Analysis 2019 List, Game Plan and Best 22?

caesar88

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Don't often agree with you B52 (no offence), but I think you're spot on here. We used to be great at sharking the other rucks taps, we've dropped off noticeably in that department.
Because we aren’t a pro-active midfield anymore. Since 2017 our mids seem to have a defensive mentality of trying to shut down the opposition midfielders and then winning possession by scrapping. I’m hoping the next generation - Heeney, Hewett, Mills and Florent - will be more willing to come off their man and attack the ball from the tap. I think JPK and Parker, for all their combined brilliance, are both from that old school Swans way of prioritising more on getting the ball than actually clearing the ball out of the centre. Not much good getting hands on it if you can’t get any clean, effective clearances once you have it. This is also why I was a fan of Rowbottom pre-draft, as he has that attacking mentality where he cares less about over-possessing the ball in close and more about just moving it forward into space.
 

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Because we aren’t a pro-active midfield anymore. Since 2017 our mids seem to have a defensive mentality of trying to shut down the opposition midfielders and then winning possession by scrapping. I’m hoping the next generation - Heeney, Hewett, Mills and Florent - will be more willing to come off their man and attack the ball from the tap. I think JPK and Parker, for all their combined brilliance, are both from that old school Swans way of prioritising more on getting the ball than actually clearing the ball out of the centre. Not much good getting hands on it if you can’t get any clean, effective clearances once you have it. This is also why I was a fan of Rowbottom pre-draft, as he has that attacking mentality where he cares less about over-possessing the ball in close and more about just moving it forward into space.
Heeney and Mills have to become AFL mids first
 

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Heeney and Mills have to become AFL mids first
Very true, but I am optimistic our next generation of mids will have a more attacking mentality with guys like Heeney and Florent running through there. They’ve shown to be creative types that we haven’t really had in the midfield for a while. It will just take time.
 

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hey lads, just wondering what the outlook for reid is this year? how do you see his going?
If he is fit then he is going to be in the side, hopefully in the forward line with Buddy but with Longmire Reid is sure to spend a lot of time in defence whenever the opposition gets a little bit of a run on. Reid to defence is Longmire's plan A-.
 

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