Posted: 22 November, 2016 by AAP

Scott Pendlebury Agrees 2017 Is 'Finals Or Bust'

Skipper speaks out

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Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury agrees that 2017 is 'finals or bust' - but it's no different than any other season.

"For my 11 years it's been that way. Anyone who says it's not, I'm not sure what they're playing for," Pendlebury said at a press conference today.

In August, coach Nathan Buckley admitted that he wouldn't be the coach of the side if they didn't make finals in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Pies skipper says it's business as usual for the players at the AFL club despite big changes in their football department.

Veteran football manager Neil Balme has gone to Richmond and his replacement Graeme Allan resigned after receiving a 12-month ban for his role in the Lachie Whitfield saga.

Pendlebury said interim football manager Marcus Wagner has made sure there have been no disruptions and he has backed him to take the role full-time.

-AAP

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