Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley praises all 22 of his players after win over Geelong.
EMMA QUAYLE Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.
EMMA QUAYLE Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.
JAKE NIALL Collingwood's gritty come-from-behind upset of Geelong has been tempered by an apparent setback for injured gun midfielder Dayne Beams and a report on ruckman Darren Jolly for a high bump.
Lee Crossley Suddenly the pressure is right on Collingwood. The Magpies desperately need a win against unbeaten Geelong at the MCG to avoid slumping to a 4-4 record after eight rounds.
MICHAEL GLEESON It was a knee reconstruction that stopped Luke Ball from playing last year.
Star midfielder Luke Ball has pointed to Collingwood's pride and durability as they prepare for two blockbusters that could define their AFL season.
MATT MURNANE Essendon has sent a message to its players by disciplining defender Courtenay Dempsey for breaking team recovery protocols.
ROHAN CONNOLLY While one door closes for Collingwood, another opens. Smart small forward Alex Fasolo's season is over, but that blow will be offset at least a little this week by the return of premiership onballer Luke Ball.
Roger Vaughan Collingwood's injury crisis continues to deepen, with Dale Thomas now in some doubt for the Pies' Saturday night blockbuster against unbeaten Geelong.
Collingwood will regain Luke Ball for Saturday night's must-win AFL match against unbeaten Geelong, but Alex Fasolo has become another long-term injury concern.
WILL BRODIE Collingwood small forward Alex Fasolo has suffered a foot injury which could end his season.
JESSE HOGAN Geelong, Collingwood both set to be without key players when they clash at the MCG.
MICHAEL GLEESON After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
ROHAN CONNOLLY Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?
Brad Elborough, Perth Collingwood coach questions whether his team can match it with the rest.
Brad Elborough, Perth Fremantle says it can take on ''any team, any day, any time.''
SAMANTHA LANE Dale Thomas questions wisdom of Darren Jolly airing details of his strained past with Josh Fraser.
MATT MURNANE Collingwood has sprung its second big selection surprise in as many weeks, rushing in captain Nick Maxwell for Saturday night's showdown against Fremantle.
MATT MURNANE Collingwood spare parts man Brent Macaffer says he is ready when called on to be coach Nathan Buckley's new go-to tagger any time the dirty work needs doing.
MATT MURNANE The coaches had their say on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it was the players' turn to express their disillusion about the explanations coming out of the umpires department this week.
MATT MURNANE To pick or not to pick Luke Ball is a conundrum for Collingwood's coaching staff.
MICHAEL GLEESON AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
DARREN JOLLY Every team has one or two players who are notorious for dishing out a good sledge.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits star midfielder Luke Ball's comeback from a serious knee injury has put him in the frame for an earlier than expected return to the AFL.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is hopeful star midfielder Stephen Hill will return in Saturday night's AFL clash with Collingwood at Patersons Stadium.
MICHAEL GLEESON Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
JAKE NIALL Coach's roulette spins weren't as costly as they threatened to become.
JAKE NIALL Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has declined to be drawn on the incident in which his small forward Jamie Elliott was collected by Justin Koschitzke.