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Collingwood's Ben Reid looks set for AFL recall

Brent Diamond 10:51 PM   Collingwood's injury-prone forward Ben Reid says he is desperate to return to the senior line-up to help his team turn around its rapidly declining season.

Selection mistakes in horror month for Magpies

Costly drop: Some say the Magpies couldn't afford to axe Jesse White.

Michael Gleeson   Collingwood made a costly mistake in dropping out-of-form forward Jesse White for what turned out to be a horror loss to Melbourne according to Essendon goalkicker Matthew Lloyd.

Dees inflict further misery on Pies

Chris Dawes marks in front of Jack Frost.

Rohan Connolly   ​Melbourne have dealt Collingwood's finals hopes a blow with a hard-fought 37-point win at the MCG.

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Buckley laments lack of reward for Mapgies' efforts

Jack Watts of the Demons is tackled by Jack Frost of the Magpies.

Rohan Connolly   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has conceded a lack of reward for effort has begun to take its toll as the Magpies face a second consecutive September on the sidelines

Crunch time for Collingwood and Melbourne

Garry Lyon

Garry Lyon   Collingwood and Melbourne supporters head to the MCG on Saturday afternoon accompanied by a scary sense of déjà vu. 

Magpies drop White, Blair

Out of form: Collingwood's Jesse White.

Daniel Cherny   Desperate to avoid a sixth consecutive loss, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has lost patience with tall forward Jesse White and goalsneak Jarryd Blair, with the pair dropped among four changes at the Westpac Centre for Saturday's clash with Melbourne.

Keeffe and Thomas get infraction notices

Collingwood's Lachie Keeffe.

Michael Gleeson   Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices for alleged breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code.

Cats supremo wants wealth tax scrapped

Shocked: Geelong president Colin Carter.

Jon Pierik   Thirty years after he completed a strategic review of the then struggling VFL, Geelong president Colin Carter has expressed major concerns about the style of play clubs have embraced and has called for the AFL's wealth tax to be scrapped.

Buckley doubts Reid ready for AFL recall

Ready to go: Ben Reid.

Collingwood will continue to be conservative with injury-plagued star Ben Reid as he pushes for a long-awaited AFL comeback.

Forgotten star Ben Reid close to senior return

Pressing for recall: Collingwood wingman Ben Reid is regaining confidence in his body.

Michael Gleeson   Long-term injured Collingwood star Ben Reid will come into serious consideration for a return to the senior team this week against Melbourne.

Darcy Moore's first five-goal game

Darcy Moore competes for the ball against Dale Morris of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle   Darcy Moore was a Collingwood supporter long before he got to the club and felt the same way most Collingwood supporters would have felt on Sunday night.

Collingwood vulnerable in close games, Buckley

Disgruntled Magpies leaving the filed on Sunday.

Matt Murnane   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits opposition clubs might view his team as being vulnerable under pressure in the fallout from a cluster of close losses that add up to the club's worst losing streak in a decade.

Bulldogs see off late Pies charge

Bailey Dale celebrates a goal with Caleb Daniel.

Emma Quayle   The Western Bulldogs appear destined to play in the finals in Luke Beveridge's first year in charge after they overcame Collingwood by 18 points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Keeffe, Thomas deserve second chance: Cloke

Waiting for the verdict: Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas.

Daniel Cherny   Injured Collingwood forward Travis Cloke wants his club to give exiled pair Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe a second chance.

Finals pressure comes early for Pies

A dejected Dane Swan after the loss to West Coast Eagles.

Matthew Lloyd   Sunday  will be huge for Collingwood. They just cannot afford to drop a fifth straight game to the sixth placed Western Bulldogs or they are in serious trouble of missing out on September finals action. How quickly things can turn in AFL Football.

Suspended Collingwood pair to learn fate soon

Josh Thomas

Jon Pierik   Collingwood expects provisionally suspended pair Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe will have a clearer indication of their immediate future within weeks.

Winged Pies forced to 'cobble' together a forward line

Forward thinking: Magpies coach Nathan Buckley and his assistants will need to devise a new-look forward structure to take on the Western Bulldogs.

Jon Pierik   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies will need to "cobble up" a restructured forward line capable of hurting the Western Bulldogs in the absence of two of his prime operators.

Recovery Session: Anyone want to play full-forward?

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson   They have lost four games in a row. They have lost their two leading goalkickers – including the injured Travis Cloke. They have lost a place in the eight.

'Tease' White should see shrink: Carey

Inconsistent: Jesse White struggled on Saturday.

Daniel Cherny   Wayne Carey says Collingwood forward Jesse White is "a tease" who should probably consult a psychologist.

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Eagles fly away from undermanned Pies

Bursting through: Jamie Cripps of the Eagles.

Rohan Connolly   Already missing their second-highest goalkicker Jamie Elliott, Collingwood were going to need everything going right to have a chance against West Coast on Saturday night.