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Dean Lucente  July 13, 2017 1:45 PM

Buckley addresses the media Coach Nathan Buckley spoke to the media on Tuesday about the final round seven rounds of the home and away season, beginning with Saturday's clash with the Gold Coast.

Collingwood Media breaks down the key facts and figures that help make up the story of Collingwood’s six meetings with Gold Coast since 2011.

138,052 - Supporters that have watched the six games between the two clubs since 2011.

36,913 - The largest crowd to attend a Collingwood v Gold Coast match.

23,009 - The average crowd for a Collingwood v Gold Coast fixture.

16,440 - The lowest crowd between the two clubs (round 8, 2015).

2011 – The year Gold Coast joined the AFL and played its first match against Collingwood at Metricon Stadium.

200 – The number of games ruckman Josh Fraser played for Collingwood, Fraser also played 18 games for the Suns between 2011 and 2012.


Josh Fraser competes with Cameron Wood during his two-year stint at the Gold Coast SUNS. Picture: AFL Photos.

114 – Collingwood’s average total score against Gold Coast.

97 - Collingwood’s greatest winning margin against the Suns, in round 10, 2012. Dale Thomas finished the game with 32 disposals and three goals.

72 – Collingwood’s average winning margin against the Gold Coast. The Magpies have won four games by impressive margins of 54, 97, 69 and 71 points.

54 – The number of Collingwood players who have played against the Suns.

53 - Disposals amassed by Gold Coast’s Gary Ablett against the Magpies in round 8, 2012. Ablett walked away with three Brownlow votes, despite a 97-point Collingwood win.

38Adam Treloar’s disposal count in round 22, 2016. The total is the most recorded by a Collingwood player against the Suns.

35 – Disposals won by Scott Pendlebury in his 200th AFL game. The captain also kicked three goals before he was chaired off the ground at Metricon Stadium.

10 – Most tackles recorded by a Collingwood player against the Suns. The performance came from four-gamer Rupert Wills in round 22, 2016.

10 – Number of games played for Gold Coast by key defender Jeremy Taylor. Taylor subsequently joined the VFL Magpies and played 13 VFL games in 2015 and 2016.


Former Gold Coast Sun Jeremy Taylor playing for the VFL Magpies in 2015. Picture: AFL Photos.

7 – Gold Coast’s largest win against the Magpies (round 17, 2013 at Metricon).

6 - Number of meetings between the two clubs.

5 – Players who have represented both Collingwood and the Gold Coast at AFL level. They are: Josh Fraser, Danny Stanley, Sam Iles, Jarrod Witts and Henry Schade.

5 – Most goals kicked by a Collingwood player against the Suns, Jamie Elliott in round 8, 2015.

4 - Number of wins Collingwood has recorded against the Suns since 2011.

4 - The amount of times Collingwood has kicked a score over 100 points against the Suns.

1 – Gold Coast have only played against Collingwood once in six meetings between the two teams.


Scott Pendlebury leaves Metricon Stadium on the shoulders of teammates after his 200th game in 2015. Picture: AFL Photos.