Adam Cooper

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AFL

Maxwell reappointed as Magpies skipper

Adam Cooper Collingwood has announced Nick Maxwell as its captain for the 2013 season, with Scott Pendlebury his vice-captain and Dayne Beams elevated to the leadership group for the first time.

AFL

Beams to take footy to a higher plain

Dayne Beams.

Adam Cooper Dayne Beams sensed a greater opposition interest in him over the second half of last year and might have tried to keep his head down, as much as a Collingwood best and fairest winner can.

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.

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.

AFL

Thomas takes care on contract

Dale Thomas

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

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.