AFL 2014 Live Collingwood Magpies vs Adelaide Crows match will be kick off at MCG, Melbourne,Sunday 27 July 2014 online, Time 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Pies will welcome the return of Ben Reid to the side after missing the whole year with various leg ailments whilst small forward Jamie Elliot should also return to bolster their forward line. Nick Maxwell (retired) and Dane Swan (foot) are both out. For the Crows, midfielder Dave Mackay sh9ould return from a hamstring injury whilst Scott Thompson needs to pass a fitness test with his own hammy complaint. Sam Kerridge, Charlie Cameron, Matt Crouch, Mitch Grigg and Luke Thompson are all in contention.
The Pies are in free-fall with just one win from their last five games slumping to eighth (only on percentage) on the ladder. Collingwood is 6-3 (4-5 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides this year. The Crows are desperate to stay in the finals race in tenth spot on the ladder with an 8-8 record. They’ve won two of their last three games and are 3-6 both head to head and against the line vs top-eight sides this year.
The Crows upset the Pies in a Thursday night blockbuster in Adelaide in round 9 thanks to four goals from Josh Jenkins. Patrick Dangerfield had 32 disposals and Scott Thompson 30 with both pumping the ball inside 50 on 9 occasions. For the Pies, Travis Cloke and Jesse White were held to just one goal whilst Pendlebury and Beams had over 30 touches each.
Adelaide and Collingwood have met 37 times with the Magpies leading 25-12. Collingwood has won six of their last seven matches over the Crows. Since 2010, Adelaide is 1-4 (4-1 against the line) vs Collingwood. Adelaide is 1-10 (4-7 against the line) at the MCG over the same period. Collingwood is 27-14 at the MCG under Nathan Buckley but only 16-25 against the line in those games. Adelaide has not beaten the Magpies at the ‘G since 2009. Travis Cloke has kicked only three goals in his last four games against the Crows. The Magpies are 3-3 (0-6 against the line) following a week off (byes/finals) since the start of 2011. Adelaide is 3-2 (2-3 against the line) over the same period.
B: Marley Williams, Jack Frost, Taylor Adams
HB: Paul Seedsman, Lachlan Keeffe, Heritier Lumumba
C: Steele Sidebottom, Brent Macaffer, Tim Broomhead
HF: Kyle Martin, Jesse White, Ben Kennedy
F: Jamie Elliott, Travis Cloke, Ben Reid
Fol: Jarrod Witts, Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Tyson Goldsack, Jarryd Blair, Clinton Young, Tom Langdon
EMG: Sam Dwyer, Josh Thomas, T Armstrong
In: Lachlan Keeffe, Tim Broomhead, Kyle Martin, Jamie Elliott, Ben Reid
Out: Luke Ball (back), Nick Maxwell (retired), Dane Swan (foot), Alan Toovey (back), Josh Thomas (omitted)
B: Luke Thompson, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Matthew Jaensch, Andy Otten, Ricky Henderson
C: Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane
HF: Eddie Betts, James Podsiadly, Tom Lynch
F: Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Brodie Martin
FOLL: Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Brad Crouch
I/C: Matthew Wright, David Mackay, Richard Douglas
EMG: Mitch Grigg, Rory Laird, Jarryd Lyons, Matt Crouch
In: Luke Thompson, David Mackay
Out: Ben Rutten (omitted), Jason Porplyzia (omitted)