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Goldsack to miss Friday night

Collingwood utility Tyson Goldsack has been ruled out of Friday night's clash with Hawthorn after knee tendinitis flared up.

1:20pm  Jul 1, 2015

Tyson as good as gold

New leadership group member Tyson Goldsack got a taste of his new role late last year and loved it.

9:56am  Feb 16, 2015

Goldy joins leadership group

Premiership utility Tyson Goldsack has been promoted into Collingwood's leadership group for the first time.

1:32pm  Feb 12, 2015

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Tyson
Goldsack

Height
193 cm
DOB
22-05-1987
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2015
12
Career
136
Goals
2015
1
Career
48
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
632
Avg
53
TysonGoldsack

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Pakenham
Clubs: Collingwood (2007-2015)
Debut: Round 8 2007 v Western Bulldogs
Recruited from: Gippsland U18
Brownlow Votes: 0

2015 Player Sponsors

- Glen Robinson
- The Woodsmen

Goldsack has filled a variety of roles in his seven years at Collingwood, but he has looked at home when playing as a third tall forward in recent seasons where his unique package of tenacity, speed and athleticism makes him a difficult match-up. Goldsack has also spent plenty of time as a rangy half back where, although predominantly a shut down player, he has the ability to create when the situation allows. Injuries and the occasional illness have been a bugbear over the journey but there is no doubt that the Magpies are a more dangerous and versatile outfit when Goldsack is fit and firing.

Season By Season

Season By Season

It took eight years, but the AFL world finally caught onto Tyson Goldsack in 2014.

And with good reason.

In this age of forward pressure, Goldsack’s tenacity, repeat efforts and willingness to sacrifice himself for the good of his team made him one of Collingwood’s most valuable players in season 2014.

“He can kick his one or two goals and set up a couple each week, but to be putting real pressure on the opposition and be the start of our team defensive at the front line is something Tyson really prides himself on,” coach Nathan Buckley told the ABC following Collingwood’s win over Essendon on ANZAC Day.

Goldsack’s ability to influence games without having the ball in his hands made him a genuine weapon in the Magpies’ attacking fifty, particularly in the first half of the season.

His work off the ball – tackling, chasing and corralling – made the competition stand up and take notice.

He averaged a career-high 4.3 tackles across his 20 games and kicked 10 goals from 15 scoring shots, while his 58 one per centers was his greatest return since 2009.

Goldsack’s year began to gain traction when he kicked two goals in the win over Sydney in round two and by ANZAC Day he had worked his way into career-best form. Against Essendon, he was ferocious, laying 10 tackles and kicking a crucial goal during his side’s second quarter charge. Although he only returned 11 disposals for the game, he was arguably one of Collingwood’s most important players in its 23-point win.

Goldsack kicked only five more goals for the year, as injuries began to take their toll, forcing the coaching staff to employ him as a swingman at either end of the ground.

He missed a fortnight mid-season due to injury but played out the remainder of the year, and was one player lauded for his leadership during a time when several senior players succumbed to injury.

A free agent at season’s end, Goldsack showed his commitment to the Black and White, signing on for another three years.

Season By Season

It was a frustrating 12 months for Goldsack who was rarely able to gain the momentum that helped make him one of the most important cogs in the Collingwood machine in 2012. He made a delayed start to the pre-season after undergoing surgery on the ankle he injured in round 19 last season but still managed to make it on deck by the time round one rolled around. The versatile utility started his campaign with two goals in attack against North Melbourne and made an impact as a substitute on ANZAC Day when he kicked two second half goals.

Unfortunately he was sentenced to a nine-week layoff when he injured his hip against St Kilda in round six. He was seemingly forever 1-2 weeks away from resuming but the Magpies took no chances.

It took only one rusty performance in the VFL against Box Hill before he was flung back into the heat of the battle at senior level. He marked his return with a long goal on the burst in the loss to the Suns but from there on was sent to half back where his intensity and will-to-win made him a difficult proposition for all opposition forwards. Laid seven tackles in the Elimination Final defeat and will be hoping to enjoy a clearer run in 2014.

Season By Season

The premiership defender was reborn as a forward and thrived in the role that saw him rewarded with a two-year contract extension. Had the most number of senior opportunities he has had in six seasons to play 22 games, missing three with an ankle injury late in the year which later required surgery. Kicked 24 goals and gave the Pies plenty of defensive pressure with 69 tackles, including eight against West Coast in the Semi-Final.

Season By Season

Was again struck by misfortune in the pre-season, diagnosed with Glandular Fever and losing 9kgs. Returned to play in the NAB Cup premiership against Essendon, but had to wait until round eight to play a home and away match.

He played 12 of the remaining 18 games, but was again the fall guy for the finals. Put the clamps on Andrew Embley in the qualifying final against West Coast, but was omitted for the preliminary final, and again an emergency for the Grand Final. Is subsequently the only premiership player on the list to never have played in a losing (or drawn) Grand Final.

Failed to play a game until round 13 after an interrupted pre-season marred by injury and illness. Missed only three matches after his reinclusion. Unfortunately they included the qualifying final and the drawn Grand Final through omission.

Was the fairytale story of the 2010 premiership, replacing Leon Davis in the replay. Coming off the interchange, Goldsack kicked the first goal of the Grand Final replay (his first since round 15, 2009) and had eight more possessions in the victory. Represented Australia in the International Rules series in Ireland in October.

Endured a patchy season where he strung more than two games in succession only once. Was an emergency on five occasions. Broke back into the side for the semi final and preliminary final and played an important role down back in the five-point classic against Adelaide.

Didn’t suffer from the second year blues, but he still wasn’t quite at the level he reached in 2007. Missed five matches mid-season before returning to the side in round 14 and only missed one match thereafter. Managed the first four goals of his career, breaking his duck on Anzac Day against Essendon.

Impressed in the early rounds for Williamstown in the VFL and was promptly promoted to the senior side for the round eight match against the Western Bulldogs. Goldsack didn’t miss a game for the rest of the season, matching up against Shaun Higgins on debut, and blanketing Michael O’Loughlin in all three games against the Swans.

His tackling and desperation stood out, and his finals performances, against Sydney and West Coast in particular, were outstanding. Received an AFL Rising Star nomination in round 21 after a career high 25 disposals against the Swans.

Played in the TAC Cup for Gippsland Power as an overage player (19-years-old). Kicked five goals in Gippsland’s win over the Eastern Rangers. Played alongside fellow soon-to-be-Magpies Brent Macaffer and Tristan Francis. Drafted to Collingwood with pick 63 in the AFL National Draft.

Managed 10 games in his first season for the Gippsland U18s as a top-age player. Trained with Hawthorn over the pre-season but was not drafted.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 52.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Handballs 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Disposals 24 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Marks 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 1
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 87 Carlton Rd 5

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 86 5 6 11 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 64
2 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 90 3 5 8 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 35
3 St Kilda W 140 - 66 6 5 11 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 40
4 Essendon W 49 - 69 7 4 11 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 52
5 Carlton W 45 - 120 8 7 15 6 0 1 0 6 1 0 87
6 Geelong Cats L 59 - 100 4 3 7 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 33
7 Richmond L 105 - 100 8 7 15 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 56
8 Gold Coast Suns W 63 - 132 10 14 24 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 82
9 North Melbourne W 112 - 95 8 4 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
10 Melbourne W 85 - 110 8 6 14 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 59
11 GWS Giants W 119 - 77 5 8 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 44
13 Fremantle L 80 - 73 4 3 7 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 35
14 Hawthorn L 22 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 5 76 72 148 44 0 11 3 30 1 0 632

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 136
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 53.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Sydney Swans Rd 21, 2007
Handballs 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2015
Disposals 25 Sydney Swans Rd 21, 2007
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 23, 2011
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 18, 2007
Tackles 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2014
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2012
AFL Fantasy 109 Sydney Swans Rd 21, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Collingwood 76 72 148 44 0 11 3 30 1 0 632
2014 Collingwood 115 110 225 66 0 15 12 86 10 5 1151
2013 Collingwood 89 71 160 41 0 9 9 44 6 4 730
2012 Collingwood 142 102 244 80 1 15 19 69 24 19 1268
2011 Collingwood 83 66 149 49 0 6 4 40 1 2 690
2010 Collingwood 60 65 125 36 1 5 5 35 1 2 557
2009 Collingwood 71 65 136 38 1 7 8 34 1 0 583
2008 Collingwood 83 54 137 40 0 11 12 51 4 0 680
2007 Collingwood 134 94 228 58 6 18 11 50 0 1 956

Legend

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M
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FF
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B
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 124 games, 47 goals

VFL: 36 games, 6 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 8 games, 1 goal

Milestones

AFL Debut: Western Bulldogs v Collingwood, Round 8 2007 at Telstra Dome

Collingwood VFL Debut: Werribee v Collingwood, Round 8 2008 at Chirnside Park

50 AFL Games: Collingwood v Richmond, Round 17 2010 at the MCG

100 AFL Games: Sydney v Collingwood, Round 20 2013 at ANZ Stadium

Draft History

Selected at No. 63 (by Collingwood) in the 2006 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Collingwood Premiership Side 
2010

Collingwood Pre-Season Premiership Side
2011

AFL Rising Star Nomination
Round 21 2007 v Sydney

Club Awards

Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player) 
2007