This early preview to cover Anzac Day will be followed up by the normal preview for the remaining 8 games which will hit your computers Friday morning as usual!! The way these previews are going it is strongly suggested you ignore the tips and enjoy the stories!!
That special day of the year has come around again as we all pay tribute to Aussie heroes that fought for our country in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan to mention a few. It makes us all proud to be Australian when we see the growth of Anzac Day over the years. Traditions like that have been grabbed by the AFL and after a wonderfully moving ceremony played out at the MCG the two football combatants, Collingwood and Essendon battle it out.
Lest we forget.
We all know that the Magpies have some injury problems but Essendon, after a great win over Carlton on Saturday, may also have some injured players out of this clash. At time of writing this preview I am unaware of the team line ups and whether missing players will make a difference to the result. The Bombers may tire a little sooner than the Magpies after their grueling win against Carlton, always a telling factor in a game filled with emotion. Essendon’s undefeated run might come to an end this day. Didak will be a welcome return for Collingwood who, after fighting press reports last week, have to contend with Dane Swan ‘fat’ reports this week. Expect the usual sellout crowd for this match. The 1 minute silence after the Last Post raises the hair on the back of my neck.
Collingwood by 22