Monday, August 11, 2008

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U20 Freddy Adu vs Poland

U20 Freddy Adu vs Poland

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Freddy Adu's best plays against Poland in the FIFA Under 20 World Championship

Freddy Adu Prodigy

Freddy Adu Prodigy

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Clps of Adu playing in Major League Soccer and(in the beginning) against the Under 17 level as a 13/14 year old. In this video he shows great dribbling, passes and shots againt top MLS teams as well as top teams such as Celtic and Chelsea. ...

Freddy Adu Battle Cry

Freddy Adu Battle Cry

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A short video of Freddy Adu.

Freddy Adu vs. South Korea

Freddy Adu vs. South Korea

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Freddy scores a sick goal against South Korea at the 2003 U-17 world championships.

Freddy Adu vs Spain

Freddy Adu vs Spain

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Some clips of Adu against the Spanish National Team.

Freddy Adu vs Pele Sierra Mist commercial

Freddy Adu vs Pele Sierra Mist commercial

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Freddy Adu vs Pele Sierra Mist commercial

Saturday, October 06, 2007

AFL Nathan Buckley Retires

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Nathan Buckley Retires
Goodbye to a Champ

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One of the greats of the modern day game has announced his retirement from AFL football after a magnificent 15-year career.

Nathan Buckley’s leadership skills, determination and professionalism, coupled with his long list of accolades and notoriety as one of the greatest kicks of the football in the game’s long history make for an outstandingly well-packaged career.

The former Southern Districts (Northern Territory), Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL) and Brisbane Bears player needs a whole page to himself whenever his awards, medals and honours are read out.

Buckley won the Magarey Medal as the best and fairest player in South Australia in 1992 and also took home the Jack Oatey Medal in the same year as best on ground in the SANFL Grand Final.

In his first year of AFL football, Buckley played with Brisbane and won the AFL’s inaugural Rising Star Award by a street. The Bears could not secure the gun midfielder for any longer than one season and Buckley moved to Collingwood immediately after the 1993 season.

In his first year as a Magpie, Buckley won the club’s best and fairest award and he would add another five Copeland Trophies to his cabinet before his career drew to a close.

He won All-Australian honours on seven occasions and twice played for Australia in the International Rules series.

In 2002, the Magpies fell nine points short of a premiership, but Buckley did not disappoint with a Norm Smith Medal-wining display against Brisbane.

The following year the Magpies lost to the Lions in the decider once more, but more individual honours came Buckley’s way, wining the Brownlow Medal in a three-way tie with Sydney’s Adam Goodes and Adelaide’s Mark Ricciuto.

The 2007 season was Buckley’s most frustrating to date, repeatedly injuring his hamstrings and playing just five games, including three finals, in a year that Collingwood made the final four.

Flanked by Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and coach Mick Malthouse and watched on by his family and teammates, Buckley admitted his weary body could not go on for another season.

“Over the last couple of weeks the mind has been going all over the place – Should I? Should I not? But I’m committed within my mind with the decision that’s been made,” the 35-year-old said.

“Basically in my mind, my body’s just not ready to go.

“I’ll never not want to play the game, that’ll remain with me for the rest of my life, but I just can’t trust my body anymore.”

Buckley went on to reveal he almost retired two thirds of the way through the season after being repeatedly hindered by injury.

“I’m glad I stuck it out because that last little bit was a fair ride,” Buckley said.

He also admitted that injuring his hamstring for the seventh time in the season in the final stages of the side’s five-point preliminary final loss to Geelong would have been ‘bittersweet’, with the veteran unlikely to have played the following week if the Magpies had beaten the Cats.

Buckley acknowledged his teammates throughout his career and his family for their support throughout his 280 AFL matches and reaffirmed his embarrassment for individual accolades, believing the team ideology is all that is important on the football field.

Buckley leaves the Magpies as arguably their best ever player and one of the game’s true champions.

Gavin Haines

AFL Paul Licuria Retires

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Paul Licuria Retires
Goodbye to another Champ

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MIDFIELDER Paul Licuria became the third key Collingwood player to announce his AFL retirement during an emotion-charged club best-and-fairest awards function.

Licuria joined captain Nathan Buckley and defender James Clement in retiring post-season, meaning the Copeland Trophy dinner became as much a tribute as an end-of-season awards night.

Key forward Travis Cloke was a surprise winner of the trophy this season, beating Scott Pendlebury and Tarkyn Lockyer by one vote.

Buckley confirmed his retirement earlier at a media conference, while Clement shocked the club by ending his career soon after the preliminary final loss to premier Geelong.

Licuria made his decision in the last couple of days and was in tears as he spoke to the audience of more than 1700.

"I tried so hard not to cry, I knew I was in trouble watching James' speech," he joked.

"This footy club has taught me to dream."

President Eddie McGuire, who struggled to contain his emotions while presenting the champion trio, said Licuria would hold an administrative position at the club. Licuria, 29, made his debut for Sydney in 1997 and played 10 games there before joining the Magpies in 1999.

He played 182 games for Collingwood for a total of 192 and was a two-time Copeland winner.

"When you have people at your club like Nathan Buckley, James Clement and Paul Licuria, it sets the tone with what you can do and what you can build," McGuire said.

Buckley said he could no longer trust his body to bear up to the rigours of the AFL, after the succession of hamstring injuries that restricted him to only five senior games this season.

"It still hasn't sunk in that I won't be playing another game of footy ... (but) the decision was made for the right reasons," he said.

"One of the things I've realised in the last 10 minutes (listening to the tributes to Clement and Licuria) is why it's meant so much to me."

Later in the evening, Cloke polled 53 votes, finishing one ahead of Scott Pendlebury and Tarkyn Lockyer, with Pendlebury second on a countback.

Pendlebury also finished second to Geelong's Joel Selwood in the AFL's Rising Star award.

Cloke played all 25 senior games and kicked 39 goals this year.

He has developed a strong key forward combination with Anthony Rocca, but was still a surprise winner of his first Copeland Trophy.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

James Clement Retires from Collingwood

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James Clement Retires
AFL Footy News

James Clement

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Collingwood defender James Clement has shocked his club by announcing his retirement from AFL football.

The Magpies vice-captain played 230 games, including 146 for Collingwood after joining the club from Fremantle in 2001.

His announcement comes just two days after the Magpies were knocked out of the 2007 AFL finals series in a five-point defeat to Geelong in their preliminary final.

Verdict :

This is a bit of a shock, Jimmy Clement shouldn't have pulled the pin like this, he at least should have announced his retirement during the season, it's a shame really - as a Collingwood supporter I would have liked the chance to farewell Clement and show some appreciation - after all Jimmy has been a champion for the pies for several years, it leaves me wondering how many other Pies will call it a day and not get the farewell they truly deserve.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Collingwood VS Geelong Preview Video

AFL Football Finals
Collingwood VS Geelong
Semi Final Preview Video

Geelong VS Collingwood Video

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After Collingwood has knocked out the previous two Grand finalists in Sydney and West Coast - the focus is now on Geelong, Geelong's focus is now on Collingwood, Geelong will enter as strong favorites and Collingwood as rank outsiders and returning from a draining game against West Coast and Geelong with a Weeks break should be stronger for it .... lets see what shapes up towards the biggest Final in Melbourne in years and with just one non Victorian team remaining in the race for the flag.

Collingwood vs West Coast Semi Final Video

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Semi Final Video
Collingwood vs West Coast

Colingwood Vs WestCost Video

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The amazing final few minutes of Collingwood Vs WestCoast in the semi final which resulted in a draw and a 10 minute play off to decide the eventual winner, the final two minutes is played out in the forward half of Collingwoods 50 metre / goal square and is a frenzy of tackling and scrambling for the ball.

Live Action Collingwood Vs WestCoast Video

AFL Football
Semi Final Video (Live)
Collingwood vs West Coast

Live Collingwood Vs WestCoast

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Live action from Collingwood VS WestCoast Final, this Video is from wthin the ground and features 8 minutes of footage, Collingwood were eventual winners in this game that resulted in a draw and an extra 10 minutes of overtime to close the result - with Collingwood the eventual winners and WestCoast left to ponder 2008 without Chris Judd.

Collingwood Advance in Finals

AFL Football
Collingwood VS West Coast

Medhurst Collingwood

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COLLINGWOOD last night (Friday 14th) staged an amazing comeback to beat West Coast by 19 points in extra time in a pulsating AFL semi-final at Subiaco.

The Magpies kicked 3.3 to two behinds in the two five-minute periods after full-time to win the sudden-death game 13.15 (93) to 10.14 (74).

It was the first drawn final since the Kangaroos eventually beat Hawthorn by 23 in their 1994 qualifying final.

Collingwood will now play Geelong next Friday night in their preliminary final.

Alan Didak was best for Collingwood and Anthony Rocca kicked three goals, while Dean Dox and Matt Priddis were best for the Eagles.

Leaving aside Adelaide in 1999, who failed to make the top eight, West Coast last night became the first defending premier to not win a final the following year since Carlton in 1996.

Collingwood beat the Eagles in Perth for the first time since 1992.

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Conclusion :

A lot will be said about the Eagles missing key players such as Cousins, Kerr and Judd and not a lot of mention of Collingwoods missing key players such as Fraser and the now fading Licuria, Holland, Rhyce Shaw and Prestigiacomo, Fraser was obviously the biggest player absent for Collingwood as West Coast's Cox and Embley are the big duo ruckman in the AFL.

West Coast's players standouts Matt Priddis is also gatherring a lot of media attention for his brilliant game, but what about Dane Swan and the return of form of Didak ? Dane Swan finished with 38 possessions and was the highest possession getter on the field (compared to Priddis' 37 possessions) and Alan Didak who collected 20 disposals in the last half of the game.

This game was the best game I have seen and I just hope it wont be swept aside because of the injuries to the key players before the game.

Beating West Coast at the WACA is an achievement in itself.

Friday, October 27, 2006

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Collingwoods Greatest Victory So Far - AFL 2006 - Rd. 10

Missing suspended forward Chris Tarrant and reduced to 19 men by half time after losing Nick Maxwell, Blake Caracella and Dane Swan to injury, the Magpies produced a 16.13 (109) to 12.11 (83) win, which was one of their most gutsy triumphs in recent times.

Big Bucks played great and kicked six goals.

COLLINGWOOD: 3.5 6.6 11.10 16.13 (109)
BRISBANE LIONS: 2.2 5.5 8.7 12.11 (83)

GOALS - Collingwood: Buckley 6, Davis 2, Fraser 2, Holland 2, Rocca 2, Lonie 1.
BEST - Collingwood: Buckley, Johnson, Burns, H.Shaw, Lockyer, LicuriaBrisbane

INJURIES - Collingwood: Caracella (neck), Maxwell (corked calf), Swan (hamstring).

We wish Blake Caracella the best and hope to see him back in the Black and White Stripes again soon, I'm not sure of the extent of the injuries so here's the latest from the Pies website :

Caracella's injury explained
5:51:11 PM Mon 5 June, 2006
Andrew Wu

The injuries Blake Caracella suffered on Saturday night have been likened to those experienced by car crash victims, Collingwood club doctor Paul Blackman has revealed.Caracella has suffered an uncomplicated and undisplaced fracture in his cervical vertebrae, injuries that usually result from accidents at high speed, and will have to wear a neck brace for six weeks to allow the bone to heal.

"Motor vehicle accidents are really the ones or falls from a height, falls from a ladder. You've got to have extreme force, usually high velocity players or cars or other things going on," Blackman said.The angle at which Caracella was struck also played a part, however the fact he was on the ground made no difference in regards to the seriousness of his injury.

All the best Caracella.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Collingwood (Magpies) Bounce Back to Belt the once Favoured Geelong (Cats)

The Pies' 22.14 (146) to 6.8 (44) victory, in front of nearly 70,000 fans at the MCG, represented the lowest point of Mark Thompson's now seven-year reign of Geelong as the Cats registered their heaviest loss against Collingwood and their biggest losing margin under Thompson's coaching.

COLLINGWOOD: 6.0, 12.3, 18.10, 22.14 (146)
GEELONG: 2.1, 2.4, 3.6, 6.8 (44)

Collingwood: Davis 4, Rocca 4, Swan 4, Tarrant 3, Shaw 2, O'Bree, Johnson, Burns, Holland, Licuria

Geelong: Kelly 2, Kingsley, S.Johnson, Corey, Ablett

Collingwood: Swan, Fraser, Clement, Davis, Lockyer, Johnson, Shaw, O'Bree
Geelong: Kelly, Milburn, Egan