I am resigned to the fact that Collingwood will not win this year’s AFL Premiership. A couple of weeks ago I was confident but after successive losses to the Bulldogs and St Kilda, I concede that they have no hope. Today’s loss to St Kilda showed that the Magpies still have a long way to go if they want to be able to compete against the top teams. Now we have to play a semi-final against the Adelaide Crows at the MCG and while we always do well against the two South Australian teams, especially in finals matches, I don’t think that we will be the in-form Crows. As I said in an earlier post Collingwood don’t have any really great players, but do have a lot of good and potentially great players, but this is not good enough in the finals month, especially when playing against super-star studded teams such as St Kilda, Geelong and Adelaide. A lot of Collingwood’s highly rated players often go missing during big matches, especially finals games. Sadly I think our season will end next week.