AFL Round 11- Collingwood v Melbourne: Percentage Pies

You know what really pisses me off?

No matter how crap a team is playing, they ALWAYS want to turn it on when they play my Collingwood boys. It frustrates the hell out of me. It’s like they suddenly wake up, they realise “oh sh*t we’re playing Collingwood, better play like we’re gonna win the flag.” Melbourne is definitely one of those teams.

Yes I’m a Collingwood supporter but I’m not putting my boys up on a pedestal, I’m not saying these lack lustre teams fear us enough to finally bring their game. What I’m saying is that even when we aren’t a huge threat, the underperforming team will still treat the game like it’s their Grand final. Well let me tell you something, it’s not Grand final day! Its round 11 so don’t piss me off, just play as crappy as you always do!

In our premiership year, (2010! in case all you non-Pies had erased the memory from your minds) Melbourne turned it on GOOD and pissed me off even more. First we drew and the next time we met we got lucky and won by one point, and that was at our BEST….against MELBOURNE…in our PREMIERSHIP YEAR! So as we take on the Dees for the first time this year I braced myself to be annoyed.

The Dawes on Nathan Brown matchup caused instant swooning by mum about Dawes and me about Browny. Seriously if you haven’t had a good look at Browny’s legs you’re missing out, legs of a god on that one!

All Collingwood fans pinned this game as a percentage booster, percentage booster my derriere! 5 behinds in the first quarter that should have been goals. Just like I thought, Melbourne suddenly remembered how to use pressure, flustering our forwards. Davey sealed their first goal leaving two points between us…bloody hell. Not going to lie, early on I couldn’t see us winning and getting a healthy percentage

Lynch missed a heap of goals….dude seriously, all that experience and you can’t find the big sticks?

After we finally gained control and led by 32 points, with five minutes to go in the second term Dawesy goes down the race injured. Yep that put a stop to the Dees. Without Dawes they don’t really have a forward.

Finally we got Melbourne where we want them, sure they tried to make a contest in the packs but we flattened their intensity, and the loss of Dawes left them pretty helpless infront of goal. It was full control for us from here, ten goals in a row…turns into a big win by 83 points. Yep there’s a little bit of percentage boost, call me greedy but we should have won by more. Why is it so hard to play a full four quarters and smash them from the start?

Ahh well, here’s hoping for a Carlton loss this week.

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. Dave Nadel says

    But did you notice that Ben Kennedy finally played a good game, Danni. All power to Collingwood’s short stars!

    Josh Thomas, who is somewhat taller, played an even better game and I thought for once we might get a Rising Star nomination. However although today was only Josh’s seventh game it tuns out that he was already 21 on January the first this year. Kyle Martin and Sam Dwyer, who have been great recruits are obviously too old even though they are classic rookies. I am beginning to doubt that I will ever see a Collingwood boy win a Rising Star.

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