Collingwood Magpies rule Jeremy Howe out for finals


Collingwood’s star defender Jeremy Howe will play no further part in the Magpies’ season, succumbing to a knee injury he suffered in round four.

The Pies had been optimistic that Howe could get back from his ruptured PCL in 2020 but over the past week or two that hope had faded.

On Sunday the Pies officially confirmed those efforts had ended.

Jeremy Howe is aided off the field with a knee injury during round four. Credit:Getty Images

“Howey, we know, has really run out of time with his serious injury,” Collingwood football boss Geoff Walsh said. “He continues to rehab and do quite well but both he and the doctors realise that time has run out for him in terms of him getting back.”



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Why the Sydney Swans stood down Elijah Taylor but Collingwood Magpies let Jordan De Goey play


But the clubs aren’t facing the same situations legally. Differences in the circumstances of each case have shaped their responses. The AFL, which can intervene and force a stand-down (as the NRL does in certain circumstances), has chosen to let the clubs make the calls, providing some guidance and support, including to the women concerned.

The short summary of the difference is that the Swans know more or less what they are dealing with, but Collingwood do not know.

Jordan De Goey is back playing for the Pies after a layoff due to injury.Credit:Getty Images

If the Magpies stand to lose more than the Swans, their position – as stated when De Goey was charged – is that they went immediately to the police and the AFL integrity unit in 2018 when they received the allegation about De Goey’s behaviour towards a woman in 2015. They say if protection of a star was paramount, then why did they go to the police pronto in 2018?

Sydney have solid knowledge of the charges, laid out in the charge of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm. The club had given Taylor a series of directives before the alleged incident in Western Australia that led the charge.

The Swans have been clear that the failure to follow those directives – which followed allegations aired on social media – was a factor in the stand-down, not just the criminal charge.

Collingwood, on the other hand, do not know the detail of the allegations against their player. De Goey and his lawyer Tony Hargreaves have not yet received the brief for the charge, despite several requests.

Collingwood’s position is that they cannot stand down De Goey when the club does not know the nature of the allegations. De Goey has told the club he does not know what happened to bring the charges.

Importantly, the Magpies have reserved the right to change their position once they have seen the brief. So it is conceivable that they could still stand down De Goey once they’ve seen what’s alleged by the woman, to whom De Goey apologised for inappropriate language back in 2018 (De Goey was then managed by my brother, but is without an agent now).

The Magpies have been advised, too, that De Goey’s case is unlikely to be resolved until 2022. He is due in court for a mention hearing on October 30 this year – just after the season ends – but there’s a distinct possibility the case will not get to a contested hearing until after the 2021 season, due to a backlog in the legal system.

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Thus, if Collingwood had stood down De Goey pending the outcome of the case, he would have waiting potentially for two years or thereabouts before the outcome was settled. The long wait – and damage to a footballer’s career, who might yet be found not guilty – is clearly an issue. But crucially the league policy – reflecting community mores – on such matters is heavily based on the victim’s wishes.

Many, especially Collingwood and De Goey supporters, will cite the presumption of innocence as the bedrock legal principle. Clubs, though, haven’t always given players the benefit of the doubt and the NRL doesn’t, depending on the severity of the charge.

That the police have not yet detailed the charges against De Goey has taken the decision on his immediate playing future out of Collingwood’s, and the AFL’s, hands.

Once the Magpies know what’s been alleged against their star, they will have to make a call. It’s easy to let him play when there’s nothing specific to defend.

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Mason Cox running bounce, Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns


Collingwood Magpies forward Mason Cox has sent AFL fans into a frenzy with a stunning goal during Monday evening’s victory over the Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba.

After snaring their ninth win of the 2020 season, the Magpies have officially secured a spot in the finals.

Jordan De Goey scored four goals on his return from injury, but everyone was talking about Cox’s stellar feat in the fourth quarter.

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Collingwood were ahead by just three points when midfielder Callum Brown booted the footy towards Cox near the 50m line.

The 29-year-old claimed the contested mark, but instead of preparing for the free kick, Cox caught everyone off guard by sprinting towards the posts.

The American giant then pulled off a rare running bounce before punting the Sherrin through the centre posts for his second major of the day.

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On Fox Footy, Former Hawthorn captain Jason Dunstall cried: “That is pure highlight reel stuff.

“Have a look at the expression on his face. He’s up and about.

“He’s contested, he’s competed, he’s taken marks, he’s had a bounce, turned, kicked it on the run — and that is just what the doctor ordered for the Pies.”

Hawthorn great Jordan Lewis replied: “Everything he’s touching, every contest that he’s going to, he’s having a real influence.

“That might be his first bounce in AFL football!”

In actuality, as revealed by Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris, Cox has only bounced four times before in the AFL, the most recent attempt occurring in Round 14 last year.

Racing presenter Nick Quinn tweeted: “2018 preliminary final Mason Cox is back. Richmond supporters are still convinced that night was just a bad dream.”

Herald Sun journalist Sam Landsberger posted: “Mason Cox absolutely taking the piss. Yep, it’s September.”

The Advocate reporter Alex Fair tweeted: “Tonight has been a very nice reminder of how much fun Mason Cox is to watch when he’s at his very best. The confidence to take that bounce though was something else entirely.”

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After the final siren, De Goey spoke to Fox Footy about Cox’s unforgettable bounce: “I don’t know if he should do that again. Maybe that’s a one-off, we’ll see.

“He’s a big man, so we don’t ask too much (of him). What we want him to do is make a contest and get the ball to the front and if we can be predictable like that it makes it easier for us other forwards.”

Melbourne legend Garry Lyon also praised Cox on Fox Footy’s On the Couch: “He simplified it tonight.

“His jumping at the ball was much better tonight. He took four contested marks, he kicked two goals, and he provided opportunities for a whole bunch of others.”

Cox ended the 10.8 (68) to 6.10 (46) victory with two goals, eight disposals and seven marks.

Gold Coast forward Alex Sexton snared a hat-trick of goals in the first quarter, while Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar mustered a game-high 26 disposals.

The Magpies will finish round 17 in sixth spot on the AFL ladder, while the Suns remain down in 14th.

For their final fixtures of the regular season, Gold Coast will take on the Hawthorn Hawks at Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon, while Collingwood will face Port Adelaide at the Gabba next Monday evening.



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Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power Tips, Teams and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 18


Round 18 of the AFL season will see Collingwood Magpies host
Port Adelaide Power
at The Gabba on Monday September 21, 2020. Port Adelaide Power are favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:15 pm. We preview the game and give you our tips and information on how you can watch the Collingwood Magpies vs.
Port Adelaide Power
game live.

When: Monday September 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Where: The Gabba

Bet: Bet On This Match HERE

Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power Odds

Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power Preview

What a great test this is going to be ahead of the finals series.

A chance to play finals could be on the line for Collingwood here and they have to play one of the premiership favourites in Port Adelaide.

Port have been flawless in recent weeks so tipping them to take the W here but this should be a great contest.

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West Ham United 0-2 Newcastle United: Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick give Magpies opening day win


Callum Wilson scored his first Premier League goal since 7 March at West Ham

Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick both scored as Newcastle made a winning start to the 2020-21 Premier League season against an uninspiring West Ham.

Wilson, a £20m summer signing from Bournemouth, was a threat throughout as the Magpies won their opening game for the first time since 2012.

Steve Bruce’s side were well worth their victory despite the Hammers twice hitting the crossbar.

Wilson prodded in Andy Carroll’s flick-on to open the scoring, while Hendrick sealed victory with a late effort into the top left corner.

While Pablo Fornals and Angelo Ogbonna both hit crossbar for the hosts, too often their attacks lacked the cutting edge to trouble a resolute Newcastle defence.

And it ensured their miserable recent starts to Premier League campaigns continued, as they became the first club to lose their opening match for the fifth consecutive season.

Magpies debutants steal the show

Magpies manager Steve Bruce had said he was pleased to see owner Mike Ashley “flex his muscles” with the summer arrivals of Wilson and Jamal Lewis, plus free agents Ryan Fraser and Hendrick.

And even more pleasingly for Bruce, Wilson, Lewis and Hendrick all made an immediate impression for their new employers.

Wilson, who appears to thrive when facing the Hammers, was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch.

The 28-year-old’s pace and movement caused problems well before he scored his eighth goal in nine outings against West Ham, twice going close from Lewis deliveries from the left and teeing up Jonjo Shelvey after a surging run from his own half.

He also appeared to benefit from the freedom and flicks that Andy Carroll’s robust presence provided alongside him.

Newcastle had the fourth worst goal-scoring record in the top flight last term and Bruce will hope that combination can help to remedy that problem.

Wilson’s goal was a result of his opportunism after Carroll had got across the near post to flick on Javier Manquillo’s cross, and Hendrick’s late right-foot shot put the seal on a fine night for Newcastle’s new boys.

Man of the match – Callum Wilson (Newcastle)

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson has scored eight goals in nine appearances against West Ham

Centurion Rice – the stats

  • Newcastle United have won 10 Premier League away games against West Ham United – their joint-best such tally in the competition (10 vs Tottenham Hotspur).
  • West Ham have lost more season openers in the Premier League than any other team in the competition’s history (14).
  • Newcastle recorded their first opening weekend victory in the Premier League since beating Tottenham Hotspur in August 2012.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes has lost nine of his last 13 matchday one fixtures in the Premier League (W4), including his last two (also for Sunderland in 2016-17).
  • Newcastle’s Jeff Hendrick scored and assisted in a single Premier League game for the first time in his career (123rd appearance).
  • Newcastle’s Callum Wilson has scored eight goals in nine league games against West Ham, more than he has netted against any other side in his league career.
  • West Ham midfielder Declan Rice made his 100th appearance for the club in the Premier League.

What’s next?

West Ham host Charlton in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday (19:30 BST) before travelling to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, 19 September (20:00 BST).

Newcastle are also in EFL Cup action on Tuesday (19:30 BST) when they welcome Blackburn to St James’ Park before facing Brighton at home in their next Premier League game on Sunday, 20 September (14:00 BST)

More to follow.

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 24FredericksBooked at 54mins
  • 23Diop
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forFelipe Andersonat 89′minutes
  • 16NobleSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 67′minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 18FornalsSubstituted forHallerat 67′minutes
  • 30Antonio

Substitutes

  • 4Balbuena
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 10Lanzini
  • 22Haller
  • 31Johnson
  • 35Randolph

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 19ManquilloBooked at 68mins
  • 6Lascelles
  • 18Fernández
  • 15Lewis
  • 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forJoelintonat 75′minutes
  • 8Shelvey
  • 14HaydenBooked at 13mins
  • 16Hendrick
  • 13C WilsonSubstituted forAlmirónat 85′minutes
  • 7CarrollSubstituted forS Longstaffat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Joelinton
  • 11Ritchie
  • 17Krafth
  • 21Fraser
  • 24Almirón
  • 29Gillespie
  • 36S Longstaff

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Melbourne Vixens beat Collingwood Magpies 61-53 to wrap up Super Netball minor premiership


Melbourne Vixens have secured the 2020 Super Netball minor premiership after a 61-53 victory over cross-town rivals Collingwood Magpies.

The Vixens overcame a slow start in Brisbane to record their 10th win of the season and lock in top spot on the ladder with two rounds left to play.

In Saturday’s earlier match, West Coast Fever jumped ahead of NSW Swifts into second place on the ladder after beating the defending champions 80-71.

The Vixens, missing star midcourter Liz Watson because of injury, had too much experience and versatility for the Magpies, with captain Kate Moloney the driving force behind the win with 36 feeds, 23 goal assists and two intercepts.

Moloney said the depth of their squad was a key factor in their rise to the top of the standings.

“We’ve seen in our shooting circle or down at our defensive end, whoever we chuck on they’re stepping up and it really is seamless,” Moloney told the Nine Network.

“We definitely need it in such a condensed season as well.”

Looking for just their second win of the season, Collingwood did not make life easy for the Vixens after scoring the first eight goals of the match on their way to a 17-12 lead at quarter-time.

But the Vixens found some momentum after Caitlin Thwaites and Mwai Kumwenda combined for three super shots in the first Power Five period, clicking into gear in the second quarter to outscore the Magpies 18-9.

Leading 30-26 at half-time, the Vixens controlled the tempo in the second half to complete a season sweep against the struggling Magpies.

Thwaites finished with a total of 23 points (19 goals, two super shots) and Kumwenda tallied 16 (12 goals, two super shots).

Shimona Nelson led the scoring for the Magpies with 43 goals.

Fowler dominates in Fever victory

Prolific shooter Jhaniele Fowler set a new Super Netball record for goals in a match in the Fever’s win over a fast-finishing Swifts side.

Records tumbled as the Fever withstood an unprecedented long-range shooting barrage from the defending champions to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

Having set the record with 66 goals against the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2018, Fowler eclipsed her own high mark with 69 goals at almost 96 per cent accuracy.

Fowler’s dominance under the post was a major factor in West Coast building a 17-goal advantage late in the third quarter but Sam Wallace and Sophie Garbin combined to hit seven super shots in the last five minutes to give the Swifts a glimmer of hope.

They cut the Fever’s lead to four by scoring eight of the first 10 goals in the fourth quarter but Fowler stood tall when it counted to secure the win.

Jhaniele Fowler (right) and Sam Wallace were both superb on goal.(AAP: Darren England)

Wallace finished with an impressive 10 super shots in her 45-point haul for the Swifts.

The Fever will move to third place and the Swifts to fourth on the ladder if Sunshine Coast Lightning beat Queensland Firebirds on their home court at USC Stadium on Sunday.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns Tips, Teams and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 17


Round 17 of the AFL season will see Collingwood host
Gold Coast Suns
at Gabba on Monday September 14, 2020. Collingwood are favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:10 pm. We preview the game and give you our tips and information on how you can watch the Collingwood vs.
Gold Coast Suns
game live.

When: Monday September 14, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Where: Gabba

Bet: Bet On This Match HERE

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Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns Preview

Monday’s game between Collingwood and the Gold Coast Suns is lining up to be a beauty.

Collingwood had the bye in round 16 which is a massive advantage given the Suns will have a short break leading into this game.

The Suns will see this as a huge opportunity though and we’re backing them to upset the Pies.

Head To Head Bet

We”re tipping Gold Coast Suns to win at $ odds.

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Sunshine Coast Lightning beat Giants 67-65 in Super Netball epic, Thunderbirds defeat Magpies



A fourth consecutive Super Netball final series beckons for Sunshine Coast Lightning after clutch shooting from Steph Wood clinched a thrilling 67-65 victory over the Giants.

Wood kept her cool in the dying seconds to nail a match-winning super shot at USC Stadium on the Sunshine Coast to secure the Lightning’s seventh win of the season and hurt the Giants’ top-four ambitions in the process.

The Lightning stay in third position on the ladder following the win, equal with the second-placed NSW Swifts on 28 points and six points behind Melbourne Vixens.

In Sunday’s second match, Adelaide Thunderbirds made a successful return to their home state with a solid 61-49 victory over Collingwood Magpies that maintained their Super Netball finals hopes.

Coming off a 20-goal loss to the Vixens, victory was crucial for the Giants’ semi-final hopes after falling two wins behind the fourth-placed West Coast Fever.

But after struggling to produce her best consistently through the season, Wood stepped up when it mattered most to break Giants hearts at the death.

“We knew it was not going to be an easy game,” Lightning goalkeeper Phumza Maweni said.

“We just needed to step up and make sure we kept the ball in hand and keep the game flowing, we were very hungry for this win.”

The loss, and the Thunderbirds’ victory, means the Giants are in sixth place on the ladder.

The round-five meeting between the Lightning and the Giants was shrouded in controversy after the send-off of Kristiana Manu’a reduced the Giants to just six players for the final nine minutes, with the Lightning storming home to win by one goal.

The rematch remained incident-free but there was no lack of drama as the gritty Giants stayed in the contest with timely long-range shooting.

Jo Harten levelled the scores with 15 seconds to play with her side’s 12th super shot of the match.

Scores were level at 18-all after a tight opening quarter and while the Lightning dominated the time in possession in the second period, they were unable to cash in on the scoreboard.

Super shots from Harten and Kiera Austin cut the Lightning’s half-time advantage to one goal, 32-31.

The third quarter played out in a similar fashion to the second, with the Giants relying on their long-range shooting to reduce a seven-goal deficit to one heading into the final period.

But the big-match experience of championship winners Wood and Karla Pretorius did enough to guide the Lightning home.

Sunshine Coast can seal a semi-final berth on Tuesday night with a win over the Fever at USC Stadium.

The Giants will fight to keep their season alive against the Magpies at the same venue on Wednesday night.

Thunderbirds win in Adelaide

After playing the first nine rounds of the season in Super Netball’s Queensland hub, the Thunderbirds opened a three-match stretch at home in Adelaide with a confidence-building win over the injury-ravaged Magpies.

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The Thunderbirds met some stern resistance from the visitors but finished strongly to snap a four-match losing streak and rise to fifth on the ladder, six points behind the Fever.

The attack pairing of South African Lenize Potgieter (41 goals from 46 attempts) and local product Georgie Horjus (12 goals, four super shots) continued to develop with the duo taking charge in the fourth quarter.

“I love it, she’s the one that keeps me calm in the circle,” Potgieter said about her blossoming partnership with 18-year-old Horjus.

“It’s great to work with her, she’s teaching me a lot of new things and I hope I’m helping her along the way as well.”

After recording just four victories in the first three years of Super Netball, the Thunderbirds outscored the bottom-placed Collingwood 18-8 in the final quarter to break through for their fourth win of this season.

With home matches against Queensland Firebirds and the Giants to come, the opportunity is there for coach Tania Obst’s up-and-coming squad to challenge for a top-four finish.

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Thunderbirds flex muscle in damaging win over Magpies


Thunderbirds are go: Shamera Sterling attempts a spectacular block as Gabrielle Sinclair of the Magpies gets set for a shot.Credit:Getty Images

Thunderbirds goal shooter Lenize Potgieter proved the hardest to handle for the Magpies. She nailed 41 goals from 46 attempts, going at 89 per cent, and also had two goal assists in a standout performance, while keeper Shemera Stirling – who overcame a nasty ankle injury suffered in Wednesday night’s loss to the Lightning – showcased her class at the other end of the court.

The Thunderbirds’ ability to cause 27 deflections to Collingwood’s 16 also proved fatal for the Magpies, who have been left floundering at the bottom of the Super Netball ladder.

Meanwhile, the win saw the Thunderbirds jump to fifth – just a game and a half outside the top four – with four games left in the season; two of them to come at their home stadium.

Potgieter said it was a challenge taking on Magpies’ keeper Geva Mentor.

“It’s always a struggle to play against one of the top defenders in the world,” Potgieter said.

“It was really a hard battle in the circle. I don’t think she gave up once and that’s awesome. Kudos to her, it was a really tough and rough match but we pulled through in the end.”

All smiles: Maisie Nankivell and Kate Shimmin after a win for the Thunderbirds.

All smiles: Maisie Nankivell and Kate Shimmin after a win for the Thunderbirds.Credit:Getty Images

Potgieter said she was enjoying playing alongside 18-year-old goal attack Georgie Horjus who has been the side’s go-to player for Super Shots.

The pocket rocket Horjus shot 12 goals and another four Super Shots for the Thunderbirds and logged 15 goal assists.

“She’s the one that keeps me calm in the circle and off court and on court so it’s great to work with her,” Potgieter said.

“She’s teaching me a lot of new things and I hope I’m helping her along the way as well. It’s great to play with a goal attack with so much confidence and such great movement.”

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