General Footy Writing: Wedding and footy are more alike than you think

They say the wedding is the most important day of a female’s life.

The old rumor that we plan and dream about our weddings all our lives is true. Well, in my case it is.

I know the wedding ring I want, I’ll spare you from the details.

My dress will be exactly like the one in Hillary Duff’s Cinderella Story but MUCH bigger on the bottom so that I almost have to waddle like a duck because my dress is so big!

My hair will be down with a medium/longish veil and the tiara … I’ll deal with that later.

I will have three bridesmaids who will wear turquoise dresses and carry white roses while I carry red ones.

My car will be a red convertible, roof down as I cruise to the church.

Bridal waltz song: When You Look Me in the Eyes – Jonas Brothers.

So as you can see I’ve got it all under control and yet don’t have the intention of getting married until I’m about 25. Right now I’m 17.

So what do boys dream of and plan when they are younger?

What’s the most important day of a footy player’s life? I’d say the Grand final.

The little tikes start out in a jersey that looks like a dress as they kick the footy in the back yard jumping with excitement at the little things they do.

Then they fall in love with a team and play Auskick while visualising themselves as their favourite players. Next thing you know they have gone from under-16s through the AFL draft to a top-notch team, and so the dream begins.

The planning for the finals campaign is probably just as crazy as planning a wedding.

* Players have to keep fit = the bridal party goes on a diet and the groom hits the gym.

* Players have to be on time for meetings or the coach will skitz!

* If anyone’s later than the bride she won’t be happy.

* The jersey issue is decided = the wedding party makes sure that they picked out the right clothes from the dry-cleaners.

* The banners are given more thought and effort = While the reception decorations must be ‘perfect’ for the bridal party’s entrance.

* The captain gives his boys a big rev-up with a pep talk = the best man delivers his speech.

* The ball is thrown for a boundary throw-in as the ruckmen jump up for the ball = the bride throws her bouquet as the single bachelorettes jump up desperately.

* The umpires make a bad decision = some drunken relative starts trouble.

* The players rejoice in celebration to the club song and streamers = the bridal waltz.

* The players drink from the premiership cup = bride and groom share a glass of champagne.

Wow it worked; I actually was able to draw similarities between a Grand final and a wedding … YAY ME!! Lol

You know … I’ve always thought about getting married at the MCG during half-time…

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

    Some friends of mine got married on the MCG but the ground was vacant at the time due to it being in Summer

  2. Hey Josh :)
    thats cool but id rather have it during halftime or something so that my collingwood boys could be there

  3. Hahaha Danno.

    Nice piece, I can’t believe it’s 9 days old and I didn’t know it existed.

  4. lol thanks.
    yeah its been up for a while and it took jos to find it.LOL
    I did feel a bit unpopular! :P
    nah just kidding!


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