Giants decide not to take Didak

Alan Didak’s AFL career appears to be over after Greater Western Sydney decided not to offer the 30-year-old forward a contract for next season. Didak spent 13 seasons with Collingwood before being delisted at the end of the 2013 campaign; all the latest AFL betting tips pointed to a spell at GWS for Didak. However, … [Read the full story]

Punter forks out $20k on Crows to beat Hawks

One confident punter has placed a fairly large amount of cash on the Adelaide Crows to beat favourites Hawthorn in the AFL preliminary final clash on Saturday. He or she has had $20,000 on the Crows, who have drifted from $5.25 to $6 with Sportsbet this week.* Hawthorn, meanwhile, have been well backed with a … [Read the full story]

Class shows as Pies dominate the Dockers

Collingwood are still top of the AFL ladder after a comfortable win over Fremantle at the MCG, and they looked more than a contender a Grand Final place. Led brilliantly by Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan, who ended the match with 43 possessions, seven tackles and two goals, the Magpies set up the win with a … [Read the full story]

Come on…Mick and Nat aren’t mates

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley insists his relationship with predecessor Mick Malthouse is “as good as good can be”. Buckley on Thursday night denied that Malthouse’s recent critique of the Magpies’ new game plan had driven a wedge between the pair and said the ensuing media storm was “inevitable”. “The whole thing of two weeks ago … [Read the full story]

Mick Malthouse unhappy with some Pies players

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse accused several Magpies of not committing to the cause in a brutal post-script to last year’s grand final loss. In the same post-match speech where Malthouse announced he would leave Collingwood, he said the lack of output from some players would stay with them for many years. Malthouse praised the group … [Read the full story]

The Cats win the 2011 AFL Grand Final

Geelong won their ninth premiership with a crushing 38-point Grand Final win against Collingwood. The Cats and the Pies were the two best teams of the season and they played out an epic contest in front of 99,537 fans at the MCG, with Chris Scott’s men prevailing 18.11 (119) to 12.9 (81). The win over the … [Read the full story]

Carlton’s midfield will beat The Pies

Coach Brett Ratten believes winning an all-star midfield battle is vital to Carlton’s chances of upsetting Collingwood on Saturday. The Blues will look to rebound from last week’s upset loss to the Western Bulldogs and with West Coast just two points adrift and threatening to pinch fourth spot, Ratten conceded it was a crunch game. … [Read the full story]

Eddie McGuire lands himself in the falafel

Eddie McGuire has been accused of stereotyping and trashing Sydney’s western suburbs, labelling the area the ‘land of the falafel’. The comments on McGuire’s Triple M breakfast radio program come as momentum builds for the AFL’s 18th team, the Greater Western Sydney Giants, prior to the teams entry into the competition in 2012. McGuire’s jibe … [Read the full story]

Who’s the windbag, Eddie?

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire hit out at radio talk-back host Neil Mitchell at the end of his show last week, after the 3AW broadcaster named the Collingwood duo, Dayne Beams and John McCarthy, that were questioned by the police for sexual assault, on his program. “Collingwood Football Club, of which I am the president, has … [Read the full story]

AFL 2010 – is a replay a good thing?

Collingwood – 9-14-68 St Kilda – 10-8-68 So, we’ll have to go all through it again next Saturday. But is it a good thing? These draws happen so rare in the AFL Grand Final and when the final whistle went on Saturday afternoon, I was immediately shouting at the TV yelling that it should be … [Read the full story]

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