New Magpie Top 100 member! Bulldog moves close

With the departure of Dane Swan, Travis Cloke (playing tonight for opponents Western Bulldogs) and Alan Toovey, Collingwood  only has two Top 100 game players on the current playing list.
This will change tonight, when Jarryd Blair joins John Henderson and Alex Munch in equal 99th position on the Magpies’ games played list.
John Henderson was recruited from Avenel by Collingwood after failing in an earlier attempt to join the Bombers. He finished 3rd in the Brownlow medal in 1963 and went on to have an outstanding 1964, leading to him being appointed Captain of the club in 1965. He played his 144th and last game as a reserve in the 1966 Grand Final, having played in the 1958 premiership team and the 1960 and 1964 teams that were runners up.
The two other Top 100 game players for Collingwood are Scott Pendlebury (#16) and Steele Sidebottom who tonight will move ahead of former Captain Terry Waters and into 67th place .
Alex Munch’s main claim to fame was his best on ground performance in the 1919 Grand Final after having played in two losing Grand Finals in 1915 and 1918. He also played in the winning 1917 Grand Final team. He kicked only 5 goals in his career at Collingwood!
By contrast, Western Bulldogs have a total of 6 current players in the Top 100 of all time, but Jordan Roughhead will not be playing tonight.
However, everyone’s favourite player, Robert Murphy is back! Already #7 on the Bulldogs games played list, he also appears on the AFL Overall games played list at #80. His team mate, Matthew Boyd joins Tony Libratore at #8 for the Bulldogs and is now only a few games away from joining Murphy in the AFL Top 100. Other Top 100 club players for the Bulldogs include Dale Morris (#14), Liam Picken who will pass 1974 Runner Up Best & Fairest Stephen Power, the legendary Bernie Quinlan and club favourite Steven Kolynuik and #91 Luke Dalhaus who will pass Bill Wood and Todd Curley tonight.
The Bulldogs one “recruit” for the game will be Travis Cloke who with a significant showing could improve his standing on the AFL Top 100 goal kicking list.
Collingwood’s two new players are Henry Schade and Will Hoskin-Elliott.


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