AFL 2021: Collingwood Magpies premiership hero Tony Shaw’s view from coach’s box


For the first time since he was senior coach, Tony Shaw sat in the Collingwood coach’s box last Saturday and in pre-and post-game team meetings. From his vantage, it is personnel, not coaching, that is hurting the Magpies.

Shaw, who sat in on the match committee briefing to the players on Friday before their disappointing loss to Gold Coast, said he did not see anything that suggested Nathan Buckley, his former skipper, wasn’t a capable coach.

Collingwood’s 1990 premiership skipper Tony Shaw says Nathan Buckley’s coaching isn’t the issue facing the current side.Credit:ninevms

He said Buckley had been measured and composed in the meeting with the players after the game. Shaw said he had stayed in that meeting until team leaders…

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