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    More exotic Swans to debut tomorrow

    Mike Pyke and Rhyce Shaw are not the only exotic Swans on debut tomorrow.

    Ex-volleyballer Jake Orreal:
    The former Marist Brothers Ashgrove schoolboy will complete one of the most bizarre journeys to mainstream football
    Orreal set to make Swans debut - AFL - Fox Sports

    And a Pom who's teaching our players to beat the goalkicking yips.
    He readily admits he doesn't actually know how to kick a Sherrin.
    Pom to kick-start Swans season - AFL - Fox Sports


    Whatever the shortcomings of the Swans list, it certainly doesn't lack for diversity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockOfHair View Post
    Mike Pyke and Rhyce Shaw are not the only exotic Swans on debut tomorrow.

    Ex-volleyballer Jake Orreal:

    Orreal set to make Swans debut - AFL - Fox Sports

    And a Pom who's teaching our players to beat the goalkicking yips.

    Pom to kick-start Swans season - AFL - Fox Sports


    Whatever the shortcomings of the Swans list, it certainly doesn't lack for diversity.
    Will we be the first team to have a woman coach or player????????????
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    We'll work our way towards that through gays, bis and transgenders.
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    New Recruits....

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    We'll work our way towards that through gays, bis and transgenders.
    Thats why we kicked in $500k to open the recruiting office at Club Swans...

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    Good on them for not being stuck with the SOT.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    I'm surprised they haven't approached any of us RWOers to help them out.
    I support two teams: the SYDNEY SWANS and anyone who beats the West Coast Eagles... except Collingwood, Essendon, Carlton, Richmond, Hawthorn, St. Kilda, North Melbourne, Geelong, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Brisbane and Fremantle.
    Ok then, I only support one team: The SYDNEY SWANS!!!!!

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    I hope the Yips removal expert does his job!

    It is one area imo that no club does enough work on. If you can consistently kick straight week in week out, you are going to be up there, even if you are not the best team in the competition. For you can be outplayed and still win matches if you kick straight enough and take your chances. Something that we have been guilty of at times of not doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    I hope the Yips removal expert does his job!

    It is one area imo that no club does enough work on. If you can consistently kick straight week in week out, you are going to be up there, even if you are not the best team in the competition. For you can be outplayed and still win matches if you kick straight enough and take your chances. Something that we have been guilty of at times of not doing!
    If memory serves me correctly, didn't we have one of the highest conversion percentages in 04 & 05?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewels View Post
    If memory serves me correctly, didn't we have one of the highest conversion percentages in 04 & 05?
    I think it was 2003 where we had an extraordinarily high conversion rate. Since then we've been close to the bottom of the pack.

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    I thought the same as Jewels. I thought our 05 conversion rate was amongst the top 3 or 4 in the league.
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    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.

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    You could be correct about 03,04,05 but I was thinking more the last couple of seasons.

    The games that stick in the mind are the nights we have played terribly and come back with a flurry (I.e Collingwood a couple of times at ANZ) in the 3rd or 4th quarter to have a sniff and invariably blown 3 or 4 fairly simple chances in a short period to give up any real chance to come back.

    Often it is matches where we are totally outplayed, but where taking our chances when they present themselves would have kept us closer to being in the contest and allowed us maybe to sneak home over the top.

    It will be very interesting to see how the new blokes shape up today!

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