MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Scott Pendlebury and Mick Malthouse the coach of the Magpies look at the trophy after winning the NAB Cup AFL Grand Final match between the Essendong Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium on March 11, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Pendlebury reveals weird half-time Malthouse sledge

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has recalled one of the crazier sledges former coach Mick Malthouse delivered to him, with this one coming at half-time of a game the midfielder was dominating.

“I’ve copped it straight between the eyes at half-time of a game against St Kilda one day,” Pendlebury said on the Jock and Journo Podcast.

“I think I had 21 touches at half time, I thought I was flying. 

“I didn’t realise, but I had two kicks and 19 handballs at half-time and Mick came in and I was looking for eyes, thinking I was going to get a compliment, here. 

“I think I was about 21 at the time, and he said ‘Where is Scotty Pendlebury?’

“I said ‘I’m here, Mick’, feeling really confident. 

“And he said ‘If you don’t start kicking that football, I will cut both of your hands off. 

“So the next few times I got the ball in the third quarter I kicked it about two metres.”

There’s no doubting Malthouse has come up with some impressive sledges over the years, but this is surely up there for obscurity!

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