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  1. The King!

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    go for it

    BUt dont forget to find last years posts where i said we will bomb in finals in 2018 and you told me i was wrong
     
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  2. Tedeski

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    Well my expectation wasn't that we were going to win the flag & your definition of "bombing in the finals" is different to my low expectation of going too far in finals.

    I saw the draw & thought it would be a fair effort to make it.
     
  3. Ralphyboy

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    Everyone keeps forgetting that the player qualification rules make it almost impossible for the swans to win a neafl flag.
     
  4. swansfan51

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    Didn't we lose grand finals to Brisbane 2013 + 2017 (same player qualification rules as us) and WSU Giants 2016 (same player qualification rules as us)?
     
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    Adam Tipungwuti - highlights of his 3 goals :)
     
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    Anyone familiar with Lachie Swaney? Always liked the look of him in the (admittedly brief) appearances in the NEAFL side, but never heard his name being floated around as anything more than a NEAFL fill-in. Don't know why?
     
  7. Blood red

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    Yep, familiar with Lachie.
    Very good player.
    Plays hard 100% of the time.
    Being a part of this years 17s Academy group makes it hard...for them all.
    Probably half the group played NEAFL, some several times, 3 even played in the GF!
    They are a very talented group, with their group making up the majority of the u18 academy squad.
    So will Lachie make the draft?
    The question is more likely to be...
    Will Rayner/Elam/McGrath/Barling/Watling/Cooper/Parkes or Thorne make it before him?
    They are the top names that fill this grade
     
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    Ellem is a really interesting one. 193cm and something like 107kg! And he was pretty quick from his brief NEAFL appearances.

    Rayner and Barling I have read good things about.

    Gulden looks very promising for 2020.
     
  9. Blood red

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    I agree.
    I think you will be surprised at who stands out next year though.
    A couple of the boys had injuries that kept them out of the spotlight and the nationals.
    Others missed the big wraps from the 16s due to injuries.
    Some big bodies with great skills and are tough will show up on all areas of the paddock.
    I would hate to be in the GWS Academy when they play the Swans... big names to face the fire
     
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    I’d add Doll, Martin and Kannan to that. We can argue about the order later :)
     
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    Must endorse the comment on Ellem. Could be an absolute beast. Hope he has the right attitude.

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  12. Blood red

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    Yup.
    I agree.
    Big group of talent
     
  13. ScrewInStuds

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    Thanks for the write up on upcoming players guys, it was really interesting
     
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    Also can add Adams too.
     
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    True. However, while the squad is very strong I suspect that the Swans have quite a short short-list for their drafting purposes. I think it’s Rayner, Parkes, Ellem and Barling who have gained entry into the AFL Academy for next season and I suspect one or more of that group might be considered. From what I’m hearing they do seem to be looking to taller players for next season.

    Personally I think Thorne, Martin and McGrath are their equals and should be in the mix for the Swans or another team.
     
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    Granted.
    The Allies Academy will help. But there is a lot of games to play, and observations to make.
    They will make their own luck.
    It's a brave person to select anything until all games are run and won.
    Currently I would assume...
    Ellem... Ruck=KPF 195cm
    Rayner... KPB 189ish
    Parkes... 2nd string to Rayner 187cm
    Barling.. med fwd 185cm
    McGrath.. inside mid 187cm
    Kannan... mids 180cm
    Martin... big booted half back... 175cm
    Thorn.. small fwd/mid 175cm
    A lot will depend on what the wish lists hold.
    NEAFL games played by these guys were pretty good too.
    But most of them are up around the 6ft2 mark atm, and possibly still growing.
    If i were a one year contracted player, i would be nervous about the next draft with this crop coming through
     
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    Absolutely agree about it being too early right now. I was just listing my personal favourites and where I see them at the moment. There’s no doubt that many things can change over the course of the Under 18s draft season. It’s going to be a very interesting season coming up :)
     
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    Bit further down the track but have any here spotted Errol Gulden in action? Thoughts?
     
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