Good Old Collingwood Forever

>>  Wednesday, March 04, 2015

This week's Gallery is Black and White, the last time it was Black and White I shared the multifaceted wardrobe belonging to HWMBO which is 50% Wacken Ts, 50% Collingwood Ts.

And the theme being here again, the only black and white to share is the one that that dominates my life:


I don't support Collingwood, let's get that clear.  I don't really do Aussie Rules at all, but if I did, Collingwood would not be my team.  I'd rather eat my own eyeballs than call myself a Collingwood supporter.  I understand this depth of feeling is normal for a non-Magpie. (I'd probably support Hawthorn but I rather like to glee in a win by Geelong just to annoy HWMBO.)

So let's return to the HWMBO's versatile wardrobe:

Ourgate: Collingwood 2009 members hat

Swimming in the Med - Collingwood T
Rhodes, Collingwood 2013 members hat
 I understand that footie is important.  In 2002 we had to stay at the closest hotel to Heathrow that had a TV channel that was showing the Grand Final and we checked in just 10 minutes before our flight to Australia closed 'because it was a very close game'.

Cyprus, Collingwood 2002 (losers!) shirt
Rottnest Island, Australia. Collingwood T and Hat
(lost during the Iron Maiden set at Wacken 2010
- traumatic enough to still be remembered)
Gaucin, Spain. Collingwood 2006 T
Normandy, France. Collingwood 2006 T
Santander, Spain. Collingwood T
Versailles, Paris.  Collingwood hat.

I know it's not just him though, there was the year I came downstairs (remember the final is on overnight here) in the morning to find a normally normal Australian friend on his hands and knees banging the floor with his hand as the Swans were about to win for the first time in 72 years.

Our married life is catalogued around the games, for example if I ask him what year we were married the inevitable answer will be "Swans, 2005".

He can quote games, years, players, stats, he has an amazing memory for it.  It's a shame he didn't marry someone that is actually interested!

And my favourite wind him up game:

"What year did Collingwood win the Grand Final dear?"
"No, before that?"
"Wow was it really so long between wins, and yet it seems like they've been in sooooo many finals, they must have lost a lot!"

That one always goes down like a led balloon.
You have no idea how important Collingwood is to him, in fact it says an awful lot about how much he thinks of me that he has been prepared to be parted from them for so long.

My Office - Good old Collingwood forever!


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