Usually, this would (hopefully) be way too early to start up unless you support Carlton or Melbourne.
However with things as they are, I need something footy related to speculate on outside of "will be play again this year".
So, lets talk the potential of the 2020 Draft (if it goes ahead)...
Thought that it may be an idea to start a topic purely relating to game plan, strategy and tactics for this year as we are almost at the season proper.
One of the most debated (and angst worthy) topics from season 2014 was that of our game plan, largely a lack of plan b. Have a look at the...
As the title says, what policies would you like to see to improve Australia in the medium and long term?
Personally I am holding out for a government that would try and proactively try and shift our economy away from a two-sped one.
Proactive policy in regards to research and development of...
Moderator Note: Use this thread to voice your frustrations, anger, disappointment and everything else from the Grand Final and NOT in other threads. Any new threads that get started about the game will be merged into this one.
Because it's a vent thread, we'll be a little more lenient than in...
As the name implies, the decisions that are ridiculously bad and a touch iffy.
Tonights: The penalty decision
Croatia's disallowed goal.
Can confidently say will not be the last poor decisions this tournament.
Now, in the unlikely event that the removal of cola biting and the coupling of a possibility of a few good f/s and academy players, the swans may need to move a mid on.
Players such as may find a new home (all contracted):
Swans need a first ruck and KPD. So in this...
Best 22 from AFL.com
FB: Nick Malceski, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB: Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Jarrad McVeigh
C: Lewis Jetta, Ryan O’Keefe, Ben McGlynn
HF: Dan Hannebery, Lance Franklin, Kieren Jack
FF: Tom Mitchell, Kurt Tippett, Gary Rohan
Fol: Mike Pyke, Josh Kennedy, Craig Bird
Feel that there wasn't a huge amount to be learnt from that game so instead feel it may be more beneficial (see therapeutic) to actually break the game down:
First and fore most our midfield got done. Was it that the pies were better, timing our/their run or just their night. Either way we...
WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad, Sunday, Aug 4, 1.10pm
Swans are coming up against the 15th placed Bulldogs and a win is the only option that is possible for the Swans if they want to keep their aspirations alive. Last week Swans downed another finals bound side in the Tigers at the same venue by 47...
As the season is effectively ended for quite a few teams and our ever growing depth will be probed and prodded by other clubs, it is time for a thread for this discussion to call home.
I'll start of with one of two players I really want us to draft in:
Both of these write ups are taken from...
So, with a weekend of no footy for us to be REALLY interested in as both Seniors and Ressies are having a holiday, what are your plans?
For me it is boring as it comes with an essay due on Monday so I'll probably be procrastinating until Sunday Arvo.
As the title suggests it is thing that you have learnt for this year. I'll start it rolling:
1. You are always best off trusting two premo rucks
2. If a player has had nil to very limited preseason chances are they won't be in round one
3. Mature age rookies value far outweigh 18yo rooks
Knock on wood but big love to the kid to being our controversial moment this year. If someone being a passenger in a runaway can that didn't injure someone it sounds a successful off season. Because so far we'be had:
Adelaide salary cap, collingwood and essendon drugs, Buddy contract that will...
As semi-implied by the title, this is a thread for relevant players for the Swans. This is for all to post thoughts and questions on Swans players in terms of TOG, possibility of game, pecking order, expected best 22, expected output etc etc.
Possible Relevant players:
After looking at many threads and phantoms there doesn't seem to be a consensus of what clubs need. This isn't an I want that player thread simply stating positional needs. So I'll begin. This year for swans we need:
1. KPF: With Goodes up forward for probably 2-3 years at best Sydney need to...
As the title suggest this is the tread whereby we discuss the possibility of possible targets come years end. As our strategy is to give fringe players a chance i'll get the ball rolling by suggesting some names:
I'm curious as to what a pick in the mini draft would approximately cost this year as I peraonally believe that the swans should have a crack. So as supports of the club what do you realistically want from each club for the number one pick?
Operation get Brodie Grundy initiated?
I'd love us to produce a ruck of our own as our development team is amazing.
Anyway, to be honest i think seaby's rucking was one of the lesser bads of last nights game in comparison to our f50 entries and ball use rebounding from our defensive 50.
Jason Ball, Andrew Schauble, Pick 21
Mark Kinnear, Picks 11, 34 and 41
21. Scott Stevens: Games 25
26. Stephen Doyle (F/S): Games: 47
56. ROK: Games: 235
70. Brett Allison: Games 9
9. Tadgh Kennelly: Games 197
25. Brett White: Games 0...