News Swans Talk in the Media 2020

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Kennedy Parker

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1-4 Jan 2020
Stephens Breakout Prediction ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...-who-could-create-a-buzz-20200101-p53o0f.html

5-11 Jan 2020
Wallace's big improvers ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01...e-believes-could-make-a-quantum-leap-in-2020/
Wallace's big improvers ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01...e-believes-could-take-a-quantum-leap-in-2020/
Buddy Injured ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/365142/buddy-big-blow-superstar-swan-undergoes-knee-surgery
Buddy Injured ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...s/news-story/335ac795aa1c72141beaa93f81536a22
Blog on Buddy & Danger moves ~ https://themongrelpunt.com/afl-season-2020/2020/01/07/legacy-in-danger/
Franklin ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/08/swans-will-not-put-a-cap-on-franklin-in-2020/
Swans on Charity SoO Game ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/08/swans-support-charity-state-of-origin-game-but-want-a-say/
Charlie Gardiner on Sen ~ https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=543827
Pre-season ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...s/news-story/6e1c5d5eec16541ecaa742c93dafac9f
Lewis regarding Franklin ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/09/why-lewis-is-confident-franklin-will-have-huge-2020/
Horse = All-Stars Coach ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/365462/all-stars-coach-thrilled-to-play-a-part-to-help-bushfire-victims
Replacements ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/365186/the-replacements-who-will-step-up-to-fill-the-void-at-your-club-

12-19 Jan 2020
Bushfires ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/365694/face-to-face-with-flames-sydney-pair-s-brush-with-nsw-bushfires
Horse on forward line ~ https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/553059/forward-line-a-strong-point-longmire
Cornes' 18 Breakouts ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/14/kane-cornes-18-breakout-players-for-2020/
Daniher's Groin ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...gain-to-visit-groin-guru-20200115-p53rif.html
Priorities ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/366067/january-focus-your-club-s-biggest-pre-season-priority
SoO Selection Criteria ~ https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/553718/state-of-origin-selection-criteria-revealed

20-26 Jan 2020
Season Preview ~ https://themongrelpunt.com/afl-seas...ad-and-ugly-sydney-swans-2020-season-preview/
Tommy Walsh ~ https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0122/1110221-its-harder-to-be-a-gaa-footballer-than-an-afl-player/
Swans Podcasts On Sen ~ https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news-and-media/podcasts
Richards Report w/ Chris Keane ~ Papley @ Training ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01...t-swans-training-following-failed-blues-move/
Forwards ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/24/who-are-you-clubs-six-most-dangerous-forwards/

27-31 Jan 2020
The Blakeys ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/366791/coach-dad-best-mate-how-the-blakeys-juggle-footy-and-family
Heeney Injury ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/368109/star-swan-set-for-surgery-after-awkward-landing-at-training
Heeney Injury ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...y/news-story/c387d1121232e2936782d65629b0d78e
Round 1 Best 22 ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...s/news-story/eb41053f4ed260c4bc0dbb84302c0137
Longmire Podcast ~ https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=545888
1 Feb 2020
Most Important Defenders ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/31/who-are-your-clubs-most-important-defenders/
Point to prove ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/367924/who-has-a-big-point-to-prove-in-2020-

2-8 Feb 2020
Round 1 Ready Draftees ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/368731/plug-and-play-the-10-draftees-ready-for-round-one
2020 Predictions ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...m/news-story/acdff4e6977e6727025ea818ad85b343
Wallace Worried ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02...s-worried-about-heading-into-the-2020-season/
Swans Review @ 33:33 ~ https://footyology.com.au/footyology-podcast-the-sore-points-of-this-summer/
Hayward and Paps 2020 goals ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/afl/afl/swans-goals-for-2020!763866
Best Ever @ Each Club ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02/07/who-is-the-best-ever-player-at-your-club/

9-15 Feb 2020
Midfield Rankings ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02/10/champion-data-ranks-all-18-afl-teams-by-each-position/
Buddy Update ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/371980/round-one-unlikely-despite-buddy-good-progress
Heeney Update ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/sy...e/news-story/3c63aca542772d73628ed39c41b6b00f
Franklin ~ https://au.yahoo.com/sports/buddy-franklin-resume-running-next-week-234904312--spt.html

16-22 Feb 2020
Matthew Ling ~ https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news...OegmZnmepo0MAj64HpomFIJeg6EmRZbHF7fuZ55gqLAGQ
Toughest Players of 80s and 90s ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02...me-their-toughest-players-of-the-80s-and-90s/

23-29 Feb 2020
Amazon ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...d-shake-up-the-afl-on-tv-20200224-p543v4.html
List Ratings ~ https://www.espn.com/afl/story/_/id/28732045/afl-club-list-rated-short-long-term
Australian Dream ~ https://footyology.com.au/footyology-podcast-australian-dream-or-nightmare/
Maths ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...n/news-story/cab387292378f5181f62e14e23b8b177
Draftees For Round 1 ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/377973/your-club-s-draftees-who-s-flying-who-s-r1-ready-who-needs-time-
Amazon Doco ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...bs-in-documentary-series-20200225-p544ao.html
Teddy ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/378448/2012-flag-hero-among-four-swans-added-to-club-hall-of-fame
Joe D ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...e-daniher-than-the-swans-20200226-p544oz.html
Collissions ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02...hat-live-with-umpire-chamberlain-to-this-day/
Goodes Docos ~ https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/adam-goodes--in-retrospectives?amp=1
Marsh 1 ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/379457/giants-send-early-warning-by-crushing-crosstown-rivals
Kirk Presser ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...s/news-story/1b863847eba1566e618a640dd860e7bd
Longmire Extension ~ https://wwos.nine.com.au/afl/jake-n...-preview/7327f7b9-74c2-4259-9867-9b10a4a263e3
1-7 Mar 2020
Goodesy Interview ~ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/02/adam-goodes-interview-racism-walk-away-afl
Wallace ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/03/03/the-four-clubs-that-must-fire-up-in-final-marsh-series-games/
Pass Mark ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...n/news-story/a97e86c59893da586062113a2ac05ed2
Amazon Doco ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...tarts-filming-this-month-20200304-p546wt.html
Harley ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/03/06/swans-ceo-confident-they-can-do-some-damage-in-2020/
16th Ranked Midfield ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...g/news-story/1aa72906e9a2c0da4c525212f4ca4f6f
Parker Speech ~ https://www.sydneyswans.com.au/vide...dal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1583372949001

8-14 Mar 2020
COR ~ https://amp.irishexaminer.com/break...entment-986289.html?__twitter_impression=true
Best Spine ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...s/news-story/da43b4974c90cb5632410b103d992c32
Kennedy's Expectations ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...pes-for-rebounding-swans-20200311-p548yu.html
Real Estate ~ https://www.realestate.com.au/news/...t-at-auction/?rsf=syn:news:nca:news:spa:strap

15-21 Mar 2020
Next Captain Mills? ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/384857/your-club-s-next-captain-current-skippers-earmark-their-successor
Rampe Interview ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/384837/if-you-heard-clarko-sooking-it-up-on-the-radio-then
Gray and Paps ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/387562/look-out-crows-the-gray-and-paps-show-is-coming
Safety Measures ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...res-for-away-game-travel-20200320-p54c52.html

22-28 Mar 2020
Swans beat Crows ~ https://www.afl.com.au/news/387964/tex-sprays-sealer-swans-survive-crow-scare

29-31 Mar 2020
Doomsday ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...this-time-with-17-others-20200328-p54etl.html
 
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Arwib

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Sydney were a 10.5 win team last year on Pythagorean expectations (a calculation of how many games a team should have won given their points for and against)

TEAMS THAT UNDERPERFORMED IN 2019 (Should rise in 2020)
Sydney Swans

Points for/against in 2019:
1706/1746 (percentage of 97.7)
Actual wins: 8
Pythagorean wins: 10.5

The strongest prediction made by Pythagoras in 2020 is that the Swans will improve; and it has nothing to do with whatever devil magic saw them play finals for 15 of the 16 seasons before last year.

Usually when a team has a 2.5-win gap between their real and projected wins, performance in close games has something to do with it. We know statistically that really close games are essentially random - in the sense that teams don’t keep the ability to win more close games than they lose year after year.

A good example of that was Brisbane over the last two years - the Lions went 1-5 in games decided by 10 points or less in 2018, but 2-2 in the same games in 2019. Things evened out, and it helped them rise up the ladder.

The Swans went the other way. In 2018, they went 5-2 in games decided by 10 points or less. In 2019, they went 2-4.

Their underlying stats between 2018 and 2019 just weren’t that different. When the Swans won 14 games in 2018, they averaged 81 points a week and allowed 76. In winning just eight games in 2019, they averaged 78 points a week and allowed 79.

Sydney was also rarely blown out, losing just twice by more than five goals. They were pretty much always competitive; they stayed within four goals of minor premiers Geelong, second-placed Brisbane and premiers Richmond (all on the road), while they lost to Collingwood by seven points and were a kick away from beating Grand Finalist GWS.
The same method said our 2018 team was more of a 13 win team than the 14 wins we actually had, so somewhat presaged the decline
 
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Banyo Bloods

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Bullshit they were not racist. They are also scum. Australia is still a racist country

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Australia is great. Worse places to be and far more racist.

Leigh Matthews started the Goodes hate with the protected species crap. There was a massive element of Tall Poppy syndrome and racisim. Standing up for his beliefs he copped it and it was sickening.The sniper, diver stuff is so far from the truth he had an element of it like a lot of other players. Very similar to Gary Ablett in that they judge themselves so highly that they will complain when they are trying to execute perfection and they receive undue attention to prevent it.

Goodes stance has changed my life. I had an element of casual racism, homophobia and general hate. But he has made me see things very different and my future intention is to make sure my son sees all as equal. It stops with me is a great saying.
 

RW

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Leigh Matthews started the Goodes hate with the protected species crap.
That wasn't racist, I thought it was a reference to Goodes' two Brownlows as well as a dig at the Swans when we were still seen as the AFL's love child (those were the days).

Also, Hawks fans started booing him after the sliding incident with Josh Gibson, which coincidentally happened the year after we beat Hawthorn in the grand final and they were already salty as.

I don't think it started off racist, but it got way out of hand. I think the backlash against him got worse when he was seen to be playing the race card, when I don't believe he was. I truly believe he just wanted to raise awareness about the racism that Aboriginal people have unfortunately had to endure for too long.
 
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Banyo Bloods

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That wasn't racist, I thought it was a reference to Goodes' two Brownlows as well as a dig at the Swans when we were still seen as the AFL's love child (those were the days).

Also, Hawks fans started booing him after the sliding incident with Josh Gibson, which coincidentally happened the year after we beat Hawthorn in the grand final.

I don't think it started off racist, but it got way out of hand. I think the backlash against him got worse when he was seen to be playing the race card, when I don't believe he was. I truly believe he just wanted to raise awareness about the racism that Aboriginal people have unfortunately have had to endure for too long.
I didn't say Leigh Matthews comments were racist but that they started the Goodes hate as in that he was protected from the umpires and got the sheep thinking that way. Very poor comments from an opposition coach who had no answers for Goodes dominance. Otherwise fair comment.
 

Jewelsbon

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Australia is great. Worse places to be and far more racist.

Leigh Matthews started the Goodes hate with the protected species crap. There was a massive element of Tall Poppy syndrome and racisim. Standing up for his beliefs he copped it and it was sickening.The sniper, diver stuff is so far from the truth he had an element of it like a lot of other players. Very similar to Gary Ablett in that they judge themselves so highly that they will complain when they are trying to execute perfection and they receive undue attention to prevent it.

Goodes stance has changed my life. I had an element of casual racism, homophobia and general hate. But he has made me see things very different and my future intention is to make sure my son sees all as equal. It stops with me is a great saying.
Great post BB one of the best I've ever read on this site and I agree 100%.
I also share your thoughts of the second paragraph and can very much say the same thing about myself.
 

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