Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: Pies Prelim Pride




I can’t begin to tell you how I felt when the siren sounded, and we were one-point winners.


The boys had held the Eagles off brilliantly especially in the first half and left everything out there. Chris Mayne lost a tooth, Coxy copped a nice bruise on his cheekbone and Jordy and Mihocek were defying physics.


They had copped a lot of crap from being front page ‘Dirty Pies’ on WA newspapers to being publicly underestimated by Kane Kornes.


Firstly, to the WA media I want to say, “Who’s dirty now?!”


You may be curious to why I spell Kornes with a K as opposed to a C. This is because like the Kardashians and their substitutions of Ks for Cs, Mr. Kornes simply has no actual ‘media’ talent, only he’s worse because tries to enhance his relevance by making big mouth opinions instead of making millions promoting clothes and makeup in risqué photoshoots.


Kornes’ footy opinion is about as knowledgeable as a Kardashian with a Rubik’s Cube.


Mr. Kornes you said: “Collingwood are making up the numbers in this one. They’re not winning this game.” With a big ‘ol smirk, a confident smile on your face too.


AND THEN when we won the game you said, “They were great, and I apologize to all of them…but geeze they’re cocky. Settle down, you haven’t won the premiership yet.”


I think you need a lesson in how to properly apologize. When you sincerely say, “I apologize” and then go and basically throw another spanner in the works you’ve undone the whole apology. That is if you were sincerely apologizing in the first place.


You know what’s cocky? Sounding so sure of yourself all the time.


You can’t expect to completely write off a team and not get hammered by the club president, supporters, the players, the kid next door and his dog when they prove you wrong and win. If anything, you were asking for and deserved every cocky comment you received when you went out there and said what you did.


You think we’re cocky for puffing out our chests after we held our own and eliminated one of the STRONGEST teams from the finals on THEIR HOME GROUND in front of their crowd of loud, annoying yellow and blue KARENS? Well sorry, NOT SORRY!


It’s not like we won an ‘un-winnable’ game right Kornsey? Yeah that’s right, take several seats.


Pregame I tweeted.


“Coxy to kick the first goal?”


He may not have kicked THE first goal, but he did kick Collingwood’s first THREE GOALS.


The Wet Coat Eagles were the big bullies as usual using their truck like physique to crash and bash taking all the big pack marks. Just because they were bigger, and we were playing on their playground didn’t mean we were going to lie down. They may have taken the lead at stages but there was no way the boys weren’t going to use the hurt from 2018 to PUSH forward and it showed in their attack on the ball, their pressure tackles and their hunger to make any bit of impact to stop the Eagles.


When the siren sounded it was immediate euphoria followed by that shock you get when you’re going down the stairs but you miss one and your heart drops, you hit the ground and when you get up unscathed but a bit shaky there’s relief that it’s all good.


I was positively beaming and buzzing like id just been shot with an adrenaline gun.


I wanted to be there. I would have personally walk out every Wet Coat supporter, opened and closed their car doors and waved them off into the night.


It wasn’t just any win, we had knocked out the heavy weight (literally) team like David taking out Goliath, all heart and soul with the faith of their supporters in their minds.


@Taylor_Adams13 “Could feel the Magpie army with us tonight. We can only hope that brought you some joy. Thank you for your unwavering support. Together we are up for a fight.”


@JmanCrisp “That was definitely one of the sweetest wins! For you Magpie army.”


People always say to ‘keep the lid closed’ and other lid references in relation to finals But Bucks gave the bin lid a workout to start up the post-game celebrations in the rooms, we love to see it!


Hey West Coast, have fun in quarantine, make sure you get all the dirty off ya.


Next up we face Geelong.


I think we can beat them, any thoughts Kane?



WEST COAST          1.2     5.4     7.6     11.9 (75)

COLLINGWOOD     4.0     6.1     9.4     12.4 (76)


West Coast: 
Kennedy 3, Darling 3, Allen 2, Ainsworth, Cripps, Ryan
Collingwood: Cox 3, Mihocek 3, De Goey 2, Adams, Noble, Elliott, Hoskin-Elliott


West Coast: 
Naitanui, Ryan, Kennedy, Duggan, Gaff, Darling
Collingwood: Adams, Treloar, Mihocek, Cox, Pendlebury, Mayne




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About Danielle Hakim

A passionate 28 year old Collingwood supporter who fangirls like a 16 year old at heart. Chased down and yelled "I love you" at a startled Brodie Grundy in 2018 after the Semi-final loss. Danced down the stairs with a Collingwood scarf one time to a De Goey song and the video went viral.

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