Mega Thread Squiggle 2017

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Final Siren, Feb 15, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Crankyhawk

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  2. yellowandblack21

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    Maybe it's because I'm a light sleeper myself, but I would have thought that the potential lack of decent sleep from staying in noisier hotels and unfamiliar beds would have much more of an effect on a players' performance than the few hours it takes to do the actual traveling? At least for the East Coast teams anyway.
     
  3. Andonis1997

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    COYN :eek:
     
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  4. deflated

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    Short memories, Swans get the rough end from the umps in finals regularly. Forgotten the 21-10 count in the 2012 GF with #freekickhawthorn?
     
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    or 20-8 in the 2016 GF?
     
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  6. King Brown

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    Why are you whinging about a lopsided free kick count in a game you won?
     
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  7. momentbymoment

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    Because our free kick count is always lopsided. We demolished Essendon on the weekend and still lost the free kick count. According to the #bravedogs that ain't supposed to happen.
     
  8. King Brown

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    Maybe there's something about your playing style.
     
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  9. momentbymoment

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    Must be.
    We have a strict 'no clean player' policy so that must be the problem.
     
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    Going to have to just agree to disagree sjohns.
     
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    Identify the issue with the Swans' play style.
     
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  12. Number37

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    Buddy kicks too many goals.
    Kennedy gets too many clearances.
    Grundy takes too many intercept marks.
     
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    You win too many games.
     
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    Unfortunately the AFL wins 'when it matters' against us. :(
     
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  15. Final Siren

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    Sorry for the delayed squiggle post... busy week and this isn't one I want to rush.
     
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    Naturally considering the Tigers aren't playing :tearsofjoy:
     
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  17. beert

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    Savour every word of it...
     
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    Because it's not whinging? Swans have been on the wrong end of the two worst GF umpiring displays in recent memory.

    Irrespective of the result you'd like to think that the umps can get it close to right in the biggest game of the year.
     
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    Not a chance with Stevic and Nicholls
     
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    Careful, last time I came back with a snappy one liner he trolled me with Adelaides 1993 and 2005 seasons :'(:'(
     
  21. VictorianCrow85

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    The free kick count is mostly lopsided because Sydney are a defence based side who frequently prioritise laying a tackle (or applying pressure) over going the ball. In fact I'd hazard a guess and suggest they give some away intentionally from time to time as it gives them time to get back and set up, couple good examples of it against Essendon spring to mind. Another good example of prioritising the tackle/pressure over the ball was vs Adelaide recently - watch Isaac Heeney trying to tag Sloane, the amount of times Sloane ran at the ball then pulled up and Heeney was already committed to the tackle kept resulting in free kicks. I actually thought Sloane was incredibly clever and has clearly learned a good method or two to help deal with tags. Not saying that particular match Adelaide didn't have a generally favourable run with the umpires because other than a couple key ones we certainly had the benefit. The point I'm more so making is I see more and more Sydney fans complaining about umpires than ever when in reality I don't think they are getting much of a raw deal at all so much as it's just the way the type of game they play resulting in giving a few more away.
     
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    Need me a squiggle fix asap, I wanna know of it rates us as a top 8 team yet or not!!
     
  23. Kummerspeck

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    There needs to be some kind of consensus on this. I've also seen it posted that teams get better free kick counts because they tackle so hard. In any case, the stats don't really bear out your theory. The Swans are top five in average contested possessions and bottom 5 in average tackles, so I don't see where the idea that they prioritise tackling over winning the ball comes from. Certainly not from watching them.
     
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  24. momentbymoment

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    Sydney were reemed in the Adelaide game but the media decided to focus the post game discussion around the one free that Eddie didn't receive. We know what the score is. Sydney have to get 4-5 goals up to beat the umps.
    So be it ...
     
  25. Number37

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    The free kick count is so lopsided because the umps refuse to pay free kicks to the Swans.
    Look at the Crows game, Jenkins practically does a 720 on two occasions but no holding the ball. JPK gets tackled at a centre bounce and gets pinged for holding the ball, 2 seconds after he takes possession. Crows players get tackled, drop the ball, play on. Swans players don't even get tackled, the ball gets knocked out of their hands, holding the ball gets paid to the Crows.
     
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