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    Collingwood vs. GWS Giants

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away March 31, 2018
    Collingwood 79, GWS Giants 95
    Collingwood GWS Giants
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13220   4125
    Q25333   6238
    Q39761   10262
    Q412779   15595

    Match result:

    Despite some excellent efforts from the Collingwood Magpies, the GWS Giants have come out on top with a 16-point win at the MCG on Saturday.

    Final score
    Collingwood Magpies 12.7 (79)
    GWS Giants 15.5 (95)

    Match preview:

    The Collingwood Magpies will be hoping for an Easter miracle when they host the GWS Giants at the MCG on Saturday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4:35pm AEDT.

    Expectation coming into season 2018 for these two teams was worlds apart and it’s fair to say that, one week in, the form we’ve seen from them so far matches that expectation.

    Collingwood after so long out of finals seem to have finally lost the optimism of the AFL at large. For years people have seen them as a side that can bounce up quickly and make finals – but they’ve fallen short time and time again.

    They opened their season against Hawthorn in Round 1 and just looked miles off the pace. Their much-vaunted midfield was all swing no ding and their hastily reshuffled forward and back combinations didn’t impress at either end.

    Making matters worse ahead of this match is that they’ve lost Mason Cox to suspension and Ben Reid to injury. That leaves them with Lynden Dunn and Darcy Moore as their only recognisable key position players.

    The Giants on the other hand are seen by many this year as a premiership threat and their Round 1 form strongly backed up that point of view as they flattened an unimpressive Western Bulldogs side.

    There’s just not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately compliment the way they played the game – they were dominant and damaging in every possible aspect.

    They’ve got some good news and some bad news on the team selection front. Tom Scully is back in, but they’ve lost Toby Greene. It’s a net loss, but they’re still the stronger side on paper.

    The big question for GWS though is can they win on the MCG? They’ve got a horrendous record at the ground and historically not a great record against Collingwood either.

    Prediction
    Don’t read too much into the history books. The Giants can and will win this game in a canter.

    GWS Giants by 36 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Tom Scully (GWS Giants)
    4' BEHIND - Jack Crisp (Collingwood)
    7' GOAL - Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)
    10' GOAL - Tom Phillips (Collingwood)
    16' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    18' GOAL - Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
    21' GOAL - Daniel Lloyd (GWS Giants)
    27' GOAL - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    29' BEHIND - Josh Thomas (Collingwood)
    31' BEHIND - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 2
    8' GOAL - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    12' GOAL - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    15' GOAL - Josh Thomas (Collingwood)
    18' BEHIND - Josh Thomas (Collingwood)
    19' BEHIND - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    26' GOAL - Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
    Quarter 3
    4' GOAL - Travis Varcoe (Collingwood)
    6' GOAL - Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
    8' BEHIND - Ben Crocker (Collingwood)
    11' GOAL - Zac Langdon (GWS Giants)
    14' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    17' GOAL - Josh Kelly (GWS Giants)
    19' BEHIND - Travis Varcoe (Collingwood)
    22' GOAL - Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)
    24' GOAL - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    28' GOAL - Ben Crocker (Collingwood)
    30' BEHIND - Will Hoskin-Elliott (Collingwood)
    30' BEHIND - Tom Phillips (Collingwood)
    Quarter 4
    3' GOAL - Jack Crisp (Collingwood)
    5' GOAL - James Aish (Collingwood)
    9' GOAL - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    11' GOAL - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    15' BEHIND - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    16' BEHIND - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    19' GOAL - Zac Langdon (GWS Giants)
    22' GOAL - Will Hoskin-Elliott (Collingwood)
    24' GOAL - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    28' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)

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    • 2:23am
      Chris said | 2:23am | ! Report

      We play our arch enemy next week. Loss number three on the way. The Western Bulldogs could beat the West Coast Eagles. So, we will end up where we belong…18th!!!

    • 12:21am
      Aligee said | 12:21am | ! Report

      I guess it is wrong of me, some members of my family are Collingwood born and bred but i want them to lose because i want to see the end of Buckley who should have gone 2/3/4 years ago IMHO.

      No one expected them to win today so no surprise, but surely it must be another nail in the coffin.

      I am guessing he looked and talked a million $ in the press interview.

    • 11:55pm
      Chris said | 11:55pm | ! Report

      P:S: Can we have Leigh Matthews and Mike Malthouse tell us candidly in the media where our problems lie? This is simply catastrophic and calamitous. I have not seern a more appalling situation at Collingwood in my sixty years as a Collingwood supporter. We need to know the salaries of McGuire and Buckley and have them laid bare before us,the fans, because we are suffering while they are enjoying life’s luxuries blundering their way through one Afl season after another!

      • 12:23am
        Aligee said | 12:23am | ! Report

        Eddie does it for love AFAIK, Presidents are honorary, but he would have benefited in many other ways.

        Eddie is a networker.

        • 2:15am
          Chris said | 2:15am | ! Report

          I don’t believe that they do it for the love of the CLUB alone! There are certain to be accounting loopholes that accommodate all the clan!

    • 11:45pm
      Chris said | 11:45pm | ! Report

      Collingwood are specialising in gallant defeats. This is Mr. Buckley’s new mojo. The problems are deep-rooted. Their recruiting is pathetic. They select players who don’t have the physical attributes to play this brutal game. Hence the long list of injuries already. The forward line boasts a medical room longer than my arm. Fasolo, Elliott, Moore, Varcoe, Wells, Reid, just to name a few regulars. How can you have stability and teamwork? Then, how is it that we have a spate of hamstrings? What was the Irishman doing over the summer? There seems to be a blatant need for another review or perhaps REVOLUTION! The Collingwood hierarchy resembles the Russian Royal Family in its final days before the Bolshevik Revolution. I will stand by my prediction of 0-12 or 2-10 by the BYE. We are a basket case at best. As for Peter the Scribe, I do not wish to see any of his tripe on the website ever again!

      • 12:27am
        Aligee said | 12:27am | ! Report

        Hmmmm, Peter the Scribe …..was a Martyr Christian scribe in Palestine, Peter was caught in the Islamic invasion of the region and was ultimately murdered by the Arab conquerors from Damascus.

        Just saying – it is Easter after all.

        Maybe he wont be back.

      • 11:54am
        Peter the Scribe said | 11:54am | ! Report

        0-12 or 2-10 Chris?
        I’ll give you 7-5 for the Pies after 12…. let’s see who is closer.

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      7:22pm
      XI said | 7:22pm | ! Report

      A hard fought win. Hopefully that’ll help make the MCG less intimidating.

      • 7:25pm
        dan in devon said | 7:25pm | ! Report

        Collingwood will struggle to win games this year. Team set up is appaling – how did it get to Pendlebury rucking or Treloar playing as a main forward. But my main grievance is the appalling skill level. The Collingwood entries into the 50s were beyond belief.

        • 7:29pm
          Beavis said | 7:29pm | ! Report

          THE USUAL 20 cheap free kicks to 3 in the second half for the home team against an interstate team – the Pies Langdon deliberate out of bounds non decision 30 metres from goal shows the AFL has a home town umpiring problem. Lets not get like the NRL and its ” decisions to get a close game for TV ethos”

        • 2:17am
          Chris said | 2:17am | ! Report

          They lack forwards and picked Stephenson ahead of bulky physical Fogarty. The latter has already featured in games and kicked goals. The former for all his good intentions is very slightly built and yet to make headway into Aussie Rules…

          • 12:15pm
            Beavis said | 12:15pm | ! Report

            Fogarty had injury issues so you can only make judgements in 5 years on recruits – Fogarty was readymade so Bucks (if he was involved|) was showing he picked for the future not just today

            • 10:24pm
              Chris said | 10:24pm | ! Report

              We have real problems on every line. The forward line is a glaring black hole. We might just beat the Western Bulldogs and avoid the wooden spoon. They are worse that what I expected judging by yesterday’s resounding loss.We are in the basement and there is no Fire Escape with the building ablaze.

    • Editor

      7:21pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      That’s the game! GWS by 16 points.


      Collingwood Magpies: 12.7 (79)
      GWS Giants: 15.5 (95)

    • Editor

      7:21pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      :30 – Ball in the Pies’ forward 50, but it won’t be enough.


      Collingwood Magpies: 12.7 (79)
      GWS Giants: 15.5 (95)

    • Editor

      7:19pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:19pm | ! Report

      Goal
      1:00 – Big mark forward by Jeremy Cameron, and he bangs through a goal. Game over – GWS will win.


      Collingwood Magpies: 12.7 (79)
      GWS Giants: 15.5 (95)

    • Editor

      7:18pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:18pm | ! Report

      1:44 – Good push forward by Adam Treloar but he’s not clean enough under pressure and GWS get the ball back.


      Collingwood Magpies: 12.7 (79)
      GWS Giants: 14.5 (89)

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