Same old problems for Collingwood

Nathan Buckley and his Magpies Photo: @CollingwoodFC on Twitter

Collingwood’s season has hit another bump after going down to an injury riddled Greater Western Sydney by 30 points on Saturday night.

It’s the same old story for Collingwood, its scoring inside 50 hasn’t been that great and it was the case again against the Giants.

Collingwood had 52 inside 50s for the match but was only able get 15 scoring shots, nine of those were goals.

With a number of wasted opportunities either inside 50 resulting in turnover or missed shots that should have been goals.

It’s the simple things that are seeing Collingwood being undone.

“Quite often they had high numbers back, they played fairly heavily man on man,” Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

“We didn’t struggled to get the ball inside 50 as much tonight…This was different from other games in that we had more inside 50’s for majority of the match.

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“We couldn’t score from our insides and couldn’t defend the limited ones that GWS got.”

The loss now puts Collingwood in a hard position to turn its season around, with a clash against West Coast in Perth up next.

With Taylor Adams going down with a knee injury and a few future superstars putting their hands up for selection, it begs the question should Collingwood start playing the kids?

“You can’t be one and three and sit on your hands.

“We think we’ve picked the best side to get results, but we have to look at changes. Whether thats the way we play, the way we prepare or personnel.

“There’ll be many things we look at.”

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