Australian football Hall of Famer Terry Wallace has praised Collingwood for their ability to not only nail the players they pick up from other clubs, but also re-sign them before the season starts.
The Pies today announced Will Hoskin-Elliott and Jack Crisp have agreed to new contracts, while Taylor Adams is reportedly set to sign a five-year contract extension soon as well.
“(Re-signing these players) just shows good stability leading into a season and it shows long-term vision, geez they’ve done well Collingwood with their players from other clubs,” Wallace told SEN Afternoons.
“I’ll take you through a list of names. Taylor Adams, Jack Crisp who I really like, Lynden Dunn, Levi Greenwood, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Jeremy Howe, Chris Mayne, Adam Treloar, Travis Varcoe, Daniel Wells – they’ve done extremely well from opposition clubs.
“Most clubs have got some, I would say that’s one of the better lists from other clubs in the competition.”
The former Bulldogs coach rates the Pies highly and expects them to play finals in 2019.
“I’ve got Collingwood in the teams that I trust,” he said.
“They had a lot of injuries, they were able to overcome a lot of difficulties last year, if they get any sort of a reasonable run, they’ll be right up there again.”
The Pies kick off their 2019 season against Geelong at the MCG.