Eddie McGuire.
Eddie McGuire. DAVID MARIUZ

Eddie almost quit Magpies’ top job

Millionaire Collingwood president Eddie McGuire was so disappointed after Saturday's loss to arch-rival Carlton he considered stepping down from his hot seat at the club.

The man opposition fans love to hate told Melbourne radio station Triple M he seriously wondered whether his 18-year reign as Magpies president should finish.

"You question yourself. You have done this for 18 years, can you go through it again?" he said.

"I question myself ... and you agonise and you are standing there and your family is around and you look across at people who are killing themselves, the players, the coaches, all those people, and you do, you go away, you drive away and you have a tear in your eye. What do you do?"

He said a show of support in the black-and-white jumper by his two footy-mad sons convinced him walking away when things got tough wasn't the right decision.

He also said no one at the club was blaming a high injury count -Taylor Adams, Nathan Brown, Tom Langdon, Ben Sinclair, Travis Varcoe, Dane Swan, Tyson Goldsack, Marley Williams and Jamie Elliott are all sidelined - for the 2-5 start to 2016.

"Forget the injuries -that's part and parcel. Every team has injuries. I am not hanging my hat on that," McGuire said.

Collingwood's form has been so poor it has been installed as the outsider in Saturday night's clash with Brisbane at the Gabba, despite the Lions starting the season 1-6.



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