Round 21 (NMFC 91 – Coll 61):
After 10 minutes of the first quarter on Saturday night Collingwood fans were relaxed, reclined ready to watch another commanding victory. Then everything changed.
All of a sudden our disposal became sloppy, players dropped easy marks and the Roos came hopping back into the game. Being in the stands meant I got a disturbingly vivid view of the general lack of run in the Collingwood legs and I didn’t like it one little bit. Last week was a fairly epic encounter and obviously took a toll on our boys.
The rest of the game unfolded limply from a Pies perspective and every time we looked like making a bit of a run something calamitous occurred. Dayne Beams racked up the possessions again but the rest of the team looks decidedly off the boil.
It’s going to be a big ask to overcome the Eagles in Perth next week but hopefully the return of our other tattooed hero will rev us up and get another important win on the road.