Collingwood’s best and fairest winner, Taylor Adams, “broke bread” with his former teammate Adam Treloar after his now infamous trade with the Western Bulldogs.
Treloar was dumped to the dogs in the last seconds of this year’s trading period. This followed a report that indicated that Pies coach Nathan Buckley had told the 27-year-old during a phone conversation that some senior teammates wanted him away.
Although Treloar himself said Buckley told him so, Adams said the media misrepresented how older players felt.
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“A lot happens with the media. There was obviously confusion somewhere along the way and it was a total misrepresentation of the way we felt as leaders, ”Adams continued RSN breakfast club.
“At no point did I feel that this was the feeling the leaders wanted, and I have expressed that several times now, and so has Nathan.
“We look forward to continuing. I spoke extensively with ‘Adsy’ and we broke a bit of bread about what my series of events is and what has been reported in the media. I think he’s relatively happy with where all of this is. “
Throughout the trading period, Collingwood supporters’ frustration over the lack of clarity the club provided about its controversial moves was widespread.
Adams indicated that some players were also looking for clarity who were in constant communication throughout the trading period, trying to get more information about the decisions to part ways with multiple gun players.
“I think the way I tried to stay connected with the group was to connect with the people I knew were likely to be affected,” he said.
“We were trying to get an understanding of what the club was trying to achieve and obviously there were some agendas there. We obviously wanted to involve some youngsters and we obviously had wage cap pressures that needed to be corrected.
“So the club has made some really tough and difficult decisions, and our list management has the full trust of the playgroup and us as a leader. I am glad that the process is now complete. We can go on and project forward now and look forward to 2021.
“After talking to all the guys who left the club to pursue careers elsewhere, they see the same thing, an opportunity that they can use to make the most of the current situation.”