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.
After strong campaigns in 2018 and 2019, the Pies have come back to the pack and could be set for a rebuild sooner than expected – much to the chagrin of the team’s vast and vocal supporter base.
Can Collingwood push for top honours in 2021? Let’s see what the bookies have to say on the matter.
About the Collingwood Magpies
|Coach:||Robert Harvey (interim)|
|Premierships:||15 – 1902-03, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927-1930, 1935-36, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010|
|2020 ladder finish:||8th (9-7-1)|
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Updated Collingwood futures betting
|2021 Premiership||Make Finals||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Mar||$23||$2.25||B Grundy $13||F Macrae $31||J De Goey $15|
|Apr||$23||$2.30||B Grundy $23||F Macrae $41||J De Goey $51|
|May||$81||$5||B Grundy $41||F Macrae $51||J De Goey $101|
|Jun||$251||$41||B Grundy $51||F Macrae $51||J De Goey $151|
|Jul||$501||$81||B Grundy $81||C Poulter $81||J De Goey $501|
|Aug||–||–||B Grundy $151||O Henry $151||–|
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- Collingwood entered the 2020 campaign among the top three or four contenders, but they finished the season with serious questions about their short-term prospects. It seems like several teams have leapt ahead of them in the premiership queue.
- Collingwood scraped into the finals last year and pulled off a massive heist to beat West Coast in the first week, but that was as far as they went. Given they are sitting around the eighth line of premiership betting heading into 2021, there is no certainty that the Pies will feature in September again this season.
- There are many stars in Collingwood’s midfield, but one cannot looks past Brodie Grundy in the Brownlow Medal betting. The star ruckman has polled well in recent years and should be right in the mix if he keeps doing what he’s been doing.
Collingwood players to watch in 2021
By his lofty standards, Brodie Grundy wasn’t quite at his best last season. The star ruckman has been Collingwood’s standout player in recent years, but some have begun to question whether his statistical superiority translates to on-field dominance. Grundy will be eager to prove the doubters wrong.
Once regarded as a future star in the forward line, Darcy Moore is now one of the best young backmen in the league. He earned All-Australian honours in 2020 and will be looking to repeat that feat as the lynchpin of a highly regarded Collingwood defensive unit.
Josh Daicos has spent most of his career to date on a half-forward flank, but will this be the year we see him stake a claim in the midfield? The son of a gun has a well-rounded skillset and could be the one to benefit most from Adam Treloar’s move to the Western Bulldogs.
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.