Post season Pouting

Im Bored.

The players need to get away from the Bali beaches, the umbrella decorated cocktails and their tanning chairs. They need to get back to their clubs, back onto the MCG, back into my life!


Okay so im struggling without footy a little…

What’s a girl to do to fill this time? I even approached the uni cheerleaders booth, but to answer your question, no I didn’t sign up.


So when Friday night comes and there’s no footy, my mind just isn’t adjusting and one can watch replays and grand final DVDs only so many times before they’ve memorized the commentary word for word.


My sports journo classmates suggested I watch…. wait for it…

Cricket…me watch cricket…

If you doubt my disinterest in cricket just ask JTH about the time he asked us to analyse a bit of a cricket match during his seminar.


Sure these next four weeks are uni assignment packed and will fly past stress wise but what about my relaxing footy dose? Post season is just unhealthy! Le’pout !


And while im on the topic of le’pouting, Shaz :( Wellers…the smexy trademark hair flick has left Collingwood and we didn’t even manage to get the twin Greek God bod set in luring Nathan Brown’s twin Mitch.

I don’t know who is going to miss Shaz more, the female Collingwood supporter base or Buddy Franklin. The ‘Shuddy’ bromance will now be long distance :( poor Buddy.

And don’t even get me started on Mum’s shattered-ness about her footy beau and only footy obsession, Chris Dawes wanting out. Mum dubbed Dawesy ‘the perfect specimen’ and she’s put her diamante studded high heel down, “if he goes I go!” to the furrowed brow of dad, it’s pretty funny to watch actually lol.

Is it sad that the only excitement now until next season is all this free agency drama? If you ask me it should be renamed from ‘Free Agency’ to ‘I wanna go back home now’.

So as I take my boredom out on my nails, a new colour every few days, and to mum’s happiness on my bedroom, cleaning it for no reason; I beg you to press fast forward on the remote control of life, I need Round One.

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. I hear you at least got some cupcakes out of the cheerleaders, Danni.

    Come and watch me and Phil play cricket this Sunday. If we can’t change your mind about it, NOBODY can!

    (You might get a few laughs at least…)

  2. Peter Schumacher says

    A footyless summer, how can it get any worse?

    At least I might get a few things done around the place now.!

  3. Im about to start dusting my computer desk…somebody help me :/

  4. Hurling?

  5. What about the Spring Racing Carnival, Danni?
    Check out the fashions or pick a couple of horses to follow. Pinker Pinker won the Cox Plate last year – you would have been on that surely? The French horse, Dunaden won the Cup so maybe follow the French horses again. Otherwise, pick out a jockey you like. Plenty of ways to get involved – join in Crio’s racing discussion each week to find the hot tips!

  6. Skip of Skipton says

    Listen to Budge, Danni. Footy is just something to kill time and get us through the winter until the Spring Racing Carnival fires up.

  7. Mark Doyle says

    If footy is your life, you need to take a GHL (good hard look) in the mirror as the coodabeens might say! Perhaps this is just the silly season and a good reason to travel to Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and China in a couple of weeks.

  8. My only interest in Spring racing would be the fashion side, im not really into horses, although as every girl does i do wish i had a pony… lol

    Just last week a classmate in my sports journo class said that i was ‘obsessed with footy’ and that even he wasn’t as interested in it as i am, ill take THAT as a compliment ;P

  9. Richard Naco says

    I’m with you on this, Cuz. The only way I’d get interested in horse racing would be if the jockeys carried the nags.

    Best thing about horses is that their meat is wondrously sweet.

  10. Richard Naco says

    And cricket, as an American mate of mine once said, is “like watching baseball when you’re stoned”.

  11. Skip of Skipton says

    Oh Richard! Thoroughbred horse racing is the greatest sport on this planet. The depth and breadth of the game/industry, and how far you want to immerse yourself into it is near limitless.

    This is the only place where scumbags and battlers and new money, old money and royalty can meet on equal terms, and for a few moments respect each other.

    I remember being a kid in the ’70s and getting up early Sunday morning to watch the replays of the trots and gallops before World of Sport came on. Family of Man, How Now, Ming Dynasty etc were names I remember hearing often. Paleface Adios was always winning the trots.

  12. Halwes Skip?

  13. He was a Tasmanian wasn’t he Phantom? Used to race against Robin Dundee.

  14. Yep. Used to do well in Interdominion heats but was withdrawn from a final if I remember correctly.

    We used to like ‘Beer Street’ as well. (Caufield Cup winner)

  15. and Piping Lane…then Sydeston

  16. Piping Lane: 40 – 1 Melb Cup winner.

    A bloke called Baldock had a few nags over here as well. Not mainland class though.

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