Collingwood has been fined by the AFL for playing Brent Macaffer in their VFL side before his return from the long-term injury list had been registered with the league.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire believes "the message" about dehumanising players by subjecting them to unnecessary abuse is starting to sink in with football fans.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy says on-field leadership and trust remains a work in progress, and is a key area the Magpies will look to improve in order to return to the finals next season.
Geelong coach Chris Scott says he would be devastated if his players had not put in their best effort as their last shot at playing finals slipped away.
The late withdrawal of Collingwood powerhouse Travis Cloke, and a fairytale four goals and a late mark-of-the-year entry from Geelong's comeback kid Daniel Menzel, would have suggested the football gods were on the side of the Cats at the MCG on Friday night.
It's all on the line for Geelong. The Cats must beat Collingwood to stay in the hunt for the finals and avoid missing September action for the first time since 2006.
Ned hasn't got a team yet. He's three months old. I'm Ned's grandfather. His father, the Colonel, is a Hawthorn fanatic.
It was the best weekend ever when Jonathon Marsh made the Collingwood team for the first time, but for his parents, there was good – and there was bad.
Adelaide's membership tally dropped by 2.5 per cent this year – but if you want to sign up, join the queue.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has hailed the development of his team in the past 12 months, despite this season looking like groundhog day.
Scott sees positives with Cats' season on a cliff edge.
Tortured Cat who has overcome four knee reconstructions is set for his first game since 2011.
Richmond defender Alex Rance believes Collingwood fans came close to crossing the line in their heated exchanges with Tigers players on the weekend.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has come out strongly in defence of the club's captain Scott Pendlebury, taking to Twitter to clarify comments made by the three-time Copeland Trophy winner.
Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury laments that the match against Richmond was the first he had played in that "didn't mean anything".
A career-best haul of six goals from Ty Vickery has helped Richmond gear up for the AFL finals with a 91-point demolition of Collingwood.
Live coverage of all five games on Saturday including the Collingwood-Richmond clash, and Essendon' s first game post-James Hird.
As St Kilda's Jason Holmes became the first American-born AFL player to make his debut on Saturday night against Geelong, another American, Collingwood ruckman Mason Cox, could be the next cab off the rank and make his AFL debut against the Cats on Friday night after a break-out performance on Saturday.
Collingwood can trouble Richmond in several key areas, but can Nathan Buckley's team conjure a positive end to a horror second half of the season?