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Thread: 2018 Season....Still Proud of the Swans!!!!

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    Shut up US Swan!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Swan View Post
    "PS I am interested in how you came to follow the Swans so closely given you are a born and bred Yank."

    Since you asked, Scottee, I will give you the honest, lame truth. I am in college and see at the back of a software magazine from ea sports something called "AFL 99" for the pc. I buy it on a whim and am blown away...it's so weird but awesome! I then go to a grand final party and get involved in a league of six teams within two states...imagine a bunch of Americans pretending to play Aussie Rules with 11 a side and a few natural Aussies coaching and laughing at us. We did have a few ex-AFLers participate and Paul Roos even came out to talk to us. I eventually became hooked. Our teams were sponsored by actual AFL teams and they would post our local scores at the end of a weekly AFL match on a local station called Fox Sports World at the time. We thought we were the bomb! Nowadays, thanks to Watchafl….I get every game live-stream for about $150 U.S. It is fantastic but my girlfriend is sick of me yelling at the TV at 3 a.m. on a work night! Why the Swans? I am afraid it is the lamest of reasons. Hockey is my first love and my team is the Red Wings...Red and White. That's it. That's how they got picked. But I have been following them for 20 years since and never miss a game!


    As an aside, for four years, I have gotten everyone in my office to pick a team to cheer for and I post weekly scores and updates. They don't understand the sport but people love having something to cheer for. It's great when someone who never heard of AFL before says "did you see that play by Nic Nat?" I will be having my annual grand final party where about 50 people come (mainly for the meat pies) but it is a good time. Just doing my part to spread Aussie Rules around the world!
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    Well what a turbulent season that was. Regardless of the disappointing finish that was one of the most exciting seasons for a while. So many close games and hard fought comebacks, which showed real belief and hunger in the Swans. For us to win so many close games with such an inexperienced team is truly remarkable.

    Up until round 15, with our loss to Richmond, I genuinely thought we were one of the best sides in the comp, and were worthy of a top 4 finish and a serious crack at it, but then we had a significant dip in the year, only to come back in the end. It was only really the GWS loss and GCS loss that made me think really poorly of the Swans. However our form at home needs to be seriously addressed next year. The games were we lost to North, the Crows and Power at home we looked really flat and unlike winning from the get go ... I have no answers to why this is.

    In addition to our form at home, another major concern is our game plan, it is outdated and unflexible, but this has been mentioned here 1000s of times.

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