News Swans Talk in the Media 2020

Kennedy Parker

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

5-11 Jan 2020
Wallace's big improvers ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/06/the-10-defenders-wallace-believes-could-make-a-quantum-leap-in-2020/
Wallace's big improvers ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/02/the-20-forwards-wallace-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/afl-2020-lance-franklin-knee-surgery-injury-setback-sydney-swans/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/afl-2020-the-afl-player-most-under-the-pump-at-your-club-afl-preseason-news/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/daniher-bound-for-ireland-again-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-season-2020/2020/01/19/the-good-bad-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/2020/01/23/tom-papley-leading-the-way-at-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/afl-2020-isaac-heeney-broken-thumb-surgery-sydney-swans-training-injury/news-story/c387d1121232e2936782d65629b0d78e
Round 1 Best 22 ~ https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2020-round-1-best-22s-for-every-club-debuts-injury-updates/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/afl-2020-predictions-hope-for-every-club-why-you-should-be-optimistic-about-your-team/news-story/acdff4e6977e6727025ea818ad85b343
Wallace Worried ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02/04/the-team-terry-wallace-is-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/sydney-young-gun-isaac-heeney-facing-racing-against-time-to-be-fit-for-round-1-clash-against-adelaide/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/564565/swans-back-injury-hit-young-gun?fbclid=IwAR3R2a2d7Z9JycOegmZnmepo0MAj64HpomFIJeg6EmRZbHF7fuZ55gqLAGQ
Toughest Players of 80s and 90s ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02/19/lyon-and-watson-name-their-toughest-players-of-the-80s-and-90s/

23-29 Feb 2020
Amazon ~ https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/how-eddie-mcguire-and-amazon-could-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/afl-preview-2020-teams-that-will-rise-and-fall-pythagorean-wins-analysis-predicted-ladder-sydney-swans-essendon/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/amazon-want-all-afl-clubs-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/why-brisbane-is-a-better-fit-for-joe-daniher-than-the-swans-20200226-p544oz.html
Collissions ~ https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/02/27/the-two-on-field-collisonsi-that-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/afl-2020-sydney-94point-loss-to-gws-brett-kirk-press-conference-marsh-community-series-assistant-coach-sprays-swans/news-story/1b863847eba1566e618a640dd860e7bd
Longmire Extension ~ https://wwos.nine.com.au/afl/jake-niall-questions-sydney-swans-long-term-signing-of-john-longmire-lance-franklin-contract-season-preview/7327f7b9-74c2-4259-9867-9b10a4a263e3
 
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caesar88

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Article from the DT behind a paywall about Stephens' elite fitness and how he's impressed in match-sim his tank and left foot (as per Heeney).

And another from a few days earlier about Gould and how Mark Stone (former Blood) was his coach at Glenelg and introduced him to some aspects of the Bloods culture that have already helped him in his time at the Swans.

Would not be shocked if both debuted round one.
 

The Gong

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Article from the DT behind a paywall about Stephens' elite fitness and how he's impressed in match-sim his tank and left foot (as per Heeney).

And another from a few days earlier about Gould and how Mark Stone (former Blood) was his coach at Glenelg and introduced him to some aspects of the Bloods culture that have already helped him in his time at the Swans.

Would not be shocked if both debuted round one.
Stephens could be a gun for us but I think Gould could be the best value. From his highlight reel he's got real mongrel and looked the goods rebounding off half back. Might be that missing piece that releases Mills into the guts.
 

Wolftone

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Doesn't get a highly-coveted mention on BigFooty hey? There goes his career. That'll teach 'im!
He works for FOX nothing that anyone said, even the Press Council, ACMA or a person with a PHD in Journalism, would change the total lack of Journalistic Ethic, it's FOX. The biggest joke network in the world. This is a network that will telecast a political debate with the Republican sitting right side up and the Democrat upside down to try to demean the Democrat. This is the Network that introduces Andrew Bolt as a political Expert and impartial commentator. This is the network who backed Margaret Court in all her homophobia. This is the network who do everything the boss, Rupert the Megalomaniac, says on fear of retribution.

Get the drift. FOX do not care about truth as long as it is sensational enough and they sure as hell don't give a shit about Sydney Swans. They back NRL to the hilt in our neck of the woods. FOX started super Rugby and Rugby Super League. They back those codes over ours, especially in the Sydney market. But the AFL deal is far too lucrative and expensive for them to shit on so they go with it. That does not mean they will pay attention to detail. Like everything else FOX does it is sloppy, biased, Murdoch influenced content. I refuse to call any of it journalism as it would be an insult to REAL journalists.
 

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caesar88

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Stephens could be a gun for us but I think Gould could be the best value. From his highlight reel he's got real mongrel and looked the goods rebounding off half back. Might be that missing piece that releases Mills into the guts.
Yep I'm ecstatic to have both. There were others I preferred above both but I had them both in my top ten prospects from their draft (not that my opinion means anything) so to have them both on our list is huge I reckon.
 

SGBeach

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just found this interview with horse.. not sure how old it is? not sure if this is the way to share it??
 

Ticky009

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I'm in agreement in that I think COR can take the next step this year and really nail his place in the backline.

Melican is on notice to improve and I hope he can

Note: no mention of Gould and I'm okay with that at this point of the season. I'm keen to see how he goes in the preseason games and how his endurance and fitness holds up.


And yes, it still shits me Rampes didn't get an AA last year. :mad:
 

elastic

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COR imo won’t make it
I like COR. He uses the ball well, is good overhead, is quick and is prepared to run. The only question mark for me is the ability to lock down on the clever small forwards and has been beaten one on one occasionally. That role requires alot of focus and concentration but he has shown steady improvement with his time at the Swans and I think he can keep improving. It's definitely not his skillset that will hold him back.
 

TheMase

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Fair enough. I thought he did enough last year with his run off the back and he's got a great boot on him. Time will no doubt tell:)
I love his run and willingness to break the lines. Seems ok one on one with similar sized player.

His kicking however I think is a weakness, distance seems ok and he can nail some good ones but I feel it is pretty erratic and his decision making isn’t always great (probably more this than kicking ability).
 

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Big Blood

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Terry Wallace is worried about us.

“Lance Franklin is not out there at the moment, Sam Reid is not out there, Dane Rampe is not out there, Isaac Heeney, we know about his injury, Callum Sinclair is not out there, Sam Naismith is still not out on the track for a third pre-season in a row, Tom McCartin is not on the track at the moment.

What the hell has happened to Reid, Rampe, Sinclair, Naismith and TMac? Naismith said just a couple of days ago he'll be ready for round one. Isn't Heeney still in the likely category? Did Wallace pull this information from his alternative facts file?

 

Olian

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Terry Wallace is worried about us.

“Lance Franklin is not out there at the moment, Sam Reid is not out there, Dane Rampe is not out there, Isaac Heeney, we know about his injury, Callum Sinclair is not out there, Sam Naismith is still not out on the track for a third pre-season in a row, Tom McCartin is not on the track at the moment.

What the hell has happened to Reid, Rampe, Sinclair, Naismith and TMac? Naismith said just a couple of days ago he'll be ready for round one. Isn't Heeney still in the likely category? Did Wallace pull this information from his alternative facts file?

To be fair he can only go off whose playing an intra club game 7 weeks out from the start of the season. It’s a long list if they are all injured. Club has only mentioned Franklin and Heeney but who knows where the others are at. Wallace is a pretty reasonable with his comments he doesn’t search for the big headline.
 

Big Blood

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To be fair he can only go off whose playing an intra club game 7 weeks out from the start of the season. It’s a long list if they are all injured. Club has only mentioned Franklin and Heeney but who knows where the others are at. Wallace is a pretty reasonable with his comments he doesn’t search for the big headline.
Yes I find him usually quite knowledgeable. He knows our list pretty well. But it does seem like he's drawing a bit of a long bow from one intra-club match.
 

Arwib

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Honestly if it's mostly talls missing at this stage, match fitness shouldn't be an issue, those guys shouldn't need as much pure conditioning into them as the midfielders and smalls in order to be effective.
 

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