THEY KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE GAME!
Our first victory against the Eagles in Perth since 1992… but what a victory! Music! Sex & Sexuality! Poetry! COLLINGWOOD!
Mighty COLLINGWOOD Magpies 13.15 (93)
Coke-snorting WEST COAST Weasels 10.14 (74)
Magpies send Eagles crashing in extra-time thriller
Collingwood produced a remarkable display of determination under pressure to clinch a thrilling three-goal victory over West Coast in extra-time of their pulsating AFL semi-final clash at Subiaco Oval on Friday evening…
Magpies 93 Eagles 74
The Collingwood Magpies have scored a dramatic 13-15 (93) victory over the West Coast Eagles 10-14 (74) after extra time in the AFL semi final at Subiaco Oval in Perth…
Pies pip Eagles in extra-time thriller
Justin Chadwick at Subiaco Oval
Collingwood has booked its place in next week’s preliminary final against Geelong with a heart-stopping 19-point extra-time victory over West Coast in Friday night’s semi-final clash at Subiaco Oval…
Collingwood comeback stuns Eagles
Herald Sun (FOX SPORTS)
COLLINGWOOD staged an amazing comeback to beat West Coast by 19 points in extra time tonight in a pulsating AFL semi-final at Subiaco.
The Magpies kicked 3.3 to two behinds in the two five-minute periods after full-time to win 13.15 (93) to 10.14 (74).
It was the first drawn final since the Kangaroos eventually beat Hawthorn by 23 in their 1994 qualifying final…
ROOKIE star Scott Pendlebury last night kicked the extra-time goal that put Collingwood within one victory of contesting its third grand final in six seasons after an epic contest with West Coast in Perth.
Pendlebury’s goal put Collingwood a goal clear late in extra-time after the match had been locked at 72-all after regulation time. In the final seconds, Dane Swan then kicked another goal to give the Pies a 19-point win.
“That’s the best game I’ve even been involved in,” Collingwood forward Alan Didak said…
Collingwood classic sets up clash with Geelong
COLLINGWOOD held its nerve to win an epic semi-final over West Coast last night and book a preliminary final showdown against Geelong.
In one of the club’s most spirited victories, Collingwood kicked three goals in extra time to emerge triumphant by 19 points after scores were tied after four quarters…
Collingwood triumph in west
COLLINGWOOD’S improbable finals campaign lives on, and so does the renaissance of Victorian football. The Magpies overcame an undermanned, but heroically plucky West Coast and the collective ill-will of a record Subiaco Oval crowd to win 13.15 (93) to 10.14 (74) in extra-time after a classically uncompromising semi-final had finished in a draw…
Magpies refuse to die
Ray Wilson, Perth
WHEN it was time to give when there was nothing left to give, when the bodies and minds of the 44 players were not just exhausted but totally spent, Collingwood found the heart and legs to take the epic semi-final at Subiaco Oval last night.
Rarely has a team had to dig deeper than the Pies after the scores were locked at 10.12 at full-time.
It was extra-time, and then came the extra effort. It came from the Pies, who left Perth last night on a private jet 90 minutes after a game they finally won 13.15 (93) to 10.14 (74). It came from players such as Shane O’Bree, Dane Swan, Tarkyn Lockyer and Scott Pendlebury when the time came to ignore the pain.
And Nathan Buckley, who at times was like a schoolmaster in charge of his pupils on a field trip, was at his best in the clinches of the epic last term, and then in the 10 minutes of time-on.
As is the case in any war of attrition, there were heroes that came and went on a night on which two brave teams battled out a modern-day epic — one for the history books…
But the last word goes to Mick Malthouse:
The sky’s the limit for us: Malthouse
AFL BigPond Network
COLLINGWOOD coach Mick Malthouse was understandably excited by what he described as a special performance and now believes the sky is the limit for his side ahead of playing Geelong in next Friday night’s preliminary final.
Malthouse has coached in some amazing finals in his 24 years in the box but after playing like that, he’s confident his players can achieve anything.
“I haven’t been part of a game quite like that before,” Malthouse said.
“I have been part of a drawn final before and we had to go back the next week, so I guess this way is the best way to decide it.
“No matter how long they play for, how many games or years they’ve got left in them, they can always drag something back from this game to know they can do something special. It was just an amazing effort by both sides…”
I admit I watched some of this last night. And at the end I thought ‘bet @ndy’s having a riot!’
See! The barrackers are shouting!