Round 17 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: We’re De Goaling to the finals

Exactly a year ago today (as I’m reminded via my Facebook feed) my sister in-law and I were dancing down the staircase to the De Goey, De Goey- Mihocek song.


How fitting for Jordy makes his return to the team on such a joyous date.


Jordy’s inclusion had the whole Collingwood faithful dancing no doubt, and we had to win at least one game to continue our quest into the finals. The obvious choice would be to make a meal out of the Gold Coast Suns instead of having to try and win an early arm wrestle with my Premiership pick Port Adelaide.


There was a lot to be excited about with Treloar’s return and milestone games for Crisp and Thomas. The boys were in good spirits arriving to the ground with the club posting a pic of my main man Maynard cracking a silly tongue out, hand signal pose alongside his bestie Jordy De Goey wearing a sly signature grin. I LOVE to see the boys crack-on and have fun, seriousness only gets you so far.


Making a meal out of the Gold Coast Suns turned out to be harder than expected, but still nothing was going to ruin the De Goey come back game.


Just because we couldn’t make a meal out of them doesn’t mean we couldn’t make a small snack instead.


To continue the Jordy themed evening, he proceeds to not only kick the first goal of the game but finished the game with an impressive four goals, two behinds. I Think some official business needs to go down to mark this come back effort; either he must legally change his name to Jordan De Goaley OR I’m going to have to name my first born after him. We hear so many people say that fans can’t complain when one key player is out because it takes a whole team effort to win games…but did you SEE WHAT HAVING JORDY BACK DID TO COLLINGWOOD?


Bucks, please…give Jordy whatever he wants. The sink, the Armani dish set, the whisk, the coffee machine, the Range Rover, the beach house up in California… what-ever-he-wants-damn it!


Did you see how his presence brought Mason Cox back out of his cave? Suddenly it was team Jordy and Coxy in action. All the tall defenders would flock to Mase and if he couldn’t take the mark, he was ready to bring the ball down to a swooping Jordy. Then when he wasn’t close, he was holding his own! Taking nice big grabs and then going back nice and calm, nursing the ball through the goals. Once he had a little pep in his step the big man decided to go for a run and bounce goal! I think his parents back in America could hear the USA chant booming from the Gabba.


It was so ugly at times. My poor Maynard was filthy after making 2 pretty big mistakes and because he takes these things to heart he worked overtime, exerting himself to make amends for his mistakes. We were poor in many ways, there’s no way to hide from it but we got them were it mattered, on the scoreboard. The commentators were acting all suss about Grundy’s performance. I swear, the poor bloke has to change water to wine every week or he’s ridiculed like a player who’s in a constant slump. This time they were drawing attention to the fact that he was being beaten in clearances. I just want to say that there have been many games where Brodie has been immaculate and taken his ruck opponent to the cleaners and Collingwood still ended up losing and were not able to take advantage from his clearances because of poor entry to our forward fifty. Leave Brodie ALONE! (Bucks was right about you guys, maybe I should watch the next game with commentary on mute)


Sir Darcy Moore, what a gentleman in defence. If her majesty the Queen ever hears about him we will lose him to her protection services for sure.


I really want Bucks to bring in Trey Ruscoe again, the kid’s got spunk and he might learn a few tricks. The thought of him AND Jordy creeping around the goal square dangerously – MY OH MY!


I dropped a few ‘f-words’ watching us play tonight but the most important one was saved for the final siren, “FINALS BABY!”


Solider on boys!


COLLINGWOOD        2.2      4.5      7.5      10.8 (68)
GOLD COAST            3.1      3.5      5.6      6.10 (46)


De Goey 4, Cox 2, T.Brown, Crisp, Hoskin-Elliott, Mihocek
Gold Coast: Sexton 3, Corbett, King, Swallow


De Goey, Treloar, Quaynor, Crisp, Daicos, Noble, Cox
Gold Coast: Powell, Weller, Miller, Sexton, Bowes 


Gold Coast: Lemmens (corked thigh)


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About Danielle Hakim

A passionate 28 year old Collingwood supporter who fangirls like a 16 year old at heart. Chased down and yelled "I love you" at a startled Brodie Grundy in 2018 after the Semi-final loss. Danced down the stairs with a Collingwood scarf one time to a De Goey song and the video went viral.

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