AFL Adelaide Crows vs Collingwood Magpies live match will be held on Adelaide Oval, 15 May 2014,Thursday 19: 20 AEDT Time.
Most of Adelaide fans are hate Collingwood. The rest despise them. And with good reason!
I’m sure every Crows fan has many specific, horrible recollections of various losses we’ve suffered at the hands of the Magpies dating all the way back to our 123 point loss in Round 15 1991. But there are definitely 2 games that still sting the most.
The Adelaide Oval, one of the great stadiums of the world welcomes Australia’s biggest sporting club, Collingwood for the first time this week. The Magpies may be a little hesitant heading to a new venue in Adelaide after having a great record at Football Park, although it has to be exciting to head to such a grand place. Of course the hosts for this Thursday nights’ clash is the hometown Adelaide Crows, themselves only relativity new to these surroundings. It’s also the first night game to be played at the stadium and almost certain to be a sell out.
On field Adelaide have been left in the dust of cross town rivals Port Adelaide, and this game is now vital to the Crows chances of playing finals in 2014. Collingwood are going better than most expected and sit amongst the premiership contending teams in the top section of the ladder. Both clubs are coming off a bye so there will be no excuses for either side on Thursday night. Of course these two sides do have history, with several finals being played out in recent years, the stand out of those being the semi final in 2009 where the Pies won with a goal in the dying seconds. There have also been some classic home and away games played out between these two and there is hope that this could be great also.
Past Five Match:
R16, 2013, Collingwood 17.9 (111) d Adelaide 12.12 (84) at the MCG
R9, 2012, Collingwood 10.15 (75) d Adelaide 6.13 (49) at AAMI Stadium
R9, 2011, Collingwood 20.15 (135) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2010, Collingwood 6.18 (54) d Adelaide 7.9 (51) at the MCG
1SF, 2009, Collingwood 12.11 (83) d Adelaide 11.12 (78) at the MCG
B. Tom Langdon, Jack Frost, Marley Williams
HB. Jarryd Blair, Lacklan Keefe, Heritier Lumumba
C. Steele Sidebottom, Brend Macaffer, Sane Swan
HF. Sam Dwyer, Jesse White, Jamie Elliott
F. Jarrod Witts, Travis Cloke, Tyson Goldsack
FOL. Brodie Grundy, Dayne Beames, Scott Pendlebury
I/C. Luke Ball, Taylor Adams, Josh Thomas, Ben Kennedy (sub)
I’ll say in – Maxwell and Toovey
Out. – Adams and Kennedy
B. Sam Shaw, Daniel Talia, Brent Reilly
HB. Brodie Smith, Kyle Hartigan, Luke Brown
C. Sam Kerridge, Patrick Dangerfield, David Mackay
HF. Eddie Betts, James Podsiadly, Jaren Petrenko
F. Rory Laird, Josh Jenkins, Matt Wright
FOL. Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane
I/C. Matthew Jaensch, Tom Lynch, Matt Crouch, Mitch Grigg
In. – Walker, Douglas, Rutten and Cameron and Reilly
Out. – Lynch (inj), Jaensch (inj), Shaw and Petrenko and Lyons