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Magpie runner ‘not in the best headspace’

ALEX Woodward admits he's "not in the best headspace" after the Grand Final incident that led to him being the target of online bullies.

But the Collingwood runner, who accidentally blocked the path of Magpie Jaidyn Stephenson as he rushed to stop West Coast's Elliot Yeo from marking in a crucial third-quarter moment, says he's been buoyed by the on-going support he's received from the club.

Trade Wrap: Lynch to come clean on new team

THIS year's most prized free agent Tom Lynch appears poised to reveal football's worst-kept secret on Tuesday.

It's long been thought the former Suns co-captain has settled on Richmond as his preferred new home, ahead of fellow Victorian suitors Collingwood and Hawthorn.

Sad but loyal Magpies flock to supporters day

DISAPPOINTED but grateful Collingwood supporters have converged on the club's training ground at Olympic Park Oval following the club's heartbreaking five-point Grand Final loss to West Coast.

Surgery to delay pre-season for Pies’ high flyer

JEREMY Howe will require shoulder surgery and be sidelined for up to 12 weeks of the upcoming pre-season.

The Collingwood defender revealed that he will go in for an operation on his shoulder in the coming weeks, but before then he has a holiday booked for Europe starting Monday week.

Pies have ‘the formula to be great’: Howe

COLLINGWOOD has "the formula to be great" despite Saturday's painful five-point Grand Final loss to West Coast, star defender Jeremy Howe has declared.

Howe, who required a painkilling injection on his ankle to get through the decider, said the club was standing by its motto: We are enough.

Watch or LISTEN: Trade Radio is back

THE AWARD-WINNING Trade Radio is back.

Coming to a device near you every week day, NAB AFL Trade Radio blasts off on Monday, October 1, at 7am AEST.

How the Eagles celebrated the flag on social media

Shuey plays best final of anyone this decade

NORM Smith medallist Luke Shuey's performance in West Coast's magnificent premiership win was the best game by anyone in a final this decade.

That's the verdict of the Schick AFL Player Ratings, which Champion Data has formulated since 2010 by considering a variety of statistics to determine how effective all 44 on the ground were.

AFL legend slams umpires over late ‘choke’

AFL LEGEND Leigh Matthews says the Grand Final umpires choked when they didn't pay a free kick against West Coast before Dom Sheed kicked the winning goal.

Eagles fly with special carry-on baggage

WEST Coast's weary premiership stars have boarded their flight to Perth where celebrations will continue long into the night.

The Eagles are due to land in Perth at about 1.50pm AWST.