JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.



Buckley expects Cloke to stay with Magpies

Date
Nathan Buckley and Travis Cloke after the Magpies' win over Essendon earlier this season.

Nathan Buckley and Travis Cloke after the Magpies' win over Essendon earlier this season. Photo: Paul Rovere

Collingwood AFL coach Nathan Buckley expects All-Australian forward Travis Cloke to stay with the Magpies despite bigger financial offers from other clubs.

Cloke reportedly could earn a million dollars a year if he crossed to Fremantle or GWS next season, but Buckley says the premiership hero is fully aware that there's more to consider than just cash.

"He loves the place here," Buckley told reporters on Thursday.

"He's got a great environment. He's got great mates.

"He enjoys being here as much as we enjoy him being here and his contribution."

As part of the AFL's free agency policy which begins this year, Cloke would be free to leave unless Collingwood matched a rival offer.

"I do get a little affronted seeing him in opposition guernseys in the paper," Buckley said of this week's media speculation over 25-year-old Cloke's playing future.

"I don't think I'll ever get used to that - neither will he.

"He's one of the best players in the competition. He's fighting for that mantle (as Collingwood's best player) with 'Swanny' (2011 Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan), with Scott Pendlebury (2011 club champion), with Dale Thomas.

"We're not about putting a hierarchy in place and this team will not be built on a hierarchy in the future.

"Our players, if they want to stay in this group, as successful groups have had to do in the past, will do so at a financial cost to the individual in order to stay together.

"We can't possibly as a club meet some of the offers that will cross the table of all of our individuals at various times."

Swan, Pendlebury and Thomas have all signed contract extensions with the Magpies.

AAP

7 comments so far

  • That's what Bomber said about Ablett and look what happened. The pies just have to face the facts the offer of 1 million a year, he's gone already!

    Commenter
    Rob Sinclair
    Location
    Hampton
    Date and time
    May 03, 2012, 2:48PM
    • The difference being Ablett wanted out because he had fallen out with Bomber.

      Commenter
      AC
      Location
      Collingwood
      Date and time
      May 03, 2012, 4:29PM
  • Come to the Dockers, Travis. We don't rely on the revenue of poker machines to pay players wages.

    Commenter
    Gordon
    Date and time
    May 03, 2012, 4:11PM
    • ...and what West Coast were saying about Judd, and what the Western Force were saying about (throw in any name here!). Face facts Eddie and co - the days of club loyalty are gone. A football player (of any of the codes) is now a profession, and players will look for the best deal. I wouldn't be surprised if this was all a ruse from Cloke's manager to get more money out of Collingwood. And for Eddie to get in his 58 plugs per day of Collingwood in any form of media outlet!

      Commenter
      OutWest
      Location
      Perth
      Date and time
      May 03, 2012, 5:15PM
      • @Rob Sinclair,

        You forget that Ablett and his coach were not speaking and that his coach was taking thinly veiled pot shots at him for much of that season. All the while that coach was plotting with the Essendon FC. Different scenario here with Collingwood, Buckley and Cloke.

        We may lose a player this year, but it won't be Travis Cloke.

        Commenter
        Apples
        Location
        Collingwood
        Date and time
        May 03, 2012, 6:47PM
        • I hope Mr Cloke you are smart enough to act in your own best interest and make as much out of football as you can. Remember Collingwood will dump you in a flash if it suits them. Just ask Leon or Mick.

          Commenter
          Johnno
          Location
          The hill
          Date and time
          May 03, 2012, 9:59PM
          • I agree, Rob. A far more sensible approach at the interview would have been for Nathan to say "We are devastated. We've read a Herald Sun article and now must accept that Travis has decided to leave the club. I mean they photoshopped a jumper on him and everything. They wouldn't do that unless it were true." See if Collingwood will give you a job as media advisor. You're genius is going to waste being limited to commenting online.

            Commenter
            Sob Rinclair
            Location
            Melbourne
            Date and time
            May 04, 2012, 5:28AM

            Make a comment

            You are logged in as [Logout]

            All information entered below may be published.

            Error: Please enter your screen name.

            Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

            Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

            Error: Please enter your comment.

            Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

            Post to

            You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

            Thank you

            Your comment has been submitted for approval.

            Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

            Related Coverage

            AFL 2015

            Round 1
            Thu, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
            CAR 78 vs RIC 105 19:20MCG
            Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
            MEL 115 vs GCF 89 13:40MCG
            SYD 72 vs ESS 60 16:35ANZ
            BRI 74 vs COL 86 19:20G
            WBU 97 vs WCE 87 19:20ES
            Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
            STK 78 vs GWS 87 13:10ES
            ADE 140 vs NTH 63 15:20Adelaide Oval
            FRE 75 vs PTA 68 18:40Domain Stadium
            Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
            HAW 123 vs GEE 61 15:20MCG
            View All Fixtures
            Round 2
            Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
            WCE 131 vs CAR 62 20:10Domain Stadium
            Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
            RIC 66 vs WBU 85 13:45MCG
            GWS 101 vs MEL 56 14:10SO
            COL 63 vs ADE 90 16:35ES
            GCF 76 vs STK 104 19:20MS
            PTA 44 vs SYD 92 19:40Adelaide Oval
            Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
            GEE 60 vs FRE 104 13:10SS
            ESS 78 vs HAW 76 15:20MCG
            NTH 133 vs BRI 51 16:40ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 3
            Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
            COL 140 vs STK 66 19:50MCG
            Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
            CAR 84 vs ESS 105 13:45MCG
            ADE 80 vs MEL 55 14:10Adelaide Oval
            SYD 111 vs GWS 90 16:35SCG
            NTH 105 vs PTA 113 19:20ES
            BRI 58 vs RIC 137 19:20G
            Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
            HAW 127 vs WBU 57 13:10AS
            GEE 105 vs GCF 96 15:20SS
            WCE 81 vs FRE 111 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 4
            Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
            RIC 51 vs MEL 83 19:50MCG
            Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
            STK 81 vs CAR 121 11:10NZ
            ESS 49 vs COL 69 14:40MCG
            GWS 119 vs GCF 53 17:40SO
            PTA 99 vs HAW 91 19:40Adelaide Oval
            FRE 74 vs SYD 60 20:45Domain Stadium
            Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
            BRI 65 vs WCE 118 13:10G
            GEE 67 vs NTH 83 15:20SS
            WBU 125 vs ADE 68 16:40ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 5
            Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs COL 19:50MCG
            Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
            RIC vs GEE 13:45MCG
            SYD vs WBU 14:10SCG
            GCF vs BRI 16:35MS
            NTH vs HAW 19:20ES
            WCE vs GWS 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
            MEL vs FRE 13:10MCG
            STK vs ESS 15:20ES
            ADE vs PTA 16:40Adelaide Oval
            View All Fixtures
            Round 6
            Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
            COL vs GEE 19:50MCG
            Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
            NTH vs RIC 13:45BA
            WBU vs STK 14:10ES
            GWS vs HAW 16:35Spotless Stadium
            GCF vs ADE 17:10MS
            MEL vs SYD 19:20MCG
            FRE vs ESS 20:10Domain Stadium
            Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs BRI 15:20ES
            PTA vs WCE 16:40Adelaide Oval
            View All Fixtures
            Round 7
            Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
            ESS vs NTH 19:50ES
            Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
            ADE vs STK 13:45Adelaide Oval
            HAW vs MEL 14:10MCG
            CAR vs GWS 16:35ES
            SYD vs GEE 19:20ANZ
            WCE vs GCF 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
            WBU vs FRE 13:10ES
            RIC vs COL 15:20MCG
            BRI vs PTA 16:40G
            View All Fixtures
            Round 8
            Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
            GEE vs CAR 19:50ES
            Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
            STK vs WCE 13:45ES
            GWS vs ADE 14:10Spotless Stadium
            GCF vs COL 16:35MS
            HAW vs SYD 19:20MCG
            FRE vs NTH 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
            ESS vs BRI 13:10ES
            MEL vs WBU 15:20MCG
            PTA vs RIC 16:40Adelaide Oval
            View All Fixtures
            Round 9
            Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
            SYD vs CAR 19:50SCG
            Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
            HAW vs GCF 13:45AS
            MEL vs PTA 14:10TIO Traeger Park
            WBU vs GWS 16:35ES
            RIC vs ESS 19:20MCG
            ADE vs FRE 19:40Adelaide Oval
            Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
            BRI vs STK 13:10G
            COL vs NTH 15:20MCG
            WCE vs GEE 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 10
            Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
            FRE vs RIC 20:10Domain Stadium
            Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs ADE 13:40MCG
            GCF vs SYD 16:35MS
            ESS vs GEE 19:20ES
            PTA vs WBU 19:40Adelaide Oval
            Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
            GWS vs BRI 13:10Spotless Stadium
            NTH vs WCE 15:20BA
            STK vs HAW 16:40ES
            Mon, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
            MEL vs COL 15:20MCG
            View All Fixtures
            Round 11
            Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
            PTA vs GEE 19:50Adelaide Oval
            Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
            GCF vs FRE 13:40MS
            WCE vs ESS 16:35Domain Stadium
            NTH vs SYD 19:20ES
            Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
            COL vs GWS 13:10MCG
            STK vs MEL 16:40ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 12
            Thu, 18 JunTimes shown AEST
            ADE vs HAW 19:50Adelaide Oval
            Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
            RIC vs WCE 19:50MCG
            Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs PTA 13:40MCG
            GWS vs NTH 16:35Spotless Stadium
            WBU vs BRI 19:20ES
            Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
            GEE vs MEL 15:20SS
            View All Fixtures
            Round 13
            Thu, 25 JunTimes shown AEST
            FRE vs COL 20:10Domain Stadium
            Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
            SYD vs RIC 19:50SCG
            Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
            HAW vs ESS 13:40MCG
            BRI vs ADE 16:35G
            STK vs WBU 19:20ES
            Sun, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs GCF 15:20ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 14
            Thu, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
            SYD vs PTA 19:20SCG
            Fri, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
            COL vs HAW 19:50MCG
            Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
            RIC vs GWS 13:40MCG
            GCF vs NTH 16:35MS
            WBU vs CAR 19:20ES
            MEL vs WCE 19:40TIO
            Sun, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
            ESS vs STK 13:10ES
            ADE vs GEE 15:20Adelaide Oval
            FRE vs BRI 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 15
            Thu, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
            PTA vs COL 19:50Adelaide Oval
            Fri, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
            RIC vs CAR 19:50MCG
            Sat, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
            ESS vs MEL 13:40MCG
            WBU vs GCF 16:35CAZ
            NTH vs GEE 19:20ES
            WCE vs ADE 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
            GWS vs STK 13:10Spotless Stadium
            HAW vs FRE 15:20AS
            BRI vs SYD 16:40G
            View All Fixtures
            Round 16
            Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
            NTH vs ESS 19:50ES
            Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
            GEE vs WBU 13:45SS
            GCF vs GWS 14:10MS
            COL vs WCE 16:35ES
            SYD vs HAW 19:20ANZ
            FRE vs CAR 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
            MEL vs BRI 13:10MCG
            PTA vs ADE 15:20Adelaide Oval
            STK vs RIC 16:40ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 17
            Fri, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
            CAR vs HAW 19:50ES
            Sat, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
            GWS vs GEE 13:45SO
            ADE vs GCF 14:10Adelaide Oval
            RIC vs FRE 16:35MCG
            ESS vs PTA 19:20ES
            BRI vs NTH 19:20G
            Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
            WBU vs COL 13:10ES
            MEL vs STK 15:20MCG
            WCE vs SYD 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 18
            Fri, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
            HAW vs RIC 19:50MCG
            Sat, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
            GEE vs BRI 13:45SS
            COL vs MEL 14:10MCG
            SYD vs ADE 16:35SCG
            CAR vs NTH 19:20ES
            GCF vs WCE 19:20MS
            Sun, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
            PTA vs STK 13:10Adelaide Oval
            ESS vs WBU 15:20ES
            FRE vs GWS 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 19
            Fri, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
            ADE vs RIC 19:50Adelaide Oval
            Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
            COL vs CAR 13:45MCG
            WBU vs PTA 14:10ES
            BRI vs GCF 16:35G
            GEE vs SYD 19:20SS
            WCE vs HAW 19:40Domain Stadium
            Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
            MEL vs NTH 13:10MCG
            GWS vs ESS 15:20Spotless Stadium
            STK vs FRE 16:40ES
            View All Fixtures
            Round 20
            Fri, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
            SYD vs COL 19:50SCG
            Sat, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
            ESS vs ADE 13:45ES
            NTH vs STK 14:10BA
            PTA vs GWS 16:35Adelaide Oval
            GEE vs HAW 19:20MCG
            BRI vs CAR 19:20G
            Sun, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
            RIC vs GCF 13:10MCG
            WBU vs MEL 15:20ES
            FRE vs WCE 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 21
            Fri, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
            HAW vs PTA 19:50ES
            Sat, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
            COL vs RIC 13:45MCG
            GWS vs SYD 14:10Spotless Stadium
            GCF vs ESS 16:35MS
            STK vs GEE 19:20ES
            ADE vs BRI 19:40Adelaide Oval
            Sun, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
            NTH vs FRE 13:10ES
            CAR vs MEL 15:20MCG
            WCE vs WBU 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 22
            Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
            GEE vs COL 19:50MCG
            Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
            GWS vs CAR 13:45Spotless Stadium
            HAW vs BRI 14:10AS
            NTH vs WBU 16:35ES
            ESS vs RIC 19:20MCG
            GCF vs PTA 19:20MS
            Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
            ADE vs WCE 13:10Adelaide Oval
            STK vs SYD 15:20ES
            FRE vs MEL 16:40Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            Round 23
            Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
            COL vs ESS 00:00MCG
            RIC vs NTH 00:00ES
            HAW vs CAR 00:00MCG
            GEE vs ADE 00:00SS
            SYD vs GCF 00:00SCG
            MEL vs GWS 00:00ES
            BRI vs WBU 00:00G
            PTA vs FRE 00:30Adelaide Oval
            WCE vs STK 02:00Domain Stadium
            View All Fixtures
            AFL 2015
            Overall standings
            Team P W L D % Pts
            Fremantle 4 4 0 0 135.32 16
            GWS Giants 4 3 1 0 133.22 12
            Collingwood 4 3 1 0 128.32 12
            Sydney Swans 4 3 1 0 125.00 12
            Adelaide Crows 4 3 1 0 123.53 12
            Western Bulldogs 4 3 1 0 104.60 12
            Hawthorn 4 2 2 0 141.36 8
            West Coast Eagles 4 2 2 0 124.48 8
            View all
             
            Featured advertisers