News Swans Talk in the Media: 2021

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Paddy McCartin talk - audio link is also in the article.

Interesting article; We might take him or we might not, but if we do then he might play forward or he might play back. Actually he would be good in case Buddy went down, but we are well served by having McDonald there if he does. But he could also be another McGovern but we don't know.

I think I preferred reading about Morrison's haircut.
 

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Interesting article; We might take him or we might not, but if we do then he might play forward or he might play back. Actually he would be good in case Buddy went down, but we are well served by having McDonald there if he does. But he could also be another McGovern but we don't know.

I think I preferred reading about Morrison's haircut.
Hopefully at the neck
 

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Interesting article; We might take him or we might not, but if we do then he might play forward or he might play back. Actually he would be good in case Buddy went down, but we are well served by having McDonald there if he does. But he could also be another McGovern but we don't know.

I think I preferred reading about Morrison's haircut.
Harsh. Anything beats Morrison's haircut.
 
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As previously advised, new Manager for Buddy. You'll need to clear out the cookies if you've exceeded your maximum 5 visits.

 

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As previously advised, new Manager for Buddy. You'll need to clear out the cookies if you've exceeded your maximum 5 visits.

or you can use the EPIC browser. View your 5 free articles. Close the browser and open again and view another 5.
 

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Despite the article's title hardly the most comprehensive analysis you'll find.

This is it for the Swans;
The return of Lance Franklin gave the Swans greater potency up forward. His kicking efficiency this season (64.3 per cent) and shot-at-goal accuracy (61.4) was the best it’s been since his second season of 2006. On a wider scale, however, conversion was a key for John Longmire’s team. In wins, it scored from 48.4 per cent of inside 50s – ranked second. In defeats, that figure dropped to 34.1 per cent, ranked last in the league.
 

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Taken from an article on AFL Website - Who Went Next...


2007 NAB AFL Draft: Patrick Veszpremi (pick No.11), Cyril Rioli (pick No.12)

When Hawthorn called Rioli's name in 2007 immediately after Sydney's pick, surely Swans officials murmured, 'What have we done', crossed a finger or two, and silently prayed. Of course, those prayers fell on deaf ears. Rioli would become one of the greatest small forwards of all time with three flags to his name and a Norm Smith Medal, Veszpremi would last just three years at Sydney before joining the Bulldogs and hanging up the boots at the end of 2013. Curiously, the Swans did pick up Nick Smith, Rioli's Scotch College teammate and captain, in the rookie draft. Just maybe they should have chatted with Nick about Cyril's talents prior to that national draft. - Cameron Noakes
 

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2007 NAB AFL Draft: Patrick Veszpremi (pick No.11), Cyril Rioli (pick No.12)

When Hawthorn called Rioli's name in 2007 immediately after Sydney's pick, surely Swans officials murmured, 'What have we done', crossed a finger or two, and silently prayed. Of course, those prayers fell on deaf ears. Rioli would become one of the greatest small forwards of all time with three flags to his name and a Norm Smith Medal, Veszpremi would last just three years at Sydney before joining the Bulldogs and hanging up the boots at the end of 2013. Curiously, the Swans did pick up Nick Smith, Rioli's Scotch College teammate and captain, in the rookie draft. Just maybe they should have chatted with Nick about Cyril's talents prior to that national draft. - Cameron Noakes
Not really our fault,

Rioli told multiple clubs he didn't want to leave Vic and was considered a flight risk.

Veszpremi had all the talent in the world, just didn't work hard enough for it.
 

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