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Yes on average but horribly uneven list.Sydney mid table for age and games played: https://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-11-29/oldest-youngest-most-experienced-club-lists-compared
Still amazed at that trade, and very happy to have Rowbottom as a result.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.
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.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paid massive $$$ to keep on players such as Hannebery and Rohanand then offloaded them as soon as the COLA cash was withdrawn and these two were being seriously overpaid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.
It's the effect of the removal of Cola from us as well, although we barely had a taste we planned for it.Another trade ban? Will force the Swans to remain at the bottom until young crop matures getting high draft picks along the way.
Yep I forgot that their impressive finals record stems back from 96.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.
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 ****
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.Since 2018 the Swans have played at the SCG a total of 15 times. Of those 15 times we have lost 11 times.
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.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.