Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Where has this team been?

True Believers, all.

Our second, 2016 pre-season game; a bit better than the first.  Notably, during the game one of our number texted me with the comment:  “Where has this team been?”  Fair question.  I enjoyed watching the game.

Best:  Pendles, Crisp, Adams, DeGoey, Greenwood, Moore and Grundy.  Don’t disagree with the lists – interesting predominance amongst them of the younger players (plus Pendles & Swanny, as always).  I thought Varcoe was good against his old club and Swanny was good until hurt.  I also thought Fasolo was a contributor.

We had nine goal kickers to Half Time (11 in total for the game) – sort of puts into perspective the breadth of access to goal, and the incentive / disincentive of using / having a single focal point up Forward?  I also thought putting Pendles into the CHB line was very useful; and Swanny into the Forward Line.  Your thoughts?


Collingwood VFL: A hard win for the VFL side who are now Finals bound and have an Elimination Final against Werribee (who we beat by 42 points earlier in the season) at North Port Oval on Saturday; bounce is at 12.10pm. The team could be interesting – the VFL Rules for Finals Qualification don’t take effect until the Semi-Finals.


Last H&A game:  Very early in the season we addressed what made the season a success – In the Eight?  In the Top Four?  In the GF?  Premiership?  Whatever each of us picked, beating Carlton and Essendon were pretty much standards for a successful season.  I added beating Geelong, because of the fact that my siblings are all Geelong supporters.  Our last game (and the last H&A game of the season) is against Essendon on Sunday, 6 September; bounce – 3.20pm.  More on this later.


Go Pies 2016.




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