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Discussion in 'Collingwood' started by Quicky, Feb 23, 2014.

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  1. Fonetiks

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    Hey everyone!
    Collingwood supporter, member, and fan of Big Footy forums... Finally joined in.
    Looking forward to what I think is a season the Pies can squeeze back into the 8.
     

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  2. NT.Thunder

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    Welcome Fonetiks

    Great to have you onboard. I agree and no doubt most will also in here, we are finals bound this season!
     
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  3. Saintly Viewed

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    Welcome fonetiks
    You will like it here.
    We are generally sensible, or is that generally not.....
     
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  4. Magpie Girl

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    Definitely debatable:)
     
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  5. JohnChainz

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    Hi all,

    Long time reader as many say, Collingwood member and lover and also a member of Nicks forum.

    happy to meet you all

    carn the pies, season '16 is our rise once again
     
  6. PasstheBucks

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    Hi everyone. I've been a member for a while now, but have mostly been a lurker.

    2016 I have decide is the year when I make some changes to my life, So a good time to get more involved.

    1) very passionate Collingwood supporter my entire life
    2) Who's your favourite Collingwood player? Past: Peter Daicos. Present:Swanny
    3) What is your favourite Collingwood moment? 1990 & 2010 Premierships
    4) How did you come to be a Pies fan? My Dad's best mate and his wife bled Collingwood, and I was drawn to that passion. I'm somewhat the black sheep of the Family as they are all St Kilda! LOL

    I'm a 46 Male, and I live in Point Cook with my partner of 4 years and my 2 dogs. My partner is a Bombers fan, but he's a good man despite that. Needless to say, Anzac Day is an interesting day in our household
     
  7. Didstar

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    Hi all. Been reading for a while and finally decided to join! Have been a passionate Collingwood supporter since I can remember and looking forward to the improvement to come this year!
    Go Pies!
     
  8. Langers is Life

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    1) Who do you barrack for? Pies
    2) Who's your favourite Collingwood player? Tom Langdon
    3) What is your favourite Collingwood moment? 2010 Prelim
    4) How did you come to be a Pies fan? Born into it
     
  9. Saintly Viewed

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    What's Franck kissing :p
    What's down under :p
    Can't make the connection :p
    Is it a ruud hulet :D
     
  10. PicaBoo

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    Wow. That was so last season :) I was Picanoob back then.
    And come to a game so we can have beers afterwards. Or come up with a reason to have beers anyway :)
     
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  11. Saintly Viewed

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    I just realised the Gatsby / Grundy connection.
    Fantastic book.
    Great reading, hope your new Gatsby apartment is great
     

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  12. Saintly Viewed

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    Jmac would love you for that logic.
    Beer!
    I still haven't got over, I was just a kid, when Holland hit the post late in the 1978 World Cup final v Argentina in Argentina. No goal, then came extra time, we ignore that part of the game.
     
  13. PicaBoo

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    '74 against Germany hurt us most. Still does.A good enough topic for a beer ;)
     
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  14. Saintly Viewed

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    Germany has a way of knocking off the great super team in the World Cup final. Hungary in the battle of Berne in 1954, then 1974 against total football.
    Hungary basically unbeaten for years except the final, and Holland was total football and list in the final.
    By the way love the Dutch shirts the all orange, but with white shorts, looks great.
    Prost
     
  15. dardy33

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    One eyed pie.
    The reason I go for Collingwood and fav player same answer DAICOS!!
    Fav game when we beat the eagles in the drawn final, the faces on eagles supporters as I stood on my seat singing the song in their members area as they walked out before the final siren.
     
  16. Gayfer_Pants

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    Hi, I'm Gayfer_Pants. I wasn't born into a football family. Became a Pies fan in the mid-80s when I was taught at primary school in the mid-80s by Russell Dickson (back when footy players had other jobs!).

    Darren Millane and Micky McGuane were my favourite players as a kid - I cried buckets when I heard on the car radio that Pants had died (still remember where it was - Alexandra Parade, turning left into Wellington Street). Later on I loved watching Scotty Burns play.

    Favourite Collingwood memory remains the 2010 prelim against Geelong, with the chant echoed around the ground in the third quarter. It was the loudest I've ever heard it be at the footy.

    I'm really optimistic about 2016, though I'm the first the admit that my eternal optimism is often misplaced. Still, I prefer looking at the glass half full.
     
  17. Saintly Viewed

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    Welcome gayfer pants.
    Interesting name and avatar.
    Mick gayfer was a perfect example of how much you can get out of yourself even if not fully blessed by natural talent.
    Welcome
     
  18. Cannibal

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    Ten-year Big Footy member, have the trophies to back that up, but have just written my first post on Big Footy today, though.

    I have frequently visited, to see what people are saying here, but have only just jumped in to make that first post today.

    It has been one helluva journey, but that happens. Have been an active member of Nicks’s, two Facebook Pages/Groups, the last being We Bleed Black & White, and have also been a member of a private board. Have been an Admin on both Facebook Pages/Groups.

    Collingwood Legends member, as are my brother and my eldest nephew (his two younger brothers stopped being members a few years ago), and I have been barracking for the ‘Pies since 1965, after a then school mate asked me to barrack for the ‘Pies because our school was packed with St Blunda supporters (Elwood Central).

    Had the pleasure of meeting all the players many years ago, when Craig Stewart worked for a company supplying office stationery to the company where I was then working, and he invited me to a player BBQ. Still have the stubby holders from that BBQ, too!

    Barracking for Collingwood is a lifelong commitment. Can’t stand the far too many whingers and moaners that we seem to have, though. If you barrack for Collingwood, stand with them; whingers and moaners should p*ss off and barrack for the Bloooos, like a former colleague of mine once did – there are helluva lot of whingers and moaners there.

    Downsides – being at the Grannies in 1979, 1980 and 1981, missing both the 1990 and 2010 GF’s and Premierships, still haven’t seen us win one!
     
  19. MJC23

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    Long time lurker, first time poster. Been a Pies supporter all my life and a member for about 15 years. Looking forward to a big 2016 with everyone here
     
  20. Spatfers

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    Hey Pie people, didn't want my first post to be bad news but I just got tweets that Treloar limped off the track and straight into the rooms! Would have posted a thread but don't have that privilege yet. Hope he's fine!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
     
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  21. Spuddd

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    I'm a born a bred Collingwood supporter. I've been following the club for 23 years and have been a paid up meme be for 18 of those years.

    My favourite players over the journey have been Shane O'Bree, Dane Swan and now Adam Treloar. I wore the same number as O'Bree in junior football, worshipped Swan as a player and played against Treloar during my youth.

    My favourite Collingwood memory was Mark McGoughs Anzac Day medal performance. I'll never forget the Buckleys Brigade camp when I got to meet him for the first time, and hear his nickname "possum".

    I'm a believer in our young list and believe that we will see a flag in the near future!
     
  22. Dubaimagpie

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    Hi all

    I am a long time Magpies supporter currently living overseas.

    I love this club and will defend it always.

    I think the events over the past week will galvanise the club and expect a much improved performance this week. We are on the right track and we just need to be patient.

    Oh by the way I really have a complete and utter dislike for the Brisbane Bears/Lions or whatever they want to be called.
     
  23. Swamp Pie

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    Answers: 1. Any team that weats black and White vertical stripes.
    2. Old Player..... John Greening
    Current Player.......Josh Daicos (OOps too soon for this).....Travis Varcoe currently
    3. When 10 years old, at Glenferrie oval, my mother clocking a Hawthorn supporter with her umbrella after he pushed me off the terrace.
    All I did to deserve this was let everyone know I thought Peter Hudson was soft and up himseld (didnt know if the latter was true but it
    sounded right)
     
  24. Swamp Pie

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    Oops haven't got the hang of this yet...... premature post....not even proofed
    Also meant to say that I suffer from turnstile fever (the supporter equivalent of white line fever)

    4. Originally said I was a Geelong supporter (at 5). Dad said good luck getting all the way to Geelong to the game. cos he and mum sure werent gonna take me. Lasted about a week. All my extended family support Pies.

    PS Swamp Pie because I got the nickname Swampy after I spent some time working in the Florida Everglades. Hated that Nick.

    My pet hate on Big Footy will be posters that try and make Pies supporter worry feel bad about life and Football.
    I have read this forum for many years but am only now starting to find the time to think about contributing, how does that poster Tradedraft do it...its mind blowing.
     
  25. Magpie Girl

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    Do you still live in the States Swampy?