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Fyfe’spreparationhasneverbeeninquestionhowever,ithasalwaysbeenadurabilityissue。

Breakingthesamelegtwiceisneveragoodsignforaneliteathlete,butFyfe’sclasscannotbedenied。

WearebackingFyfetocomebackwithavengeance,andthe2015winnerlookstobegreatvaluefortheBrownlowmedalasthe$9secondfavouriteatWilliamHill。

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WillCollingwoodsackNathanBuckleyifCollingwoodagainfailtomakethefinals?

Collingwoodisateamthatdemandssuccess,butithasbeenawhilesincetheMagpieshasbeenalegitimatepremiershipthreat。

AnyteamthatisnotwinningmatchesandplayinginSeptemberwilldealwithpressure,butNathanBuckleysextraordinarycommentslatein2016raisedtheeyebrowsofthecollectivefootballingpublic。

WhenaskedifhewouldremainastheCollingwoodcoachpost-2017ifthePiesmissedthefinalsBuckleyrespondedbysaying“There’snoway。



Doesthecoach’scommentsprovidethesparkCollingwoodneedstosurgebackuptheladder,orisitanunnecessarydistractionheadingintoapivotalyearforthePies?

Ifeverythinggoesright,Collingwoodhastherightteamtoforcetheirwayintotheeight。

ThePieshaveoneofthebestmidfieldsinthegame,aburgeoningsuperstarforwardinDarcyMooreandareturningJamieElliot,whoisoneofthebestsmallforwardsinthegame。

Collingwood’sdefenceisahugeweakness,butteamshaveshowninthepastthatasystemfocusedonpressureandaccountabilitycanoutweighpersonnel。

TheMagpiesare$2。

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Itisfinalsorbustin2017forBucks–iftheyfailtomaketheeighttheformerCollingwoodskipperwillbethethirdofthebigthreeclublegends(Essendon’sJamesHirdandandBrisbane’sMichaelVoss)togettheaxe。

CantheBulldogsgoback-to-back?

IfthereisanyclubintheleaguethatdeservesapremiershiphangoveritistheWesternBulldogs。