Available March 16
|PIES SEEK WIN IN FINAL HITOUT
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.