5. Nathan Buckley
Nathan Buckley’s men are travelling well at the moment. Despite suffering a plethora of injuries in the forward half, Buckley has re-invented and remastered his side’s attack.
Long gone are the days when Collingwood would bomb the ball inside 50 in hope, now looking to hit their targets or go in with speed and efficiency.
Buckley has surrounded Mason Cox with dangerous spark plugs like Jordan De Goey, Josh Thomas, Jaidyn Stephenson and Will Hoskin-Elliott.
He has embraced rotating more players through the midfield and changed up his matchups or thrown names around the board when things have not gone to plan.
Players are developing in Buckley’s system too, with Brodie Grundy, Tom Phillips, Matthew Scharenberg and De Goey all taking their games to new heights in 2018.