Good on you Danielle.
    Took one for the team, there.
    I hope your thumb enjoys a few days of rest and rehabilitation.
    Perhaps in the same medical rooms as N. Brown.

  2. E.regnans
    I took the risk and it payed off. Woke up earlier this morning and watched the replay, thankgodness for Fox footy!
    Brownie :( rumour is he could be out for 16 weeks…. then rumour is he’s going for scans tomorrow. I wish we could

  3. I wish we could clone him* or maybe WCE will lend us his twin Mitch for a bit?

  4. Luke Reynolds says

    Curses are meant to be broken. Like the Colliwobbles in 1990.
    Entertaining as always Dani.

  5. Amen Luke!

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