Adam Cooper

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AFL

McGuire slams Dane Swan and The Footy Show

Eddie McGuire

Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he would like to fine Dane Swan $25,000, even though he has no problem with what his star midfielder said in a televised interview.

Magpies keen to work with clubs, AFL to fight drugs

Dane Swan

Adam Cooper and Will Brodie Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says Pies want to encourage other clubs to address problem.

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

Fine not enough: McGuire

Eddie McGuire.

Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he would like to fine Dane Swan $25,000 if he could.

Brown's fresh approach

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could be.

Eddie McGuire 'a hypocrite' over Swan interview

Collingwood's Dane Swan.

Adam Cooper Dane Swan's manager has accused Collingwood president Eddie McGuire of hypocrisy over interview protocols and says he's prepared to fight the fine the Magpies impose on their Brownlow medallist.

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AFL

Buckley supports Swan's fine

Liam Pickering.

Adam Cooper Collingwood coach expresses disappointment over Dane Swan's interview.

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

Pies back under-siege pair

Nick Maxwell and Dale Thomas.

Adam Cooper Off-field dealings of Dane Swan and Dale Thomas not distracting Magpies' premiership bid.

Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

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