Collingwood journeyed to the typically relaxing Gold Coast and took the holiday vibe too far. The Suns are a much improved outfit this season and the PIes unfortunately became their biggest scalp to date. While it was close throughout, Gold Coast somehow built an impenetrable wall at Collingwood’s half forward. And with Gary Ablett playing a sublime match the Pies were never able to edge in front.
It will be a confronting review at the Westpac Centre this week. Hopefully the PIes can learn to never underestimate an opponent and return to ruthless form next week against the Giants.