Opposition fans are applauding the work Nathan Buckley is doing and are urging Collingwood to further extend his contract.
A petition on Change.org calls for the Collingwood board to ‘appoint Nathan Buckley coach until the end of time’.
It states ‘As non-Collingwood supporters, we couldn’t be happier with the Buckley era and believe it should last forever. Their steady decline has bought so much happiness and joy to us all and it is in the best interests of humanity for it to continue on, like a never ending, slow moving train wreck’.
The petition already has nine million signatures and a concert to raise awareness at the MCG sold out in two minutes.
North Melbourne fan Simon Cummins said he thought Buckley had the Pies ‘heading in the right direction’ and needed more time to see it through.
“Things are going so well; I just can’t wait to see what happens next. I mean a wooden spoon in the next few years is almost a certainty. He has to be allowed to finish the job.”
Carlton member Judy McWillams said while she was disappointed the whole exercise had set her club back years, due to the unfortunate ‘Malthouse calamity’, it was almost worth it.
“It’s not so bad almost destroying yourself if you destroy your greatest enemy in the process. I believe that’s what the movie The Revenant was about, although I haven’t seen it.”
“Collingwood made this bed, my hope is they now lay in it forever.”
However, Magpie fan Rocky Marinous said the petition was ‘the work of the devil’ and he hoped ‘this nightmare would end soon’.
“We were playing finals and winning Premierships before this all happened. I was happy, life was good. Now I cry myself to sleep every single night.”
“Every opposition supporter wants Buckley to stay. Surely that’s a concerning sign.”