2020 AFL preview: Collingwood Magpies team guide
Collingwood had a strong season in 2019, but they’re hoping things will be even better this time around.
In recent years, Collingwood have been very close to securing another premiership. The team put up a great campaign in 2019, finishing fourth on the ladder.
However, they endured a four-point defeat to Greater Western Sydney in the first preliminary final, so their dreams of winning it all were shattered. The Magpies also dealt with injuries as the season unfurled. If all goes well, they might fare better in 2020.
Not much has changed for the Pies ahead of the new AFL season. That being said, the squad played without many of their key players for the entirety of 2019. Without an inconsistent roster to worry about, Collingwood might have a crack at the premiership once more.
How to watch Collingwood Magpies AFL matches
Collingwood Magpies fans can follow their favourite team live and free on Seven Network. That being said, Channel Seven only broadcasts four matches per week and which ones you'll see varies from state to state.
If you're a serious supporter or want to make sure you won't miss a minute of the 2020 AFL season, you might want to look into investing in a paid subscription. Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Foxtel Now offer all fixtures besides the grand final live and on demand.
Out of the three options, Kayo Sports is affordable and comes with serious perks. Subscriptions start at $25/month, which gets you access to more than 50 sports and exciting features like SplitView and Interactive Stats.
Not only that, but new users get a 14-day free trial to give the platform a spin and figure out if they would enjoy it in the long run. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime. If you don't know which service to pick, our Kayo vs Foxtel guide should come in handy.
You can also follow the Pies with AFL Live Pass as long as you don't mind the fact the live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display size. The service is available for free to selected Telstra customers. If that's not you, not to worry. You can download the official AFL live app from Google Play or the App Store and purchase a subscription.
For more information, go to our extensive guide on how to stream the 2020 AFL season. It features a breakdown of all providers, so you'll be able to make a more informed decision.
Watch Collingwood Magpies matches overseas
Travelling outside Australia? You can still keep up with the Pies from afar with Watch AFL. The service lets you stream AFL games via the Internet if you're not in the country.
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Check out our article on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas for more details on how the service works.
When do Collingwood Magpies play next?
Their first fixture in the 2020 AFL season will be against the Western Bulldogs on 20 March. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Collingwood Magpies. You can see the complete AFL draw here.
|Round||Day||Date||Match||Stadium||Kick-off (AEST)||How to watch|
|Round 1||Friday||20/3/20||Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood||Marvel Stadium, VIC||7:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 2||Thursday||11/6/20||Collingwood vs Richmond||MCG, Vic||7:40 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7|
|Round 3||Saturday||20/6/20||Collingwood vs St Kilda||MCG, Vic||4:35 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 4||Friday||26/6/20||GWS Giants vs Collingwood||GIants Stadium, NSW||7:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7|
|Round 5||Friday||3/7/20||Collingwood vs Essendon||MCG, Vic||7:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7|
Collingwood Magpies squad
Darcy Cameron has joined the Pies while James Aish, Tyson Goldsack and Daniel Wells are out. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the 2020 AFL season.
|Player Number||Name||Position||Career Games|
|34||Trent Bianco||Defender, Midfield||0|
|29||Timothy Broomhead||Forward, Midfield||36|
|14||Darcy Cameron||Forward, Ruck||1|
|2||Jordan De Goey||Forward||88|
|39||Trey Ruscoe||Defender, Midfield||0|
Collingwood Magpies history
The Collingwood Magpies are one of the most beloved sports clubs in Australia, regularly smashing attendance and ratings records. Founded in 1892, they've since played in an impressive 44 VFL/AFL grand finals.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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