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The I ❤️ Collingwood thread.

zippadeee

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Round 2 again.
Theyre like horny goats early on in the season.
Wouldve prefered to play them after round 10 when one or two of there players have brought the game into disrupt.
 
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eZyT

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Same, not the age though. :) I was born 3 months before the 67 flag. Have seen 3 of them.

Anyone been to all 7?
Ive got an uncle who's witnessed 7 tiger flags at The G
 
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TigerMasochist

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Born in 56 so 7 flags for me. Only Hawforn 13 n Carlscum 8 have won more flags than us in that time. Half a smidgin of luck n we'll be equal to Carlscums 8 since 56 next year n we'll also bring our overall tally to 13 same as Hawforn.
Roll on 2020 footy season.
 
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TOT70

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Born in 56 so 7 flags for me. Only Hawforn 13 n Carlscum 8 have won more flags than us in that time. Half a smidgin of luck n we'll be equal to Carlscums 8 since 56 next year n we'll also bring our overall tally to 13 same as Hawforn.
Roll on 2020 footy season.
Born in 59 so same for me.

In 1980 when we won our 10th flag, Melbourne and Essendon were on 12 and Collingwood and Carlton led the pack with 13,

Did anyone think it would take 40 years just to catch Melbourne?

That 37 years was such a waste!
 
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SCAJMW

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7 flags for me, and have seen five in person. 73/74 i stood in the concrete area directly behind the City End goals. It was called "The Pigsty" As a young fella from the country the antics certainly opened up my eyes. It really was wild west
 
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Bernie

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7 flags for me, and have seen five in person. 73/74 i stood in the concrete area directly behind the City End goals. It was called "The Pigsty" As a young fella from the country the antics certainly opened up my eyes. It really was wild west
Oh, I must apologise. I was one of the great unwashed there in both ‘73 and ‘74.

If I recall correctly, I singularly consumed a slab of VB before 3/4 time in the reserves in ‘73. It was so crowded in the standing room at the Brunton Ave end that it you raised your arm to scratch your head, it took 15 minutes before you were able to bring down your arm. So crowded!
 
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Streak

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Or looking at it another way ... we have won as many flags in the last three years as they have in the last 61.
A great mate of mine, who I almost feel sorry for but just can't, is a Magpies fan who has been to 6 Grandfinals to support his team for 5 losses and a draw. Because we live in WA, he uses a contact at Geelong to buy a Cats grandfinal breakfast package which includes a GF ticket, at a cool $2000 a pop.

When they played that draw with the Saints, he didn't have the cash to go over for the replay :rotfl2

And to cap that off, the Monday after the drawn GF, the West Australian ran a story on how many WA football fans put $50 on the draw (generally at 50:1) so that they had the funds to fly back the following week for the replay.
 
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eZyT

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That 37 years was such a waste!
I disagree.

It was a perfect maturation period of pure joy

It was kind of a Sisyphus experience, but the rock squashed the Crows on the way down and then we were liberated and looted Swan St BWS

I reckon I'd agree to another 37 year stretch if I knew I got to feel that good at the end again
 
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TOT70

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I disagree.

It was a perfect maturation period of pure joy

It was kind of a Sisyphus experience, but the rock squashed the Crows on the way down and then we were liberated and looted Swan St BWS

I reckon I'd agree to another 37 year stretch if I knew I got to feel that good at the end again
That’s a great perspective. Everything that has happened has led us to this place.

Cant argue with it, it’s a great place.
 
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Streak

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I disagree.

It was a perfect maturation period of pure joy

It was kind of a Sisyphus experience, but the rock squashed the Crows on the way down and then we were liberated and looted Swan St BWS

I reckon I'd agree to another 37 year stretch if I knew I got to feel that good at the end again
It is an interesting point.

Do you reckon we’d be as strong a club as we are if we hadn’t gone through that pain?

I am really not sure.
 

23.21.159

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I often thought during those 37 years that when the wheel eventually turned (as it surely would), we would be paid back in spades ... so maybe there are a few to go yet.
 
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Sintiger

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I have seen 7 Tigers flags live and 2 defeats. I have less memory of 67 than the others but I do recall 69 quite well.

Apart from the last 2 the one that stands out to me in my memory is 1974. It was the Tigers vs the world because every neutral wanted North to win their first flag but we were just too good.

Apart from the GFs the final that stands out to me the most was the 73 prelim against our hated enemy in Collingwood when we were 6 goals down at halftime and a hobbled Royce Hart came on. You could feel the lift in the crowd when our superstar came out with the team, it's a feeling I still remember. My Dad hated Collingwood with a passion and I have carried that on from him.
 
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eZyT

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It is an interesting point.

Do you reckon we’d be as strong a club as we are if we hadn’t gone through that pain?

I am really not sure.
I think the club could have got away with 20 years in the wilderness.

But I think the depth and complexity of the flood of emotion, memories, relief and euphoria we all felt in 2017

needed the full 37 years to mature.
 

glenn downing

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I have seen 7 Tigers flags live and 2 defeats. I have less memory of 67 than the others but I do recall 69 quite well.

Apart from the last 2 the one that stands out to me in my memory is 1974. It was the Tigers vs the world because every neutral wanted North to win their first flag but we were just too good.

Apart from the GFs the final that stands out to me the most was the 73 prelim against our hated enemy in Collingwood when we were 6 goals down at halftime and a hobbled Royce Hart came on. You could feel the lift in the crowd when our superstar came out with the team, it's a feeling I still remember. My Dad hated Collingwood with a passion and I have carried that on from him.
I was a bit young to go to the 1969 grand final but I have seen 5 tiger flags live and 2 GF defeats live. My first final attended was the 1971 preliminary final in which we lost to St Kilda. I recall being a very upset 8 year old at losing that game. First grand final I attended was the 1972 grand final, in which our team was humiliated by Carlton. What made that loss particularly hard to take was that our team had beaten Carlton convincingly in the semi final replay game. Also, I remember my parents telling me after the game that they had recognised two current VFL umpires sitting nearby us and my parents were sure that that these umpires were actually barracking for Carlton during the game. I think this is when my utter despise of Carlton began. It was such a great feeling when our team got sweet revenge on Carlton in the 1973 GF. The Laurie Fowler classic bump on Big Nick was a standout moment.
I too have vivid memories of the 1973 prelim final and the heroics of Royce Hart. Later that year my Dad bought me a life size poster of Royce Hart and I was so excited to put the poster of my hero up on my bedroom wall. My Dad was born and raised in Richmond and he also hated Collingwood with a passion and I too have carried that on from him. He grew up in the 1930's and 1940's and I remember him telling me stories of the strong tribalism between the good people of Richmond and the undesirable people/scum of Collingwood. As a youngster he was once told off by Jack Dyer for causing trouble in the streets of Richmond.
 
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