It started as a fire sale and ended in a roasting.
The footy world is coming for Collingwood after arguably the club’s most disastrous 12 months in recent memory.
A Round 23 belting at the hands of Essendon on Sunday saw the Magpies finish 17th on the ladder — the club’s worst ever finish for a season.
The Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Adelaide, Carlton and St Kilda have all completed seasons of misery, but it is clear Collingwood has been the real biggest loser of 2021.
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It is less than 12 months since Collingwood pulled off the monster upset of beating West Coast in the elimination final last year.
It has been a free-fall since then, beginning with the trade period from hell.
Adam Treloar and Jaidyn Stephenson were told to leave and were traded for magic…