Player Watch #12 Josh P. Kennedy (c) - carrying our midfield solo since 2014

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His back finally gave out after years of deadlifting the rest of the midfield.

No way I'd risk him against GCS in the back of a short turnaround but a back spasm also doesn't appear to be a long term injury from what I understand of it - ie. with the right treatment he should be fine for the Essendon game on Friday week, but that's justmy hypothesis.

Perfect opportunity for Dawson.
 

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Foote is the man. He can take a big hit & that's what we need at the moment in place of JPK. We were smashed in the grunt battle until Parker & Heeney went to work in the last. I agree with Dawson though but not for JPK's replacement.
 

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Foote is the man. He can take a big hit & that's what we need at the moment in place of JPK. We were smashed in the grunt battle until Parker & Heeney went to work in the last. I agree with Dawson though but not for JPK's replacement.

Stop it, there is no evidence Foote can take a big hit or replace JPK at all
 

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So Dawson is the man to cover for JPK then I guess.
Just like your guess.

I thought the saying is "your guess is as good as mine".
Not on here though! :rolleyes:

what guess, you just promote Foote every 2nd post!

Surprised you have not started suggesting we give Bud a rest and moving Foote to the goal square
 

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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-20/midfielders-we-list-your-clubs-players-by-position

Help me out here a little. I'm trying to find Jordan Dawson in this list.




James Bell: The rookie is lightning quick and takes the game on when he finds the footy, and looms as an exciting prospect. Could be a Lewis Jetta replacement.

Jake Brown: The Swans academy product is equally at home on a wing or across half-back, but has shown plenty of versatility in the NEAFL, and uses the footy well by hand and foot.

Darcy Cameron: A season-ending knee injury for Sam Naismith opened the door but Cameron failed to take his opportunity to impress during the JLT Community Series. Likely to start the year in the NEAFL.

Harry Cunningham: A serious foot injury cost the speedster plenty of games last year but he's been in blistering form both during the AFLX tournament, and the JLT Series. Looks best suited to a wing but can also play forward and back.

Oliver Florent: Had a solid first season in 2017 and has already shown his development during his second pre-season. Florent's pace and kicking ability makes him a valuable wingman or half-forward.

Jordan Foote: The nuggety inside midfielder racks up the possessions in the NEAFL but faces another long year trying to break into the Swans AFL side. A reliable back-up option.

Dan Hannebery: A calf injury means the elite runner could miss out on the round one trip to play West Coast, but he trained well on Tuesday and isn't far away. Could be risked.

Isaac Heeney: Minor knee surgery interrupted his pre-season but Heeney was solid during the JLT Series and looks ready for an increased role in 2018. Marking ability will see him used regularly as a resting forward.

George Hewett: The underrated onballer is the ultimate team player and finished fifth in the club champion award last year. Can be used as a run-with midfielder or defensive forward, but finds his own ball and places plenty of pressure on the opposition.

Zak Jones: Off-season knee surgery forced him to modify his summer training but Jones played well in the second JLT Series match against the Giants. Might be eased into the season with his minutes but will provide plenty of impact.

Josh Kennedy: The skipper was one of many senior players to be given a light load pre-Christmas but is in fantastic shape and will again lead his team's elite midfield. The contested footy specialist is another who could spend more time forward.

Sam Naismith: The big man suffered a shocking blow when he ruptured his ACL at training earlier this month and will spend the whole year on the sidelines.

Luke Parker: The reigning club champion is the Swans' midfield barometer, along with his captain, and has spoken about kicking more goals this year. Parker resting forward will be a dangerous prospect for opposition sides given his marking ability.


Nope!
Not here.
Must be a different type of midfielder.
I can see a back up option in the list though.
 

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Not promoting Foote at all.
Just promoting your ability to consistently write players off & get it wrong regularly.

Lol you still havent committed to answering what Foote will do at AFL level, you just give no opinion.

I think I have been right more than wrong on who I have written off actually, wrote off Veszpremi, Currie and co. Said Hannebery looked shot this year too, Reids body was fragile.

Did write off Towers but then again where is he now...
 

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Help me out here a little. I'm trying to find Jordan Dawson in this list.




James Bell: The rookie is lightning quick and takes the game on when he finds the footy, and looms as an exciting prospect. Could be a Lewis Jetta replacement.

Jake Brown: The Swans academy product is equally at home on a wing or across half-back, but has shown plenty of versatility in the NEAFL, and uses the footy well by hand and foot.

Darcy Cameron: A season-ending knee injury for Sam Naismith opened the door but Cameron failed to take his opportunity to impress during the JLT Community Series. Likely to start the year in the NEAFL.

Harry Cunningham: A serious foot injury cost the speedster plenty of games last year but he's been in blistering form both during the AFLX tournament, and the JLT Series. Looks best suited to a wing but can also play forward and back.

Oliver Florent: Had a solid first season in 2017 and has already shown his development during his second pre-season. Florent's pace and kicking ability makes him a valuable wingman or half-forward.

Jordan Foote: The nuggety inside midfielder racks up the possessions in the NEAFL but faces another long year trying to break into the Swans AFL side. A reliable back-up option.

Dan Hannebery: A calf injury means the elite runner could miss out on the round one trip to play West Coast, but he trained well on Tuesday and isn't far away. Could be risked.

Isaac Heeney: Minor knee surgery interrupted his pre-season but Heeney was solid during the JLT Series and looks ready for an increased role in 2018. Marking ability will see him used regularly as a resting forward.

George Hewett: The underrated onballer is the ultimate team player and finished fifth in the club champion award last year. Can be used as a run-with midfielder or defensive forward, but finds his own ball and places plenty of pressure on the opposition.

Zak Jones: Off-season knee surgery forced him to modify his summer training but Jones played well in the second JLT Series match against the Giants. Might be eased into the season with his minutes but will provide plenty of impact.

Josh Kennedy: The skipper was one of many senior players to be given a light load pre-Christmas but is in fantastic shape and will again lead his team's elite midfield. The contested footy specialist is another who could spend more time forward.

Sam Naismith: The big man suffered a shocking blow when he ruptured his ACL at training earlier this month and will spend the whole year on the sidelines.

Luke Parker: The reigning club champion is the Swans' midfield barometer, along with his captain, and has spoken about kicking more goals this year. Parker resting forward will be a dangerous prospect for opposition sides given his marking ability.


Nope!
Not here.
Must be a different type of midfielder.
I can see a back up option in the list though.
Serious?

well sinclair is not on that list and he has been our ruckman all year, Can you ring Horse and tell him he must use Cameron instead as this list is gospel
 

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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-20/midfielders-we-list-your-clubs-players-by-position

Help me out here a little. I'm trying to find Jordan Dawson in this list.




James Bell: The rookie is lightning quick and takes the game on when he finds the footy, and looms as an exciting prospect. Could be a Lewis Jetta replacement.

Jake Brown: The Swans academy product is equally at home on a wing or across half-back, but has shown plenty of versatility in the NEAFL, and uses the footy well by hand and foot.

Darcy Cameron: A season-ending knee injury for Sam Naismith opened the door but Cameron failed to take his opportunity to impress during the JLT Community Series. Likely to start the year in the NEAFL.

Harry Cunningham: A serious foot injury cost the speedster plenty of games last year but he's been in blistering form both during the AFLX tournament, and the JLT Series. Looks best suited to a wing but can also play forward and back.

Oliver Florent: Had a solid first season in 2017 and has already shown his development during his second pre-season. Florent's pace and kicking ability makes him a valuable wingman or half-forward.

Jordan Foote: The nuggety inside midfielder racks up the possessions in the NEAFL but faces another long year trying to break into the Swans AFL side. A reliable back-up option.

Dan Hannebery: A calf injury means the elite runner could miss out on the round one trip to play West Coast, but he trained well on Tuesday and isn't far away. Could be risked.

Isaac Heeney: Minor knee surgery interrupted his pre-season but Heeney was solid during the JLT Series and looks ready for an increased role in 2018. Marking ability will see him used regularly as a resting forward.

George Hewett: The underrated onballer is the ultimate team player and finished fifth in the club champion award last year. Can be used as a run-with midfielder or defensive forward, but finds his own ball and places plenty of pressure on the opposition.

Zak Jones: Off-season knee surgery forced him to modify his summer training but Jones played well in the second JLT Series match against the Giants. Might be eased into the season with his minutes but will provide plenty of impact.

Josh Kennedy: The skipper was one of many senior players to be given a light load pre-Christmas but is in fantastic shape and will again lead his team's elite midfield. The contested footy specialist is another who could spend more time forward.

Sam Naismith: The big man suffered a shocking blow when he ruptured his ACL at training earlier this month and will spend the whole year on the sidelines.

Luke Parker: The reigning club champion is the Swans' midfield barometer, along with his captain, and has spoken about kicking more goals this year. Parker resting forward will be a dangerous prospect for opposition sides given his marking ability.


Nope!
Not here.
Must be a different type of midfielder.
I can see a back up option in the list though.
**** Ted, if you’re gonna grasp at straws...here’s SuperCoach
 

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I know I'm just saying Ted's within his right to waffle on about Foote if he likes since others do the same with Dawson.

Yeah he can waffle on, Ted knows I am just chatting with him, I couldnt give a **** if people waffle on about anything they want.

But he will end up with Foote in mouth disease.


I would just bring Reg in for Kennedy and shuffle the mids around
 

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Yeah he can waffle on, Ted knows I am just chatting with him, I couldnt give a **** if people waffle on about anything they want.

But he will end up with Foote in mouth disease.


I would just bring Reg in for Kennedy and shuffle the mids around
Genuinely LOL'd at this
 

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Lol you still havent committed to answering what Foote will do at AFL level, you just give no opinion.

I think I have been right more than wrong on who I have written off actually, wrote off Veszpremi, Currie and co. Said Hannebery looked shot this year too, Reids body was fragile.

Did write off Towers but then again where is he now...
I let the players answer the question of whether they can play a role or not mate.
As long as they are on our list I give them a go. How in the hell would you know if they can play or not?
Come on man.
I'm not saying Dawson won't thrive in the AFL more so than Foote. Just saying Foote may have a role to play which is why he was rookied first & senior listed second. I've watched him do his role & it is a very defensive midfield role. I've seen him take some hits & it doesn't seem to bother him too much.
He may not get a contract next year & you will say you got it right.

Anyway. I'll leave it be for you all.
 

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He busted in today and got a fair bit of the ball, but did he impact the game? Not much imo. Nor did there appear to be much leadership out there when we got the lead and then went to sleep

Parker to me tried hard, but didn’t feel the skipper did much/but flip side what should he do?

I guess whilst he is still a very good player, he is clearly imo declining. And 2019 could be very interesting.

Wouldn’t shock me if he is not captain next year



And yes I know he had a great stat line and as I said is still very good, but we have relied on him being a superstar for slow long, he needs support to prolong his career
 
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