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Thread: More exotic Swans to debut tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nthblood View Post
    I like the idea that the swans think outside the box when it comes to recruiting, training etc etc. Can't knock them for trying different things, I can't wait for the game today to see how these new guys like Pyke and Orreal go.
    Today reminds me of seasons of some time ago. The new recruit, usually some raw boned hayseed from some tiny spot in the Wimmera would stride out onto the Lake Oval with our high hopes and expectations. By round three he was in the twos and reality was grinding us down for another season of gallant defeats. Todays game is worth seeing just for the big mountie. One prediction - after todays game he will be the MOOSE (Wayne Henwood where are you son?)
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    Goals and behinds, of course it doesn't take into account OOBOTF and the like.


    YearGoalsBehindsAccuracy
    200830228351.6%
    200729724954.4%
    200630427452.6%
    200528725253.2%
    200428721657.1%
    200332022259.0%
    200231026354.1%
    200130727952.4%
    200033325656.5%

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugg View Post
    Goals and behinds, of course it doesn't take into account OOBOTF and the like.


    YearGoalsBehindsAccuracy
    200830228351.6%
    200729724954.4%
    200630427452.6%
    200528725253.2%
    200428721657.1%
    200332022259.0%
    200231026354.1%
    200130727952.4%
    200033325656.5%

    Whoa! That 2008 figure is telling. It certainly felt like it at the time.

    I hope Ben Moore has taught the lads how to bend less with the Sherrin.
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    [QUOTE=connolly;427200]Today reminds me of seasons of some time ago. The new recruit, usually some raw boned hayseed from some tiny spot in the Wimmera would stride out onto the Lake Oval with our high hopes and expectations. By round three he was in the twos and reality was grinding us down for another season of gallant defeats. QUOTE]


    And that was why the play "The Big Men Fly" with Achilles Jones the recruit from Manangatang who could kick wheat bags but had never played a game of Aussie Rules was based on a team that had not won a Premiership since 1933. I wonder which team that could be???
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    If that were made today, it would be called "The Talls Execute Well".

    The new recruit would be from Ireland with a fast-talking manager, a Nike sponsorship and a blonde WAG. Or from somewhere really obscure, like northern Tasmania - no. 1 in the draft with dreadlocks and the highest vertical leap ever recorded.

    The footy club will have 15 coaches: forwards coach, small forwards coach, tall forwards coach, assistant forwards coach, etc.

    The club, despite its losing investment in a chain of pokie clubs, will be overloaded with the latest training kit. It will have just acquired an experimental "medical weapon" that supposedly makes players five years younger. A celebrity surgeon will be on permanent standby to perform miracle operations.

    In between the yoga and home economics classes the players will have media training where they learn to be "really proud of the guys" even after a "disappointing" 150-point walloping and to describe every other club as "a quality team".


    .... I must be bored. Bring on the footy!
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