Cox requires premiership medal change after teammates’ ‘f—ing shattering’ heartbreak

Mason Cox has referred to as for a serious change to the best way the AFL awards premiership medals, saying all members of Collingwood’s squad deserve considered one of their very own for the efforts in securing the Magpies a sixteenth premiership, and never simply the 23 who appeared within the grand remaining.

The Pies had no scarcity of heartbreak tales within the build-up to their thrilling four-point grand remaining win over Brisbane, with Daniel McStay and Taylor Adams lacking the decider with knee and hamstring accidents respectively, whereas half-back John Noble was brutally dropped for the finals sequence having performed each sport within the home-and-away season.

Talking to the Herald Solar, Cox, who joins former Sydney ruckman Mike Pyke as North American gamers to have gained AFL premierships, described McStay’s destiny as ‘f—ing shattering’, saying the absent trio ought to be rewarded for his or her position within the Magpies’ minor premiership and subsequent flag triumph.

“They had been an enormous purpose why we had been there – with out Dan McStay kicking two objectives within the prelim we most likely don’t make it [to the grand final],” Cox stated.

“It’s irritating to not see them have a medal round their neck, to be trustworthy.

“I’d change it in a heartbeat. With out them we’re not on this state of affairs.

“To have that occur in a prelim is f—ing shattering… guys like John Noble and Tay Adams, it’s one thing you wouldn’t want on the worst particular person.

“I don’t know what the ruling could be nevertheless it simply appears improper to not have them with a medal.”

The Magpies are removed from the primary group to have gamers endure grand remaining heartbreak, with yearly bringing with it its personal distinctive tales of woe.

Daniel McStay and Nick Daicos.

Daniel McStay and Nick Daicos. (Photograph by Michael Willson/AFL Pictures through Getty Photographs)

Among the many most well-known are Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy watching on as his group secured a drought-breaking flag in 2016, Hawthorn powerful nut Brendan Whitecross twice rupturing his ACL in September, together with within the 2013 preliminary remaining, and Collingwood defender Simon Prestigiacomo ruling himself out of the 2010 grand remaining with a groin harm.

The Magpies’ grand remaining win induced an outpouring of emotion from the black and white trustworthy, with membership legend Nathan Buckley revealing he was left ‘brazenly sobbing’ on the consequence.

Buckley endured his personal grand remaining torment all through his storied profession, dropping the 2002 and 2003 deciders to Brisbane earlier than falling 5 factors quick within the 2018 grand remaining as coach.

“I used to be brazenly sobbing on the remaining siren and past,” Buckley stated on SEN.

“I had my head down attempting to work all of it out. Maxy [former Collingwood player Nick Maxwell] and I had been hugging after which Pebs [former Collingwood player Anthony Rocca] come throughout and he whispered in my ear: ‘We acquired one again’.

“You don’t get them again, however there was somewhat little bit of that, somewhat little bit of ‘poor bugger me’ that got here into it.

“However the different half is taking a look at guys like Jeremy Howe, Brayden Maynard, clearly Steele [Sidebottom] and Pendles [Scott Pendlebury] have gained their second one, Brody Mihocek, Jamie Elliott… that’s what the top, pivotal moments deliver out.”


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