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Tyson Goldsack

Last played for Collingwood Magpies in 2018
Games: 165     Born: May 22, 1987     Origin: Gippsland
Playing Height: 193cm     Playing Weight: 93kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #16 2020 Rookie Draft by Port Adelaide Power
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Tyson Goldsack Biography

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tyson Goldsack says he will serve more as a coach, rather than as a player, at Port Adelaide despite being on the club's rookie list.

"I'm still predominantly a development coach first and foremost. We've been pretty open about it, I am a coach first and foremost and if it ends up me playing AFL, I think we've had a really, really bad run of injuries, let's just say that," Goldsack said.

"I don't want it to be seen to be taking the piss of the rookie spot because I think I'm still at a level where I can compete and I don't think we should be signing up 45-year-olds on a rookie spot, that takes away from it a bit."

Thursday, 10 December 2020
Port Adelaide select Tyson Goldsack with pick No.16 in the 2020 Rookie Draft.
Saturday, 5 December 2020
Retired former Magpie Tyson Goldsack surprises the footy world by nominating for the 2020 AFL Draft and Rookie Draft.

According to News Corp, the Power are considering putting Goldsack on their rookie list for 2021 as they seek to atone for their heartbreaking preliminary final loss to Richmond this year.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Tyson Goldsack announces he will retire at the end of the Magpies' 2019 finals campaign.

The experienced swingman, 31, hasn't played an AFL game in 2019 but will continue to train with the senior squad.

Goldsack revealed that he and his wife Chelsea had decided 12 months ago that this would be his last season. They will relocate to Adelaide with their two daughters in the new year.

"I gave it one more year but football's grim reaper got me," Goldsack said.

"But I'm content. How could I not be? I realised all of my football dreams, met some outstanding and interesting people and, in a sense, grew up with Collingwood's arm around me.

"Chelsea and I made the call after the Grand Final last year to relocate to South Australia in 2020, so we've been preparing for the next chapter."

Sunday, 25 November 2018
Levi Greenwood and Tyson Goldsack are allegedly involved in a physical altercation with ex-AFL player Nathan Djerrkura at a remote Northern Territory pub.

Greenwood and Goldsack were in the NT for the White Ribbon Football Competition and Family Day earlier that day at Hindle Oval in Nhulunbuy, about 1000km east of Darwin.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Tyson Goldsack says he will be signing a new one-year deal with Collingwood to remain at the club in 2019.

"(One year) is all I'm after at the moment and I wasn't pushing for any more. I'm 31 so one (year) by one is easy for me," Goldsack said.

Saturday, 25 August 2018
Tyson Goldsack emerges unscathed from his first match at any level since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March.

Playing about 65 per cent of game time in the Magpies' 63-point VFL victory over Sandringham at Victoria Park, Goldsack looked rusty on occasion but played well.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Tyson Goldsack is on the brink of a remarkable recovery from a knee reconstruction after rupturing his ACL in pre-season.

"As long as we get final boxes ticked at the end of the week from our medicos and specialists, we are looking for Tyson to resume in the VFL this week, which is great news," Pies football manager Geoff Walsh said.

"It's a really quick recovery. Barring any last-minute changes of heart or mind from our medical staff, we expect him to get clearance later this week."

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Tyson Goldsack is remaining positive as he prepares for a knee reconstruction.

"He's got a cheerful disposition, he's always an optimist, he's already looking at what can go well. He's a remarkable individual and we're better for having him around the place," Buckley said of Goldsack.

Monday, 12 March 2018
Tyson Goldsack will undergo a knee reconstruction after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament during Collingwood's pre-season win over the Western Bulldogs in Moe.

Goldsack is out of contract at the end of the season having only been offered a one-year deal for 2018 late last year.

"I hope I haven't played my last game," Goldsack said.

"I'm definitely keen to play again whether that's late this year or if it has to be next year then we'll go down that path after surgery."

Thursday, 1 February 2018
Tyson Goldsack says he will split his time between playing up forward and back in 2018.

"I have the ability to go back and forward, so it just depends on the make-up [of the side]," Goldsack said.

"A lot of players have been doing that, because in this day and age, you need coverage forward and back and if someone goes down, you need to be able to play both positions."

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Tyson Goldsack signs a new one-year deal with Collingwood to play on in 2018.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Collingwood is set to book Tyson Goldsack and James Aish in for hip surgery after conducting post-season medical reviews with senior players.
Friday, 29 April 2016
Tyson Goldsack will miss at least four weeks with a fractured thumb.

Goldsack sustained the Bennett's fracture in the lead-up to Monday's Anzac Day match against Essendon and had surgery during the week.

"It was fairly clean. He's had surgery on it. They put a plate in and he's certainly medium term," Collingwood football director Neil Balme said of Goldsack's thumb.

"We're hoping he might be able to come back within four weeks but he may be longer than that."

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Tyson Goldsack returned to full training this week and is confident he has turned the corner in his ongoing battle with patella tendinitis.

"It doesn't sound like much, but from where I've come from it's a good feat and I feel pretty good now," Goldsack said.

"It's just a focus of making sure it's fully healed before we start pushing up.

"I just don't want it to have a relapse and go through it again this year.

"We took our time early days and got it right."

Thursday, 7 January 2016
Tyson Goldsack says he is willing to miss part of the NAB Challenge if it means finally overcoming a frustrating battle with knee tendinitis.

Goldsack "pulled up a little bit lame" during the Pies' training camp, limiting him to conditioning exercises on the sidelines while his teammates sweated it out in the Sunshine Coast heat.

"I probably didn't get as much of a load in the legs as I would have hoped," Goldsack said.

"As frustrating as it is, we've just got to stay true to the timeline that we're working towards and hopefully it gets better sooner rather than later.

"Hopefully it won't be ongoing. What we're trying to achieve is to get it to a point where it's not going to come back. If you try and push it too hard now then it rears up its ugly head again mid-season and we're no better than what we were last year.

"We've got to try and knock it on the head now. If it means missing a couple of NAB games then so be it, I'll just play when I can play."

Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Tyson Goldsack's season comes to an early end with the swingman to undergo knee surgery this week.

The 28-year-old has been struggling with knee tendinitis for much of the season's second half and hasn't played in the AFL since round 17.

Before that, he missed three weeks with the complaint.

"It will take him awhile to get over [the operation] but he should be fine to jump into the pre-season for next year," Magpies director of football Neil Balme said.

Sunday, 17 May 2015
Tyson Goldsack says he is relishing his new role in defence.

"Seeing the ball come in and having to defend it seems to be a lot easier for me," Goldsack said.

"I wish I was naturally more offensive because they get paid the big bucks, the forwards.

"But I'll stick down back for the majority of the season if all goes well."

Goldsack admits that he lacked the firepower required to be a consistent forward.

"If you're playing as a forward you have to hit the scoreboard," he said.

"I was doing one part of my role, which was the chasing and the pressure, but not executing the other part (kicking goals)."

Sunday, 15 February 2015
Tyson Goldsack says his promotion to the Magpies' leadership group in 2015 comes as a result of a conscious effort by himself to become a leader of the team in 2014.

"I worked on it throughout the year and towards the later stage of last year I was sitting in most [leadership] meetings," Goldsack said.

"It was a good feeling and I got a bit of a taste for it."

Thursday, 12 February 2015
Scott Pendlebury will again captain the Magpies in 2015, supported by a streamlined leadership group that includes Travis Cloke, Steele Sidebottom, Nathan Brown and the newly promoted Tyson Goldsack.

Lachlan Keeffe and Clinton Young have stepped down as leaders this year.

"They're five very strong leaders, they're all premiership players and they all know what it takes to get there," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

"We want to get back into finals and clearly that's the ambition of all these boys.

"When the players went through the selection process there was a fairly clear delineation between the top five and the rest.

"We feel that we've really developed our leadership over the last couple of years and the vindication of that is the strength of this leadership group, even with players like Luke Ball and Nick Maxwell moving on from the football club."

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Tyson Goldsack re-signs with Collingwood for a further three years and will now remain at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

"Basically, I wanted to stay. That's what it came down to," Goldsack said.

"I've been here for eight years now and I don't think there is a better place to play football and get the best out of yourself than Collingwood."

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Tyson Goldsack says he is keen to sign a new deal with Collingwood and turn his back on free agency.

"I'm very keen to stay [at the Pies] and I've mentioned that to 'Bucks'," Goldsack told 3AW radio.

"We're not far off it (a new deal) actually. We had a discussion today on the phone and we're a lot closer today than we were yesterday.

"We're very close and hopefully it's tied up in the next couple of days."

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Another piece of Collingwood's 2013 puzzle falls into place, with Tyson Goldsack signing a new contract.

"In terms of broadening his game and establishing himself as a player capable of playing a variety of roles, it was a really good season for Tyson," Collingwood's director of football Geoff Walsh said.

"He now lends so much flexibility to the team and we think there is more, in terms of a more prominent role, to come. We're very happy to have him with us for another two seasons at least."

Saturday, 6 October 2012
Tyson Goldsack is understood to be on the verge of agreeing to a new deal with the Magpies after what Collingwood football and coaching strategist Rodney Eade says was his most consistent year.

"He was thrown forward against Essendon, and just his speed and ability - he's kicked 24 goals and his tackles were high up - so he was a real plus for us," Eade said.

"We had injuries and struggled at times but out of any negatives come positives, and I think Goldsack was one of those."

Friday, 18 May 2012
Magpie Tyson Goldsack has been re-cast as a forward but he still thinks like a defender.

"Naturally, I defend. It's just the way I've been moulded as a player," Goldsack said.

"Even as a winger, I'm still defensively minded. I'm starting to get that offence into my game, and that's where the next stage of my footy might come from - to be more offensively minded with a defensive aspect still there.

"It's just about trying to find that balance."

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
AFL chief Andrew Demetriou says there is no basis for sanctions against Tyson Goldsack after Goldsack's mother's winnings from betting that he would kick the first goal in the 2010 Grand Final replay.

"She just bet on her son because he was her son - and several of his mates bet on him to win the Norm Smith Medal," Demetriou said.

"This sort of correlation between the two is just nonsense and I do think people have to get educated on these sorts of things because some of the commentary is really disconcerting because it doesn't make any sense."

Monday, 18 July 2011
Following Collingwood's recent betting scandal, North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw questions the AFL for letting Tyson Goldsack escape a fine after Goldsack's mother was reported to have won $400 for a $5 bet on him kicking the first goal of the 2010 Grand Final replay.

"You've got the captain of the Collingwood Football Club who has been fined heavily for doing something that 17 games earlier a teammate did exactly the same thing and has been absolved of any responsibility. How does that work?" Brayshaw asked.

Collingwood president argues that Goldsack's goal was incidentally and highly improbable for there to be any suggestion there was a deliberate attempt for him to have played up the ground at that stage of the match.

"He started on the bench. Had there not been a free kick reversed against Dane Swan, Travis Cloke would have the first goal anyway. If you have a look at the way his goal came about, he drifted forward and kicked a goal. It wasn't as if they picked him out," McGuire said on Triple M radio.

Friday, 22 April 2011
Collingwood defender Tyson Goldsack is happy with his progress as he recovers from a bout of glandular fever.

"I've been trying to get my fitness back, which has been pretty hard and frustrating, but I'm ahead of schedule," he said.

"Ideally, I thought round one of the VFL, if I could just be there and play a half to get things moving, that would be great. But I was probably four or five weeks ahead of schedule, and it's been a lot quicker than I thought, but still slower than I'd like."

Sunday, 30 January 2011
Collingwood's Tyson Goldsack is fighting his way back to fitness after losing about 10kg following a viral illness.

"He is back on the road to recovery and has been training for about two and a half weeks," Magpie football operations chief Geoff Walsh said.

"He was laid low for 10 or 12 days after having a viral illness which wasn't quite glandular fever."

Friday, 24 September 2010
Omitted Collingwood defenders Tyson Goldsack and Nathan Brown philosophical after being dropped ahead of the biggest game of the season - the 2010 Grand Final.

"It's my fault for not stringing enough games together and getting the form I'd like going into the finals," Goldsack said.

"The coaches have to the do the job and pick the best team to win the game. This year, I played some good games here and there; just not enough to seal my spot."

"Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a massive team man and team player. I always have [been], always will be ... so it's not about me and it never has been," Brown said.

"It's about the team and it's about Collingwood and it's about the 22 other blokes out there on the park. That's all that matters to me."

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