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    Teammate pranks

    Just watched a game from 2011 and Dwayne Russell commented on a prank played by teammates on Sam Reid.
    Apparently his house was broken into, but when he went inside all loose items (i.e. toaster, fridge etc) had been wrapped in glad wrap. That would have cost a lot in glad wrap, not to mention a lot of time to do that.

    Anyone know of any other pranks played by players on other players?

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    This classic:
    Swans caught with pants down
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    10feb06

    SWANS star Tadhg Kennelly was the first to admit that dacking a teammate in front of nearly 400 Catholic high school girls in Wollongong yesterday was the dumbest thing he'd ever done.

    Kennelly will attend St Mary's Star of the Sea College today to apologise again to the school and the students for his inappropriate prank. Kennelly dacked teammate Lewis Roberts-Thomson in front of the school girls from Years 7 to 12 during a question and answer session yesterday.

    "It's probably the dumbest thing I've ever done," Kennelly said. "We'd been swimming earlier so I knew LRT (Roberts-Thomson) had his speedos on, but there's no excuse for it.

    "The question at the time was, `What was your most embarrassing moment?', and Lewis actually said nothing and that's when I dacked him.

    "I wasn't thinking and thought it would be funny."

    The reigning AFL premier is in Wollongong this week as part of the AFL's community camps.

    Kennelly and Sydney coach Paul Roos went back to the school yesterday to formally apologise to St Mary's principal Fay Gurr and the Swans Irish star will return today with co-captain Brett Kirk.

    "I'm actually going to head back to the school tomorrow and just talk to the girls and apologise to them because it was pretty inappropriate," Kennelly said.

    "At the time no one else knew what I knew and Lewie knew about the speedos, but it was pretty silly."

    Gurr, who initially wasn't sure what the term "dacking" entailed, said that although she didn't see the incident she heard about it and wouldn't say if she thought the prank was immature.

    "It certainly was an unexpected response to a question in front of a group of girls,"she said. Gurr said Kennelly's actions would not be mimicked in the schoolyard.

    "They (the girls) have a very clear understanding about how to behave," she said. "I don't think it will inspire them to do that at all."

    Roos said there was no need to fine or reprimand Kennelly further after the dashing defender accepted full responsibility for his actions.

    "It's about accepting responsibility for your actions that's what we are all about here at the Swans," Roos said.

    "I guess you can debate punishment and all those sorts of things but the most important thing for us as a footy club is to have good role models and good people and characters.

    "If mistakes are made we want you to put your hand up and accept the consequences and Tadhg was very keen to get back to the school as quick as he could and very keen to speak to the students tomorrow."

    Swans chief executive Myles Baron-Hay, who learned of the Kennelly incident late yesterday, endorsed the way the club and its player handled the situation.

    "Tadhg is embarrassed by it and realises it's the wrong thing to do and has unreservedly apologised," Baron-Hay said.

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    I remember a trick that Jayson Daniels used to play on his Swans teammates a few years ago. He'd pretend that he was kicking it to them, but then boot it twenty metres away from where they were! (He must have thought it was hilarious because he used to do it about fifteen times a game!) Swans fans used to love it. They'd laugh so much I'm sure I saw tears in their eyes.

    And don't forget how "Cheese" Barlow used to do this fantastic impression of a footballer
    Those who have the greatest power to hurt us are those we love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Cat View Post
    I remember a trick that Jayson Daniels used to play on his Swans teammates a few years ago. He'd pretend that he was kicking it to them, but then boot it twenty metres away from where they were! (He must have thought it was hilarious because he used to do it about fifteen times a game!) Swans fans used to love it. They'd laugh so much I'm sure I saw tears in their eyes.

    And don't forget how "Cheese" Barlow used to do this fantastic impression of a footballer
    That Jayson Daniels prank has been a club special for years!!

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    Lewis Jetta was known for his pranks. I remember reading about the one where he came into the Swans rooms at the SCG an hour early and hid in some kind of crate full of tennis balls, under the balls, so that when the other players came in later and went to get the tennis balls he was able to give them a fright. Everyone was impressed at his dedication coming in an hour early and waiting under the balls for his opportunity to strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Lewis Jetta was known for his pranks. I remember reading about the one where he came into the Swans rooms at the SCG an hour early and hid in some kind of crate full of tennis balls, under the balls, so that when the other players came in later and went to get the tennis balls he was able to give them a fright. Everyone was impressed at his dedication coming in an hour early and waiting under the balls for his opportunity to strike.
    I miss Lewis. His enthusiasm (especially in his first years) was very contagious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Lewis Jetta was known for his pranks. I remember reading about the one where he came into the Swans rooms at the SCG an hour early and hid in some kind of crate full of tennis balls, under the balls, so that when the other players came in later and went to get the tennis balls he was able to give them a fright. Everyone was impressed at his dedication coming in an hour early and waiting under the balls for his opportunity to strike.
    Let's just hope that this wasn’t in his first season, as it may have given management serious reasons to doubt our investment. Let's see: good at hiding in boxes, not so good at kicking the ball between the big sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Cat View Post
    And don't forget how "Cheese" Barlow used to do this fantastic impression of a footballer
    ......but with his 'endurance' he could do that impression all day long!! This, from the Swans part of afl.com.au's 'Endurance Kings' article, "Previous stars: Former Geelong and Sydney player David Spriggs set a club record over 3km in 2005, but that was smashed by Ed Barlow in 2010."

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