COLLINGWOOD flew west with one goal in mind – win and not only lock in a top four spot, but keep their top two hopes alive.
After all, going into their game against Fremantle on Saturday, the Magpies were able to finish second on the ladder if they were to beat the Dockers and then see West Coast lose to Brisbane on Sunday.
That possibility drove their pre-game banner – a cheeky request for the Dockers to perhaps allow the Pies to pass their cross-town rivals.
“You hate West Coast and we like top two,” it read.
“If we win, you win. You know what to do.”
Fremantle clearly didn’t read the banner though given the home side held an upset lead at both quarter-time and half-time.