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stevoswan
3rd November 2023, 07:30 PM
There is one of these threads for the men but not the women.....and I wanted to put this article up and there was nowhere to put it.

Now there is....and for anything else of interest regarding our ladies that appears in the media. This is a great article on the upward trajectory of our womens team and the reasons behind it.....to put it mildly, more reasons to love our great club!

'People want to be here': The belief that's shaped the rapidly rising Sydney Swans (https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/news/1059791/people-want-to-be-here-the-belief-thats-shaped-the-rapidly-rising-sydney-swans)

Blood Fever
4th November 2023, 08:37 AM
There is one of these threads for the men but not the women.....and I wanted to put this article up and there was nowhere to put it.

Now there is....and for anything else of interest regarding our ladies that appears in the media. This is a great article on the upward trajectory of our womens team and the reasons behind it.....to put it mildly, more reasons to love our great club!

'People want to be here': The belief that's shaped the rapidly rising Sydney Swans (https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/news/1059791/people-want-to-be-here-the-belief-thats-shaped-the-rapidly-rising-sydney-swans)

Great article. Went to the game v Bulldogs and you could see what is described in the article translated onto the ground in the way they played. Noticed Harley out on the ground during first and third quarter breaks.
Phenomenal effort for our second year in the comp.....great culture at work.

Mel_C
4th November 2023, 07:54 PM
There is one of these threads for the men but not the women.....and I wanted to put this article up and there was nowhere to put it.

Now there is....and for anything else of interest regarding our ladies that appears in the media. This is a great article on the upward trajectory of our womens team and the reasons behind it.....to put it mildly, more reasons to love our great club!

'People want to be here': The belief that's shaped the rapidly rising Sydney Swans (https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/news/1059791/people-want-to-be-here-the-belief-thats-shaped-the-rapidly-rising-sydney-swans)
Thanks Stevoswan, that was a great article. It reinforces what an amazing club we support.

Sandridge
5th November 2023, 04:30 PM
There is one of these threads for the men but not the women.....and I wanted to put this article up and there was nowhere to put it.

Now there is....and for anything else of interest regarding our ladies that appears in the media. This is a great article on the upward trajectory of our womens team and the reasons behind it.....to put it mildly, more reasons to love our great club!

'People want to be here': The belief that's shaped the rapidly rising Sydney Swans (https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/news/1059791/people-want-to-be-here-the-belief-thats-shaped-the-rapidly-rising-sydney-swans)

Terrific article, stevo! Thanks for posting! Just love our club!

Ruck'n'Roll
9th November 2023, 02:11 PM
I found this site devoted to AFLW stats https://aflwstats.com.au/clubs/15

Ruck'n'Roll
9th November 2023, 08:18 PM
Another good article from the Age on how the Swans are approaching the AFLW, trying to service 2 markets. MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/afl/the-swans-have-the-best-average-crowds-in-aflw-here-s-how-they-did-it/ar-AA1jBYp5?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=a3e6277b2d31462f96990ac787af070b&ei=92)

liz
10th November 2023, 06:07 PM
Sportsday (https://www.sen.com.au/programs/sportsday/)

I stumbled across an interview with Gowans on SEN on Monday. It's not a long interview, but he talks (briefly) about the way he's coaching the team to play, and how the focus evolved from last year to this year. It's not anything I've read or heard before. Worth a listen.

The link above will take you to the right show. You then need to scroll down to Monday to locate the Gowans segment.

Ruck'n'Roll
10th November 2023, 09:42 PM
I hope the coaches wish to move to the SCG doesn't happen too soon. I've enjoyed being able to hold a conversation at the football for the first time in years - I don't relish lossing that to "game day experience" again.

Kafka's Ghost
12th November 2023, 07:57 AM
I hope the coahes wish to move to the SCG doesn't happen to soon. I've enjoyed being able to hold a conversation at the football for the first time in years - I don't relish lossing that to "game day experience" again.

Hear, hear. In this case, literally.


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Thunder Shaker
12th November 2023, 11:52 AM
'Why not us?' Swans dream big after wild ride continues (https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/news/1062786/why-not-us-sydney-swans-dream-big-after-wild-ride-continues-with-win-over-gold-coast-suns)

Ruck'n'Roll
13th November 2023, 09:36 AM
wrong thread

liz
13th November 2023, 12:41 PM
SEN Breakfast (https://www.sen.com.au/programs/sen-breakfast/)

There's a short segment with Nick Davis on this morning's SEN breakfast show. As usual, the link won't take you all the way: You'll need to scroll down to find the exact segment.

The most interesting part of it is Davis's comments on Laura Gardiner. Talk about them not knowing what they had!

Ruck'n'Roll
13th November 2023, 02:43 PM
The most interesting part of it is Davis's comments on Laura Gardiner. Talk about them not knowing what they had! Possible forward pocket - ROFL

dejavoodoo44
15th November 2023, 08:38 AM
Chloe Molloy getting a bit of media attention.

Chloe Molloy treads her own path as Swans move into uncharted AFLW territory | AFLW | The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/nov/15/chloe-molloy-aflw-sydney-swans-vs-adelaide-semi-finals?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other)

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As is Tanya Kennedy.

Under the radar: How Kennedy executed supreme shutdown role - Under the radar: How Greater Western Sydney Giant Tanya Kennedy executed a supreme shutdown role on breakout Gold Coast Sun Claudia Whitford (https://www.afl.com.au/news/1064226)

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Possible forward pocket - ROFL
And Tanya Kennedy only got a spot on the list, when a couple of listed players got long term injuries. Now they're probably one of the most effective midfield partnerships in the competition.

liz
15th November 2023, 01:34 PM
Possible forward pocket - ROFL

I do wonder if Davis is fabricating, or at least stretching, a story here. After all, Gardiner’s midfield prowess was fully on show at VFL level with Geelong. And we handed over the first draft pick plus more to get her (albeit in a draft where picks were of limited value, especially to a NSW team). A lot has been made of the importance of Gowans’s previous relationships with Molloy and McEvoy in persuading them to take a chance on the Swans. I’ll have to go and look for media on Gowans/Gardiner but I suspect there was some previous relationship there too.

So the idea that the list management team traded for Gardiner, at a decent cost, without Gowans having a pretty good idea of her value to the team seems far fetched and flies in the face of the story of cohesion and collaboration across all aspects of team management that we’ve been told (and that results back up as being credible).

Rob2120
15th November 2023, 02:46 PM
So the idea that the list management team traded for Gardiner, at a decent cost, without Gowans having a pretty good idea of her value to the team seems far fetched and flies in the face of the story of cohesion and collaboration across all aspects of team management that we’ve been told (and that results back up as being credible).

I heard Laura Gardiner on SEN last night say that she was recruited to Sydney as a pressure forward, but saw more of an opportunity at Sydney to move into the midfield.


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liz
15th November 2023, 04:22 PM
I heard Laura Gardiner on SEN last night say that she was recruited to Sydney as a pressure forward, but saw more of an opportunity at Sydney to move into the midfield.


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I owe Davis an apology then.

Which show / approximate time was the interview with Gardiner. I'm interested in whatever else she had to say. I had a quick look at the SEN podcast website but a highlighted Gardiner segment didn't jump out at me.

Rob2120
15th November 2023, 04:29 PM
It was on Sportsday Victoria last night. Sorry if link doesn’t work Megaphone (https://megaphone.link/NTETP5767650762)


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liz
15th November 2023, 05:50 PM
It was on Sportsday Victoria last night. Sorry if link doesn’t work Megaphone (https://megaphone.link/NTETP5767650762)


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That link worked perfectly. Thanks.

I'm still not convinced by the inner consistency of the yarn woven by Gardiner and Davis in the sense that Gardiner says that her decision to shift to Sydney was borne out of a desire to play in the midfield, something she didn't think she'd get an opportunity to do at Geelong. So while she says she came up as a "small pressure forward", there must have been an indication that that was a short term role and that she would be eventually transitioned into a midfield role. A transition that happened very quickly.

Rob2120
15th November 2023, 06:56 PM
Agreed Liz. I think Nick Davis embellished the yarn. Laura would not come to Sydney to play exactly the same role. She is a Geelong girl who is being put up at someone’s house for the season. Most likely Laura was happy enough to keep the yarn going.


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neilfws
17th November 2023, 01:04 PM
Chloe Molloy getting a bit of media attention.

And more today. Some interesting snippets in there, I wasn't aware that she turned down a US basketball scholarship to join the AFLW when it started up.

‘Vulnerability is a powerful thing’: How Chloe Molloy changed the game at the Swans (https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/vulnerability-is-a-powerful-thing-how-chloe-molloy-changed-the-game-at-the-swans-20231116-p5ekk4.html)

Ruck'n'Roll
28th December 2023, 07:06 PM
Delightful coments from Tanya Kennedy https://twitter.com/SydneySwansAFLW/status/1740236634082377970

liz
28th December 2023, 08:20 PM
Thanks for posting that. Your post actually prompted me to see if the video was up on the Swans' website. It is - for anyone who wants to watch without being Musked.

Ruck'n'Roll
28th January 2024, 02:45 AM
Proposed best 21 https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/1750013060369330367 no Lexi or Alana

Ruck'n'Roll
14th May 2024, 11:48 PM
Speaking of Lexie - I think she can consider herself lucky to only miss the first 2 games of next AFLW season MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/other/good-news-for-banned-sydney-swans-forward-hamilton/ar-BB1mlOMd?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=c0558fe20c6c40f39ce0b994d061290f&ei=62)

liz
17th May 2024, 03:00 PM
Speaking of Lexie - I think she can consider herself lucky to only miss the first 2 games of next AFLW season MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/other/good-news-for-banned-sydney-swans-forward-hamilton/ar-BB1mlOMd?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=c0558fe20c6c40f39ce0b994d061290f&ei=62)

Depending on how we start the season, she might find it a challenge to win a spot back in the team once her suspensions have been served.

Davies looked to be an upgrade both as a relief ruck and possibly as a marking target in the forward line (though Lexi looked to have improved at least that aspect of her game). So if Morphett is fit, it's hard to see all three of Smith, Davies and Hamilton in the same team. Smith had a pretty decent VFLW series, so I think Hamilton is probably third in line at the moment.

Of course, a lot can change between now and the start of the AFLW season. Including injuries.

Ruck'n'Roll
19th May 2024, 03:26 AM
I think so too. Giselle has looked the better in the VFLW. Much as I like talls, the AFLW team is only 20 players, Tarrant and Privi will also certainly take slots as marking players..