Coach – Nathan Buckley
Points For – 8th
Points Against – 9th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Scott Pendlebury
- Dane Swan
- Jack Crisp
- Taylor Adams
- Steele Sidebottom
2015 Rising Star Noms
Timothy Broomhead (Round 11)
Jordan De Goey (Round 20)
Ins – James Aish, Jeremy Howe, Adam Treloar, Darrean Wyatt, Brayden Sier, Tom Phillips, Rupert Willis, Ben Crocker, Josh Smith, Tim Golds
Outs – Sam Dwyer, Nathan Freeman, Patrick Karnezis, Ben Kennedy, Paul Seedsman, Clinton Young, Brenden Abbott, Tony Armstrong, Michael Manteit
Whilst the AFL world focused on what the Bombers were up to three years ago, Collingwood again somehow managed to scoop up the best available talent via trade without paying nearly enough for it. They have built a very good list over the past two or three seasons and look primed.
The forward line had been too reliant on Cloke but suddenly they have Moore coming through as well as White. Fasolo is back at home on the flank and you have Elliott who actually lead their goal kicking last year. It looks dangerous up there with multiple options and a better spread.
The midfield is full of talent and they have built it up even more this year. Adding Treloar to the mix as well as the potential of what Aish can do in a decent team and a decent set up is ridiculous. They are going to cause a lot of trouble for most teams. Especially being they have the ruck talent as well to feed them.
The backline is a little more vulnerable despite performing well last year. I wonder if they have enough height back there. Frist and Brown both sit at 195 but not much after that. I know Moore can act as a swingman when needed but certainly they look like they could be open to being exploited for height. That being said, not many teams did it last year.
I have not enjoyed writing this preview. The only thing that will stop Collingwood from playing finals football this year would be their coach who has yet to really nail his job. I don’t think he can though. They aren’t ready for top 4 just yet but not far away. Expect them to be around the 6-7 mark this year.