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  1. #1057
    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    Kyle Dunkley came up to Sydney and trained with the Swans for a brief period last off-season. That's not consistent with him not wanting to come to the club.

    Kyle and Josh were photographed in the Swans' rooms after the 2012 GF victory, as ardent supporters of the team, despite the oft-reported coolness between their father and the club. Who knows if that's even real anymore. Josh's preference not to be drafted to the Swans may simply have been because he really didn't want to leave Victoria.
    Thanks for this info too. I knew that Kyle trained here last year and I didn’t think that Josh had any animosity towards the Swans - just that he preferred to be drafted to a Melbourne-based club. It is certainly rare that a player prefers to be drafted to a different club than that of his father. I can only think of two - Josh and Blakey. There are probably others.

  2. #1058
    Quote Originally Posted by crackedactor View Post
    The Dunkley brothers not wanting to come to Sydney. You can blame Rodney Eade for that one. He caused a lot of damage and had a serious arguments with Andrew Dunkley and Wayne Schwass. Both dislike the Swans because of him and both probably retired earlier that they should have.


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    I thought that Roos was the coach who ended Dunkleys career? Not sure about Schwass.

  3. #1059
    Quote Originally Posted by Markwebbos View Post
    The journo says "Clubs are aware that Papley, 23, has flagged an interest in returning to Victoria for family reasons after four @seasons with the Swans." If that is the case, then he may leave the Swans.
    If being the key word. Saw the story but took it with a grain of salt. So much rubbish peddled these days, so hard to take it seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.S. Bleeder View Post
    I thought that Roos was the coach who ended Dunkleys career? Not sure about Schwass.
    Roos was coach in 2002 when Kelly, Schwass and Dunkley all gave it away, on the same night IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post

    Roos was coach in 2002 when Kelly, Schwass and Dunkley all gave it away, on the same night IIRC.
    Didn't Schwass retire halfway through the season (along with Plugger Mk2), at the same time that Eade was given the heave-ho? (Ok, technically he walked after learning he wouldn't get a contract beyond 2002.)

    It's often been said that Dunkley had a beef with Roos for ending his career (prematurely, in his eyes) but Roos was only caretaker coach when Dunkley played his last game. Wallace may, or may not, have been lined up to take over as coach the following season, but Roos certainly didn't have the job at that point. So I think it's highly unlikely that Roos would single-handedly have decided that Dunkley should retire.

    Regardless of who made the call, I don't think it was an unreasonable one. He was on his last legs and the club had missed the finals, so it was understandable them wanting to move on some veteran players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post
    If being the key word. Saw the story but took it with a grain of salt. So much rubbish peddled these days, so hard to take it seriously.

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    Roos was coach in 2002 when Kelly, Schwass and Dunkley all gave it away, on the same night IIRC.
    The Papley story was trotted out earlier in the season. That time of the year. He has another year on his contract and I doubt we would let him go.

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    Something more solid than Papley wants to "go home" is that COR has been extended another two years, great news, quietly goes about his business making critical spoils and tackles and providing dash when needed. Plenty of upside too IMO now he knows he's a regular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Something more solid than Papley wants to "go home" is that COR has been extended another two years, great news, quietly goes about his business making critical spoils and tackles and providing dash when needed. Plenty of upside too IMO now he knows he's a regular.
    Very pleased with this news. And I do admire his kicking - generally accurate and field gun trajectory rather than howitzer, which (I think) we see too much of.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Something more solid than Papley wants to "go home" is that COR has been extended another two years, great news, quietly goes about his business making critical spoils and tackles and providing dash when needed. Plenty of upside too IMO now he knows he's a regular.
    That's very good news about COR. He's playing consistently well and is becoming a key part of our rebuild.

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