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« on: August 22, 2016, 01:46:42 PM »

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-08-22/pies-brent-macaffer-and-alan-toovey-call-it-a-day

COLLINGWOOD premiership players Alan Toovey and Brent Macaffer will retire after the VFL finals.

The popular clubmen both emerged from the rookie list to be key players in the Magpies' 2010 flag.

Toovey, 29, was a reliable defender who became a trusted part of the back six, using his pace and courage to nullify some of the game's most dangerous forwards.

He played 159 games after being added to the list from Western Australia in the 2006 rookie draft.

After taking time to find his feet, he established himself in the senior line-up in 2009 and was a regular fixture until this season where he has played just eight senior games.

Toovey was a popular figure with fans, who loved to call his name whenever he got the ball.

Macaffer, 28, was also a rookie list player who made his debut in 2009, performing well enough in the finals to gain his teammates' trust.

He became a regular in 2010, playing 21 games and kicking 16 goals as a defensive forward.

Unfortunately injuries ruined the following two seasons and after re-inventing himself as a run-with player he injured his ACL a second time at the end of 2014.

He missed last season but fought his way back to play four games for the Magpies this year to bring his total games tally to 77.

A member of the leadership group, he is a well-respected player at the club who began wearing number three in memory of his friend and former teammate John McCarthy who died in September 2012.

Collingwood's VFL team is on top of the ladder heading into the final round.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 02:28:26 PM »


Great couple of players - example of the Mick Malthouse era of getting the most out of players.

Sad to see them go.

Not many premiership players left at Collingwood
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 02:33:32 PM »

has Swan decided on his future yet?
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 02:39:40 PM »

has Swan decided on his future yet?

Not that I know of. I personally think both him and Cloke are gone.

Which would leave Brown, Reid, Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Goldsack and Blair left as 2010 Pies Premiership players
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 03:06:42 PM »

has Swan decided on his future yet?

Not that I know of. I personally think both him and Cloke are gone.

Which would leave Brown, Reid, Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Goldsack and Blair left as 2010 Pies Premiership players

http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2016-08-21/im-aware-of-what-swannys-going-to-do-says-buckley-2016
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 06:08:04 PM »


Great couple of players - example of the Mick Malthouse era of getting the most out of players.

Sad to see them go.

Not many premiership players left at Collingwood

Yep great clubmen  :'(
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 10:40:49 PM »

Apparently Swanny's gonna announce his retirement tomorrow. :(
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 11:18:45 PM »

Bucks goes through more players than T Dog does in keeper leagues!  :P
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 12:00:51 PM »

Swanny done :-[

Tough day for the Pies. Lost three veterans just like that.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 12:02:26 PM »

Swanny done :-[

Tough day for the Pies. Lost three veterans just like that.
and 4 if Cloke goes too
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 12:05:45 PM »

Swanny done :-[

Tough day for the Pies. Lost three veterans just like that.
and 4 if Cloke goes too

Which looks likely. 4 spots we have to fill on top of other de listings on top of not much in terms of draft picks.

Which means we probably gift blokes another year who don't deserve it whatsoever. Can't really fill the void of 740 games (including Cloke) of AFL experience can you
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2016, 12:10:49 PM »


that's a fair chunk of salary though... probably close to $2m for all 4
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 12:11:55 PM »

Swanny done :-[

Tough day for the Pies. Lost three veterans just like that.
and 4 if Cloke goes too

Which looks likely. 4 spots we have to fill on top of other de listings on top of not much in terms of draft picks.

Which means we probably gift blokes another year who don't deserve it whatsoever. Can't really fill the void of 740 games (including Cloke) of AFL experience can you
Nope it would hurt any club. Luckily they haven't played much this year so you will only improve
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 12:13:44 PM »


that's a fair chunk of salary though... probably close to $2m for all 4

Have you seen the list of free agents though? For what we need (CHF/CHB quality player) there are none
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 12:44:15 PM »


that's a fair chunk of salary though... probably close to $2m for all 4

Have you seen the list of free agents though? For what we need (CHF/CHB quality player) there are none

Well, there's always trading plus we ain't gonna win the flag next year. Bank the salary to spend the year after if we have to
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