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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    Im all for offering all the apologies in the world if Matt80 turns out to be correct about Mitchell - but it is idle, baseless speculation at this stage. Especially stuff like 'Mitchell will want to leave'. Unless Matt80 has some source that we are all unaware of, this is pure speculation and nothing else.

    Also, lock in No 4.
    I don't think I will get many apologies from Red and White if Mitchell leaves not withstanding that MCS is a good bloke.

    I think I would be derided as the person who ran Tom Mitchill out of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    I don't think I will get many apologies from Red and White if Mitchell leaves not withstanding that MCS is a good bloke.

    I think I would be derided as the person who ran Tom Mitchill out of town.
    I'm pretty sure that the Swans list management staff don't turn to RWO for player trading ideas, so I won't hold you responsible.

    But if he's with us for years & leaves at the end of his career like his dad, I don't want an "I told you so" post, thanks kindly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 09183305 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that the Swans list management staff don't turn to RWO for player trading ideas, so I won't hold you responsible.

    But if he's with us for years & leaves at the end of his career like his dad, I don't want an "I told you so" post, thanks kindly.
    I will issue an apology to all the Red and White faithful if Mitchell stays at the Swans and wins a B and F.

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    Who needs talls? We can do it just with midfielders!






    FBRohan, GaryDunkley Dane Rampe
    HBZak JonesMatt DickSmith
    CTRCallum MillsHeeneyHannebery
    RkHewittMitchell, TomBird, Craig
    HFBrandon JackLuke ParkerTim Membrey
    FFCunninghamKennedy, Josh P.Jake Lloyd
    INTJetta, LewisLloyd PerrisDaniel Robinson

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    Everyone is entitled to an opinion and if we were offered over's for Mitchell in the form of a top 10 draft pick then the club would have to consider it. However these days every club seems to be (rightly or wrongly) obsessed with leg speed so i can't see that offer materialising. Judging from the social media activity of various players it definitely seems like Tommy is very happy in Sydney...the power of being part of the 'cool' or 'in' group shouldn't be underestimated within the four walls of a footy club.

    In respects to onfield though I'm still pretty certain that the Swans hierarchy see him as being our number 1 inside mid over the next 10 years. Kennedy and Jack will play more forward as they get longer in the tooth, Parker will be a goal-kicking, overhead marking mid, Hannebery will be a mix of inside and out, Lloyd will be our outside touch of class, Heeney will be predominantly outside until his body develops, Zak Jones will be a defensive mid or small defender, Rohan, B.Jack, Jetta, Cunningham will be the raw outside pace. It's hard to say where Bird, Hewett, Robinson, Perris, Mills and Dunkley fit in.

    We'll have to get used to the fact that we will always have quality mids playing in the NEAFL whilst we don't have injuries. This is a great problem to have and whether or not any want to seed trade options for greater opportunity is yet to be decided. Either way it is exciting times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor_Dillon View Post
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion and if we were offered over's for Mitchell in the form of a top 10 draft pick then the club would have to consider it. However these days every club seems to be (rightly or wrongly) obsessed with leg speed so i can't see that offer materialising. Judging from the social media activity of various players it definitely seems like Tommy is very happy in Sydney...the power of being part of the 'cool' or 'in' group shouldn't be underestimated within the four walls of a footy club.

    In respects to onfield though I'm still pretty certain that the Swans hierarchy see him as being our number 1 inside mid over the next 10 years. Kennedy and Jack will play more forward as they get longer in the tooth, Parker will be a goal-kicking, overhead marking mid, Hannebery will be a mix of inside and out, Lloyd will be our outside touch of class, Heeney will be predominantly outside until his body develops, Zak Jones will be a defensive mid or small defender, Rohan, B.Jack, Jetta, Cunningham will be the raw outside pace. It's hard to say where Bird, Hewett, Robinson, Perris, Mills and Dunkley fit in.

    We'll have to get used to the fact that we will always have quality mids playing in the NEAFL whilst we don't have injuries. This is a great problem to have and whether or not any want to seed trade options for greater opportunity is yet to be decided. Either way it is exciting times.
    With so much midfield talent you can see why we don't draft small specialist forwards anymore (Trent Dennis Lane). You want many midfielders in a team so you can keep rotating them and having them give multiple short bursts.

    In time a think Longmires vision will be to have small defenders who are also midfielders who can swap in and out. Zak Jones and McVeigh are the first of those players. People on the forum have called for Nick Smith and Rampe to used in the midfield as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    People on the forum have called for Nick Smith and Rampe to used in the midfield as well.
    I for one would love to see Rampe throwing his weight around in the midfield. He has a bit of mongrel about him. I like that

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    Rampe also has some toe for a big guy, would be great to see him busting through the middle and launching a left bomb into Tippo or Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor_Dillon View Post
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion and if we were offered over's for Mitchell in the form of a top 10 draft pick then the club would have to consider it. However these days every club seems to be (rightly or wrongly) obsessed with leg speed so i can't see that offer materialising. Judging from the social media activity of various players it definitely seems like Tommy is very happy in Sydney...the power of being part of the 'cool' or 'in' group shouldn't be underestimated within the four walls of a footy club.

    In respects to onfield though I'm still pretty certain that the Swans hierarchy see him as being our number 1 inside mid over the next 10 years. Kennedy and Jack will play more forward as they get longer in the tooth, Parker will be a goal-kicking, overhead marking mid, Hannebery will be a mix of inside and out, Lloyd will be our outside touch of class, Heeney will be predominantly outside until his body develops, Zak Jones will be a defensive mid or small defender, Rohan, B.Jack, Jetta, Cunningham will be the raw outside pace. It's hard to say where Bird, Hewett, Robinson, Perris, Mills and Dunkley fit in.

    We'll have to get used to the fact that we will always have quality mids playing in the NEAFL whilst we don't have injuries. This is a great problem to have and whether or not any want to seed trade options for greater opportunity is yet to be decided. Either way it is exciting times.
    Nice analysis Conor. I agree that Hannebery, Mitchell and Parker will be the spine of our midfield in the years to come and I believe future captains. They potentially should have a great support cast. Looking at your list of players perhaps Jetta is the one where we could get some trade value. If the opinions on RWO are correct and he may want to go home, then believe WCE would be very interested. A swap for Mitch Brown could be good.

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    Lock in number 4


    Thanks Eddie
    Slightly of topic, but I want to go out on a limb and defend Eddie. IMO, he is a truly gifted ... game show host. He could be one of the greats - right up there with Larry Emdur, Baby John Burgess, etc. - if only he knew how to focus. Eddie, time to give up all those distractions that you're just not that good at ... no more President of an AFL club, no more breakfast radio DJ, no more game commentating, no more CEO of a TV channel. Stick to what you're good at, PLEASE.
    CIA Agent to Policeman: "Have you ever had anti-terrorist training?"
    Policeman: "Yes, I was married once."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matimbo View Post
    Slightly of topic, but I want to go out on a limb and defend Eddie. IMO, he is a truly gifted ... game show host. He could be one of the greats - right up there with Larry Emdur, Baby John Burgess, etc. - if only he knew how to focus. Eddie, time to give up all those distractions that you're just not that good at ... no more President of an AFL club, no more breakfast radio DJ, no more game commentating, no more CEO of a TV channel. Stick to what you're good at, PLEASE.
    Well done on bringing some balance to the Eddie argument. I believe he is very talented and expert at building the right alliances.

    He has a go at the Swans and attempts to use his power and influence. What needs to be remembered is that the AFL industry his given him this power to wield. He is always going to use the power for the best interests of his club.

    It's like asking Jordan Belfort the question of what is he going to do with a room full of ten blue chip call girls?

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    In times of trouble or in times of need..........maybe eddie should just phone a friend

    "everybody loves somebody..........sometimes"


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