Ed Langdon’s remarks come back to haunt him as Collingwood win their ELEVENTH game in a row after dramatic victory over Melbourne – and the Pies poke fun at the reigning premiers following MCG thriller
- Ed Langdon was served a sizeable portion of humble pie at the MCG on Friday
- The Melbourne star said Collingwood were ‘all duck, no dinner’ before the game
- He was made to eat his words as the Pies secured their 11th successive victory
Ed Langdon was served a portion of humble pie as Collingwood earned a monumental win over the reigning premiers to prove they are a genuine threat for the premiership on Friday.
Melbourne star Langdon wound up the Pies masses this week by claiming Craig McRae’s side were ‘all duck, no dinner’ prior to their clash at the MCG.
He said on SEN: ‘They’re sort of all duck, no dinner in a sense. If they’re playing fast footy on their terms they’re a very hard team to stop.
‘They’re a bit of a one-trick pony at times, so hopefully we can dampen the way they want to play and off the back of that go out and offensively play the way we want to play.’
And a fired up Collingwood made sure the winger regretted his remarks in a thrilling contest.
With momentum swinging back and forth in the final term, the Pies suffocated the Dees and forced them to play inside their own 50, with their pressure eventually bearing fruit as Ash Johnson gave his side an unassailable lead.
Ed Langdon was served a sizeable portion of humble pie as Collingwood defeated Melbourne
The Pies tweeted ‘quack’ after Langdon said they were ‘all duck, no dinner’ before the game
A Collingwood fan holds a rubber duck aloft in a clear dig at the Melbourne winger
Taking to Twitter moments after the final siren, Collingwood – who leapfrogged Melbourne into second on the ladder – simply posted: ‘quack’ in a clear parting shot at Langdon.
Jamie Elliott also kicked four goals in his 150th game to help Collingwood upset Melbourne and the lead swung on the last five goals of a pulsating contest at the MCG on Friday night before the Magpies prevailed 15.6 (96) to 13.11 (89) in front of 70,956 fans.
It was Collingwood’s 10th win by a margin of less than two goals in a rollicking first season under Craig McRae, lifting them into second spot on the ladder.
But the fallout could hurt, with Will Hoskin-Elliott (hip flexor) substituted out, Nick Daicos (ribs) hurt and Mason Cox set to come under scrutiny for driving his knee up into Max Gawn’s stomach at a ruck contest.
Collingwood earned a monumental win over Melbourne to move to second on the ladder
In a feisty affair, the Magpies kept their cool to win by six points at the MCG on Friday night
Jamie Elliott celebrates after putting his side ahead in a back-and-forth final quarter
The Pies secured their eleventh win in a row, the first time they have done so since 1965
Ash Johnson matched Elliott’s tally with four goals, Daicos (31 disposals) was brilliant at half-back, Jordan De Goey (24 touches, nine clearances) had an impact in the middle and hard-working forward Brody Mihocek (two goals) played a key role opposed to Steven May.
Clayton Oliver (42 disposals, 14 clearances) was best afield for Melbourne and Gawn (31, 10) was superb, while Ben Brown and Bayley Fritsch kicked two goals each.
But they couldn’t stop an irresistible second-half surge from Collingwood, who trailed by 23 points during the second quarter and kicked seven goals to three after the main break to overpower the reigning premiers.