Game Day Swans v Cats

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Millky95

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bedford

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I said they are the best finishing team in the AFL. But they were helped by some very questionable decisions. One consolation. The cats will never win the 2020 Premiership. They are pretty well sh*te compared to Richmond and Lions, Port have far more talent. If they give the Lions, Port a start before half time they won't be so easy to peg back. We are young and young sides fade. Cats are basically in the last year of the window. Ablett, Taylor, Selwood basically in their last year. To go on again would be a mistake for any of them. They have far too many old players including recruits like Henderson, Stephen, Rohan, Toohey and even Danger is near the end.

I think they may actually win a final. Might. But they won't go any further. We outplayed them for most of the game. Just could not put it on the scoreboard. A few coaching fu** ups. Fox to Dangerfield was just wrong. Lloyd should have gotten that job. He did it last year quite well. Abblet given too much room. Menagola far too dangerous. Why put Clarke on Selwood? Selwood is yeaterday's man. We went ultra defensive from the middle of the third. We were doing really well playing atteractive attacking footy then he decided to go the extra in defence. This lost us the game I believe other than our players tirin of course. But we were too often defending. This made it difficult and tires a young side far more than attacking. Our ball use then suffered. Decision making dsuffered too.

Sam Reid was again poor. He does not bring the ball to ground at the front of the pack so out players can hit the ball front and square. He drops easy marks and stuffs up easy handball and kicks. This was another shocker of a performance and as far as I am concerned his time has come. He has been a good serviceable player for us but now he is not performing to the standard. Time to move him out, retire him. Whatever.

Pity Bell got injured. He was looking really dangerous in the early parts of the match. The young blokes often panic kick. Need to arrest that sort of mentality very quickly and teach them to be cool under pressure.
Mills was on Danger when he first went forward , Lloyd is not someone to play that role. Bell looked as dangerous as Mary Poppins ffs. Hayward has cement between his ears . Dawson could be elite , the players he sets up is something we haven't had for a long time.
 

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Yeah the fans shielding their eyes mid game and players doing the same is a dumb issue

You thought about not being a grumpy old prick on here?
Yes i'm grumpy as that was ours and that f ing cheat giving that free to Hawkins gave them momentum . By the way the GF will be played when there is not sun YDF
 

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Kapanis

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Mills was on Danger when he first went forward , Lloyd is not someone to play that role. Bell looked as dangerous as Mary Poppins ffs. Hayward has cement between his ears . Dawson could be elite , the players he sets up is something we haven't had for a long time.
Bell played 15 mins, wtf you on about?
 

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315 metres gained from Stephens....Exactly the type of player we need and will develop well going into the future.

I wanted Serong too but i think in the long run, Stephens will be the better fit for us.
Another one that can't kick on the wrong side. Auskick has a fair bit to answer for
 

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315 metres gained from Stephens....Exactly the type of player we need and will develop well going into the future.

I wanted Serong too but i think in the long run, Stephens will be the better fit for us.
I hope you are right...like Stephens but sometimes Wonder about his decisions when in space...hopefully it’s just a A small lack of confidence and holding back trying to do the right thing..once settled and confident expecting him to blitz...but year one to Serong..
 

Dubai Quacker

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I hope you are right...like Stephens but sometimes Wonder about his decisions when in space...hopefully it’s just a A small lack of confidence and holding back trying to do the right thing..once settled and confident expecting him to blitz...but year one to Serong..
Swans recruited Stephens as a McVeigh style player.

Good first season. I’m happy with him.
 

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GoTheSwannies

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I like him Macca took 60 to 70 games i have no patience !
Macca took a bloody long time to come good. I remember in his firat 5 or so years he had a couple of really promising games littered by a bunch of weak efforts. Was solid thereafter and was a great leader within the team.
 

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Once he captains the side and plays 300 games he will have similarities to McVeigh. Before then he would not hold a candle to him.
I meant he's a completely different type of player , Sephens looks more of a kicker and Macca for handball. I like him and he's done well in a difficult season for your first.
 

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Stephens covered 14.1km which was 1.2km more than any other player on the ground (Clarke was second on 12.9 and McInerney equal fourth with 12.7).

He had the fastest average moving speed on the ground (Clarke 2nd).

24 pressure acts, the most on the ground (by 4).

I don’t think he is slow I think he uses his speed without the ball and at the moment doesn’t known when to use it with the ball. He will come good.

The workrate is already there.
 

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Stephens covered 14.1km which was 1.2km more than any other player on the ground (Clarke was second on 12.9 and McInerney equal fourth with 12.7).

He had the fastest average moving speed on the ground (Clarke 2nd).

24 pressure acts, the most on the ground (by 4).

I don’t think he is slow I think he uses his speed without the ball and at the moment doesn’t known when to use it with the ball. He will come good.

The workrate is already there.
Post of the day about Stephens. If he doesnt play like Rowell or Serong they load crap on him.

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Stephens covered 14.1km which was 1.2km more than any other player on the ground (Clarke was second on 12.9 and McInerney equal fourth with 12.7).

He had the fastest average moving speed on the ground (Clarke 2nd).

24 pressure acts, the most on the ground (by 4).

I don’t think he is slow I think he uses his speed without the ball and at the moment doesn’t known when to use it with the ball. He will come good.

The workrate is already there.

Thought it was his best and most complete game of the year today
 

Dubai Quacker

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Post of the day about Stephens. If he doesnt play like Rowell or Serong they load crap on him.

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Stephens (a kid) up against a midfield comprising 2 Brownlow medalists + Duncan & Selwood.

Cant quite believe anyone is giving his performance (or Clarke’s, or Florent’s) the thumbs down.

We lost the game through poor finishing. The young mids were outstanding.
 

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Part of the reason i like him is that he plays smart. if he gets the ball on the wing he looks to square it into the corridor, but not with 40 metres kicks, just with 15 metres. but when he is in space he goes hard and fast looking for the opportunity to use the ball well.

when we recruited him i knew the family of the kid who was expected to be the northern knights best chance to be drafted (seriously good footballer btw) and he told me how the swans recruiters had seen McInerney play one game and he did really well for about 15 minutes in that game. he told me that this was one of those sliding doors moments because it really was his best 15 minutes of the year. He did some really special things which lifted him above his peers. just for that 15 minutes.
Seems to have been a bit of a theme with mcinerney's path to the afl. Seems to be a case of him always having the skillset, he just needed the opportunity. Lucky for the swans the right people saw him on display at the right moments.

 

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