Collingwood knocks West Coast out of the eight with comeback win
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner.
Four-goal hero Jordan de Goey spoke to 3AW in the rooms.
He said the team is frustrated by how they started the season.
“We definitely had a disappointing start to the year and that anger is coming out in how we play,” de Goey said.
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Collingwood has come from the clouds to beat West Coast by eight 8 points.
The Eagles led by 16 points as the final quarter ticked into time on, but the Pies ran home fast with four late goals.
This was despite finishing with Darcy Moore and Travis Varcoe off injured.
Tim Lane: “West Coast coughed this up in a manner befitting an amateur team.”
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Richo and Lingy pointed to costly errors by Lewis Jetta and Elliot Yeo that could have put the Eagles beyond reach.
“They blew a game they should have won,” Richo said.
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West Coast leads by nine points at the main break.
200-gamer Josh Kennedy already has four goals to his name.
For the Pies, Ben Reid and Jamie Elliott both have two goals.
Levi Greenwood is having an impact, tagging Andrew Gaff and keeping the dangerous Eagle to just five touches.
The call team opened up Sunday Football by making a series of grand declarations.
Richo declared Sydney as premiership favourites, while Mick declared Alastair Clarkson is staying at Hawthorn for the long term.
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West Coast has another chance to chip away at their reputation that they struggle away from home.
But while the Pies’ finals chances may be shot, they won’t be handing the points over to the visitors on Sunday.
With the pressure off, the Pies may be free to play a bit more instinctively.
Will they release the pressure valve for another week? Or can the Eagles keep their Top 4 dream alive?
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