The Collingwood Football Club is arguably the biggest and most famous sporting organisation in Australia.
Established in 1892 with the Australian magpie as its mascot, the club is one of the most storied in the history of Aussie rules football – a beacon for passionate love and hate from the footy-loving public.
The knives were out for Collingwood and coach Nathan Buckley in 2018, but they silenced their critics in emphatic fashion and wound up only a straight kick away from winning the AFL Grand Final.
The Pies followed with another strong campaign in 2019, when they lost a tight preliminary final against the GWS Giants.
Can Collingwood push for top honours in 2020? Let’s see what the bookies have to say on the matter.
About the Collingwood Magpies
|Premierships:||15 – 1902-03, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927-1930, 1935-36, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010|
|2019 ladder finish:||4th|
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Updated Collingwood futures betting
|2020 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$7.50||$1.30||$2.20||B Grundy $21||I Quaynor $21||J De Goey $13|
|Feb||$7.50||$1.30||$2.20||B Grundy $21||I Quaynor $21||J De Goey $13|
|Mar||$7.50||$1.36||$2.50||B Grundy $26||I Quaynor $21||J De Goey $17|
|May||$6.50||$1.30||$3.75||B Grundy $11||I Quaynor $18||J De Goey $13|
|Jun||$7||$1.30||$3.75||B Grundy $11||I Quaynor $18||J De Goey $21|
|Jul||$7.50||$1.22||$2||B Grundy $19||T Brown $21||B Mihocek $13|
|Aug||$12||$1.33||$3.75||B Grundy $34||T Brown $67||B Mihocek $34|
|Sep||$19||$1.40||$11||T Adams $81||T Ruscoe $67||–|
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- The Pies were a kick away from reaching the AFL Grand Final again in 2019. The premiership window is still wide open for Nathan Buckley and his charges, who will enter the 2020 campaign among the top three or four contenders.
- After consecutive top-four finishes, Pies fans will expect another big year from their boys. The likes of Greater Western Sydney, Geelong and the up-and-coming Western Bulldogs will be knocking on the door, but Collingwood will be right in the mix once again.
- There are many stars in Collingwood’s midfield, but one cannot looks past Brodie Grundy in this year’s Brownlow Medal betting. The star ruckman polled 23 votes in 2019 and could go even better this time around if he maintains that level of form.
- Isaac Quaynor was an outside chance in the AFL Rising Star betting last year and will start the 2020 campaign in a similar position. Trent Bianco is another to keep an eye on.
- The Pies boast myriad avenues to goal, but do they have a standout target who can kick bags on a regular basis? Jordan De Goey is well backed in the Coleman Medal betting, although the versatile forward will have to improve on the two goals per game he averaged last year.
Collingwood players to watch in 2020
Collingwood’s big signing of last summer was a massive flop in 2019, playing only nine games due to a combination of injuries and off-field issues. One wonders how much footy Beams has left in him, so this might be his final chance to push for that elusive AFL Premiership win.
Once regarded as a future star in the forward line, Moore is now one of the best young backmen in the league. If he can stay fit and play a full season in defence, an All-Australian jersey will not be out of the question.
A betting scandal and the resulting 10-game suspension restricted Stephenson to only 14 games in his sophomore season. The 2018 AFL Rising Star winner is as dangerous as any small forward in the league and owes his teammates a big year.
Collingwood Football Club records
- Most matches: Tony Shaw – 313 (1978–1994)
- Most consecutive matches: Jock McHale – 191 (1906–1917)
- Most goals kicked in one match: Gordon Coventry – 17 goals (R12, 1930)
- Most Best & Fairest awards: Nathan Buckley – 6 (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
- Most matches as coach: Jock McHale – 713 (1912–1949)
- Most goals in a season: Peter McKenna – 143 (1970)
- Most career goals: Gordon Coventry – 1299 (1920–1937)
Collingwood Magpies history
There are two different versions to the history of the Collingwood Football Club.
The first is the story of success. Collingwood is the only club to have ever won four premierships in a row (1927-30). It was a time when Collingwood was the undoubted powerhouse of Australian football, both on and off the field.
In the club’s first 30 seasons it had won nine premierships and seemed destined for more greatness. Four more premierships followed in the next 20 years – including a spirited defence of its four-peat record against a rampaging Melbourne in 1958.
The second part of this story is one of heartache and pain.
No team has lost more Grand Finals then Collingwood. The Magpies have played in a record 43 finales, winning 15, drawing two and losing 26, which is also an unwanted record.
After a series of heart-breaking losses to arch-rival Carlton in the 70s, Collingwood went into a period of pain in the 80s, before a historic drought-breaking premiership over Essendon in 1990.
After more failure followed its ‘premiership hangover’ in the 90s, Collingwood once again climbed the summit in 2010.