Adams for VC

COLLINGWOOD has gone back to the future in announcing a three-man leadership group to front the Magpies in 2017.

Scott Pendlebury will captain the club for the fourth season in succession, with Steele Sidebottom and Taylor Adams as vice-captains.

Nathan Brown, now with St Kilda, and the retired Brett Macaffer were in last season’s group, and the Magpies have chosen not to replace them.

The decision makes the leadership group the smallest in the AFL but Pendlebury said it could be a point of difference that gave the Magpies an advantage over their rivals.

“We expect all of the players to buy into the standards, and we didn’t really want to put titles on it as such, and the playing group was across it and ticked it off as a group and think could be a major strength for this club moving forward,” Pendlebury said.

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