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.
Can the Pies go one better in 2019? 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|
|2018 ladder finish:||3rd|
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Updated Collingwood futures betting
|2019 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$7||$1.25||$2||S Sidebottom $15||J De Goey $21|
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Yes, weird things have happened in the AFL in the last two seasons, with the Bulldogs winning the 2016 premiership from seventh on the ladder and the Richmond Tigers breaking a 37-year premiership drought in 2017, despite finishing 13th the previous year.
Only the greatest optimist would give Collingwood a chance to win the premiership in 2018. To say that everything would have to go right is a massive understatement – but there is talent on this list and if they can squeeze into finals, well, we’ve seen what can happen during the last two seasons. The $20 on offer is probably too short for the Pies, we can’t recommend it.
This is where things get really interesting for Magpie punters. At $2 with Sportsbet.com.au to break a four-season finals drought, the Magpies will certainly entice punters who think Nathan Buckley’s men are due for a good run with injuries and form. The Magpies have threatened to improve for years and never delivered. Perhaps now that the pressure is off and many in the football world have given up on them, they may choose 2018 to begin their climb up the ladder. We suggest having a good look at this market – especially if the playing list is healthy going into round 1.
Collingwood have players that are proven vote-winners, but history tells us that no one wins the Brownlow Medal from a club that struggles to even make finals. Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury is a man that traditionally polls well, but has suffered from carrying a big load in the Magpie midfield and suffering from niggling injuries. The $21 available at Sportsbet.com.au is an interesting market on the veteran – odds that will fall steeply if the Magpies start winning games. The other fancy in this market is big-name recruit Adam Treloar. The former GWS midfielder polled 20 votes for a Collingwood team that won just 10 games two seasons ago and could be ready to take the next step in 2018. He could provide some big value.
- Collingwood don’t have many realistic contenders in the Rising Star market.
Callum Brown at $21 is the shortest in the field, but didn’t show enough in his first handful of games to suggest he’d rip the competition apart in 2018. The Club’s number six draft pick in 2017, Jaidyn Stephenson,
has the talent, but may struggle to play enough senior football in 2018 to qualify, given his slight frame.
He could be one to watch in 2019 if he is still eligible.
Given Collingwood didn’t have a single goal-kicker that cracked more than 30 goals in 2017, you can completely forget about parting with any of your hard-earned on a Magpie winning the Coleman Medal in 2018. Collingwood’s most dangerous forward, Jamie Elliot, is paying $101 at Sportsbet.com.au, but is already under an injury cloud and could miss early matches, completely ruling him out.
Collingwood 2019 AFL fixture
|1||Geelong Cats||MCG||Saturday, March 22||7:50pm AEDT|
|2||Richmond Tigers||MCG||Thursday, March 28||7:20pm AEDT|
|3||West Coast Eagles||MCG||Saturday, April 6||7:25pm AEDT|
|4||Western Bulldogs||MCG||Friday, April 12||7:50pm AEST|
|5||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||Thursday, April 18||7:35pm AEST|
|6||Essendon Bombers||MCG||Thursday, April 25||3:20pm AEST|
|7||Port Adelaide Power||Marvel Stadium||Friday, May 3||7:50pm AEST|
|8||Carlton Blues||MCG||Saturday, May 11||1:45pm AEST|
|9||St Kilda Saints||MCG||Saturday, May 18||1:45pm AEST|
|10||Sydney Swans||SCG||Friday, May 24||7:50pm AEST|
|11||Fremantle Dockers||MCG||Saturday, June 1||1:45pm AEST|
|12||Melbourne Demons||MCG||Monday, June 10||3:20pm AEST|
|14||Western Bulldogs||Marvel Stadium||Sunday, June 23||3:20pm AEST|
|15||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, June 29||7:25pm AEST|
|16||Hawthorn Hawks||MCG||Friday, July 5||7:50pm AEST|
|17||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||Friday, July 12||6:10pm AWST|
|18||GWS Giants||Sydney Showground||Saturday, July 20||4:35pm AEST|
|19||Richmond Tigers||MCG||Friday, July 26||7:50pm AEST|
|20||Gold Coast Suns||MCG||Sunday, August 4||1:10pm AEST|
|21||Melbourne Demons||MCG||Saturday, August 10||1:45pm AEST|
|22||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 17||4:05pm ACST|
Collingwood 2018 playing list
|1. Alex Fasolo||8/6/92||100||133||Forward||181cm, 84kg||East Fremantle (WAFL)||Rd 12, 2011|
|2. Jordan De Goey||15/3/96||50||36||Mid/fwd||191cm, 91kg||Oakleigh u18||Rd 1, 2015|
|3. Daniel Wells||3/2/1985||253||161||Midfield||181cm, 84kg||Nth Melbourne (AFL)||Rd 1, 2003|
|4. Brodie Grundy||15/4/1994||84||27||Ruck||203cm, 102kg||Sturt (SANFL)||Rd 18, 2013|
|5. Jamie Elliot||21/8/1992||89||138||Forward||178cm, 81kg||Murray u18||Rd 9, 2012|
|6. Tyson Goldsack||22/5/87||161||50||Fwd/def||193cm, 93kg||Gippsland u18||Rd 8, 2007|
|7. Adam Treloar||9/3/93||122||74||Midfield||182cm, 86kg||GWS (AFL)||Rd 3, 2012|
|8. Tom Langdon||9/6/94||57||2||Defender||190cm, 83kg||Sandringham u18||Rd 1, 2014|
|9. Sam Murray||2/9/97||–||–||Defender||187cm, 86kg||Sydney Swans (AFL)||–|
|10. Scott Pendlebury (C)||7/1/88||252||157||Midfield||191cm, 91kg||Gippsland u18||Rd 10, 2006|
|11. Jarryd Blair||14/4/90||151||121||Forward||174cm, 80kg||Gippsland u18||Rd 14, 2010|
|12. Matthew Scharenberg||18/9/95||14||0||Defender||191cm, 90kg||Glenelg (SANFL)||Rd 18, 2015|
|13. Taylor Adams||29/9/93||97||36||Midfield||181cm, 83kg||GWS (AFL)||Rd 5, 2012|
|14. James Aish||8/11/95||55||19||Midfield||183cm, 80kg||Brisbane (AFL)||Rd 1, 2014|
|15. Lynden Dunn||14/5/87||182||98||Defender||192cm, 102kg||Melbourne (AFL)||Rd 6, 2006|
|16. Chris Mayne||2/11/88||175||198||Forward||188cm, 84kg||Fremantle (AFL)||Rd 2, 2008|
|17. Callum Brown||27/4/98||5||1||Mid/fwd||178cm, 77kg||Eastern u18||Rd 11, 2017|
|18. Travis Varcoe||10/4/88||185||148||Forward||180cm, 83kg||Geelong (AFL)||Rd 2, 2007|
|19. Levi Greenwood||19/2/89||119||55||Mid/fwd||181cm, 87kg||Nth Melb (AFL)||Rd 5, 2009|
|20. Ben Reid||29/4/89||136||51||Fwd/def||196cm, 98kg||Murray u18||Rd 13, 2007|
|21. Tom Phillips||7/5/96||24||12||Midfield||187cm, 79kg||Oakleigh u18||Rd 12, 2016|
|22. Steele Sidebottom||2/1/91||185||139||Midfield||184cm, 86kg||Murray u18||Rd 7, 2009|
|23. Sam McLarty||11/5/98||–||–||Defender||197cm, 91kg||Oakleigh u18||–|
|24. Josh Thomas||1/10/91||41||25||Midfield||178cm, 79kg||Gold Coast u18||Rd 1, 2013|
|25. Jack Crisp||2/10/93||84||41||Mid/def||190cm, 91kg||Brisbane (AFL)||Rd 4, 2012|
|26. Josh Daicos||26/11/98||2||1||Forward||178cm, 77kg||Oakleigh u18||Rd 21, 2017|
|27. Kayle Kirby||26/10/98||1||0||Forward||182cm, 89kg||Bendigo u18||Rd 23, 2017|
|28. Nathan Murphy||15/12/99||–||–||Def/fwd||190cm, 79kg||Sandringham u18||–|
|29. Tim Broomhead||22/3/94||35||27||Mid/fwd||185cm, 82kg||Port Adelaide (SANFL)||Rd 13, 2014|
|30. Darcy Moore||25/1/96||47||58||Fwd/def||203cm, 102kg||Oakleigh u18||Rd 14, 2015|
|32. Will Hoskin-Elliot||2/9/93||74||60||Forward||186cm, 81kg||GWS (AFL)||Rd 1, 2012|
|33. Rupert Wills||25/5/93||6||1||Midfield||192cm, 89kg||Collingwood (VFL)||Rd 20, 2016|
|34. Tyler Brown||9/12/99||–||–||Mid/fwd||188cm, 73kg||Eastern u18||–|
|35. Jaidyn Stephenson||15/1/99||–||–||Midfield||188cm, 77kg||Eastern u18||–|
|36. Brayden Sier||12/12/97||–||–||Midfield||191cm, 88kg||Northern u18||–|
|37. Brayden Maynard||20/9/96||51||12||Defender||189cm, 90kg||Sandringham u18||Rd 14, 2015|
|38. Jeremy Howe||29/6/90||141||86||Defender||190cm, 88kg||Melbourne (AFL)||Rd 11, 2011|
|39. Ben Crocker||19/2/97||13||13||Forward||188cm, 83kg||Oakleigh u18||Rd 7, 2016|
|40. Josh Smith||2/1/94||31||6||Defender||180cm, 80kg||Redland (NEAFL)||Rd 5, 2016|
|46. Mason Cox||14/3/91||20||27||Forward||211cm, 108kg||Oklahoma State (USA)||Rd 5, 2016|
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)
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.
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