- Feb 19, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Liverpool FC, Notts County FC,
1977 Pies finished top of ladderYep.
Still continues today.
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it and all that.
They're still living off the real Machines 4 peat in the 1920s.Mmm. This thread makes me think back a bit. It’s true though the Pies have never been able to put together any “Era” of flags.
I mean FFS we were literally called “the machine” in our premiership year because we are absolutely smashing it. How that team could not ultimately win 2 or 3 flags I don’t know.
Yep time to start from scratchI just think our window closed.
We were in it the last 3 years, but now we're in for some pain again.
I have started to lose faith in Buckley and the team too. I just think there's been too many strange choices in our selections. And too many players not developing or reaching their potential.
Problem is we ain’t that anymore, not even close.Yep and what will 'the biggest club in the country" do about it? my guess is not much
Precisely, summed it up
We had a shot at an era - 2010-2012.they're prob frustrated at seeing..
Geelong era - 3 flags
Brisbane era - 3 flags
Hawthorn era - lost count
Richmond - I've seen 7 of theirs across different eras
Carlton - while ago - but they had their era
Ess - I've seen 6 of theirs across different eras
Pies - odd flag - no era
You missed the 1981 GF. We were 22 points up at the 22min of the 3rd quarter.flags Collingwood could of easily won
1964, 1966,1970, 1977, 1979, 2002, 2018!!
that is 22 flags and easily the most successful Australian sporting club!!
well not sure about 4th biggest club or worse. The last two seasons we have been 3rd in membership which is a concern when we have 76 k members and in reality we should be Atleast on 90 k. We were first in attendance’s last year and still the only club to draw 1.2million during the home and away season (done this on 6 occasions with 2010 drawing over 1.3 million).
We were still in front at 3/4 time and managed 2 points in the last quarter. Parkin allegedly told his team at 3/4 time "we've got this -it's Cwood in a Grand Final"
I've posted in another thread how Ed discourages anyone he doesn't endorse from even running for the Board let alone running against Ed directlywell not sure about 4th biggest club or worse. The last two seasons we have been 3rd in membership which is a concern when we have 76 k members and in reality we should be Atleast on 90 k. We were first in attendance’s last year and still the only club to draw 1.2million during the home and away season (done this on 6 occasions with 2010 drawing over 1.3 million).
changes need to happen our membership has stagnated and our supporterbase which we all know is massive around the country seems disinterested maybe the 2018 grand final loss has effected our hard core fan base. Seeing and hearing grown men and women crying after the game saying “we cannot do this anymore” after another close grand final loss could possibly be the straw that broke the camels back!!
Changes need to be made and we need to rebuild now or we could very well end up like Carlton and even worse like Essendon are now. Our recruitment in the last few years has been terrible we have been crying out of a big forward but instead we want to recruit midfielders.
I think we can rebuild very quickly but the question remains can Buckley take us too our 16th premiership?
And is Eddie the right man for the job?Is their anyone out their willing to challenge Eddie?
That’s great.To Collingwood - for 2021
“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you would like to win, but think you can’t,
it’s almost certain you won’t.
If you think you will lose, you have lost;
For out in this world we find;
success begins with a person’s will;
it’s all a state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are;
You have to think high to rise.
You have to be sure of yourself
before you can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
to the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins
is the one who thinks he can.”
( Walter D. Wintle )
you are naive if you think ANY incumbent President is going encourage people to run against them.I've posted in another thread how Ed discourages anyone he doesn't endorse from even running for the Board let alone running against Ed directly
This is the direct quote from your post I replied to:My orig post was only about someone seeking merely to run for a seat on the Board
my orig post on the other thread referred to the 1st sect which was my main point - I added the 2nd bit later in this thread.This is the direct quote from your post I replied to:
“discourages anyone he doesn't endorse from even running for the Board let alone running against Ed directly”
It’s pretty clear by saying “against Eddie directly “ you were also including people considering running for President.