Time to look beyond Pendlebury, says Collingwood great
Tony Shaw says Collingwood should be looking at replacing Scott Pendlebury as captain.
The 1990 premiership skipper said he felt five seasons was “enough” for one player to lead a club.
Pendlebury took over from Nick Maxwell at the start of the 2014, making this his fourth season in charge.
Speaking on 3AW Football, Shaw was asked whether Pendlebury’s leadership would be examined in the club-wide review that will ultimately decide whether Nathan Buckley keeps his job as coach.
“They’ll be asking questions,” Shaw said.
“He’s been a good captain and great player in that period but we haven’t had success, so I think all that would be looked at.
“It’s no disrespect to Scotty at all, it’s a way of moving on and making the club better and he’s got to accept it, as we all did when we moved on for other blokes to take the spot.”
He floated Adam Treloar as Pendlebury’s possible successor.
Shaw, who captained the Pies for seven seasons, said he should have been replaced sooner.
“I thought that after four or five years Darren Millane or Gavin Brown should have taken it,” he said.
By JAKE BOURKE
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