Sydney Swans 2019 Season

Swannies in 2019?

  • Sink. They've been up consistently for a long time. Their time is up. Longmire's one dimensional

    Votes: 94 63.9%
  • Swim. They're like an old war horse that know's how to get it done. Still a dangerous side.

    Votes: 15 10.2%
  • Staying afloat. Will make the finals, but won't have a say in serious matters in 2019

    Votes: 38 25.9%

  • Total voters
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Macca18

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Lost 7 of their last 8 at home. The one victory was against the Pies late last year... by 2 points.

Thankfully (for them) their next home game is against their SCG bunny team. No Gary Rohan this time though.
 

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WillHayward

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RUNVS

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Looks like a transition year of sorts. Need an injection of youth and some fresh faces and ideas in the coaching ranks. Either Longmire reinvents himself and his strategies or someone else takes over.

Im rooting for a bottom 4 finish as the Eagles traded in the Swans 2nd rounder for 2019.
Still amazed at that trade, and very happy to have Rowbottom as a result.
 

barry fu

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Pretty simple no COLA no $wans. Don’t hear the media circle jerking about their incredible culture and magnificent bloods culture now. They are well and truly back in the back with an even playing field (even though they have unearthed some absolute gems from the NSW academy) It’s quite funny how they paid massive $$$ to keep on players such as Hannebery and Rohanand then offloaded them as soon as the COLA cash was withdrawn and these two were being seriously overpaid

The Franklin experiment didnt work as they went all in and would no double trade him in a heartbeat if they could get out of the his remaining contract.
Simple folk might see such as so and think so. Though, delving deeper than the trappings of a MMM broadcast would reveal real issues like Tippetts ankle annulment, circa 2017. Naismiths knee, saying nay near on 2 years yonder. Reid The regal, ruled out of 2018. Buddy The Blood - being double teamed WWF style. Kenny, falling ill and missing a match.

Whilst cola is a cause - to claim it is the only cause, is a chum bucket type twist to far.
 

DaveEgoat

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The thing Swans fans tend to forget is that they were crippled by 1993 due to VFL penalties they incurred for cheating the salary cap in 1987. COLA was a bail out package they didn’t really deserve.

The ‘Bloods culture’ myth was conjured up when the rest of the comp started asking questions as to why the Swans were still receiving a ridiculous advantage after the AFL had already pulled them out of the ****
 

OnTheRocks

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Another trade ban? Will force the Swans to remain at the bottom until young crop matures getting high draft picks along the way.
When have your (swans) owners have ever forced them to stay at the bottom?
 

RUNVS

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It feels weird having the Swans being truly terrible as I have been following the Swans since the mid to late 90's and at no point in that time period have the Swans been a really bad team.
 

Isaac Cumming No 1

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Another trade ban? Will force the Swans to remain at the bottom until young crop matures getting high draft picks along the way.
It's the effect of the removal of Cola from us as well, although we barely had a taste we planned for it.
We trade out high value players for cheap draft picks and the cycle continues.
 

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Macpotata

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It feels weird having the Swans being truly terrible as I have been following the Swans since the mid to late 90's and at no point in that time period have the Swans been a really bad team.
Yep I forgot that their impressive finals record stems back from 96.

Missed the finals in 2002 and 2009 only since then. 1996 to 2018 just two final appearances in 23 seasons they failed to make. Astonishing. This year unfortunately almost certainly going to be a rare year in which they fail to participate in September.
 

The King!

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The thing Swans fans tend to forget is that they were crippled by 1993 due to VFL penalties they incurred for cheating the salary cap in 1987. COLA was a bail out package they didn’t really deserve.

The ‘Bloods culture’ myth was conjured up when the rest of the comp started asking questions as to why the Swans were still receiving a ridiculous advantage after the AFL had already pulled them out of the ****

lol just about every side breached the cap in the same period especially vic sides

Carlton purchseed their flags for a start


we didnt get cola in 93 just a license fee reversal that we had paid twice to fund vic clubs actually, we saved the league going to sydney
 

AG

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Oh well, we had a good run. I'm more accepting of a rebuild given we have been so good for so long.

However 2014 and 2016 hurt more now that we are officially not contending for premiership anymore. I'll always appreciate 2005 and 2012.
 

Great8

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Might need to give Port a call and see if they want to sell any of those tarps. Sydney have the most fickle sporting fans in the world bar none.
 

RUNVS

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Might need to give Port a call and see if they want to sell any of those tarps. Sydney have the most fickle sporting fans in the world bar none.
The fan base has put up with a lot the last year. Pretty much every home game at the SCG has been a loss.
 

Great8

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The fan base has put up with a lot the last year. Pretty much every home game at the SCG has been a loss.
And numbers have dropped off alarmingly I’d guess. We see it with every sporting team in Sydney when things aren’t going well.
 

SBD Gonzalez

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Kidding, right?
Trade restriction was only for 2 years IIRC and you could still trade in players who weren't above the average wage, something like 350k. I think they relaxed it to something like 450k the second year.
I didn’t know that.
 

RUNVS

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And numbers have dropped off alarmingly I’d guess. We see it with every sporting team in Sydney when things aren’t going well.
Since 2018 the Swans have played at the SCG a total of 15 times. Of those 15 times we have lost 11 times.
 

wagstaff

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Such an odd thing to see the Swans potentially out of finals running by the halfway mark of a season; even in 2009 they were in the 8 for the first half of the season and were still only a game out with 3 matches to play. 2002 is the only year since the mid-1990s they were no chance for finals in the second half of the season.
 

craigvn123

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Since 2018 the Swans have played at the SCG a total of 15 times. Of those 15 times we have lost 11 times.
This is not dissimilar to Brisbane at the end of their premiership era. In 2006 they only won 4 home games and lost 8 when only two years earlier the Gabba was a fortress.
 

DaveEgoat

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It feels weird having the Swans being truly terrible as I have been following the Swans since the mid to late 90's and at no point in that time period have the Swans been a really bad team.
Salary cap advantages usually have that effect....
 

Blue1980

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This is not dissimilar to Brisbane at the end of their premiership era. In 2006 they only won 4 home games and lost 8 when only two years earlier the Gabba was a fortress.
Just shows that people who claim a side will make finals because of their home matches makes no sense. You actually have to be a decent side to win games, which Sydney have been for most of the last 20 odd years.
 
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