Bring on September

My latest Collingwood cartoon is now up on the Collingwood website and their facebook page. Read on for a super special bonus limited edition once in a lifetime run down of Saturday’s game :)…

Spring has finally sprung, the fans of eight lucky teams are rejoicing and Melbourne is again about to come down with a severe case of finals fever. There’s nothing better than football in September and the mighty Pies are rolling into next weekend’s Hawthorn match on the back of an encouraging win.

It was fantastic to see Darren Jolly and Andrew Krakouer return to the side but Collingwood minds were quickly – and happily – distracted by events up forward. Ladies and gentlemen, it may be premature but I think Travis Cloke is back. After a tumultuous season full of scuttlebutt regarding contract negotiations it seems Big Trav may be emerging as a major player in September. Essondon had no answer for his physicality early on and it looked like he’d kick ten. In the end a lazy five goals and a bag of strong contested marks satisfied the man, not to mention every Collingwood fan.

If we can get the balance of powerful forward targets, silky midfield disposal and stingy running defence just right then there’s no reason we can’t make a deep finals run. The first obstacle is Mt. Hawthorn after a season of two failed assents. Let’s hope an underdog tag and some magical performances from some key Pies can get us to the summit and onto the further powering peaks beyond.

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