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AFL 2023 round 1 LIVE updates: Collingwood Magpies, Geelong Cats begin their 2023 campaign

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  • Opinion: Can we believe the hype? Time for ‘underwhelming’ De Goey to deliver
  • Wright injures shoulder, will miss round one
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Opinion: Can we believe the hype? Time for ‘underwhelming’ De Goey to deliver

It’s a tale that’s all too common in the world of AFL and professional sports: an athlete with undeniable talent and potential who seems to self-sabotage at every turn.

For list managers, coaches, teammates – and the forever-hopeful fans – the pain burns sharply when a player keeps shooting himself in the foot.

Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey has been that player throughout his career.

Collingwood star Jordan De Goey.Credit:Getty Images

De Goey has endured heavy scrutiny during his 137 games since entering the AFL as the fifth pick in the 2014 national draft. He is gifted as a footballer. His incredible power and skill is match-winning. However, his lack of discipline and professionalism is frustrating and confusing.

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Wright injures shoulder, will miss round one

Essendon’s re-signed club champion Peter Wright is out of Sunday’s round one clash with Hawthorn – and possibly well beyond that – in a major blow after suffering a dislocated shoulder at training on Friday.

The Age revealed earlier in the day that Wright had inked a fresh four-year deal, after kicking a career-best 53 goals last season and winning the best and fairest to cap his resurgence after being traded from Gold Coast at the end of 2020.

Peter Wright will be a major loss for Essendon after being ruled out of the round-one match with a shoulder injury.Credit:AFL Photos via Getty

Wright was due to be out of contract at season’s end, but the Bombers made sure to lock in a deal for the 203-centimetre key forward, who has quickly become crucial to their fortunes.

The 26-year-old suffered the right shoulder injury in a training drill early in Friday’s training session, but Essendon will know more about how long he will be out once scans come back.

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Good evening

G’day everyone and welcome to tonight’s AFL live blog as Collingwood plays Geelong at the MCG.

I’m Roy Ward and I’ll be running the blog as we go from pregame until well after the final siren.

Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog at any time and enjoy the hours to come.

First bounce is set for 7.40pm AEDT.

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