Adam Cooper

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Big guns hit track as the heat goes up

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.

Brown rejuvenated and optimistic ahead of 2013 season

Veteran Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.

AFL

Thomas takes care on contract

Dale Thomas

Adam Cooper Collingwood star content to delay contract talks until he regains his fitness and form.

AFL

Talent alone won't win us flag: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Collingwood coach concedes many of his players have been guilty of trying to win premierships on talent alone in the past few years.

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Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.

AFL

Cloke contract dispute drags on

Travis Cloke

Adam Cooper and Sam Lienert Collingwood forward Travis Cloke admits his preference is to stay with the Magpies but says he doesn't feel any pressure to temper contract demands to suit the club.