Collingwood star leaves footy indefinitely
Collingwood star Dayne Beams has announced that he's leaving AFL footy indefinitely, saying: 'I hope people will understand.'
© AAP The Magpies were efficient in its rare forays forward but was smashed in the Inside 50 count again
Just weeks after young forward Jaidyn Stephenson's betting scandal, Collingwood's off-field issues have compounded after Jordan de Goey was reportedly fined by police.
According to AFL reporter Damian Barrett, the star forward was caught using his mobile phone while driving and will be spoken to by the club's leadership group.
"Yesterday he was detected by police for using a phone while driving," Barrett told the AFL Sunday Footy Show.
"He will be spoken to by the footy club about the responsibilities attached to that practice, so again another matter for him to deal with off-field."
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It will be interesting to see whether there is any sort of sanction for De Goey in the form of a suspension, given the Magpies' recent struggles.
© AAP Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley looked furious in the coaching box as his side coughed up the lead Collingwood has lost its past two matches against teams outside the top eight in North Melbourne and Hawthorn whilst also previously scraping to wins against lowly opposition.
While the team's main problem has been the lack of Inside 50s, Collingwood has also missed Stephenson's game-breaking speed inside it's attacking 50 and can ill-afford to lose De Goey for any time period.
Following the disappointing four-point loss on Friday night, Collingwood Coach Nathan Buckley cut a frustrated figure as he assessed the current state of his team.
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"There's individuals that aren't quite in the form that they'd like to be," Buckley said in his post-match press conference.
"If you add that as a collective, I don't think we're gelling as a team quite as effectively as we'd like to."
Buckley's criticism came a week after he accused his team for putting up a white flag in a 44-point loss to North Melbourne, and Essendon great Matthew Lloyd suggested that Buckley might have been trialling a new approach to re-ignite his side.
"The hard thing for Nathan is this has gone on for so long. This is now six weeks," Lloyd told the AFL Sunday Footy Show.
"He's whacked them saying they put up the white flag, you don't get the response you want, so now he's going soft approach."
Pictures: The greatest moments in AFL history
From Jason McCartney's return to football after suffering severe burns in the 2002 Bali bombings to Tom Boyd’s aerial acts, here’s a look at the greatest moments in the history of the Australian Football League (AFL).
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West Coast vs. Collingwood (2018 grand final)
West Coast' midfielder Dom Sheed kicked the match-winning goal from the boundary line 28 minutes into the final quarter. The Eagles won by a margin of five points, the club's fourth premiership and their first since 2006.
Adelaide vs. Richmond (2017 grand final)
In what was one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of AFL, Dion Prestia’s (C) goal in the first five minutes of the final quarter brought the game home to the Tigers, who secured their first win after 1980 and won by 48 points.
Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney Swans (2016 grand final)
The Bulldogs’ power-forward Tom Boyd scored the decider goal to end his club’s 62-year premiership drought — the longest in the history of the AFL.
Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows (2015 elimination final)
The Crows’ Charlie Cameron converted a pass from Taylor Walker into a goal that sealed the team’s seven-point victory over the Bulldogs.
South Australian Magistrate Simon Hugh Milazzo convicted and fined $1,000 for drink driving
A South Australian magistrate has been convicted for drink driving and banned from getting behind the wheel of a car for seven months after he was busted by police in Adelaide's west. Magistrate Simon Hugh Milazzo was sentenced in the District Court — a higher court than usual for driving offences — after he admitted to one count of drink driving. He was pulled over by police on Anzac Highway, at Glenelg North, and returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.099 per cent — almost two times the legal limit — on April 19.
Fremantle Dockers vs. Geelong Cats (2013 qualifying final)
Dockers' Stephen Hill (C) with his aerobic strength, poise and control, defeated the Cats with five bounces and an epic goal.
Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn Hawks (2012 grand final)
Nick Malceski’s final-quarter goal, a handball from Daniel Hanneberry snapped from a distance of 82 feet (25 meter), sealed the deal and claimed the premiership in favor of the Swans.
Fremantle Dockers vs. Geelong Cats (2012 elimination final)
Matthew Pavlich, the Fremantle skipper, played through pain to score six goals, the last of which sealed his team’s victory over the reigning champions.
Collingwood Magpies vs. Geelong Cats (2011 grand final)
Travis Varcoe’s (L) first goal, which came 11 seconds into the game, and his crucial left-footer, the last-quarter goal that placed Geelong Cats 21 points ahead, together clinched the premiership for the team.
Collingwood Magpies vs. St Kilda Saints (2010 grand final)
With seven minutes left, St. Kilda Defender Brendon Goddard broke a deadlock between the two teams with a high-flying mark and giving his team its first lead of the game. However, St. Kilda lost by 56 points.
'I don't have enough money': Man fined for parking on ex’s driveway
A businessman’s legal battle with a WA council over a fine for parking in his ex-wife’s driveway has ended. Mining executive Simon Youds thought he had parked legally on his ex-wife’s South Perth driveway on Australia Day in 2017. But – under public holiday traffic rules – he had actually parked on a ‘verge’. And when he returned from visiting his ex-wife and three children he found a $300 fine notice on his car. South Perth Council says it sent out flyers to local residents, explaining the rules for Australia Day. The council requires certain streets to be kept clear on Australia in case of a mass evacuation.
Geelong Cats vs. St Kilda Saints (2009 grand final)
In the final minutes, Geelong Cats’ defender Matthew Scarlett toe poked the ball to his teammate Gary Ablett, who passed it on to midfielder Paul Chapman, helping him score the winning goal and securing the premiership for the team.
(Pictured) Scarlett during a Geelong Cats AFL training session at Skilled Stadium in Geelong, Australia, on Sep. 27, 2007.
Sydney Swans vs. Geelong Cats (2005 semifinal)
The Swans forward Nick Davis’ left-foot snap in the last three seconds of the game confirmed the team a spot in the grand final, a match they eventually won.
Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions (2004 grand final)
Gavin Wanganeen’s four goals for Port Adelaide, the last of which came from nearly 40 meters away, paved the way for the team’s first and only AFL win.
North Melbourne vs. Richmond Tigers (2003 Round 11)
In his first game since recovering from severe burns caused in the 2002 Bali bombings, Jason McCartney (L) of North Melbourne scored a goal and set up another one. McCartney, who led the team to a three-point victory, announced retirement that same day.
Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood Magpies (2002 grand final)
Lions won the match and the premiership with the help of a left-foot shot by Jason Akermanis, who had been suffering a groin injury.
Essendon Bombers vs. Carlton Blues (1999 preliminary final)
With 35 seconds left for the game to finish and only a one-point lead in its favor, Carlton Blues’ Fraser Brown blocked an attempt by Dean Wallis of Essendon Bombers to score. Brown’s tackle remains one of the most memorable ones in the history of AFL.
Scott Pendlebury injury: Collingwood captain sidelined after surgery on broken finger
Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury looks set to be sidelined for several weeks after having surgery on a broken finger. Pendlebury suffered the injury to the middle finger on his left hand in the second quarter of his side's comeback win over West Coast at Optus Stadium. In an inspiring effort, the captain played through the injury and delivered a massive 33-touch performance in the one-point victory. Unfortunately for the Pies, they will now be without Pendlebury for what looks to be at least the next couple of weeks, adding to their already significant injury woes.
Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda Saints (1997 grand final)
Out of the six goals scored by Adelaide Crows’ Darren Jarman in the final game, five came in the last quarter alone, sealing the team’s victory and sending fans into a state of elation.
Sydney Swans vs. Essendon Bombers (1996 preliminary final)
Despite suffering from a groin injury, the Swans’ Tony Lockett booked a place for his team in the grand final after 51 years, with a point after the siren blared. The team, however, lost to North Melbourne in the final showdown.
(Pictured) During an AFL match in Melbourne in September 1998.
North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Hawks (1994 qualifying final)
In the first extra time final in AFL history, North Melbourne’s Wayne Carey scored four goals in 10 minutes to prevail over the Hawthorn Hawks. Notably, Carey had been nursing a calf injury at the time.
Essendon Bombers vs. Carlton Blues (1993 grand final)
Essendon Bombers’ Michael Long crafted one of the most memorable moments in AFL history with a performance that included two goals, 33 possessions and eight marks. His efforts ultimately earned him the Norm Smith Medal and a memorable premiership.
Geelong Cats vs. West Coast Eagles (1992 grand final)
The grand final match saw West Coast Eagles’ Peter Matera play attacking wing play and score five goals. He was awarded the Norm Smith Medal for the best player afield.
(Pictured, L-R) Glen Jakovich, Karl Langdon and Peter Matera of the Eagles celebrate with the premiership trophy after the grand final match.
Hawthorn Hawks vs. Geelong Cats (1989 grand final)
Broken ribs and a bruised kidney notwithstanding, the Hawks’ Dermott Brereton sealed his place in the history of Australian rules football (then named Victorian Football League) by continuing to play, eventually scoring and ensuring a premiership victory for his team.
Ex-Saints star Nicky Winmar charged for allegedly kicking taxi driver
AFL legend Nicky Winmar has been charged after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver.
Hawthorn Hawks vs. Sydney Swans (1987 qualifying final)
Though the Swans’ Warwick Capper booted four goals in that game, he is remembered for the one-hand mark he took by reaching over the Hawks’ Chris Langford.
Fitzroy vs. Essendon Bombers (1986 elimination final)
After what Fitzroy’s Michael Conlan himself terms “a dog of a day,” one of the key moments of Australian rules football came when he booted the match-winning goal with only 45 seconds left on the clock.
Carlton Blues vs. Collingwood Magpies (1979 grand final)
Carlton Blues’ Wayne Harmes won his team its 12th premiership with a historical tap that sent the ball in the path of teammate Ken Sheldon, who made the most of the pass and scored.
(Pictured) Wayne Harmes (L) presents Byron Pickett of the Port Adelaide Power with the Norm Smith Medal during the AFL grand final between the Port Adelaide Power and Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sep. 25, 2004.
Hawthorn Hawks vs. North Melbourne (1978 grand final)
Although his team lost the grand final, North Melbourne’s Phil Baker gained a spot in history with his high-leaping marks and six goals.
North Melbourne vs. Collingwood Magpies (1977 grand final)
In an attempt in the dying minutes to level the scores between the two teams, Collingwood's Ross Dunne kicked a goal in the last 40 seconds, sending the game into replay. However, North Melbourne emerged champions in the replay.
(Pictured) Ross Dunne and Frank Gumbleton at the Grand Final Breakfast held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Victoria on Sept. 29, 2007.
Carlton Blues vs. Collingwood Magpies (1970 grand final)
In what is often termed one of the most spectacular marks in AFL/VFL history, Carlton Blues' Alex Jesaulenko (R) perched on Collingwood’s Graeme Jenkin to take the ball. Carlton won after recovering from a 44-point half time deficit.
Ex-Saints star Nicky Winmar charged for allegedly kicking taxi driver.
AFL legend Nicky Winmar has been charged after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver.