COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley says the Pies are yet to fully harness the positivity that flowed through the club towards the end of 2018.

Speaking on new podcast In the Game with Damian Barrett, Buckley describes Collingwood as a "good place to be" with a simple vision of what it wanted to achieve. 

"We're still yet to maximise the mentality and the attitude of last year," he says. 

"There's a lot of growth and positivity around that. 

"There's still some exploration that we can do internally to find our best."

A deep and reflective Buckley goes into detail about the decision to take an extended break at the end of last season, Collingwood's narrow Grand Final loss and why he no longer sacrifices today for tomorrow.

Episode guide

3:15 – Buckley talks about how Collingwood has enabled him to perform his role and remain ‘real’

4:30 – Why Europe?

6:30 – Family over footy and why Buckley no longer sacrifices today for tomorrow

7:45 – 2018 doesn't define Collingwood

8:30 – There's no 'poor bugger me'

9:40 – McGovern to Vardy to Ryan to Sheed

11:30 – Failure 

14:00 – Re-signing with Collingwood

16:30 – Buckley on Dayne Beams

20:00 – ‘The club I’m a part of now is the club I’ve always wanted to a part of’

21:15 – What last year’s round four win over Adelaide meant for Collingwood’s season