The Magpies received their sixteenth V/AFL flag, with purpose sneak Bobby Hill, who was traded from the Giants at first of the season, amassing the Norm Smith medal with 4 targets.
“I believed it was the very best recreation that I’ve ever seen, not to mention a Grand Remaining,” Cornes stated on 9’s Sunday Footy Present.
“It will go down in historical past.”
Matthew Lloyd echoed Cornes’ sentiment, assured that the 2023 grand closing was nearly as good as an all-time basic, Hawthorn 1989 premiership over the Cats.
“I all the time discuss 1989 once I fell in love with footy watching Hawthorn v Geelong. It was simply brutal that recreation. However I feel it is (2023) the very best one I’ve seen since then,” Lloyd instructed the Sunday Footy Present.
Lloyd pinpointed how he believes Collingwood reached the final word success, leaning on their veterans to face up on the largest stage of the yr.
“Too many coaches tip out veterans and assume they should transfer on with youth. However what (Scott) Pendlebury, (Steele) Sidebottom, (Jack) Crisp, (Tom) Mitchell and (Jeremy) Howe did for Collingwood yesterday, I feel different coaches may take be aware.
“Hold good folks round and it may take you a great distance.”
However Cornes did have a bone to choose with the umpires, after a nightmare begin with the opening bounce of the grand closing, that needed to be recalled and thrown up.
“Yesterday signalled, lastly, the dying of the bounce,” Cornes stated.
“Goodnight to the bounce, it won’t be there subsequent yr.
“You may’t begin the grand closing with that anti-climax.
“So many occasions in huge moments, after a giant purpose, you return to the centre bounce and the umpire butchers it to the proper and you have to thrown it up once more.”
Nonetheless, Cornes believed the ball up methodology labored within the Magpies’ favour and helped them win their premiership.
“I feel it gave Collingwood a bonus when Mason Cox was in. The recall and the throw up favoured him.”
Collingwood have celebrated their flag in type on Sunday, presenting the group, coach Craig McRae and the premiership cup to close 15,000 followers at AIA Vitality Centre.