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|
|Feb||$7||$1.25||$2||S Sidebottom $17||I Quaynor $34||J De Goey $21|
|Mar||$6.50||$1.20||$1.90||S Sidebottom $17||I Quaynor $21||J De Goey $21|
|Apr||$5.50||$1.12||$1.80||A Treloar $34||I Quaynor $41||J De Goey $9|
Best Collingwood bets for the 2019 AFL season
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- The Pies were a kick away from winning it all in 2018. It might be tougher to get there this year when carrying a considerably greater weight of expectation, but the squad looks pretty good and they are rightly ranked among the top few contenders.
- Collingwood finished third last year when few expected them to play finals at all. However, we have seen many times in recent years that the previous season counts for naught (read Western Bulldogs 2017 and Adelaide Crows 2018). There are plenty of teams that could push into the top four in 2019, so think carefully before you part with your money.
- Most footy fans were surprised at just how well Steele Sidebottom polled at the 2018 Brownlow Medal. With Dayne Beams back in black and white, Collingwood now boast three of the top 10 players from last year’s count. If Beams stays fit and the Pies have another good year, he could go very close to winning it.
- Collingwood were full of surprises in 2018, not least with Jaidyn Stephenson coming from the clouds to take out the AFL Rising Star gong. Isaac Quaynor and Nathan Murphy are the players to keep an eye on this year.
- The best thing about the Pies in 2018 was how many genuine goal threats they had on the park. Jordan de Goey, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Jaidyn Stephenson and Josh Thomas all booted 38 goals or more, while Mason Cox got better and better as the season went on. If he stays out of trouble, JDG could crack 50 this year.
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 players to watch in 2019
Is this the biggest signing of the year? Beams’ sudden return to Victoria Park has further strengthened the club’s already solid claims to the flag while vanquishing any doubt over which team boasts the best midfield unit in the league.
One of the most impressive aspects of Collingwood’s finals run last year is that they did it with so many key defenders out injured. Moore’s return to action is timely because the new kickout rules will favour his long-range passing game.
The Magpies forward line was a revelation in 2018, all the more so because Elliott did not play a single game. If the 26-year-old from Euroa stays on the park for even half the season, the team will benefit hugely from the various midfield rotations his presence allows.
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.
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