It was a dark and stormy night at the MCG on Saturday. Collingwood were coming off our second loss of the season to Carlton and it appeared right from the outset that they meant business. Eight goals in the first quarter isn’t a bad way to start any game of footy and the Pies were able to maintain a comfortable buffer the rest of the night.
The brisk conditions may have guided Daisy’s decision to go for a long-sleeved jumper but really, should we be surprised? When a guy has that many tricks it’s probably best he has somewhere to keep them.
The match also saw some inspired coaching moves from Bucks. I’m not sure if he came up with this one in the bathroom mirror but the placement of Tarrant and Goldsack up forward worked a treat. They supported the twin towers of Dawes and Cloke manfully while also piling on the defensive pressure. The Geelong defenders were harassed and harangued and ultimately forced to cough the ball up to our midfield maestros. Scott Pendlebury brushed off the minute inconvenience of a broken leg to immediately return to his silky best. Swan racked ’em up again and Beams provided the tattoo-laden support.
I could go on and on waxing lyrical about the excellent performances put in all over the ground from the Pies but perhaps this week’s Collingwood cartoon sums it up best.