Pies duo ink new deals

Sportal November 14, 2012, 5:27 pm
Andrew Krakouer

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Collingwood have been boosted for the 2013 season by the re-signing of Andrew Krakouer and Brent Macaffer on one-year contracts.

Both players were cut down by serious knee injuries last February that required reconstructions, although Krakouer wrote another chapter into his book of comebacks by returning to the senior side for the last four games of 2012, booting four goals in the Magpies' qualifying final loss to Hawthorn.

Macaffer, 24, a member of Collingwood's 2010 premiership side, has been cruelled by injuries ever since that day in October, playing just four matches over the last two seasons.

But the pair are both in full training for the upcoming year and should be fully fit for another NAB Cup campaign early next February.

"We're looking for good pre-seasons and solid seasons from both players, who did so well to overcome their injuries this year," Collingwood director of football Geoff Walsh said on the Magpies' website.

"They play similar positions but they're different sorts of players and we know they can add something to the mix."

For former Tiger Krakouer, it will be the 29-year-old's third season at Collingwood after he was recruited to the club following a stint in jail for a serious assault in Fremantle.

Having served his time, Krakouer worked his way back up to the AFL by playing a starring role in Swan Districts 2010 WAFL Premiership victory, winning the Sandover Medal during the same season.

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  1. Pete06:23pm Monday 19th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Well, Con Dom, I think that your father should have worn one...You probably do all the time 'cause you're such a #$%$ Head.. Fpr which team do you barrack..I'll bet they don't all have a squeaky clean record..

  2. vicki01:24pm Saturday 17th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Wrong conartist, i am a Tigers supporter

  3. vicki08:17am Saturday 17th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Well i am not a collingwood supporter and where where is the proof.

  4. vicki12:02pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Where in the statistics or any other proof does it say that con dom. I would like to see u prove that.

  5. underarm_bowler11:56am Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    matters not where they come from or what they did, so long as you win the premiership I'm good