Collingwood’s Magpies have been captured in transition
Collingwood is at the moment on a worrying threshold.
This season is formed by the brand new guidelines and the groups which have tailored greatest – and generally who’re youthful and quicker – are booming. However Collingwood does not appear to have made that leap.
This week on the Actual Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Greg Baum focus on the Magpies and the way the membership was taken in transition. Why do the Magpies proceed to choose older gamers and set up themselves so defensively? What’s Jordan De Goey’s recreation lacking? And what ought to coach Nathan Buckley do or be instructed for the remainder of the season?
In the meantime, Melbourne has revamped its teaching division and its enchancment has been important this season. Now 4-0, the strain has eased on Simon Goodwin. And we ask if the 2021 recreation received previous their final defeated opponents, Geelong, or is it only a case of lacking key personnel?
The Saints have been apathetic to the Bombers however fought again in opposition to the Eagles. They confirmed braveness, gamers like Brad Crouch and Jack Steele stood up and delivered they usually nonetheless have the return of ruckman star Paddy Ryder to sit up for. However even when they rebounded from a poor efficiency within the third spherical and into the sport within the fourth spherical, ought to there be any concern that they might fall into such a low within the first place?
Additionally this week, the Tigers are 2-2 and have misplaced two trotting. However there are some stats from the loss to Port Adelaide that present the scenario ought to be “half glass” for Damien Hardwick and Richmond.
Plus, the Bombers are taking part in above expectations and with a number of wit, they usually’re an opportunity to upset the Lions and former teammate Joe Daniher once they head to the Gabba this weekend. How might issues have been totally different if Daniher, Adam Saad and Orazio Fantasia hadn’t left the membership? Have the Donations lastly ignored the lingering results of the complement saga?