Collingwood Magpies

Bucks bullish new Magpies will fly

Michael Gleeson 5:56 PM   Any external pessimism about Collingwood after the exits of Beams and Lumumba is misplaced, says Nathan Buckley.

Pies once bitten, not shy on Varcoe

Rohan Connolly 4:39 PM   Travis Varcoe is realistic about the football year just ended. "It wasn't my greatest season by any stretch of the imagination," he concedes. But as he sought a fresh start after nine years at Geelong, one club was always likely to be more interested than most.

New Pie keen to perform in AFL

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley with new recruits Travis Varcoe, Levi Greenwood and Jack Crisp.

1:06 PM   Levi Greenwood admits the heat is on after his trade from North Melbourne to Collingwood.

Beams thanks Magpies but says shift north is for the best

Mitch Clark and Dayne Beams

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik   Dayne Beams thanked Collingwood for giving him the opportunity to live his "dream" but insisted the shift to the Brisbane Lions was for the best, after confirmation finally came that he was part of a mega-trade.

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Rodney Eade not interested in Gold Coast Suns job

Rodney Eade.

Caroline Wilson   Rodney Eade has ruled himself out of the senior Gold Coast job saying he had become virtually reconciled to the fact that his coaching days were over.

Foot scans end Trengove-to-Tigers deal

Ronny Lerner   Jack Trengove’s proposed switch to Richmond in this trade period suffered a mortal blow on Tuesday after scans revealed the former Melbourne skipper re-aggravated the navicular injury in his left foot.

Sweetener on table to seal Dayne Beams' move to Brisbane

Off to Brisbane: Dayne Beams.

Michael Gleeson   Magpie Dayne Beams will become a Brisbane Lions player by the end of the week with the complicated five-club deal the most likely to land the player in Queensland.

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New name emerges in Beams deal as trades heat up

Jack Crisp.

Jon Pierik   Young Brisbane midfielder Jack Crisp could be a surprise component in a complicated five-club deal which would help Dayne Beams become a Lion.

Tigers make surprise bid for Jack Trengove

Jack Trengove: One of Melbourne's top two picks in 2009.

Michael Gleeson   No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.

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Pies insist on player in Dayne Beams deal

Brisbane has offered its first two picks for Dayne Beams.

Michael Gleeson   Collingwood has told Brisbane that further talks are pointless if there is no shift towards involving players in discussions of a possible trade for Dayne Beams

Brisbane puts picks 5 and 25 on the table for Collingwood's Dayne Beams

Dayne Beams wants to head north.

Liam Mannix   Brisbane has put picks 5 and 25 on the table for want-away Collingwood star Dayne Beams, but admits there are no guarantees the contracted Pie will actually quit the club.

Greenwood chooses Pies on steady second day

Collingwood bound: Levi Greenwood

Daniel Cherny   Out-of-contract North Melbourne midfielder Levi Greenwood choosing Collingwood as his preferred destination was the highlight of a steady day two of AFL trade period.

Darcy Moore modelling his game on Buddy Franklin

Darcy Moore

Liam Mannix   Darcy Moore has zero expectations for his first season with the Pies – except to play a little bit like Lance Franklin.

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Levi Greenwood requests move to Collingwood

On the move: Levi Greenwood.

Michael Gleeson   Out-of-contract North Melbourne player Levi Greenwood advises the club he is seeking a move to Collingwood.

Paddy Ryder stalemate: It's 'apples for apples, not apples for a bag of peanuts'

Daniel Cherny   Geelong football manager Neil Balme has spent more than 45 years in the game, so he's seen his fair share of trade periods opening days.

Heritier Lumumba thanks Collingwood in cryptic farewell speech

Heritier Lumumba wants to become a Demon after 10 years with the Magpies.

Daniel Cherny   Departing Collingwood dasher Heritier Lumumba has praised coach Nathan Buckley in a cryptic farewell speech at the Copeland Trophy count.

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Collingwood, Bulldogs push for Levi Greenwood

In demand: Levi Greenwood.

Jake Niall   Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs have made strong plays for out-of-contract North Melbourne midfielder Levi Greenwood.

Who is Darcy Moore?

Game on: Life is about to get very busy for talented AFL target Darcy Moore.

Emma Quayle   Here are a few things you might not know about Darcy Moore.

Nathan Buckley welcomes conflict as Collingwood strives for success

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley concedes there are those within the Magpies who question his ways, but says he welcomes the feedback and asks "how can you succeed without conflict?".

Skipper, star Magpies quick to fly to Buckley's defence

Behind Buckley: Scott Pendlebury.

Caroline Wilson   The notion that Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has 'lost the players' is a fabrication, according to his captain Scott Pendlebury.