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In the mix: Grand Final

Darcy Moore and Ben Reid are pressing for Grand Final spots, but will the Pies tinker with a winning combination? - AFL,Collingwood Magpies,West Coast Eagles,In the Mix
Darcy Moore and Ben Reid are pressing for Grand Final spots, but will the Pies tinker with a winning combination?

FLYING HIGH Magpies faithful turn out in droves

Get them in: Swingmen Darcy Moore and Ben Reid will go all out in their bid to convince Pies selectors that they are ready to take on West Coast's dangerous key forwards in the Grand Final.

Under the pump: It's highly unlikely there will be a change to a winning combination.

Medical room: Moore (hamstring) has been sidelined for seven weeks but is nearing full fitness.

Verdict: An unchanged line-up is expected, but Moore and Reid might give the Pies something to think about. - Ben Collins

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TRAINING DAY Fans flock to Eagles' nest

Get them in: Due to the unavailability of Nic Naitanui (knee), Andrew Gaff (suspension), Brad Sheppard (hamstring) and Eric Mackenzie (toes), the Eagles are at their limit in terms of experienced personnel ready to come in, and are unlikely to change their preliminary final line-up. Versatile young tall Oscar Allen, mobile forward Jake Waterman and midfield recruit Brendon Ah Chee will be on standby.

Under the pump: There wasn't a bad perfomer in the 66-point rout of Melbourne, so nobody will be fearing for their spot.

Medical room: Star midfielder Luke Shuey (ankle) is fine and intercept marking defender Jeremy McGovern (hip) is no chance of missing the Grand Final, despite being absent from training on Monday.

Verdict: Barring a training mishap, the Eagles will stick with the same 22 to face the Pies. – Travis King

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