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Friday, 21 September 2018

The heartwarming moment after Collingwood's win


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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley guided the Magpies to an unlikely victory over Richmond for a spot in the 2018 AFL grand final, and no-one was more proud than his family.

Buckley's son Jett jumped on him when the coach returned to the locker room after their momentous 39-point win against the Tigers. The image and footage of the heartwarming moment went viral online.

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1043134116533661698

Buckley emerged from a difficult period of soul searching to deliver the Magpies to the AFL grand final in their first finals series since 2013.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire sung the praises of the coach.

"The thing was when we discussed Nathan's position, you look at him and you say 'Has this bloke ever given anything for the club?'" McGuire said.

"He's given everything for the club.

"Does he sacrifice? He's sacrificed everything for the club.

"Is he a person who you want to go into battle with? Who you want to hammer your values to the wall? Yes.

"That's why Nathan Buckley is the coach of Collingwood."

McGuire refused to listen to the loud calls for Buckley to be sacked last year and the coach repaid that faith with a stunning preliminary final win at the MCG on Friday night.

Buckley survived the exhaustive club-wide review, but his position was called into question again after an 0-2 start to the 2018 season.

"Everyone was going to get sacked after two rounds - the coach, the president, the full-forward (Jordan De Goey) - everyone was sacked," McGuire said.

Collingwood stun Richmond

"I read that Scott Pendlebury wasn't an A-grader and that maybe we should look for another captain."

But McGuire remained confident the changes made as part of last year's forensic assessment of the club would begin to bear fruit.

"We, by and large, believed we had the ingredients but we just weren't cooking them properly," McGuire said.

"As (Pies football boss) Geoff Walsh says 'Let the baker bake the bread' ... everyone plays their roles now.

"There are a lot of big personalities in the club but everyone is doing their role.

"I think we're getting back to being a really good club again (but) I think there's a humbleness as well."

How NRL coach inspired Collingwood victory

Collingwood will join Essendon and Carlton with the most premierships if they win next Saturday's grand final.

It would be the third-straight season where a club defies the odds to win the flag, following the drought-breaking triumphs by the Western Bulldogs and Richmond.

The Pies not only pulled off a massive upset in Friday night's preliminary final, but their win over reigning premiers Richmond was a domination.

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1043118814529908736

Coach Nathan Buckley quickly re-focused after the game, saying they must now finish the job.

"We're not done yet, we've got another game to win," he said.

"We've really been strong on exploring ourselves, finding out what we're capable of, and we still don't know.

"We want to go and do that."

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley guided the Magpies to an unlikely victory over Richmond for a spot in the 2018 AFL grand final, and no-one was more proud than his family.

Buckley's son Jett jumped on him when the coach returned to the locker room after their momentous 39-point win against the Tigers. The image and footage of the heartwarming moment went viral online.

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1043134116533661698

Buckley emerged from a difficult period of soul searching to deliver the Magpies to the AFL grand final in their first finals series since 2013.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire sung the praises of the coach.

"The thing was when we discussed Nathan's position, you look at him and you say 'Has this bloke ever given anything for the club?'" McGuire said.

"He's given everything for the club.

"Does he sacrifice? He's sacrificed everything for the club.

"Is he a person who you want to go into battle with? Who you want to hammer your values to the wall? Yes.

"That's why Nathan Buckley is the coach of Collingwood."

McGuire refused to listen to the loud calls for Buckley to be sacked last year and the coach repaid that faith with a stunning preliminary final win at the MCG on Friday night.

Buckley survived the exhaustive club-wide review, but his position was called into question again after an 0-2 start to the 2018 season.

"Everyone was going to get sacked after two rounds - the coach, the president, the full-forward (Jordan De Goey) - everyone was sacked," McGuire said.

Collingwood stun Richmond

"I read that Scott Pendlebury wasn't an A-grader and that maybe we should look for another captain."

But McGuire remained confident the changes made as part of last year's forensic assessment of the club would begin to bear fruit.

"We, by and large, believed we had the ingredients but we just weren't cooking them properly," McGuire said.

"As (Pies football boss) Geoff Walsh says 'Let the baker bake the bread' ... everyone plays their roles now.

"There are a lot of big personalities in the club but everyone is doing their role.

"I think we're getting back to being a really good club again (but) I think there's a humbleness as well."

How NRL coach inspired Collingwood victory

Collingwood will join Essendon and Carlton with the most premierships if they win next Saturday's grand final.

It would be the third-straight season where a club defies the odds to win the flag, following the drought-breaking triumphs by the Western Bulldogs and Richmond.

The Pies not only pulled off a massive upset in Friday night's preliminary final, but their win over reigning premiers Richmond was a domination.

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1043118814529908736

Coach Nathan Buckley quickly re-focused after the game, saying they must now finish the job.

"We're not done yet, we've got another game to win," he said.

"We've really been strong on exploring ourselves, finding out what we're capable of, and we still don't know.

"We want to go and do that."

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