Autopsy Swans Vs Geelong Rnd 18

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Troystenvic

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Well played by the swans. A stroke of genius....

Pushed a top four side for the vast majority of the game and we're still able to retain a very good position in the draft.

Rued a few misses in the first half but I've loved the effort and willingness to take a game on.

Hopefully a good off-season and we can come out in 2021 and put the competition on notice.

Draw would have been gold. oh well
 

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Chaisa

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Had we taken our chances we probably would've won, amazingly.

I can't criticise too much of our efforts beyond Papley's goalkicking and the Hayward move. Most of the team played very well, I loved the way we moved the ball off half-back in particular. In the end experience won the day.
 

Kummerspeck

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Was good to see what the team was capable of even with a number of important missing pieces. Stephens went well today, as did pretty much our whole backline.

Still pissing blood a bit at all the gimmies missed in the first quarter from 25 out straight in front.
 

BarneyBent

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Great game, sucks to lose but pick 3 is a nice consolation. To push a top 4 side like that, with some absolutely knackered young players, there's plenty of positives.

Rowbottom, McInerney, McCartin. Kennedy looked like he's got another year. When Blakey plays well, we play well - just need to keep him in the game for more than a quarter.

Desperately need a big strong key forward but Aliir wasn't bad, particularly in the first quarter. I quite like him forward and McCartin back.
 

Chaisa

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Quiet game from Rowbottom but nearly pulled off the miracle.

McInerney is an absolute find. Two huge goals to pump up the blood. He is gonna be a star.

Dawson, Lloyd, Mills were all great off half-back, Parker excellent in the guts.

McCartin did an excellent job on Hawkins in a matchup I feared would be far too much for him. His last six weeks has been outstanding.

Papley, Papley, Papley. Almost a 6-7 goal game! 2.5 and I think most of that 5 was gettable too. If only! Apart from goalkicking he was fantastic.
 

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MF

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Let's be honest... The list of players we put out most weeks has no right to be as competitive as they were. There's obviously a shitload of self belief amongst the playing group and kids can just come in and immediately play a role from day one.

And we ended the season with a loss, but the kind that makes you want to get straight into next year. Bring on 2021
 

Swan4Life

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Great effort again, our kids play with a tonne of heart.

Rowbum, McInerney, McCartin, Dawson, Blakey, Hayward, Florent, Stephens all contributed.

Mills has been superb alll season, and Melican has gotten his confidence back.

I think we have gained two legitimate best 22 players in Fox and Thurlow.

Papley could have won it today but I will gladly trade wins this season for wins next season.

I am happy with our list build so far, and it is just about to get a whole lot better.

Over to you Kinnear!
 

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