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    Sam Naismith

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/swa...11-p55ut4.html

    This is quite remarkable - possibly reckless too, but certainly remarkable. Sam played that Crows game in round 1 knowing he'd already damaged his ACL again, but determined to run out so he could play in honour of his sister. It's made even more remarkable by the fact he didn't just play, but played very well indeed.

    And while RWO (or some on RWO) might have written his career off, he's clearly not thinking that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/swa...11-p55ut4.html

    This is quite remarkable - possibly reckless too, but certainly remarkable. Sam played that Crows game in round 1 knowing he'd already damaged his ACL again, but determined to run out so he could play in honour of his sister. It's made even more remarkable by the fact he didn't just play, but played very well indeed.

    And while RWO (or some on RWO) might have written his career off, he's clearly not thinking that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/swa...11-p55ut4.html

    This is quite remarkable - possibly reckless too, but certainly remarkable. Sam played that Crows game in round 1 knowing he'd already damaged his ACL again, but determined to run out so he could play in honour of his sister. It's made even more remarkable by the fact he didn't just play, but played very well indeed.

    And while RWO (or some on RWO) might have written his career off, he's clearly not thinking that way.
    I think the article is suggesting it was the round 2 game, after the COVID break.

    But yes, pretty amazing. Seems the club has forgiven him (although no quotes from John).

    I like Sam - he's an impressive guy. He'd be a great ruckman, and he's clearly keen to get back. Happy for him to stay on the list. We certainly need proper insurance though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    I think the article is suggesting it was the round 2 game, after the COVID break.

    But yes, pretty amazing. Seems the club has forgiven him (although no quotes from John).

    I like Sam - he's an impressive guy. He'd be a great ruckman, and he's clearly keen to get back. Happy for him to stay on the list. We certainly need proper insurance though.
    You're right. Evidence that my memory is failing me. I thought he'd only played in the round 1 game, and re-injured his knee during (or before) that game.

    So no, his round 1 game no longer quite so remarkable (but still very effective), but my faulty memory doesn't completely detract from an amazing story, nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    You're right. Evidence that my memory is failing me. I thought he'd only played in the round 1 game, and re-injured his knee during (or before) that game.

    So no, his round 1 game no longer quite so remarkable (but still very effective), but my faulty memory doesn't completely detract from an amazing story, nonetheless.
    Doesn't detract at all, liz - good to see you back posting.

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    Wow, that’s amazing determination to honour his sister. I take my hat off to him.


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    Interesting they said he was eyeing off round 1 next year, fingers crossed that's the case

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    I like the Crayfish, seems like a really nice guy and a positive influence on the playing group. When he gets on the park, he's more than handy. But he is getting to that point where age and his many injuries are unlikely to get better. A bit like Ben (and Sam) Reid.
    Can we delist then redraft as a rookie?

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    agree delist and rookie him, we cant afford a person who has knee problems to be on our prime list'

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    Delist and rookie is fine but doesn't solve our ruck problem if he keeps breaking down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    Delist and rookie is fine but doesn't solve our ruck problem if he keeps breaking down.
    But it’s a Swans tradition

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwjoyner View Post
    agree delist and rookie him, we cant afford a person who has knee problems to be on our prime list'
    If we delist, I bet another team picks him up. Eg. The Giants.

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