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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RUNVS

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Have been teetering on the edge of the cliff for a while , but franklin’s brilliance has kept them afloat. But they have finally fallen off and are heading for the lower reaches of the ladder. Going to finish bottom 4, will be lucky to win 6 games. Slow midfield, over-reliance on an aging superstar to kick a winning score, and the most unimaginative coach in the league . Need to start from scratch , build a new midfield around d heeney mills florent etc
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Didn't they lose their first 4 games and then rally to still make finals in a recent season? People were writing them off then too, do so at your peril.
 

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Didn't they lose their first 4 games and then rally to still make finals in a recent season? People were writing them off then too, do so at your peril.
Difference was in 2017 we had a massive injury list, with players slowly filtering back in during those first 6 games. This year though other than Menzel and Naismith the Swans are almost at full strength. There is no magic bullet coming back into the team to make us better this year.
 

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Without Heeney and Mills in there I strongly believe that the Swans have one of the weakest midfields in the competition. Kennedy is better than last year, but still on the decline, Parker is one of the most overrated players in the AFL in terms of reputation compared to output, Hewett is just a tagger, a very good tagger but still just a tagger, Papley is a forward that Longmire has decided to play in the midfield for some reason, Jack is toast and players like Cunningham and Florent are more outside players.

The only midfield positive we have at the moment is Jones.
Harsh on Parker I think. Jack has been a vdry goid player that seems to have reached his use by date. Kennedy might be on the decline but still so good enough to get a run in most if not all midfield I think.

The Heeney Mills thing is hard to understand, but game tactics are beyond most fans so I think you have to give Longmire the benefit of the doubt.

I still have a wait and see approach with your season overall.
 

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Their game plan for the best part of 20 yrs involved getting 4-5 goals up and then strangling the opponent. Teams are now spreading easier and running quicker, so 4-5 goals isn't a match winning lead
 

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Their game plan for the best part of 20 yrs involved getting 4-5 goals up and then strangling the opponent. Teams are now spreading easier and running quicker, so 4-5 goals isn't a match winning lead
I think there's a slightly easier explanation - just that their old stars are fading, and there's a gap back to the next batch in terms of talent and maturity.
 

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Still too early to be writing off the Swans, I think they can turn it around. Will be interesting to see how they fare in the next month or so.
 

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Surely the AFL brainstrust will think of something 🤔
Flood the SCG with a foot of water, and then only the Swans train in those conditions, so whenever an opposition team comes to the SCG they are suddenly playing in what is essentially a swimming pool with no time being able to practice in those conditions. Sure a few players may drown a week but I think it is a reasonable price to pay for the Swans winning more games.
 

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Looking awful early in the season and going on to make the finals isn't unheard of for us (2005, 2006, 2014, 2017), but while we have some promising young talent on our list, there are still holes in our midfield and backline, and Sinclair as much as I love his work rate will get monstered by top ruckmen like Gawn.
 

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Disappointing. The Swannies play the game in good spirit and display fighting qualities. RUNV and the rest of the Swans supporters are right. Longmire's one dimensional and needs to go.
 

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Kidding, right?
I think there's a slightly easier explanation - just that their old stars are fading, and there's a gap back to the next batch in terms of talent and maturity.
2 year trade ban might have had something to do with that too.
 

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I don't think many will be sad to see them miss finals this year. They've had a very good run for the last 15 years. But the predictions that many made year after year have finally come to pass. Their best players are in decline and their young players aren't enough to rise up and maintain their position. I still think their future looks just fine and they've been giving games to their kids for a while and they are coming along just not quite ready to lead the club. They've still got clear leaders going forward in Parker and Heeney. Kennedy and Franklin will stick around but they won't return to their peaks, although Buddy is still capable of playing at a higher level than this year and last if he gets a bit more of a preseason.

Probably still a club that could rejuvenate their list quickly with a good preseason and a few astute pickups. So by next year they maybe back in the finals race.
 

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The benefits of living in an NRL state, is that there’s not going to be any criticism of them in the NSW media or anything.Vic media doesn’t give a **** about this eithe


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The benefits of living in an NRL state, is that there’s not going to be any criticism of them in the NSW media or anything.Vic media doesn’t give a **** about this eithe


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Yeah naaah

That ain't right.

The Vic media like nothing more than sinking the boots into non-vic clubs.

The NSW media probably will largely ignore them. That's arguably the worst outcome for the club in theur home state.

Assuming they do spend the season at the bottom end of the ladder, not a done deal yet.
 

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Yeah naaah

That ain't right.

The Vic media like nothing more than sinking the boots into non-vic clubs.

The NSW media probably will largely ignore them. That's arguably the worst outcome for the club in theur home state.

Assuming they do spend the season at the bottom end of the ladder, not a done deal yet.
Given how well gws go this year, AFL might get some attention.

On a side note, if I was a swans fan /player , I would be pissed at the though of out of nowhere having 3 new codes come in and take up our training base. The SCG is an oval , I do understand why soccer and rugby need to be played there; particularly since both get low crowds. Yes I know that traditionally it’s an nrl ground but still.


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