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Collingwood demolishes Essendon in front of bumper Anzac Day crowd

3AW FOOTBALL

TODAY’S LINE-UP: Leigh Matthews, Tony Shaw, Jimmy Bartel, Matthew Lloyd, Mark Robinson, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Mick Warner, and Nat Edwards.

Photo: Julian Smith / AAP

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FULL TIME 

Collingwood has demolished Essendon, winning by 49 points in front of 91,440 at the MCG.

Adam Treloar (34 disposals, two goals) won the Anzac Medal.

Star ruckman Brodie Grundy told 3AW Football it was an honour to represent the club on Anzac Day.

He said the young players in the team, like Jaidyn Stephenson and Callum Brown, are earning their spots.

Click PLAY to hear from Grundy in the rooms 

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell told 3AW he didn’t notice any issues with Brendon Goddard’s behaviour.

“We know what he’s like, he’s a passionate man,” Heppell said in the rooms.

“He’s one of the best communicators on the footy field.”

Click PLAY for the full interview

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HALF TIME

Collingwood lead by 17 points at the main break.

In worse news for the Bombers, Josh Begley (knee) is done for the day, and Josh Green also shows no sign of returning to the field.

Matthew Lloyd said the Pies have been much more direct.

“They run and carry. It’s forward ball-movement,” Lloydy said.

“With Essendon, there’s no flow.”

Click PLAY for the half-time wrap with Lloydy and Shawry

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THE BUILD-UP

One of the most anticipated days on the footy calendar has arrived.

A full house is expected at the MCG for the annual Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon.

And with both sides looking for a third win, the action on the field will be fierce.

Follow this monster match with the No.1 call team in the game!

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