There is some good news for Collingwood fans at the end of a tough season, with captain Scott Pendlebury re-signing for five more seasons.
By the end of the contract in 2020, he will have played in black and white for 15 years.
In his first decade at the Magpies, the 27-year-old has achieved nearly every AFL accolade on offer, including a premiership, a Norm Smith Medal, three E.W. Copeland Trophies, five All Australian selections and two Anzac Day medals.
“The direction the club is taking really excites me. We have a solid group of young players who have got a taste of senior footy and we have the right program and people in place to take this group to the next level,” Pendlebury said.
“I’m proud to captain this club and want to be part of what the future holds.”
Collingwood finished in 12th place this season with only 10 wins.