s  a 15th of March 2002: Collingwood take on St Kilda at North Ballarat Oval, Saturday the 16th of March...we want to see as many supporters as possible getdown to support the club




Available March 16 


Kevin Diggerson 

Collingwood coach Michael Malthouse is looking for a confidence boosting win for his troops when the ‘Pies clash with St.Kilda at North Ballarat tomorrow.

After suffering an injury plagued preseason that has seen the likes of captain Nathan Buckley, Copeland Trophy winner Paul Licuria, Anthony Rocca, Jarrod Molloy, Scott Cummings and Josh Fraser sidelined, Malthouse sees the final practice game as an opportunity to enter the season on a winning note.

“I think that the players would like to win that game, and I’d be a fool to say I don’t agree with the player’s point of view,” Malthouse said today prior to Collingwood’s training session. “They need a re
“I’m still of the belief that you practice, that’s why they’re called practice matches, the things that you want to do for the first game and the rest of the season,” Malthouse noted. “We might be level with Essendon at the end of the (preseason) without a win, so who knows.”

While Buckley will remain sidelined with a corked thigh, there was some good news for Magpie fans with 2001 leading goal kicker Chris Tarrant expected to return.

Tomorrow's game starts at 2:30pm at North Ballarat Oval. Williamstown face North Ballarat in the curtain raiser at noon.

Nick Davis hit form last week in
the match against Freo.
Although the day turned out to be
an appalling one for the team Nick
Hit the form that we saw from 
most of last year by kicking 3 last
quarter goals...and putting some 
sort of respectability about the
Davis takes out this weeks player
of the week award and Follows
Players such as Leon Davis, Brodie
Holland and Scott Cummings.