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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Collingwood FC Magpies Kicking News

June 14, 2015 - Travis Cloke kicks five goals in win over GWS
"Collingwood has capitalised on an avalanche of injuries to Greater Western Sydney, storming home late to beat the Giants by 42 points at the MCG on Sunday. After notching seven wins against the bottom seven teams on the ladder, the Magpies faced their first top-eight opponent and flexed their muscles to win 18.11 (119) to 11.11 (77)....  spearhead Travis Cloke came alive in the second half and capitalised on the Giants' injuries to finish with five goals, while Taylor Adams shone in the midfield with 36 possessions." - AFL

June 8, 2015 - Travis Cloke kicks seven goals in win over Melbourne
"Collingwood has won its fifth successive Queen’s Birthday clash with a 25-point win over an impressive Melbourne at the MCG on Monday. Travis Cloke was the difference, with the big forward kicking seven goals straight in the Pies’ 17.8 (110) to 13.7 (85) win." - AFL

May 31, 2015 - Jamie Elliott kicks five goals in win over North Melbourne
"A stunning nine-goal third quarter propelled Collingwood to a thrilling comeback win over North Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday, with the Magpies overcoming a 39-point half-time deficit to clinch a 17-point win.... the Pies came out a different team after half-time to produce a remarkable 13-goal-to-four second half that sealed a 17.10 (112) to 14.11 (95) win in greasy conditions." - AFL

May 23, 2015 - Jamie Elliott kicks five goals in win over Gold Coast
"Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury celebrated his 200th game in style, starring for the Magpies as they cruised to a 69-point win over Gold Coast on Saturday night. The 20.12 (132) to 9.9 (63) victory at Metricon Stadium ensured the Pies snapped a two-game losing streak and solidified their position in the top eight. Starting the match inside the forward 50 before drifting through the midfield, Pendlebury finished with 35 disposals and booted three goals, with two of those coming during an inspired opening-quarter performance. Jamie Elliott (five goals) and Jesse White (four) also performed brightly for the Pies." - AFL

April 17, 2015 - Travis Cloke kicks five, Jamie Elliott four in win over St. Kilda
"Collingwood has continued its recent mastery over St Kilda, extending its winning run over the Saints to seven matches with a 74-point win at the MCG on Friday night. The Magpies overcame a slow start to completely dominate the middle two quarters, running out 21.14 (140) to 10.6 (66) winners to improve to 2-1 for the season.... Collingwood A-list midfielders Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury were their usual prolific selves, while Tim Broomhead was prominent for the Magpies. Jamie Elliott kicked four goals, three of which came in succession in the third term, while Travis Cloke (five goals, three in the final term) looked menacing up forward and created plenty of opportunities, but was let down by wayward kicking." - AFL

January 29, 2015 - Travis Cloke hires life coach
"Cloke has employed the services of six-time Australian ironman champion Trevor Hendy in a bid to improve his goal kicking. The Pies forward has always struggled with his accuracy in front of goal and last year he managed just 39 goals for the season – his lowest return since 2010. His shot-at-goal accuracy has steadily declined since 2012, dropping from 63.4 per cent to 56.5 over the past three seasons. With technique less of an issue, it has been the mental aspect of goal kicking that has held Cloke back in recent years.... Away from the Westpac centre, Cloke has sought guidance from former ironman Hendy, who now works as a life coach, specialising in personal truth and wellness, to help him master his mind. 'It's not necessarily getting out on the track and doing a lot of hours, it's actually sitting down, visualisation, just thinking about the little key areas of my goal kicking and working from there,' Cloke said." - AFL

January 23, 2015 - team working to improve kicking
"Recruit Travis Varcoe says his new side is working hard to atone for its poor kicking efficiency that plagued the club in 2014. Champion Data statistics last year revealed the Magpies had the worst kicking efficiency and fourth-worst overall kick rating in a season that saw them miss the finals for the first time since 2005. Of the 22 players to have 100 kicks or more in 2014, 15 of them finished with a negative kick rating. Varcoe said Nathan Buckley and his coaching staff, which includes new skills acquisition specialist Jamie Cassidy-McNamara, had placed a heavy emphasis on improving the team’s field kicking during the pre-season. 'It’s just practice. We’ve just got to keep working at it. It’s not just going to happen,' Varcoe said." - Herald Sun

January 22, 2015 - Ted Rowell to be inducted into Collingwood’s Hall of Fame
"Rowell, who spent time at both ends of the ground, played 189 senior games between 1901 and 1915. He [received the Champion of the Colony Award in 1902 (*see comment section below)] and led the club’s goal kicking in his first two seasons, before coaching the club for two years in 1907 and 1908.... Although Rowell was born in Victoria, he moved to the West Australian goldfields as a young man of 17 and played with Kalgoorlie before returning to Victoria. He joined Collingwood and became the first of a great line of champion Magpie full-backs after playing at half-forward early in his League career. One of the fastest men ever to play League football, Rowell also was a champion professional sprinter. He had superb judgement and was a brilliant kick." - Magpies


Anonymous said...

Ted Rowell did not win the Champion of the Colony in 1902 or any other year. No such award ever existed.
Ross Smith, Launceston, Tas.

Mike Herman said...

Ross: thanks for the info/link on that

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