They’re two phrases that ought to make Collingwood’s prime brass squirm.
The Magpies’ netball crew on Saturday gave its large brother soccer membership an ideal slap with a easy change to the crew’s tune after final month’s bombshell announcement that the soccer membership has axed its netball program.
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Collingwood’s dying by a thousand cuts continued on Saturday as they upset title favourites Adelaide Thunderbirds 53-50 at John Cain Area. Their scientific win confirmed glimpses of the powerhouse they might have been, somewhat than what’s – a crew folding simply seven years after conception.
When the information dropped final week that Collingwood wouldn’t renew their Tremendous Netball license, it left the crew in tatters. Futures of gamers and workers unknown, fingers pointed, and simply pleasure left to play for.
That pleasure was sufficient for the Magpies to win their final ever house recreation on Victorian soil, leaving the crew in tears after a tumultuous few weeks.
The feelings continued into the dressing room when gamers and workers gathered to sing the membership’s iconic tune.
Nevertheless, there was a not-so-subtle change that’s inflicting loads of chatter on social media.
In video shared by the crew’s Twitter web page, gamers have been heard singing “Good previous Collingwood for 2 weeks” as an alternative of the “Good previous Collingwood endlessly” line at the beginning of the membership’s tune.
Magpies gamers have been in free fall in latest days after having the rug pulled out from underneath them. All 10 gamers shall be left with out a membership at season’s finish.
Whereas their brokers are wanting worldwide for future alternatives, contracting intervals within the UK and New Zealand shut earlier than Tremendous Netball’s even opens. So gamers should determine whether or not to lock down a certainty abroad – doubtlessly for a lot much less cash – or take a threat on lacking out altogether.
And whereas the Magpies gamers must endure additional cuts over the approaching weeks, the deepest, maybe, comes from Netball Victoria. The organisation have not too long ago expressed their curiosity in remaining a two crew state – one among them simply gained’t be Collingwood.
Netball Victoria’s desire is for a regional crew, or as cynics put it, one which gained’t rival the Vixens. Different events which have publicly expressed their curiosity embody Netball Tasmania, and potential white knight and founding father of Melbourne Victory, Geoff Lord.
Functions for the eighth license, to be overseen by a subcommittee of Netball Australia, shut on June twentieth.
In the meantime, the Magpies made a promising begin to the sport, with a close to flawless attacking efficiency supported by defensive attrition.
Shimona Nelson was a tower of energy underneath the submit, taking pictures 44 from 44 and lowering the normally good Shamera Sterling to a spectator at instances.
The speedy hearth connection between MVP Kelsey Browne and Nelson proved tough to cease, though Sophie Garbin’s reluctance to go to the submit may show expensive for her come Diamonds’ choice.
Main by 4 factors at half time, Magpies coach Nicole Richardson was hopeful her aspect may dangle on.
She mentioned to commentary, “We have been on this place final week, we misplaced, so we have to be taught from it.
“This win means a lot to us. It’s been a loopy couple of weeks, so hopefully for the ladies and the followers we are able to come away with the win and the factors.”
Defenders Jodi-Ann Ward and Geva Mentor picked off six positive factors between them, maintaining Eleanor Cardwell significantly quiet. Scoring simply 13 factors within the first half, the English Rose was visibly sad along with her efficiency as the sport progressed.
Main by as a lot as 10 at one level, cracks appeared within the Magpies type over the past quarter. Whereas the re-energised Thunderbirds narrowed the margin to 2, Magpies held on for an emotional win.
It was a shocking outcome given every crew’s place on the ladder. Collingwood languish on the backside, whereas the Thunderbirds are pushing for his or her first grand closing success in a decade.
— with Jenny Sinclair, NCA NewsWire
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