General Footy Writing: Collingwood for premiers; it’s written in the stars

TAURUS: Horoscope – August 12, 2009

Today you might have some important phone calls which you want to make, Danni, and you’ll want to get them out of the way before doing anything else, no matter what it is. You’ll definitely get your message across today, as your communicative abilities are very strong. Words combine with feelings to create a high level of understanding between you and just about anyone, whether you’re talking on the phone or writing.

TAURUS: Lovescope – August 12, 2009

Danni, we all know that you never fall head over heels in love – you are far too sensible for that to happen. And anyway, there is always too much to do. Take care with today’s planetary energy, however, because you might be swept off your feet by one of love’s mighty waves. Even you could find yourself swooning at the sight of someone special ….

Imagine my reaction to reading my horoscope.

I automatically thought OMG I have to write an entry while my planetary karma is positive. Phone calls?? Well my cousin’s wife had a baby girl last night so a phone call in congratulations will be in order.

Then my Lovescope, one person came to mind: Nathan Brown! The possibility of him rocking up at my school and carrying me off isn’t very big, in fact it’s impossible, so I’m guessing that I will see him in the media and start swooning as usual.

Now what to write about, yes my planetary karma is very clear. This short entry will be about my hopes of Collingwood wining a flag this year.

Well, the boys have come pretty far this year, they have matured, grown closer as a team and the Prez was able to sign Bucks aboard.

My opinion is that there are three teams that Collingwood should fear: St Kilda, Geelong and the Western Bulldogs.

The Saints, where do I begin?

There is hope that they can be slain, I mean Sydney nearly did the job.

There is also that fact that when my boys lost to the Saints in round 7 it was my birthday and they usually always lose on my birthday so you never know what could happen next time round.

Geelong is always a scary team to face. Bartel, Ablett, Mooney. Those are three reasons to be very afraid. The Cats are hungry for Premiership glory again and when they come out to play you better hide!

Still I have faith in my boys. If they play like the real Collingwood and not like imposter Collingwood they can pull it off.

Last, the Doggies.

Simply because they are right on our tail. They are like the guerrillas of the Vietnam War. Hiding, just waiting for the right moment to attack.

When the Dogs are firing the opposition has no hope.

This team is a worry. Oh yes, my boys only managed to hold on in the end but will it be enough if they face off again for the finals?

For my sake, for the tears, the tantrums and the heartache, I can only pray that my boys will win the flag this year. After all: “Oh, the premiership’s a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood …”

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 can finally relax after a couple of years of North Melbourne making the finals. Usually i’m worrying that the Roos won’t win this match because then they’ll fall out of the top 4. Good story Danni!

  2. Thanks Joshy :)
    Im soooo tired.
    It was my schools name day so we didn’t have classes, just activities. Imagine the chaos of me and my friend singing ‘Stacey’s Mom’ in front of a small audience, my throat is so sore!!
    its always healthy in my opinion for my teachers to see me in my out of concentration mode, hopefully i didn’t scare anyone during my diva moment. :)
    Wont be watching footy tonight i have to study. :(

  3. Steve Healy says

    I had a day off from school today, nice writing Danielle.
    Haha i’d never study when I can watch a footy game!

  4. Josh Barnstable says

    Sounds like you both had good days off school (well you went to school Danielle but it sounded fun!) i had fun doing boring tests and other boring work. Thank God its friday! How could you study instead of watching the footy? I’d never do that, at worst i’d study while watching the footy or while the radio is on.

  5. Josh & Steve,
    trust me there will come a day when you will sacrifice footy for the books!
    In a few years you will be im my situation.
    A legal assignment due Monday, ( i take year 12 R.E) Religion homework due Monday, Literature revision of novel for Sacs on Monday,Wed & Thursday, English draft essays and novel revision for Sac on Tuesday and lastly Accounting homework due monday.
    Tell me, what do you think of that???

  6. Josh Barnstable says

    Easy! Haha nah it sounds hard. Usually i finish my homework at school so i dont have to do it at home. But that’s year 9 work so it’s pretty easy. But sometimes i spend my time at school not very well, usually i’m playing stick cricket on the computers while the teachers aren’t lookin! Sshhhh! It’s a secret :)

  7. Damian Watson says

    Great stuff Danielle,
    I had my activities day as well! In our Red Faces comp I was acting as a TV reporter at Michael Jacksons funeral and halfway through my speech the guy at the audio desk turned the music on which stuffed up our act.

    I’m the same as Josh, I usually do my homework at school so I have free time at home but Yr9 isn’t that hard.

    If you think Yr 11 is horrifying Danielle just wait till next year!

  8. Steve Healy says

    Yeah, I do my homework at school a lot as well. Or Sunday night. Danielle, I disagree. I’ll never sacrafice footy for the books! Luckily I have Monday off as well (mid term break).

  9. Pamela Sherpa says

    Danielle,Josh,Steve,Damian, great to see that you are all keeping school in perspective.

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