AFL

Collingwood Magpies

Travis Cloke has been tipped to end up at the Bulldogs.

Magpies to trade Cloke only in a fair deal

Collingwood insists it will only trade Travis Cloke should a suitable deal be brokered but the Magpies will do their best to grant the premiership forward his wish.

Buckley, Thomas in war of words over US plan

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and former St Kilda counterpart Grant Thomas have engaged in a war of words on social media after it emerged Buckley will head to the US in the off-season in a bid to find ways to improve the Magpies' chances of returning to the finals.

AFL live: Hawks vs Magpies

Jack Fitzpatrick takes a contested mark during the first half.

Welcome to the crucial last day of the home-and-away season, with finals positions fluid right up until today's final siren.

Collingwood make the most of Suns' failures

Slamming goals: Adam Treloar handballs for the Magpies.

It was 1995 when Robert Walls, his side scheduled to play back-to-back games in Perth, had his Brisbane Bears spend an entire week in the western capital. It failed to work, the Bears losing the first game of the extended road trip by 66 points, and the second by 45.

Live AFL: Saturday super blog

Port Adelaide's Jared Polec is  tackled by Jarryd Lyons of the Crows during Showdown 41.

There's plenty at stake as finals loom, with five of the top-eight sides in action across five big games. Don't miss a kick.