Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of Collingwood v Gold Coast from the MCG. This round 7 clash gets underway at 1.45pm.
It’s been another bruising week for the Magpies (aren’t they all?) following a disappointing defeat to Essendon in last Sunday’s ANZAC Day clash. The future of the out-of-contract Nathan Buckley has once again dominated the footy agenda, a subject magnified by confusion of the state of Collingwood’s list and whether the club remains final contenders or in a state of rebuild. If that wasn’t enough, the club was once again embroiled in the PR disaster that is Eddie v Kochie in the battle of the bars.
The Suns appear to be where they have been for years, namely no-man’s land. Another talented list continues to underwhelm and after promising early signs pressure is mounting on a well-credentialed coach. Injuries continue to dog them, but it is an excuse that only carries so far. Arriving into today’s game with a 2-4 record, against an opponent second-last on the ladder, four points could galvanise their season and prove they have the mettle to grind out important results. Another defeat and it’ll be a long run home in the wilderness for the Queenslanders.
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