Collingwood Magpies president Eddie McGuire weighs in on Darcy Moore link to Richmond Tigers


Richmond were so incensed by Collingwood luring stars Geoff Raines and David Cloke following the 1982 season they started recruiting other Magpies players as revenge.

The tug-of-war almost bankrupted both clubs, leading to Richmond’s Save Our Skins campaign in 1990 when they were on the verge of collapse.

“The last time they started poaching from Collingwood, we put them in the bin for 30 years,” McGuire said on Triple M radio on Tuesday.

“Wait if it ever comes true. The blood will be flowing down Punt Road and Hoddle Street again.

“When his father [Peter Moore] went to Melbourne [in 1982], that went down a treat.

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“‘Darce’ going to Richmond – that’d be just really good, wouldn’t it?”

Moore’s manager Liam Pickering also weighed in on the report, but denied there had been any talks with Richmond about his client.

Pickering said talks with Collingwood remained ongoing.

“We caught up again the other week, but we’ve still got a bit of work do,” Pickering said.

“We’re negotiating, which means it’s no way near over the line.

“I’m talking to Ned Guy [Collingwood’s list manager] all the time, him and I have a fantastic relationship.

“There are a number of things they are trying to do at the moment.”

Moore has played 71 games for Collingwood since making his debut in 2015.

After frequently switching ends early in his career, Moore starred in defence last year.

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