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Peter the Scribe

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Love AFL, not interested in any other sports really. Have attended a dozen or so grand finals in my life, none of which I have had to pay to get in. (Work that out yourself). Collingwood tragic and member.

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Will likely last as long as Darcy Moore tried forward

Cats toying with shock switch for All-Australian defender: 'It can only benefit the team'

Nice read thanks Liam. Missing all the footy articles. Mihocek is a beauty. Plays his role and a great teammate. Coxy seems to still be getting better, started late so can play to a ripe old age I’d say.

The not-so-traditional pathway of the Rookie Draft: Top 10 stars who have used this route to success in the past decade

The rapid fall of the two Grand finalists of 2022 opened the door to the 2023 flag. The Swans made it, just, but hadn’t much in the tank. The Cats were the bigger story in dropping completely out. Which of these two will bounce back? Both maybe. Grundy and Adams, if he stays fit, will certainly be a big addition to the Swans. Both offer great inside work, essential on the tight Swans ground.

Does John Longmire's 'all-in' strategy shift suggest it may be his last two years of AFL coaching?

Personally Don I admire your unshakable support of your club. Feels like I was copping a bit in here when I first joined but stick fat and your time will come.

Will Dockers come to rue lack of trade activity?

Thanks Mr Right. Was certain another heartbreak coming when Cameron put them in front with 5 minutes left! We finally won a close GF.

'The level of delusion is something else': Eddie McGuire's defence of his disastrous coaching succession plan is ridiculous

Lions are a brilliantly put together team. Maybe need one more key intercept. When Frampton kept Andrews quiet it felt Lions were missing another option such as Pies have with Moore and Howe.

AFL Trade Period power rankings: Super Swans, Docker shocker, and the best deal in Gold Coast's history

Yep. Sadly my first thought was…if it’s a Pies player please be Ginnivan! Though would that give the Hawks an out? Probably!

Demon facing four-year ban after positive drug test during season as Carlton recruit faces court over illicit substance

The Gabba away final for sure was the worst card to get Pete. They would have beaten us up there too.

AFL Trade Period power rankings: Super Swans, Docker shocker, and the best deal in Gold Coast's history

Got bloody close Pete. Thought we were playing you fellas after that first quarter start against the Lions. Imagine a Carlton Collingwood GF nowadays

AFL Trade Period power rankings: Super Swans, Docker shocker, and the best deal in Gold Coast's history

Mark Robinson and the HS editorial trying desperately to increase c1 ic k s by headlining “Melbourne based finals club” knowing Pies fans would be quick to check. Worked with this one anyway.

Demon facing four-year ban after positive drug test during season as Carlton recruit faces court over illicit substance

Exactly. Any one of Giants, Lions, Blues, Pies or Demons could have won this year. It was truly a flag up for grabs.

AFL Trade Period power rankings: Super Swans, Docker shocker, and the best deal in Gold Coast's history

Giants were a free kick off a GF. Right in the window.

AFL Trade Period power rankings: Super Swans, Docker shocker, and the best deal in Gold Coast's history

I guess Jack leaving is another reason for the opposition supporters to hate us that bit less?
Who’s our only hated player now? Bruzzy Maynard?

'Jack's decision': Pies deny forcing Ginnivan out as goalsneak heads to Hawks

The 2011 team was awesome George but the Cats beat us three times. Hawks were also coming and nearly did us in the preliminary too.

'The level of delusion is something else': Eddie McGuire's defence of his disastrous coaching succession plan is ridiculous

No one will ever know. People can point out errors Mick made in that 2011 GF too. Time to move on. In some ways it’s the beauty and romance and unpredictability of footy. For example, do the Pies win 2023 without losing 2018? I think not.

'The level of delusion is something else': Eddie McGuire's defence of his disastrous coaching succession plan is ridiculous

Love Tay PD. No ill will. Champion bloke.

The Swans have already won the trade period - and it's set them up perfectly for another crack at a flag

Pies leading goals this year.
Mihocek 47
Elliott 39
Hill 33

The Swans have already won the trade period - and it's set them up perfectly for another crack at a flag

Who is to say ? Hearing now he made the call after injury around preliminary final time before fitness test

The Swans have already won the trade period - and it's set them up perfectly for another crack at a flag

Sport can be cruel. To see Tay Adams denied a flag after ten years of impeccable service by an injury in the final 2 weeks of his Pies career was heartbreaking. He is a competitive beast, ferocious clearance player and wishing him the best. He will fit in very well at the Swans. Teammates and coaches will love him.

The Swans have already won the trade period - and it's set them up perfectly for another crack at a flag

“Give me a spate of flags and twenty years of mediocrity over twenty years of contending without winning one.”
Not for me. I don’t want to spend 20 years with the season over at round 18 and looking at draft picks. Life is short. You might depart in the 19th mediocre year and miss them all. I love to contend as deep as we can every year. Geelong do it marvellously and bookended 2 flags eventually 2011-2022 and have 4 since 2007. That’s my model thanks. Scott Pendlebury said it beautifully recently. “The most agonising season for me is not losing a GF by 5 points but being out of finals altogether by round 18 and watching on from the sidelines. That’s the waste, the hurt.”.
The fact is you need to have emotional risk for the ultimate reward.

One flag isn't enough, the Pies should stuff their face

Pies love creating empty space forward with smalls running high up the ground then breaking fast back. What’s Schultz pace like? As for Ginnivan, a quiet GF, has trained higher up the ground. Will be an interesting watch. I wouldn’t mind seeing Noble play forward either with his pace and desperate defence. His height or lack of his only weakness.

'Freo sure know how to lose them': Docker shocker as goalsneak requests trade to reigning premiers

Ah who cares it’s just water of an all duck no dinners back .

'Should have smoked them': May claims Dees 'so much better than Pies', says qualifying final loss 'f--king hurts'

Ash isn’t fit enough Don and needs to work on his defensive game. Adams is a warrior and will be sorely missed. Noble is just unlucky with Markov tipping him out.

'Required player and leader': Pies' blunt response as vice-captain, GF heartbreak story requests trade

Nearly won 2018 off his own boot. So close Adams 😔

'Required player and leader': Pies' blunt response as vice-captain, GF heartbreak story requests trade

Brilliantly said Kevo. Completely agree. I wonder if pick 23 gets it done. Jack Buller may be of interest.

'Required player and leader': Pies' blunt response as vice-captain, GF heartbreak story requests trade

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