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Potter a ripper. Good size, really quick defender who cuts back on the 45 and runs the angles to open up play. Kicking is a feature. Attacks game, makes mistakes but you want him to be.

Bianco is probably more a mid / flanker type. Nice mover / smooth / good kick. Has time and vision at elite levels. Only 178cm though.

Smith good. Was in Country squad last year. Played HB this year but suspect will be a midfielder and is a good size. He will be in the mix but looking forward to seeing what he does next year.
Potter sounds like insurance pending Murray's ASADA outcome.
 

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I personally don't care if he runs around in a pink tutu as long as he gets on the park.
The problem is that tutus flair out too much, thus making him easier to tackle. Additionally, I think that we'd cop a big sanction from the AFL and our sponsors for not wearing approved uniform. Therefore, I'd prefer it if Jamie refrained from donning a tutu on match day.
 

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The problem is that tutus flair out too much, thus making him easier to tackle. Additionally, I think that we'd cop a big sanction from the AFL and our sponsors for not wearing approved uniform. Therefore, I'd prefer it if Jamie refrained from donning a tutu on match day.
No.
There would be no fine, not for Jaime.

Jaime would simply tell the AFL he’s expressing his sexuality.

AFL would immeadiately allow him to don the tutu, but fine Eddie and Collingwood for doubting his right to do so.
Ed would say he never said he couldn’t.
But the AFL led by vicious Caro reporting would say Ed mentioned on his radio program that Jaime would wear his tutu, but Caro would say, he was seen with a smirk during the morning (two hours later).

Fine stands.
 
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Collingwood veteran Lynden Dunn is on track for an early-season return from his knee injury.

The reliable fullback will remain on a modified training program before Christmas after going down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Round 15 last season.

But a conservative nine-month recovery program has the 196-gamer in line to press for selection inside the first month of next season.

Collingwood confronts some of the game’s best key forwards over the first three rounds next season, including Geelong’s Tom Hawkins, Richmond twin towers Jack Riewoldt and Tom Lynch and West Coast premiership pair Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling.

Football manager Geoff Walsh said Dunn and fellow veteran Tyson Goldsack, who made a stunning six-month recovery from his knee reconstruction last season, were both tracking well.

“They are not in the full program but they are both OK, they are on track and doing everything that they are being asked to do, so far,” Walsh said.

The 31-year-old pair re-signed one-year deals to play on next season in the face of a major salary cap squeeze.

Dunn’s recovery is a major boost for a club desperate to turn the tables on last year’s shocking injury run, which left coach Nathan Buckley with depleted defensive stocks for the bulk of last season.

But the club is optimistic the back line can return to full strength early next year as Ben Reid (calf) and Darcy Moore (hamstring) plot their comebacks from more soft tissue dramas.

Moore and Reid only played a combined 13 games last season, while gun goal kicker Jamie Elliott was sidelined for the whole campaign with ankle and hamstring dramas.

Moore and Elliott have rejoined training over the past fortnight since returning from a trip to Germany to see soft-tissue injury specialist Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt.
 
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