Player Projections: Part 5

At last, the final instalment of this year’s player projections, dealing with some of our more speculative prospects at the rookie end of the playing list.

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Player Projections: Part 4

After the rookie draft intermission, it is time to return to the next instalment of player projections.

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Rookie Wrap 2014: List Finalised

After a post-season period of speculation as to who and why, our list for 2015 is now complete following the pre-season and rookie drafts on Wednesday morning. In the wake of our direction during the national draft, there were a few areas that myself and others identified as potential needs for our two live rookie selections – another developing key forward and some ready made ruck insurance being perceived areas of weakness – however Hine hinted on the eve of the rookie draft that he would target similar types as those we acquired in the national draft.

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Pre-Season Draft and Rookie Draft – Call of the Picks

Good morning, residents of TCB. Welcome to the AFL Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts. Today our list management team will put the finishing touches on our playing group for 2015 and provide the Collingwood faithful with a complete picture of the playing resources that will be available to the club as it heads into next year. …

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Player Projections: Part 3

The third instalment of this year’s player reviews/projections, from the freshly numbered Nathan Freeman to the Pie purebreed, Darcy Moore.

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Draft Wrap 2014

This year’s trade period was a tumultuous one that tested the spirits of many of the faithful. On the back of that trade period however – and regardless of the feeling toward our eventual compensation – we were able to enter this year’s draft with the highest pick we have possessed since 2005. Coincidentally, that year one of our top selections was also the number 5 pick, which turned into our current skipper and one of the classiest players to wear our colours.

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National Draft 2014 – Discussion and Call of the Picks

Greetings, fellow Magpies. After an eminently forgettable 2014 premiership campaign and an equally bruising off-season, it’s time to cast our eyes ahead to the future and return to the well of hopes and dreams that is this time of the year, where the champions and stars of tomorrow begin their journey as professional footballers, each …

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Player Projections: Part 2

And now, part two of this year’s player projections, no preface required.

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Player Projections: Part 1

It’s that time of the year where we fill the dead air between the trade and draft period by thoughts on our current list and the season to come. With this in mind – and whilst our list is yet to be completed with our latest draftees – I thought I would tuck into some player projections for season 2015. This exercise will double as an assessment of their recently completed season, with expectations for the one to come.

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The Ins and Outs: 2014 Stocktake

With the list lodgement completed on the 31st of October, occurring ahead of the delisted free agency periods and with the national draft looming at the end of November, it seems an opportune time to take a look at our arrivals and departures in the wake of retirements, delistings and the recent trade period. Of …

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