Going for footy-related gold

Round 19 (Coll 91 – StK 85):

The London 2012 Olympics are upon us and while it’s nice to see under-appreciated sportspeople have their moments in the sun it’s equally nice that footy, that ever reliable excitement machine, still delivers.

This weekend brought us innumerable nearly moments from London as well as a couple of crackerjack games of footy. Saturday night saw the mighty Pies take on the typically Etihad-bound Saints on the hallowed MCG turf and a seesawing battle ensued. Our valiant Olympians have been having a torrid time of it so far and the glory of gold has been hard to come by.

Collingwood suffered through equally arduous moments on Saturday night – the third quarter being a case in point – but in the end they outlasted their adversary and claimed an important win. Maybe just maybe if James Magnussen and his Dunlop Volley clad friends had been wearing the mighty black and white instead of the usual green and gold they too would have celebrated like the Magpie faithful.

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