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A look ahead to 2018 Join Michael Christian and Jay Clark as they project forward to what to expect from Collingwood in season 2018.

As we close the Magpies’ 2017 campaign, Collingwood Media looks back on the season in facts and figures.

1,003,991 – People attended Collingwood’s 22 home and away games in 2017.

87,685 – People who packed the MCG to watch Collingwood and Essendon on ANZAC Day.

45,636 – The average attendance at a Collingwood home and away game in 2017.

11,360 – The smallest attendance at a Collingwood game, against Greater Western Sydney in round eight, 2017.

8,864 – Disposals recorded by Collingwood players in 2017.

8,282 – Metres gained by Taylor Adams with his 649 disposals across Collingwood’s 22 games.

2,493 – Days between Collingwood’s last two draws (the 2010 Grand Final and round 19, 2017).

1,529 – Tackles laid by Collingwood players in 2017.

1,197 – Times the ball was delivered inside Collingwood’s attacking 50m in 2017.

751 – Metres gained by Scott Pendlebury’s 233 handballs.

649 – Disposals won by Taylor Adams, 155 more than his next best tally in 2015 (494).

475 – Times Brodie Grundy was involved at a centre bounce.


Brodie Grundy celebrates a goal against Melbourne in round 23.

278 – Goals scored by Collingwood players in 2017.

257 – Contested possessions recorded by Taylor Adams.

181 – Marks taken by Jeremy Howe. Unlucky to miss the All-Australian team, Howe enjoyed a career-best season on the back flank.

142 – Times Darcy Moore was a target of a Collingwood kick inside 50.

137 – Times the coaching staff rotated Taylor Adams off the ground, more than Adam Treloar (111) and Jamie Elliott (102).

125 – Years the Collingwood Football Club has been in existence.

90 – Kick ins taken by Lynden Dunn, all from round six onwards.

64 – Hitouts won by Darcy Moore after being moved into the ruck against Greater Western Sydney in round eight.

56 – Senior games played for Collingwood between 2014 and 2017 by retiree Jesse White. He played four senior games for the club this season, kicking five goals.

54 – Points: Collingwood’s greatest winning margin, against North Melbourne in round 20.

53 – Bounces taken by Adam Treloar across 21 games. The next most, recorded by Steele Sidebottom, was 22.


Lynden Dunn and former Melbourne teammate Bernie Vince shake hands after the Queen's Birthday clash between the Magpies and the Demons.

53 – Hitouts won by Brodie Grundy against Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday. It represented a career-high.

43 – Points Collingwood trailed Hawthorn by in round nine before storming to an 18-point win.

37 – Points: Collingwood’s greatest losing margin, against Essendon in round 16.

34 – Goals kicked by Jamie Elliott. No Magpie kicked as many in 2017. It was the second-biggest seasonal haul in Elliott’s career.

26 – Free kicks won and free kicks conceded by Brodie Grundy.

22 – Senior games played by five Magpies: Taylor Adams, Steele Sidebottom, Jack Crisp, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Brayden Maynard.

21 minutes and 33 seconds – Elapsed in the final quarter when Will Hoskin-Elliott kicked the match-winning goal against Sydney in round three.

18.75 – Collingwood’s average losing margin across 12 defeats.

17 – Senior games played by Lynden Dunn after making his Magpie debut against Geelong in round six.

13 – Players who kicked at least one goal against Geelong in round six.

11 – Senior games played by Tom Langdon, who returned from long-term injuries against Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday.


Matthew Scharenberg gives the thumbs up after making a successful return from injury against Brisbane in round 10.

10 – Senior games played by Matthew Scharenberg. It’s a major achievement, given the amount of injuries the defender has endured across the past five years.

9 – Senior games played by Josh Thomas, after a 1,038 day absence from senior football between round 23, 2014, and round 15, 2017.

8 – Players who represented Collingwood for the first time in 2017: Callum Brown, Josh Daicos, Lynden Dunn, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Kayle Kirby, Chris Mayne, Henry Schade and Daniel Wells.

6 – Players were involved in the marking contest that saw Adelaide’s Mitch McGovern mark and goal to tie the match after the siren in round 19.

4 – Players played their first ANZAC Day match for Collingwood against Essendon in round five: Will Hoskin-Elliott, Tom Phillips, Henry Schade, Daniel Wells.

3 – Senior debutants across the year: Callum Brown, Josh Daicos and Kayle Kirby.

2.5 – Quarters played by Ben Sinclair all season. The small defender tore his hamstring against Essendon in the opening round of the JLT Community Series on 16 February.

1 – Behind kicked by Jackson Ramsay. It was the first score recorded by the 22-year-old in his 17 senior games.

1 – Draw played for the entire season, against Adelaide in round 19.

1 – Senior game played by Kayle Kirby and Rupert Wills.