Feeder side keeps Pies hot, hungry
August 15, 2010
COLLINGWOOD'S willingness to flick players between its AFL and VFL teams has left every player with the belief that he could play a part in September, says Brent Macaffer.
Macaffer, who began the season in the VFL team and had another three-game stint there mid-season, said the club's ownership of its VFL side made it easier for players to do the things that would earn them a recall and had created greater competition among the group.
"When you go back to the VFL you're going back there for a reason, and having our own VFL side has been great; they play to the same structures and game style that the AFL side plays and I know that's been a great help for me. When you go back, you do the exact same things they want you to be doing when you're playing for the AFL team," he said after Collingwood's 98-point win over Essendon on Friday night.