Preview by: Jamie Radford
After some 30 changes in personnel over the last three seasons, Collingwood will go into 2016 with the team they believe will have them vying for premiership success in the next few years. Although the Magpies faded away in the second half of the past two seasons, there were some mitigating factors.
With another preseason under their young squads’ belts, and the addition of Adam Treloar, James Aish and Jeremy Howe, coach Nathan Buckley will be hoping those fade outs are a thing of the past. When Hawthorn narrowly defeated Collingwood in round 17, Alastair Clarkson was asked for his thoughts on the opposition that day. His response, “Make no mistake, the Magpies are coming.” And coming they are.
Predicted Finish: 5th – 7th