Collingwood have been one of the dominant teams in the past few years. Recently released AFL statistics show why. The Pies are consistently highly rated across the various measures. For example, the Pies are the best in the league with total contested possessions. The Pies' tackle count has also improved to 3rd demonstrating they will be the team to beat on Saturday.â€¨
The Swans' last win over the Magpies came in Round 13, 2005, by just one point.â€¨Swans co-captain Brett Kirk explains the Swans recent record against Collingwood is not good, and Saturday night's clash is a chance to redeem the record.â€¨
â€¨"We've played finals at ANZ Stadium and done well, but in recent years when we've had these mid-season blockbusters against Collingwood, we've struggled,'' Kirk said.â€¨
"We don't shy away from that, and it's something we're all really keen to re-dress.''â€¨â€¨
Sydney are still in with a chance, having won over Port Adelaide and Essendon. Their recent form and the home-town crowd will give them a chance to capture back their 2005 domination.
A Well-Being Australia theologian points out that the topic of redemption is a major concept in the Bible. The ultimate redemption is done by Jesus for us. The Bible explains that sin is such a problem that Jesus died to pay the price for our rejection of God. As a result of Jesus work, we have been redeemed (rescued/bought back) to God. That is worth cheering about!â€¨