On a foggy Melbourne evening Collingwood’s season came to a disappointing yet not unsurprising end. Hawthorn is a classy outfit and although the Pies applied some good first quarter pressure the (very) young men in black and white could not sustain it. Story of what was an injury ravaged season I suppose.
The nicest moment of the night came after the siren when Luke Ball was cheered from the ground. He’s been a pleasure to watch since moving from the Saints but time waits for no man and he was right to call it quits. Congratulations on a great career and here’s hoping Ball’s commitment and drive rubs off on the next wave of Collingwood players. Farewell.