All tagged Collingwood

AFL Round 20: Sydney vs. Collingwood

In 2014 a furore erupted when it became evident that the Sydney Swans would pay minimal compensation for the acquisition of their academy graduate Isaac Heeney. 4 years on, is the academy system for NSW and Queensland clubs working? And is it fair?

AFL Round 19: Richmond vs. Collingwood

It is now 9 decades since the peak of the Collingwood-Richmond rivalry. Over 3 consecutive Grand Finals between 1927-1929, the Collingwood Machine Team established it’s greatness despite the efforts of the competitive Tigers. But what was the key element to the success of the Machine Team? And can it be found in the present day Tigers?

AFL Round 12: Melbourne vs. Collingwood

The ruck battle is the last great head-to-head duel in modern football. And this week the two premier ruckmen in the AFL this season, Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy, will come face-to-face. But which one can lay claim to be the best ruckman in the league?

AFL Round 6: Collingwood vs. Richmond

It was stability, on and off the field that ultimately formed the platform for Richmond’s 2017 premiership success. And whilst Dustin Martin ultimately took most of the individual award honours in Richmond’s premiership season, it was possibly Alex Rance that was the most irreplaceable Richmond player. Rance is the pre-eminent key defender of his generation, but is he still the best key defender in the AFL?

AFL Round 19: Collingwood vs. Adelaide

How much has Collingwood’s kicking woes cost them in 2017? And how reliant have the Crows been on accurate goal kicking? This week The Weekend Preview investigates the impact of accurate/inaccurate goal kicking on the make-up of the AFL Ladder.

AFL Round 12: Melbourne vs. Collingwood

The dawn of a new decade promised new horizons for the Australian game – but some things stayed the same. Melbourne and Collingwood continued to sit above the rest of the football world, as titanic, arrogant and seemingly indomitable as Gog and Magog in the Royal Arcade.

AFL Round 5: Essendon vs. Collingwood (ANZAC Day Clash)

The ANZAC Day Clash has become an iconic event in Australian Sport. The inaugural Essendon versus Collingwood ANZAC Day Clash in 1995 is the foundation from which it has built this elevated status. That first match certainly drew upon the sense of occasion that ANZAC Day provided and the enormous crowd of 94,823 certainly played its part. However, the success of the match and what the ANZAC Day Clash has gone on to become is due to the teams involved delivering us one of the all time classic matches.