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Anzacday

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Collingwood’s mid-season draft pick-up John Noble has rocketed into the selection frame as coach Nathan Buckley considers making changes for Friday night’s Grand Final rematch against West Coast.
Noble had another 28 possessions in the VFL on Saturday, while hard nut midfielder Taylor Adams may still be another week away to fix a serious groin injury.

Spearhead Mason Cox will have to fight to keep his spot at training this week after struggling in the Pies’ surprise loss to Hawthorn on Friday night.

Collingwood has been soundly beaten in the air in its three games against the Eagles last year and may still need Cox to compete hard in attack against key backs Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass.

Collingwood has a tough run against West Coast, Greater Western Sydney and Richmond over the next three weeks and need to regain form quickly to keep hold of a top-four spot.

Noble, 22, has bolted into the selection frame after impressing with his elite speed and decision-making skills over the past three games in the VFL.
In particular, his kicking could become a weapon off half back as the Magpies look to rediscover some more run and precision ball-use out of defence.

Noble, who was emergency for the loss to Hawthorn on Friday night, has averaged 24 possessions since he was taken from West Adelaide in the SANFL with pick No. 14 in the mid-season draft.

Collingwood had only 35 inside 50s against the Hawks and will look to refine its ball movement this week to help better supply its forward line targets.
 

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Liking what I'm hearing about this bloke


An astute pick up


I know I say just play him but curiosity has got me.

We need to try something different

Noble and quaynor off the back flanks..

Maybe moore forward miocheck back..

Come on pies be brave

DO SOMETHING

Cox in the ruck
Grundy de goey and treloar in the guts

COMEON
 

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Seems the two boys from West Adelaide have impressed so far with their vfl teams and may both debut this round. That's a credit to both players who have entered established vfl teams mid season and haven't broken stride. Different team mates, opposition, grounds and conditions. Truly remarkable.
 

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Let’s hope he can step up quickly because we really need his run and dare in the team. Looking forward to his debut. Him and IQ in the team is exciting times.
 

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Seems the two boys from West Adelaide have impressed so far with their vfl teams and may both debut this round. That's a credit to both players who have entered established vfl teams mid season and haven't broken stride. Different team mates, opposition, grounds and conditions. Truly remarkable.
I have been arguing it for over a decade that SANFL is overall a higher quality league then VFL these days.
 

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I haven't seen this kid live and the VFL replays haven't actually shown us much about him, from those that have seen him, what can we expect?
 

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Wow premiership favourites at the start now playing a mid season player from no where, how well are we traveling lol
 
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