Can Magpies conjure a fairytale finish?

Rohan Connolly
By Rohan Connolly
Updated July 7 2022 - 12:27am, first published July 6 2022 - 3:50am
The transformation under new coach Craig McRae has been remarkable for Collingwood after a dismal year on and off the field in 2021. Picture: Getty Images

The spirit among this group is palpable.	And they've been lifted in turn, by the fervour of the Magpie hordes in the stands.

"Dare to dream" is a pretty popular phrase in contemporary sport, particularly AFL football, and fair enough too, given the number of fairytales of sorts we've seen come true in recent years. Just ask the Western Bulldogs, Richmond or Melbourne.

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Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly is one of the most experienced and respected sporting journalists in the country, particularly passionate about football, and with a 37-year track record of observing it at close quarters in print, online, and on radio and TV.

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