Where will the Swans next win come from?

When will next win be?

  • Rd 7 @ Brisbane

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • Rd 8 v Essendon

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Rd 9 @ North Melbourne (Tas)

    Votes: 13 54.2%
  • Rd 10 v Collingwood

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rd 11 @ Geelong

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rd 12 v WCE

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Later

    Votes: 5 20.8%

  • Total voters
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I know it's going to be a long season, but I don't see too many Carltons in the next couple months.

Norf @ Tas is likely. But based on that last qtr v GWS, I'm not optimistic.
 

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Brisbane or North Melbourne I imagine. Brisbane are better than us but they are young and inconsistent so we may catch them on an off day. North is a 50/50 proposition.
 

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We have improved a great deal in the last 2 weeks, it will be to our advantage that our games against the Brions are always scrappy sordid affairs, Bombers are trash and who can resist a #lollnorf.
That means we will win our next 3 games.
 

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You jest, but you are actually right. Our form in the NEAFL with 4 wins, is actually where our next win will come from once we start tapping into that good form & rewarding it with games in the seniors.
Unlikely. Once this kids start getting rewarded games in the seniors they will be played out of position and all previous good form will go out the window.
 

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Unlikely. Once this kids start getting rewarded games in the seniors they will be played out of position and all previous good form will go out the window.
Let's say an inside mid (Dawson) tears up the NEAFL and gets promoted to the seniors, are you saying that he should replace Kennedy or Parker in the seniors as an inside mid?
 

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Let's say an inside mid (Dawson) tears up the NEAFL and gets promoted to the seniors, are you saying that he should replace Kennedy or Parker in the seniors as an inside mid?
Parker is not a great inside mid so yes. Parker can play somewhere else.

Also to suggest that our midfield is so good that we couldn't possibly replace anyone in it is a bit disingenuous. Our midfield is shite.
 

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Good heavens - I didn't quaff a quart of Chablis finest just to be sobered up by you lot!

It starts this Saturday yea of lilly liver.
Fu The fermented never loses two in a row - of live attendence.

Onwards To Victory!
 

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Parker is not a great inside mid so yes. Parker can play somewhere else.

Also to suggest that our midfield is so good that we couldn't possibly replace anyone in it is a bit disingenuous. Our midfield is shite.
That's a poor straw man.
The idea that players should only play in the seniors in the position they play in the Reserves doesn't fit with what happens in reality.
That is so for a whole stack of reasons.
The most obvious reason is that sometimes a Reserves player earns a senior spot but there isn't a spot for him in the seniors in position he plays in the Reserves.
It is also a long way from what happens in our club's circumstances because the NEAFL is so far short of the standard.
Remember when Mitchell kept getting 100 touches in the NEAFL? He would never have got a senior game if they hadn't picked him as a HFF at the start of his seniors career because there was no way he was going to directly replace any of our midfielders at that time.
 

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I don't think we will beat Essendon, so that leaves North Melbourne in 2 weeks time. If we can't beat North then whenever we next play Gold Coast or perhaps Carlton.
 

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As far as I'm concerned lose every game but be competitive and work on a gameplan that will take us forward in the future. I'll happily take pick 1, continue a rebuild and hit free agency when the time is right. The 2017 premiers and 2018 runners up didn't even play finals the year before so things change quickly.
 

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Who knows. Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that we were competing for top spot with about 5 games to go in H & A last year and the only players lost are:

Hanners - playing crap
Rohan- 6 touches a game
Newman- fringe
Towers - fringe

So someone explain to me how loss of a few fringe players can decimate us as it has??? The rest of core has dropped. Must but why? Smith and Grundy injuries and age impacting defensive structure. Ok. Parker inconsistent in and out of games, Buddy a little off his usual high. But it's inexplicable to me and difficult to reconcile. Did we overachieve last year but found out in finals?. Was that loss pyschologically damaging? Our trademark was always contested footy and now we can't or won't do it. I have this need to understand things and I had thought that with an extra year in the youth brigade we would lift not fall but we have fallen. I'm starting to think that disenchantment within the group may be one explanation. Or perhaps the line between success and failure isn't as pronounced as is thought
 
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