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Collingwood Football Club 2017

The Collingwood Football Club began in 1892 from humble beginnings and were a foundation club of the VFL in 1897. Nicknamed the 'Magpies', they are the most popular club in the land who play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and club colours are the famous black and white stripe.

Collingwood has won 15 premierships throughout the years and sit third behind Essendon and Carlton who have won 16 each. Collingwood are the only team in the VFL/AFL to win four premierships in a row, with four wins from 1927 to 1930, and the Pies are still the only club to go through a full home and away season undefeated which they did in 1929.

The Pies are the most supported club in the AFL and attract more fans to their games than any other club in the league, with 50,000+ fans on average, and upwards of 90,000+ to showpiece games, such as the Anzac Day clash with Essendon or matches with arch rivals Carlton.


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Collingwood 2016 Season

Collingwood had another disappointing season under coach Nathan Buckley and the yearly trend downwards is worrying for Magpie supporters. Having said that, after a poor start they managed score some memorable wins during the season against Geelong and West Coast, plus the GWS in Sydney, and endured unlucky losses against the Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn. The loss of Dane Swan and Jamie Elliott hurt the black and white, along with the inability to kick goals from kickable positions.

Up forward Alex Fasolo led the goalkicking with 25 majors from 12 games, showing the lack of potency from the Collingwood forwards. A forward line built around Jesse White is doomed for failure, and an out of favour Travis Cloke failed to grasp opportunites and is now at the Western Bulldogs.

On a positive note, Adam Treloar was outstanding in his debut season for the Magpies, gathering 673 disposals, the most for the club, while rRuckman Brodie Grundy took his game to the next level. Former Demon Jeremy Howe was also solid in defence, although his disposal at times was ordinary to say the least.

Collingwood 2016 Best and Fairest winner: Scott Pendlebury

Scott Pendlebury polled 164 votes to claim his fifth Copeland Trophy for Collingwood. Runner-up was new recruit Adam Treloar on 145 votes, while Steele Sidebottom finished third on 115 votes.

Collingwood in 2017

The Magpies play 14 games at the MCG in season 2017, which is more than handy, especially for supporters. They travel just once to Perth and Adelaide, and double up matches include Essendon, Geelong, Hawthorn, Melbourne and Port Adelaide.

Collingwood's round one match is against the Western Bulldogs and their final home and away game is against Melbourne. They have the bye in Round 13.

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Collingwood Football Club Details

Collingwood Football Club

Nickname: Magpies
Colours: Black and White
Coach: Nathan Buckley
Captain: Scott Pendlebury
2016 Ladder: 12th - 9-13-0 (W-L-D) - 36 points

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Collingwood 2017 Team Stats

2017 Major Stats - Played 11 Major 2016 Brownlow Votes
Kicks: Steele Sidebottom 169   Adam Treloar 21
Handballs: Taylor Adams 171   Scott Pendlebury 17
Disposals: Taylor Adams 335   Brodie Grundy 7
Marks: Jeremy Howe 92   Steele Sidebottom 7*
Goals: Jamie Elliott 20   Taylor Adams 5
Hitouts: Brodie Grundy 414      

Collingwood 2017 Ins and Outs

Trade: Chris Mayne (Fremantle), Will Hoskin-Elliott (GWS), Lynden Dunn (Melbourne), Daniel Wells (North Melbourne)
Draft: Sam McLarty (30), Callum Brown (35), Kayle Kirby (50), Josh Daicos (57)
Rookies: Mitch McCarthy, Henry Schade, Liam Mackie, Max Lynch

Retired: Brent Macaffer, Alan Toovey, Dane Swan, Corey Gault
Delisted: Matthew Goodyear, Tim Golds, Darrean Wyatt,
Traded: Nathan Brown (St Kilda), Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast), Travis Cloke (Western Bulldogs), Jack Frost (Brisbane), Marley Williams (North Melbourne)

Collingwood 2017 Season Fixtures

Rd Day Date Home/Away Opponent Venue Local Time
1 Fri 24-Mar Home Western Bulldogs MCG 7.50pm
2 Thu 30-Mar Away Richmond MCG 7.20pm
3 Fri 07-Apr Away Sydney SCG 7.50pm
4 Sun 16-Apr Home St Kilda Etihad 3.20pm
5 Tue 25-Apr Away Essendon MCG 3.20pm
6 Sun 30-Apr Away Geelong MCG 3.20pm
7 Sat 06-May Home Carlton MCG 2.10pm
8 Sat 13-May Away GWS Giants Spotless 4.35pm
9 Sat 20-May Home Hawthorn MCG 7.25pm
10 Sun 28-May Home Brisbane Lions MCG 1.10pm
11 Sun 04-Jun Away Fremantle Domain 4.40pm
12 Mon 12-Jun Away Melbourne MCG 3.20pm
13 BYE
14 Sat 24-Jun Home Port Adelaide MCG 1.45pm
15 Sun 02-Jul Away Hawthorn MCG 3.20pm
16 Sat 08-Jul Home Essendon MCG 2.10pm
17 Sat 15-Jul Away Gold Coast Suns Metricon 4.35pm
18 Sun 23-Jul Home West Coast Etihad 3.20pm
19 Sun 30-Jul Home Adelaide Crows MCG 3.20pm
20 Sat 05-Aug Away Nth Melbourne Etihad 7.25pm
21 Sun 13-Aug Away Port Adelaide Adelaide 4.40pm
22 Sat 19-Aug Home Geelong MCG 2.10pm
23 TBC Home Melbourne MCG TBC

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