Poetry: “Footyless”

By Danielle Eid


Being Footyless is not hard to explain

Truthfully I must admit

I think I’ve gone


No happiness, laughter

No suffering or pain

Just thoughts of Old Malthouse

and his almost finished reign.

My scarf hangs in my closet, my Collingwood jersey too

The flags stand beside them with nothing else to do.

First thing in the morning and the last thing I see

is the 2009 team poster

staring back at me.

Side by side now makes so much sense

As the players sit around Mick who doesn’t look so tense

A Premiership boys!

Is that too much to ask?

from skilled, talented players capable to fulfill the task

They get closer every year, how hard could it be?

Big Rusling up forward,  if the choice was up to me.

Truthfully I can’t wait,

for another season to begin

A sealer from my Jack Anthony

Another Black and White win.

2010 the year for my Pies?

As much as I wish for that to come true

I will never get over

Grand final – 2002

When one is Footyless

There is not much to do

Go, watch some replays!

I bid you


Special thanks to Gigs for slaving over my work which needs to be constantly edited.  lol

Danielle Eid

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. Steve Healy says

    Nice poetry, Danni, well done.

  2. Good stuff, once again

  3. Thanks guys! :)

  4. Status- looking at my house and other places on Google Earth. Michael’s house looks good.

  5. STATUS- putting on makeup

  6. Steve Healy says

    status- just had a shower and I’ve been wearing only undies for the whole day.

  7. thanks for that information Steve…
    status- still fixing makeup

  8. Damian Watson says

    Yeah not a bad piece Danni,

    status- watching a Bulldogs-Essendon match from 2000.

    Yeah it is toasty today, hopefully a cool change comes tomorrow.

  9. Steve Healy says

    Was that the one in Round 21, Damo?

    No problem Danni, but its too hot to wear clothes, but of course im expected to wear at least undies

  10. ..Steve..please stop talking! lol
    status- still fixing makeup

  11. Damian Watson says

    Yep that’s the one, the best part is the brawl at half time.

    How long did it take to write this Danni?

    By the way I agree 2009 was the best year of my life: I made it into the book, met you guys, Carlton made the finals and to top it all off Charlie Sheen was arrested.

  12. Steve Healy says

    status- still sunburnt on the neck

  13. Steve, Danni said stop talking lol

    Pardon my ignorance, but who is Charlie Sheen?

    Im gonna have a go at writing a poem now while im waiting

  14. Damian Watson says

    The lead character of Two and a Half Men.

  15. Steve Healy says

    no! I refuse.

    I better get dressed soon, my sister Laura and the italian will be here any minute

  16. lol not very long Damo about 5-10 minutes.
    it was just random i didnt plan on sitting down and writing one.

    status- still the same as before

  17. Maybe stay in what your wearing to make him feel welcomed. Actually you’d probably scare him away.

  18. Does this make sense people?

    Rule changes galore at the start,
    Began many a spark.
    Not to be pushed or touched after a mark,
    Or you’ll hear a loud umpire bark.

  19. hahahahh LOL Josh

  20. Steve Healy says

    Yeah, Laura (my Sister) will probably hate me forever.

    I’ve got my Demons jumper on now, so ill probably scare him off anyway lol

  21. Lol, point him to the posters of Jurrah on your wall and he’ll either be converted straight away or scared.

  22. Steve Healy says

    I might do a poem soon, im a really good poet.

  23. lol yeah josh it makes sense

  24. I’ve made poems since i was 5

  25. nawww lol little Joshy

  26. Steve Healy says

    remember that poem I made about Collingwood?

    How good was that Danni?

  27. ….the one about the hallowed turf??

  28. Steve Healy says

    no the one where you hated me, lol.

    But yeah, that hallowed turf when was me at my finest

  29. Steve Healy says


  30. status- strumming guitar

  31. Steve Healy says

    you play the guitar?

    status- making a bit of paper with the italian flag on it.

  32. no i dont play..i just pretend to. dnt worry ill send u pix

  33. Damian Watson says

    I wonder if Danni will have the honour of writing the last piece on this website for the decade.

    I have an electric guitar even though I don’t play lol.

  34. lol yerp thats me too Damo, mines electric and it just sits there..i play with it..but its just random

  35. Steve Healy says

    I just stuck the bit of paper on our door, along with another one that says “bonjourno” and its spelt wrong lol

  36. Steve Healy says

    jeez, Danni, your so rich, you get things you dont even need!

  37. ..im not rich!! the guitar was given to me from my uncle (the one who took me to the launch) lol steve what would you say if i told u i have 2 hair straighteners?

  38. Steve Healy says

    do your relatives just throw things at you Danni?

    2 hair straightners? 2? Is one for the day and one for the night? Is one for straighting vertically and the other for straightening horizontally?

  39. lol no he didnt throw it was went like this

    Uncle- “do u want my guitar?”
    me- “Okay..”
    uncle- “ill bring it over 2mro”
    me- “yay”

    no one is thinner the other is thicker

    status- wearing tiara!!! feeling like a princess

  40. Hahaha

  41. Steve Healy says

    does that have anything to do with the castle you live in?

  42. lol,no
    i love wearing tiaras!!!
    i really do!!

  43. Steve Healy says

    I love wearing Demons jumper, which I am now! Go DEES!

  44. Steve Healy says

    Josh, go on messenger if you can buddy

  45. u guys i swaer i look like a fairy princess! im just missing the wings

  46. Steve Healy says

    I look like Liam Jurrah, minus the skin, hair, footy boots, shorts, mouthguard and a footy in my hand, and his goal kicking ability is even better than mine (hahaha).

  47. Sorry Steve, im getting dressed and leaving soon

    Status – just found my v-neck shirt

  48. lol im wearin a full on sparkly purple singlet and that bl;ack shirt tutu i bought b4 i had coffee the other day and my pink tiara!!

  49. black skirt tutu

  50. Steve Healy says

    im gonna go to the city tonight

  51. Damian Watson says

    I can’t wait to go on my balcony tonight to see the fireworks.

    Are you guys too old for fireworks?

  52. No way, fireworks will always stun me.

  53. Steve Healy says

    Nah, no way, ill be seeing them in the city tonight.

    Damo, can you speak italian?

  54. ..nope!! love em!! :)

    lol steve im coming with u

  55. I’m goin to the city too, Shepparton

  56. Steve Healy says


    Shepparton is a city? What’s the biggest building? bookworld?

  57. Damian Watson says

    Good to see.

    I can’t speak Italian fluently but I do know my fair share of words, do you need any help for tonight?

  58. Steve Healy says

    yeah, could you just give me some phrases like how are you, nice to see you, stuff like that?

  59. status- practising royal wave

  60. Come Ti Chiami? Mi Chamio Steve is how you introduce yourself. I used to know how to ask how old and stuff but forgotten.

    Shepp is a city, sort of. Its probably a tiny bit smaller than Geelong. The biggest place would be either the strip club or the GV Hotel. But tonight, the biggest, noisest place will be my Uncle’s

  61. Damian Watson says

    These might help:
    Quale squadre ti piace- Which team do you follow?

    Ciao- Hello

    Buona Sera- Good Evening

    Come Stai- How are you?

    Quanto tempo stai- How long are you here for?

    Come era la cena- How is dinner?

  62. And these are the responses to what you would get with Come Stai:

    Sto Bene-Great
    Non c’e Male-Not bad

  63. Steve Healy says

    hahaha cheers Damo.

    Have you been to the strip club Josh? haha just kidding

  64. I’ve asked to go

  65. Steve Healy says

    thanks for the help, you guys. I don’t know a thing about Italian

  66. JOSH!!!

  67. DANNI!!!

  68. Steve Healy says

    there might be a North girl there, but she won’t be waering a jumper…

  69. Steve…hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha

  70. It’d look hotter with a North jumper, Argentina style

  71. okay…i think ill leave now…

  72. Steve Healy says

    Nah it’d be hotter with a Dees jumper

  73. okay thats it!
    im out!
    seeya guys
    have a fun night.

  74. Steve Healy says

    are you actually going to the city Danni?

  75. You love it Danni

    Bye, talk next year

  76. Steve Healy says

    Yeah, Danni, talking about girls in strip clubs isnt as bad as talking about having kids with all these footy players

  77. Yeah

    Btw Steve, arrive derci is goodbye.

    Arrive Derci people

  78. Steve Healy says

    thanks for the words

  79. Steve, I’ve put up your Boxing Day piece. Sorry about the delay but I did post it within 24 hours – not bad for me.

    Josh, are you gonna answer my email?

    Danni, I don’t have anything to say to you. Just didn’t want you to feel left out.

  80. Gigs, when did you send this email? It sounds like its taken me a while to answer.

    Happy New Year people

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