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Draft whispers: Monday

Find out what the leading news outlets and draft experts are saying about Collingwood's prospects ahead of Thursday's National Draft.

9:49am  Nov 24, 2014

Pies, GWS 'to shape draft': Power recruiter

Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney will shape the first round of Thursday's National Draft, Port Adelaide recruiting manager Geoff Parker believes.

9:12am  Nov 24, 2014

Williams diagnosed with cancer

Dual Copeland Trophy winner and past captain Mark Williams is battling cancer.

8:54am  Nov 24, 2014

Scott Burns

Collingwood has welcomed home one of its favourite sons with former captain Scott Burns joining the staff of senior coach Nathan Buckley for the 2014 season. Burns, who was an assistant coach with West Coast since retiring as a player in 2008, will be Buckley’s midfield coach.

Burns’ return reunites him with Buckley, with whom he shared 14 seasons in black and white. Together, they led the club on-field for a decade, with Burns succeeding Buckley as captain in 2008. They worked in centre square tandem, along with Paul Licuria, throughout the late nineties and much of the 2000s and were pivotal to the Grand Final campaigns of 2002 and 2003.

Burns played 265 games and kicked 149 goals across his 14 seasons with the Magpies, twice won the R.T. Rush Trophy for finishing second in the Copeland Trophy count and placed on several other occasions. He was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2012.
 

Playing Career: Collingwood 1995-2008 (265 games, 149 goals).

Honours: Collingwood captain 2008; Collingwood vice-captain 1999-2001; R.T. Rush Trophy (2nd Best and Fairest) 1996, 2002; J.J. Joyce Trophy (3rd Best and Fairest) 2003; 4th Best and Fairest 1999; Darren Millane Perpetual Memorial Trophy 1996, 2004; Collingwood Hall of Fame inductee 2012

Coaching Career: West Coast assistant coach (midfield) 2009-2013; Collingwood assistant coach (midfield) 2014

Coached By: Leigh Matthews (1995), Tony Shaw (1996-1999), Mick Malthouse (2000-2008).

Coached With: Michael Broadbridge (2009-2010), Daniel Metropolis (2009-2010), Peter Sumich (2009-2010), Gavin Bell (2009-2013), Simon Eastaugh (2009-2013), Phillip Walsh (2009-2013), John Worsfold (2009-2013), Justin Longmuir (2010-2013), Adrian Hickmott (2011-2013), David Teague (2011-2013)