Ed Langdon’s comments continue to haunt him as Collingwood win their ELEVENTH game in a row after a dramatic victory over Melbourne – and the Pies mock the reigning Prime Ministers after MCG thriller
- Ed Langdon got a big helping of humble pie in the MCG on Friday
- The Melbourne star said Collingwood was ‘all duck, no dinner’ for the match
- He had to swallow his words when the Pies took their 11th straight win
Ed Langdon was served a serving of humble pie when Collingwood won a monumental victory over the reigning prime ministers to prove they pose a real threat to the premiership on Friday.
Melbourne star Langdon capped the Pies crowd this week by claiming Craig McRae’s side was ‘all duck, no dinner’ prior to their clash in the MCG.
He said on SEN: ‘They’re kind of all duck, not dinner in a sense. When they play football fast on their terms, it’s a very hard team to stop.
“They’re a bit of a one-trick pony at times, so hopefully we can temper the way they want to play and from there we’re going to play offensively the way we want to play.”
And a stoked Collingwood caused the winger to regret his comments in a close match.
With momentum swinging back and forth in the final term, the Pies choked the Dees and forced them to play within their own 50, with their pressure finally paying off as Ash Johnson gave his side an unassailable lead.
Ed Langdon was served a generous helping of humble pie when Collingwood beat Melbourne
The Pies tweeted ‘quack’ after Langdon said they were ‘all duck, no dinner’ for the game
A Collingwood fan holds a rubber duck in the air in an apparent dig at the Melbourne winger
Shortly after the final siren on Twitter, Collingwood – who jumped Melbourne to second place 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, taking the lead on the last five goals of a pulse-pounding match in the MCG on Friday night before the Magpies triumphed 15.6 (96) to 13 .11 (89) for 70,956 fans.
It was Collingwood’s 10th win by less than two goals in a heady first season under Craig McRae, moving them to second on the ladder.
But the fallout could hurt, with Will Hoskin-Elliott (hip flexor) being replaced, Nick Daicos (ribs) hurting and Mason Cox coming under scrutiny for shoving his knee into Max Gawn’s stomach during a ruck match.
Collingwood took a monumental victory over Melbourne to move up to second on the ladder
In a spirited affair, the Magpies kept their cool to win the MCG by six points on Friday night
Jamie Elliott celebrates after giving his side the lead in a back and forth final quarter
The Pies took their eleventh straight win, the first time they’ve done so since 1965
Ash Johnson equaled Elliott’s tally with four goals, Daicos (31 disposals) was brilliant at half-back, Jordan De Goey (24 touches, nine clearances) had an impact at center and hard-working striker Brody Mihocek (two goals) played a key role in unlike Steven May.
Clayton Oliver (42 disposals, 14 clearances) was the best on the field for Melbourne and Gawn (31, 10) was fantastic, while Ben Brown and Bayley Fritsch scored two goals each.
But they couldn’t stop an irresistible wave of Collingwood in the second half, who were 23 points behind in the second quarter and scored seven to three after the main break to overpower the reigning Prime Ministers.