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sport news Sydney Swans star Luke Parker, ex-Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley recount Tony ... trends now
sport news Sydney Swans star Luke Parker, ex-Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley recount Tony ... trends now

sport news Sydney Swans star Luke Parker, ex-Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley recount Tony ... trends now

Life is never dull when former AFL player-turned-Logie winner Tony Armstrong is around - just ask his former teammate Luke Parker and ex-coach Nathan Buckley, who ripped into him over his dress sense and an ill-timed McDonald's visit.

Armstrong was filling in for regular Jonathan Brown on popular Fox Footy show 'Best on Ground' on Saturday night, and it didn't take long before the former Sydney, Adelaide and Collingwood defender faced the comedic wrath of his fellow panellists. 

Armstrong was shown in fits of laughter during an interview host Mark Howard did with his former teammate Luke Parker, and asked: 'Am I allowed to walk off?' once it ended, tongue firmly in-cheek. 

He didn't walk off, but he might have wished he did after Nathan Buckley recalled a day when Armstrong played a VFL and AFL game back-to-back.

'Too often,' Buckley smiled when asked whether he'd coached Armstrong. 

'He played a full game of VFL in Geelong in the reserves, our game was that evening. We had a player pull out late ... so TA (Armstrong) comes in as our substitute, and we have an injury two minutes into the game, so TA is in the 21 (starting side).'

Vision cut to a shot of Armstrong receiving a LOT of attention for a cramp, to which Buckley giggled was just five minutes into the first quarter.

Tony Armstrong (pictured) needed treatment for cramps just five minutes in quipped Buckley

Tony Armstrong (pictured) needed treatment for cramps just five minutes in quipped Buckley

Armstrong explained it was a tough day all-round as he chowed down on some McDonalds in between the games.

'I had to get up at 5am to have my breakky and drive down to Geelong, fuming and cold,' he said.

'You know those three fast food restaurants on the way back out at Geelong?' So I'm driving along, I say no to the first one, say no to the next one … but Maccas got me – and I loaded up on Macca's.

'I get to the 'G and all I can feel is Macca's in my guts. Bucks comes in and says: 'TA mate almost there, you can go home soon.' Then 30 seconds later the head

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