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Lethal reflects on 1990 glory

Twenty-five years on, Collingwood supporters still stop Leigh Matthews in the street to say thank you.

4:21pm  Mar 5, 2015

The finer points of football

Jamie Cassidy-McNamara, Collingwood's newly appointed Skill Acquisition Coordinator, explains his role on the club's coaching panel and how he is looking to help improve the team’s skills in season 2015.

10:11am  Mar 5, 2015

Photos: Wednesday's session

View the best snapshots from Collingwood's main training session at Olympic Park on Wednesday morning.

2:27pm  Mar 4, 2015



On 19 February, Director of Football Neil Balme provided an update on the injury status of the following players.

Brent Macaffer
"Brent is obviously coming up after that serious surgery. He’s going OK but it’s a pretty long-term thing so he’s just got to have a bit of patience. It’ll be a little while before he plays though obviously."

Jonathon Marsh
"Jonathon has had serious hamstring surgery. (He’s) not just overcoming a hamstring. He’s had his moments with it but we’re reasonably pleased with where he’s going, but he’s got to take a jump pretty quickly."

Darcy Moore
"Darcy has almost recovered from that toe issue that he’s had. He’s pretty close to being ready to play but with him, like the kids his age, we will be a little bit conservative about it. You don’t want that hanging around but he’s in pretty good shape."

Ben Reid
"Ben is coming along very well. He won’t be all that far away either but because he had that time out of the program he’s got to work through the program. He’s got to start his pre-season late, if you like, but we’re very pleased with the way he’s going."

Paul Seedsman
"Paul underwent hip surgery. It’s only relatively minor but he’s coming along pretty well from that and he won’t be that far away, I wouldn’t think."

Matthew Scharenberg
"Matthew is another who has had the ACL repair. We’re really pleased with the position he’s in, but obviously we won’t rush it. He’s in a very good shape so he’ll play sooner rather than later, I would think."

Jarrod Witts
"Jarrod is coming on very well, also. He’s had the shoulder surgery. He’s not that far away, he’s training. He’s not that far away from full competitive work as well."

Clinton Young
"Clinton suffered a couple of minor recurrences of hamstrings so we’ve really got to start again. He’s just getting into a serious running program so he will be fine but it will be a little while before he plays."

Injury Update: Ben Reid

Hear from CEO Gary Pert and captain Scott Pendlebury as they discuss Ben Reid's calf injury during Tuesday's press conference at United Petroleum.

December 16, 2014  5:10 PM

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'Folly' to plan for Reid's return

Collingwood wants to settle Ben Reid into a familiar defensive role in 2015 once it is confident he has overcome his injury problems.

10:57am Feb 13, 2015

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Magpies confident Reid will play in round one

Collingwood confident versatile big man Ben Reid will be ready to go for round one.

9:25am Feb 9, 2015

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Seedsman's hip in good shape

Collingwood is satisfied Paul Seedsman's hip is in good condition after he underwent exploratory surgery on Friday because he was experiencing minor soreness in the joint.

1:32pm Jan 25, 2015

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White undergoes scans

Key forward Jesse White is waiting on the results of scans after rolling his ankle at training on Monday.

11:00am Jan 13, 2015

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Reid, Magpies search for answers

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury says the club will continue to search for the best possible treatment for injured swingman Ben Reid.

2:42pm Dec 16, 2014

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Fresh blow for Reid

Collingwood defender Ben Reid has suffered a minor calf injury that will slow his pre-season until the New Year.

12:45pm Dec 16, 2014

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Key Pies put injuries behind them

Several of Collingwood’s key players whose 2014 campaigns were ravaged by injury have made a flying start to the pre-season.

4:06pm Nov 26, 2014

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Thomas suffers tendon damage

Collingwood has confirmed midfielder Josh Thomas is unlikely to be involved in any ball work until after Christmas suffering tendon damage in his hand.

6:49am Nov 7, 2014

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Tagger's recovery on track

Brent Macaffer is one of a handful of Magpies to have successfully undergone surgery ahead of the 2014/2015 pre-season.

10:31am Oct 8, 2014

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Injury update: Four go down

Collingwood will be without Brent Macaffer and Matthew Scharenberg for the remainder of 2014, two other Magpies retain some hope of returning before the season is out.

11:05am Aug 26, 2014

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Macaffer eyes late 2015

Brent Macaffer is confident he can return before the end of the 2015 season, as the Collingwood tagger prepares for his second knee reconstruction.

5:54pm Aug 25, 2014

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Injury: Macaffer ruptures ACL

Tagger Brent Macaffer suffered a rupture to his ACL during Collingwood's courageous eight-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday evening.

9:01pm Aug 23, 2014

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Scharenberg requires reconstruction

Prized draftee Matthew Scharenberg will undergo a knee reconstruction after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Friday’s VFL match against Bendigo.

1:18pm Aug 23, 2014

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Injury update: Toovey to miss

Collingwood’s extraordinary injury toll continues to mount in the wake of its loss to Brisbane with Alan Toovey ruled out of Saturday's trip to Greater Western Sydney.

5:01pm Aug 18, 2014

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Injury update: Two gone for the season

Collingwood will be without Dayne Beams and Ben Reid for the remainder of 2014 but the news is better for its three remaining injury victims.

3:03pm Aug 17, 2014

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Injury update: Swan to play

Collingwood champion Dane Swan is expected to make his return from a foot injury in Saturday’s must-win game against Brisbane.

3:16pm Aug 12, 2014

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Injury update: Adams to miss 4-6

Collingwood’s gutsy six-point win over Port Adelaide has come at a cost, with young midfielder Taylor Adams ruled out for the next 4-6 weeks with a torn ligament in his finger.

5:19pm Aug 4, 2014

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Injury update: Two face tests

Experienced duo Luke Ball and Alan Toovey are in the frame for senior selection against Port Adelaide this Sunday.

4:06pm Jul 29, 2014

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Young Magpie out for season

Adam Oxley will undergo ankle surgery later this week and miss the remainder of the season.

3:53pm Jul 29, 2014

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Magpies celebrate Multicultural Round

Collingwood joins the AFL community this week in celebrating Multicultural Round, embracing the stories and cultures which comprise the rich tapestry of Australia’s game.

2:23pm Jul 25, 2014