Expectations in 2017 will be high for Collingwood, as they have traded in big names such as Daniel Wells and Chris Mayne to the club.
The Magpies have slowly slid down the ladder since Nathan Buckley took over the club. Now, Buckley enters his final year of his contract and it will be make or break for one of Collingwoods greatest players.
A Deep push into the finals will be the only thing that can save Nathan Buckley this season and it would need a massive improvement and game plan change for the fans to even get excited about the prospect of finals.
What will Eddie do if the Magpies have a poor start to the season, his patience will definitely tested.
Lynden Dunn, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Lachlan Keeffe, Chris Mayne, Josh Smith, Daniel Wells, Sam McLarty (pick 30), Callum Brown (35), Kayle Kirby (50), Josh Daicos (57), Mitch McCarthy (rookie), Henry Schade (rookie), Liam Mackie (rookie), Max Lynch (rookie)
Brent Macaffer (retired), Alan Toovey (retired), Dane Swan (retired), Jonathon Marsh (retired), Matthew Goodyear (delisted), Tim Golds (delisted), Darrean Wyatt (delisted), Corey Gault (retired), Nathan Brown (free agent – St Kilda), Jarrod Witts (traded – Gold Coast), Travis Cloke (traded – Western Bulldogs), Jack Frost (traded – Brisbane), Marley Williams (traded – North Melbourne)
COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES BEST 25 FOR 2017
B: Jeremy Howe, Lachie Keeffe, Brayden Maynard
HB: Travis Varcoe, Ben Reid, Josh Smith
C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Daniel Wells
HF: Chris Mayne, Darcy Moore, Jordan De Goey
F: Jamie Elliott, Alex Fasolo, Will Hoskin-Elliott
FOLL: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams
I/C: Jack Crisp, Levi Greenwood, Jesse White, Matthew Scharenberg,
EMG: Tom Phillips, Jarryd Blair, James Aish