Fly fronts the media on Thursday, March 31 ahead of round three. [Photo: Collingwood FC]

On round three against Geelong

The second placed Pies meet the seventh placed Cats in round three in a milestone game for Joel Selwood, who will become the longest-serving captain in AFL history. 

"They are a great side and they've been in the top four for a number of years now."

"We get to challenge all the things we've been improving against really good opposition.

"Like any team you come up against, there's going to be threats but we want to defend as a whole team.

"Joel is a sensational player, I've admired him for so long from afar.

"I wish him all the best, he's an incredible player for the Geelong footy club and a great role model as well."

On Maynard's return

Brayden Maynard returns to the backline this week after serving his two-game suspension.

"He's one of our best players so it's a nice in."

"We do lose a couple of other players but it's nice to have Brayden back.

"We're looking forward to seeing him lead from the front and show us what he's good at."

On Lipinski

The midfielder is already a fan favourite and an important cog in our system.

"Pat has come in seamlessly, he's attacked the pre-season."

"He's an incredible athlete, one of our best runners, he links us up really well and he's tough around centre bounces.

"He's a ripping guy too, he's making us better."

On the West Coast debacle

Fly praised the way the Eagles dealt with massive disruption last week.

"Watching as a coach from afar I was in awe of the way they handled the situation - the sense of belonging West Coast approached the game with."

"I have great admiration for the way Adam Simpson and the players handled that, we can learn a lot from them."

On kicking 100+ points every week

"It's not something we aim for but it's certainly a nice outcome."

"Hayden Skipworth has done an awesome job with our ball movement and the group is getting good benefits from the work he's done with them."

"The players are playing to a good system... we had 12 individual goal kickers last week."

"Guys are playing their roles and getting rewarded for that."

On going grey

"It's taken me 48 years to get grey hairs... this game will do it to ya."