Hey, I predicted that the Bulldogs were going to be the biggest challenge to Collingwood winning the premiership this year and my prediction could be seen as correct. On Sunday the Dogs beat the Pies by 26 points, allowing them to take third place off Collingwood as we enter the finals and set up an intriguing qualifying final against Geelong, whom they beat just two weeks ago.
Collingwood now have to face the all conquering St Kilda in the other qualifying final. Up until a month ago the Saints were undefeated but have recently suffered loses to Essendon and North Melbourne, whilst they were less than impressive in their win on the weekend against bottom placed Melbourne. While I feel that Collingwood can beat St Kilda if they play to their full potential, I am not going to tip them to win for fear of being disappointed once again.