PLAYER OF THE DAY. Neil Mann, born 26th August 1924.
Trying out for the thirds at St. Kilda but not staying, he was not able to get a game with Collingwood Technical School but did get picked up by Collingwood and first played for them in 1945.
Playing firstly at full forward and centre half forward, he started to really shine when moved to centre half back. His career included 179 games for Collingwood from 1945-'56 for 155 goals, being their leading goal kicker in 1947 and representing Victoria 10 times.
He was also club Captain in 1955-'56 and played in the 1953 Premiership team. Reserves coach at the Magpies for 14 years, he was the senior coach from 1972-'74.