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Sport Retired Magpie nominates for AFL draft

08:40  05 december  2020
08:40  05 december  2020 Source:   aap.com.au

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The 2017 AFL draft consisted of the various periods where the 18 clubs in the Australian Football League ( AFL ) traded and recruited players following the completion of the 2017 AFL season. Additions to each club's playing list are not allowed at any other time during the year.

The 2018 AFL Women's (AFLW) draft consisted of the various periods when the ten clubs in the Australian rules football women's competition could recruit players prior to the competition's 2019 season.

Collingwood premiership player Tyson Goldsack is on the verge of making a shock AFL comeback, more than a year after retiring.

a man wearing a blue shirt: Former Magpie Tyson Goldsack has nominated for the AFL draft, two years since his last game. © Darren England/AAP PHOTOS Former Magpie Tyson Goldsack has nominated for the AFL draft, two years since his last game.

The 33-year-old has nominated for next week's AFL national and rookie drafts.

Goldsack's last AFL game was Collingwood's 2018 grand final loss to West Coast when he made a swift comeback from a knee reconstruction to appear in the finals series.

He entered the 2019 season with plans to retire at year's end and then move to South Australia, but the utility was unable to add to his 165 career games.

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The 2016 AFL draft consisted of the various periods where the 18 clubs in the Australian Football League ( AFL ) could trade and recruit players following the completion of the 2016 AFL season. Additions to each club's playing list are not allowed at any other time during the year.

The Australian Football League draft is the annual draft of unsigned players, especially new nominations , by Australian rules football teams that participate in the main competition of that sport, the Australian Football League ( AFL ).

Goldsack planned to play with Port Adelaide in the SANFL this year, but the club's reserves team withdrew from the competition due to COVID-19 factors.

According to The Advertiser, the Power are considering putting Goldsack on their rookie list for 2021 as they seek to atone for their heartbreaking preliminary final loss to Richmond this year.

Goldsack was a cult hero during his time at Collingwood, kicking the opening goal of the Magpies' 2010 grand final replay victory after missing the drawn match with St Kilda a week earlier.

Meanwhile, former No.1 pick Paddy McCartin, who sat out the 2020 season as he dealt with complications of multiple concussions suffered during his time at the Saints, has also nominated for the draft.

Sydney, where McCartin's younger brother Tom plays, are considering picking up the key forward.

The quirkiest nomination goes to former Gold Coast and Carlton tall Daniel Gorringe, who played the last of his 26 AFL games in 2016.

In recent times, the 28-year-old is best known for appearing on reality TV show Big Brother.

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