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    Quote Originally Posted by CureTheSane View Post
    OK, so it seems I need to further clarify.
    I was going to ask exactly what amount of porn the players should be watching before the game to get the sufficiently aroused but not too aroused.
    I thought about how much abstinence from girlfriends and wives would be considered ideal.
    You used the terms 'root causes' 'team bond' 'personal bonds' 'attempting to do too much by yourself' all in the one paragraph. Dissecting that could have been fun.

    My initial comment was a fun pseudo-sexualisation of your post - something I now kinda regret.
    Sorry.
    Okay, no problem, I see now that you were making a joke and that I entirely missed it. I probably should have stated physiological arousal or mental arousal. It didn't occur to me that it would be interpreted as sexual arousal. I'm not sure why? But anyway, that led me to misinterpret what you wrote, as having fundamental disagreements with what I wrote, but being too patronising to tell me what it was. Sorry about that. Sorted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CureTheSane View Post
    OK, so it seems I need to further clarify.
    I was going to ask exactly what amount of porn the players should be watching before the game to get the sufficiently aroused but not too aroused.
    I thought about how much abstinence from girlfriends and wives would be considered ideal.
    You used the terms 'root causes' 'team bond' 'personal bonds' 'attempting to do too much by yourself' all in the one paragraph. Dissecting that could have been fun.

    My initial comment was a fun pseudo-sexualisation of your post - something I now kinda regret.
    Sorry.
    Nothing wrong with fun pseudo-sexualisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejavoodoo44 View Post
    Okay, no problem, I see now that you were making a joke and that I entirely missed it. I probably should have stated physiological arousal or mental arousal. It didn't occur to me that it would be interpreted as sexual arousal. I'm not sure why? But anyway, that led me to misinterpret what you wrote, as having fundamental disagreements with what I wrote, but being too patronising to tell me what it was. Sorry about that. Sorted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloods05 View Post
    Nothing wrong with fun pseudo-sexualisation.
    Yes, I also see nothing wrong with a bit of smut. As I've possibly demonstrated, with various posts over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CureTheSane View Post
    no problems, it's all cool
    Cool. And if you want to see the inverted u hypothesis in action, Nick Kyrgios has just taken to the court and he is one those sportspeople, who shifts most noticeably between the various states of physiological arousal.

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    After reading dejavoodoo44's post I thought about last year's grand final. I went to the game and I noted the differences between the 2 teams during the lead up.

    As Richmond were starting to finish up their warm up I noticed that Justin Leppitch was going around to each player and giving them a huge bear hug. They seemed relaxed and genuinely excited.

    Whereas Adelaide seemed really serious and the whole national anthem stare down was forced.

    I don't know if that affected the result but I think you need a balance.

    I remember in 2014 that I thought we were too serious compared to 2012. It didn't seem like the players were enjoying themselves during the grand final parade. Maybe they were feeling the pressure of being favourites. Or maybe I'm just still trying to find an excuse why they failed to turn up that day!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_C View Post
    After reading dejavoodoo44's post I thought about last year's grand final. I went to the game and I noted the differences between the 2 teams during the lead up.

    As Richmond were starting to finish up their warm up I noticed that Justin Leppitch was going around to each player and giving them a huge bear hug. They seemed relaxed and genuinely excited.

    Whereas Adelaide seemed really serious and the whole national anthem stare down was forced.

    I don't know if that affected the result but I think you need a balance.

    I remember in 2014 that I thought we were too serious compared to 2012. It didn't seem like the players were enjoying themselves during the grand final parade. Maybe they were feeling the pressure of being favourites. Or maybe I'm just still trying to find an excuse why they failed to turn up that day!!!!
    We don't have a good record as favourites, especially in Grand Finals. Prefer the days when we regarded as a very honest team rather than a talented one. Wish pundits would stop talking us up all the time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post
    We don't have a good record as favourites, especially in Grand Finals. Prefer the days when we regarded as a very honest team rather than a talented one. Wish pundits would stop talking us up all the time now.
    I think the 'pundits', ie: the Melbourne press, begrudgingly talk us up and rightly so when it comes down to it but I think they might also see a possible advantage in ramping up the pressure of expectation on the Swans to win a flag in the 'Buddy' years, in the hope we keep stuffing it up.......which we seem to be doing. I might be reaching a bit there with that theory. Having said that, I'm sure it's a subconscious pressure the players feel anyway, as each season and repeated chances to obtain glory pass by without ultimate success. We were plainly robbed in 2016 though.....

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    I don't get the theory that we are meant to win a flag because we have Buddy. It's not like he's an unfair advantage. We still have the same salary cap as everyone else. I expect and want us to win just the same, because I have a lot of faith in our list (including Buddy) but not more because of the Buddy deal. I especially think this is true because it is not like we have traded off on the future for premierships now by getting him - we have continued to invest in the draft and youth and we have a very nicely experienced and aged team. Indeed, our lack of spare dollars has probably compelled us to focus on youth and developing our own talent - the two have a nice synergy.

    At the same time, Buddy has more than delivered on his recruitment. Not only has he lived up to and exceeded our expectations as player and leader, he has also been brilliant for marketing, crowds, membership and sponsorship.

    Anyway, this all seems off topic - so apologies for that. Understand if it is moved.

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    Well, does Horse have a Plan B? You can ask the man himself that precise question now and hopefully it will be answered this afternoon @ 4.30pm here: Ask the coach: John Longmire - AFL.com.au on Facebook.

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    Someone was good enough to ask the question (Ahmer Khokhar) but I can't read the answer because I don't belong to facebook. Can someone who has access please post a copy of the questions and answers here? Pretty please.

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    Ask The Coach: John Longmire - sydneyswans.com.au

    The Swans have provided the transcript on their website.

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