I figured that this game would be Ok as we had smashed the Bombers in the Anzac day clash and we would be able to finish them off. Oh how wrong i was. the baby bombers jumped them at the start and we never really recovered. every time we lifted the intesity, they lifted it higher. In the end, it was just another loss in a game we should have won and no doubt the coaching team had pecilled in a win..
- 1.3-9 equalled Collingwood’s worst start to a match this season; same as the R13 game against the Bulldogs which the Magpies lost by 10 points
- the Bombers stemmed a three-match run of losses to Collingwood to post their best win over the Pies since 2003-R5
- Essendon finished with 7.2-44, the 4th-best Q4 against the Pies
- 200th game by TARKYN LOCKYER (Collingwood, 1999-2008) 184 premiership,16 pre-season; it was also his 100th consecutive match since 2004-R10
- Collingwood have reached 1 million attendances in just 17 rounds – the fastest in league history
- the Magpies conceded to a side lower than itself for the sixth time
- at the 218th meeting no other new match records were noted