Collingwood Magpies in 2007

Most pundits had all but written them off before the start of the season and certainly after key injuries to top players. But attitude and discipline will get you everywhere and they finished essentially third in the race for the AFL premiership.

Along the way they set all sorts of records and amazing stats…

  • Round 6 saw Collingwood hit the post an extraordinary SEVEN times – the last occasion seven was recorded was by Richmond against Fitzroy in the 1924-R4 match at Punt Road.
  • Round 7 saw Shane Wakelin kick his first goal for Collingwood in during his 125 games to that round
  • Collingwood won at the Gabba for the first time since 1995 (and i missed it)
  • Round 10 saw a crowd of 44,480, being the second-best home-and-away crowd to watch the Dockers
  • Round 11 at Stadium Australia saw a crowd of 64,222 being the 3rd-highest, behind the two best posted in 2003, 72,393 then 71,019
  • Round 18 saw the meeting closely bearing parallel with that played on May 12 at the MCG –
    R07-MCG – Collingwood 17.17-119 v Carlton 14.11-95 – 24pts
    R18-MCG – Collingwood 18.12-120 v Carlton 14.12-96 – 24pts
  • In round 18, he Magpies kicked 8.2-50, their best Q4 of this season and beat Carlton in four successive matches for the first time for more than 50 years, since 1953-55
  • Round 20 saw the Pies with 6.4 produced their best opening quarter of the season – it carried Collingwood to their 12th win of the year over Melbourne. Melbourne was goalless against the Pies in Q2 for the first time since 1990 at Waverley when Collingwood kicked 5.3 to the Demons 0.4 – the Magpies won that day as well
  • Round 21 saw the Magpies beat the Swans at the MCG for the first time since 1936
  • The Elimination Final against Sydney saw the best 1st quarter of the year kicking 6.5
  • The Semi-Final saw scores tied at the siren requiring extra-time to be played for only the second time in a League final under rules introduced following the draw between Collingwood and West Coast in the 1990 Qualifying Final at Waverley and the subsequent replay a week later. Collingwood beat West Coast at Subiaco for only the third time – last time was in 1992-R13, the other in 1989-R11
  • West Coast, in their 201st game at Subiaco, was held goalless in Q1 for the first time.
  • Collingwood is only the second side from the group finishing fifth-eighth to make it to a Preliminary Final.
  • We beat both Grand-Finalists from the last 2 years in the Finals.
  • 3 AFL mark of the Year Weekly winners – Leon Davis, Josh Fraser and Anthony Rocca
  • 2 AFL Goal of the Year Weekly Winners – Leon Davis twice ( although Dale Thomas was robbed only by a Boundary Umpire that was 20 metres away..)
  • All-time season crowd record –

     

    Total

    Games

    Average

     

    Rank

    Home

    603,881

    11

    54,898.3

     

    1

    Away

    622,703

    11

    56,609.4

     

    1

    Total

    1,226,604

    22

    55,754.73

     

    1

     

  • Had Crowd numbers in the top three at every ground this year, including 3 of the top 4 at the MCG.

Ground/Round

Crowd

Teams

MCG

1PF

98,002

Geelong-Collingwood

R5

90,508

Essendon – Collingwood

R15

85,468

Geelong-Collingwood

Docklands

R13

50,248

Collingwood-Hawthorn

Football Park

R6

43,915

Adelaide-Collingwood

Subiaco

2SF

43,627

West Coast –Collingwood

Gabba

R9

32,225

Brisbane-Collingwood

SCG

R12

64,222

Sydney -Collingwood

 

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