Collingwood Magpies

Mum never far away from new Pie's mind

Revitalised: Collingwood defender Henry Schade.

Even as Henry Schade settles into his new life in Melbourne, preparing to move into an apartment in Toorak this week, his mother is never far from his mind.

Footy's top 10 people of 2016

Key AFL personalities

Fairfax Media's top 10 people of the football year aren't necessarily the most popular, or the most successful, but each left a sizeable imprint on the game's landscape in the past 12 months.

Banned Magpies can return to training track

Collingwood's Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas can return to the training track

Banned Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas are allowed to return to training on Monday, two months before the end of their suspension for testing positive to clenbuterol.

Whitfield affair: GWS hearing postponed

Giants winger Lachie Whitfield.

Greater Western Sydney's defence against misconduct charges over the Lachie Whitfield affair has been postponed and is now likely to be heard just days before Christmas.

Walsh's return adds to the intrigue at Collingwood

Pragmatic Pies: Gary Pert and Geoff Walsh.

The extraordinary return of Geoff Walsh to Collingwood little more than three years after he walked out of the club, having said his piece to some board members and clearly at odds with the chief executive Gary Pert, again underlines that football is as forgiving as it is pragmatic.