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Standout seasons for All Australian Pies

Tiarne Swersky  September 6, 2017 9:41 AM

Memories of the year that was Ride the highs and lows of 2017 with the photos and commentary that defined our season.
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Howe is one of the AFL's Mark of the Year contenders after this sensational grab on Queen's Birthday. Image: AFL Photos.

Collingwood Media breaks down the 2017 seasons of All-Australian Magpies, Jeremy Howe and Adam Treloar.

From key statistics to their best games of the year, here’s everything you need to know about two of our standout performers from the 2017 season.

JEREMY HOWE
27 years of age, 141 games, 86 goals

SEASON SNAPSHOT

From high-flyer to dynamic defender, the 27-year-old enjoyed a career-best season in his second year at the Holden Centre.

And while he still managed to delight fans weekly with his unique aerial abilities, Howe transformed his game and became a key cog in Collingwood’s defensive mix.

With almost 150 games under his belt, the Tasmanian has become a reliable half back flanker, with his intercept marking and precision kicking the trademarks of his 2017 performances.

At the midway point of the season, many were flagging Howe as a sure thing for an All-Australian jacket. And although he didn’t make the final 22-man squad, Howe was one of the shining lights for the Magpies in 2017.

BY THE NUMBERS

- 21 games
- Averaged 22 disposals, nine marks & four rebound 50s per game
- Second in AFL for average marks per game (8.6)
- Second in AFL for total intercepts (177)
- Fifth in AFL for total contested marks (43)
- First career All Australian nomination

BEST GAME OF THE YEAR
Round 9 vs. Hawthorn at the MCG

Down by 43 points at one stage of the match, the Magpies staged an incredible comeback to defeat the Hawks by 18 points.

Howe was crucial to the Magpies’ triumpth, as the defender recorded 25 disposals, 13 marks, six rebound 50s, four one per centers and an important goal in the third quarter to kickstart Collingwood's second-half turnaround.

Other notable performances for Howe this year included his 30 disposals and eight marks against Adelaide in the round 19 draw, and his 26-disposal, nine-mark game against West Coast in 18.

WHAT THE MEDIA SAID

“He’s the kind of guy – and maybe we don’t appreciate it just yet – but when he finishes playing, he’ll be the kind of guy where we say: ‘Did you watch Jeremy Howe play?’ It’s a Gary Ablett Sr-esque thing.” – Herald Sun Journalist, Jay Clark said.

“I can’t remember anyone that does it more regularly. Time after time. Game after game. He’s going to have a great highlight reel, isn’t he? He’s freakish.” – 1990 Premiership hero, Michael Christian said.




Howe runs away from James Sicily in the Hawks-Pies clash at the MCG in round 9. Image: AFL Photos.

ADAM TRELOAR
24 years of age, 122 games, 74 goals

SEASON SNAPSHOT

Similar to Howe, since joining the Magpies two years ago, Treloar took his game to a new level this season.

Known for his electric speed, elite work around the stoppages and his distinctive goals on the run from 50 metres out, the 24-year-old was instrumental to Collingwood’s 2017 season.

As one of the most exciting players in the league, Treloar also built consistency into his performances this season, only missing one game, while average 30 possessions across the year.

With his skipper sidelined in the latter half of the season with injury, Treloar stepped up and emerged as one of the key leaders of not only Collingwood's midfield, but of the team as a whole.

BY THE NUMBERS

- 21 games
- Averaged 30 disposals, six tackles and five clearances a game
- Second in the AFL for total bounces (53)
- 10th in the AFL for total tackles (134)
- 12th in the AFL for total disposals (628)
- 13 goals in 2017
- Second career All Australian nomination

BEST GAME OF THE YEAR
Round 5 vs. Essendon at the MCG

While Essendon returned to the ANZAC Day winner’s list with an 18-point victory over Collingwood, the day’s work by Adam Treloar didn’t go unnoticed.

The midfielder showcased his individual brilliance to produce a career-best day against the Bombers.

With 39 possessions – including 20 contested – nine clearances, 11 tackles, five inside 50s, and one goal, Treloar starred for the Pies, and was awarded one vote in the ANZAC Day Medal voting.

Treloar also starred in round three against the Swans, where he led his side to a gallant victory on the road. With 28 touches, 15 tackles, five clearances and a goal, the former Giant worked tirelessly in the middle for the Magpies in a victory that would go on to be one of the highlights of the season.

WHAT THE MEDIA SAID

“(Treloar) adds something that this midfield hasn’t had for a long time… That outside speed and his hunt around the contest is really strong as well," Scott Pendlebury said on Collingwood Media’s ‘Jock and Journo’ podcast.

“Treloar’s ability to be inside a contest, and then break into space outside it, is very similar to the Geelong duo,” Nick Dal Santo told SEN when discussing the ‘Dangerwood’ vs. ‘Pendleloar’ debate earlier this year.

“With experience, he is only going to get better.” 



Treloar was Collingwood's best player in their ANZAC Day loss to Essendon. Image: AFL Photos.