Sons of Magpies legends making their mark

Josh Daicos is one of four father-son picks at Collingwood preparing to take on West Coast.
Josh Daicos is one of four father-son picks at Collingwood preparing to take on West Coast.

If Collingwood are able to inflict a series of upsets during the AFL finals it will be in no small part due to some of their past legends.

The Magpies' team for Saturday night's elimination final against West Coast in Perth will feature three father-son picks.

It would have been four, but first-year midfielder Tyler Brown was dropped despite playing the past four games.

Defender Darcy Moore is the headline act of the father-son picks, while Josh Daicos and brothers Tyler and Callum Brown are starting to make their mark.

Moore is the son of two-time Brownlow medallist Peter Moore, who played 172 games for Collingwood and 77 for Melbourne.

Daicos is the son of the mercurial Peter Daicos, who booted 549 goals in 250 games for the Magpies.

Tyler, whose dad Gavin played 254 games for Collingwood and captained the side for five seasons, said it has been a special experience to play alongside his fellow father-son picks.

"We used to a do a father-son clinic, and I remember me, Callum and Josh were there at the time," Brown said.

"It's pretty cool seeing them now when you're playing on the field with them, and thinking back to when you were playing junior footy and having that dream of playing AFL.

"Seeing Callum and Josh get drafted was pretty special to see, and then I was just hoping I could join them at the club next year, and it was a pretty cool experience when I did get drafted."

Tyler Brown will have to look on from the stands at Optus Stadium as his team take on a star-studded West Coast outfit

The 20-year-old has never faced the Eagles and he had been looking forward to taking on Luke Shuey, who went to the same school.

"Shuey went to Marcellin College, so growing up at the school you hear about him and what a great player he was there," said Brown, who is 10 years younger than Shuey.

"In the lunch area there were posters up on the wall with his face. And you hear stories from teachers about him playing in the first team and just dominating."

Australian Associated Press