Game Day Collingwood v GWS Giants - Preliminary Finals — Sat 21 Sep, 4:35PM AEST, MCG

Who will Win?

  • Collingwood by 30+ pts

    Votes: 35 27.1%
  • Collingwood 10-30

    Votes: 48 37.2%
  • Collingwood by <10

    Votes: 9 7.0%
  • GWS Giants by <10

    Votes: 12 9.3%
  • GWS Giants by 10-30

    Votes: 14 10.9%
  • GWS Giants by 30+

    Votes: 11 8.5%

  • Total voters
    129
  • Poll closed .

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docks

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Nick Riewoldt just called a GWS/Collingwood injury comparison an EMBARRASSMENT. He conceded De Goey a big out. The Pies supporter called in claiming bias about GWS injuries only to be howled down with Like for Like@piesinjuries. Great call!!!!
He also called Collingwood supporters filth & feral in 2010 and look how that turned out.
 

TrollCrusher

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One thing for sure is Giants have definitely turned up the aggression. They've been notably more physical the past few weeks - going to be a few sore lads (moreso) at the end.
That's what you hope. Giants will be sore and have come off two bruising encounters. They will want to slow the game down, and take time off the clock I reckon.
 

domus

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Coniglio, Greene and Whitfield are huge outs, but the pies are missing de goey (gun), greenwood (has had a very good year), cox (has been very important to us structurally in recent times) and langdon (very good defender and was fantastic for us last finals series including the GF). Also a few like Dunn, Beams, Sier, Quaynor etc would have been handy depth at the very least, possibly much more even.
Beams handy depth? Beams fit and healthy walks into our best 22. Watched a replay of our massacre of Richmond early this year and he did some brilliant things. He was just building into the season when he copped that hip injury. He tried to keep playing with it and his form just went from bad to worse. You can't judge his impact on those games!

If we make the GF, three of the players who had the biggest impact were Cox, Greenwood and DeGoey. Only one of them is a chance to play.
 

eddiesmith

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Good to see GWS trying to rally all the pie hating "neutrals" at the game

But I really liked this comment, even GWS understand whos the top dog in this league!

But this week, we face a huge challenge as we take on the biggest club in the country in Collingwood and their black and white army.
 

PieLebo87

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One thing for sure is Giants have definitely turned up the aggression. They've been notably more physical the past few weeks - going to be a few sore lads (moreso) at the end.
That aggression would work on a younger midfield group that doesn’t have mongrel, like the Doggies and the Lions, but would quickly backfire in a Prelim against Collingwood, or GF against Richmond, with the experience and hardness those midfields possess.

Aggression won’t get them into a GF, it will take something else.
 

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That aggression would work on a younger midfield group that doesn’t have mongrel, like the Doggies and the Lions, but would quickly backfire in a Prelim against Collingwood, or GF against Richmond, with the experience and hardness those midfields possess.

Aggression won’t get them into a GF, it will take something else.
Collingwood's midfield doesn't have much mongrel sans Greenwood and Sier. Adams is the obvious one and maybe Crisp when he rolls through there but that isn't really a defining trait of the pies. Ditto Richmond. Agree with your last statement- mongrel is a bit overrated this time of year. Discipline, composure and conversion are more important.
 

PieLebo87

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Collingwood's midfield doesn't have much mongrel sans Greenwood and Sier. Adams is the obvious one and maybe Crisp when he rolls through there but that isn't really a defining trait of the pies. Ditto Richmond. Agree with your last statement- mongrel is a bit overrated this time of year. Discipline, composure and conversion are more important.
Aggression won’t work on Pendlebury or Sidebottom, they’re both experienced heads. If there is any aggression shown, there are guys like Adams, Maynard and Crisp who will fly the flag pretty quickly.

Same goes for the Tigers, I wouldn’t want to get in Dusty’s face if my teammate has laid out a Tigers player. Outside Robinson on the weekend, the Lions didn’t have anyone to fly the flag. Hodgey has become a lover, not a fighter in recent years.
 

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A testament to both Collingwood and GWS that they’re being talked up as premiership threats with their current outs. Hoping the GF winner comes from this prelim even if GWS get the win on the weekend. This is starting to feel eerily like our meeting earlier in the year where GWS were hammered with injuries and poor form (while Pies had some concerns of their own).
 

MagicGnome97

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Beams handy depth? Beams fit and healthy walks into our best 22. Watched a replay of our massacre of Richmond early this year and he did some brilliant things. He was just building into the season when he copped that hip injury. He tried to keep playing with it and his form just went from bad to worse. You can't judge his impact on those games!

If we make the GF, three of the players who had the biggest impact were Cox, Greenwood and DeGoey. Only one of them is a chance to play.
That Richmond game is the only good game Beams has had all year. Before this season I'd have agreed that he walks into our team, but yeah, he was pretty poor this season, probably not best 22 the way he was playing.

I said handy depth AT THE VERY LEAST.

Some silly pies fans out there are acting like Beams being out for us is like us missing 2012 Beams. Its just not that way.
 

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That aggression would work on a younger midfield group that doesn’t have mongrel, like the Doggies and the Lions, but would quickly backfire in a Prelim against Collingwood, or GF against Richmond, with the experience and hardness those midfields possess.

Aggression won’t get them into a GF, it will take something else.
North did a pretty good job with aggression against the pies...reckon GWS may play in a similar vein. Most likely Mumford's last crack as well and he can be very hazardous with his limbs - he'll be playing like those prisoner cowboys...nothing to lose if it starts pulling away from them.
 

PieLebo87

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North did a pretty good job with aggression against the pies...reckon GWS may play in a similar vein. Most likely Mumford's last crack as well and he can be very hazardous with his limbs - he'll be playing like those prisoner cowboys...nothing to lose if it starts pulling away from them.
That North game was more an outlier than the norm. The Pies were simply smashed in all aspects of football that night, wasn’t just aggression that won it for them. I’d expect Collingwood to stand up against almost any side in the competition if the going got tough.
 

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