If you’re not a Swans fan, John Longmire’s squad could soon be your second favorite

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Inspired by a group of young guns who played well beyond their years, Sydney produced a massive 31-point boilover of the first round over Brisbane (19) 11 (125) to 1410 (94), prior to Dec.762 fans in the Gabba

After the Lions scored the first three goals of the game, Sydney scored seven goals in a row in the first and second seasons to level the lead at halftime

Then Longmire’s troops went wild in the third quarter, scoring nine to two goals to create a seven-goal lead on the final move that was ultimately unassailable when heavy rain fell in the final quarter

This wasn’t a win anchored by a colossal midfield performance from Luke Parker and Josh Kennedy, nor was it outstanding defensive performances from Dane Rampe or Jake Lloyd

This was a victory inspired by a group of young Swans weapons that are not the future but the “now”

After the first 10 minutes of the game, the swans served it to the lions – and it was the swan’s young fellows who served

Errol Gulden, who was the third of the swans in last year’s draft, stunned the Lions as he demonstrated his skills as an elite kicker and his pace of work. He made 31 of 19 sales and 10 marks

Gulden’s use on foot was typical of the swans’ fast, breathtaking ball movement that caught the Lions off guard all night

“The Swans’ kick level is top notch right now They give them a nice old lesson with the footy, “Brownlow medalist Gerard Healy told Fox Footy

“You just don’t get it back – and that’s the difference. You have all these little kids, but they are pure ability and they don’t give Brisbane an opportunity

“They play with incredible serenity because they are immature by age. They play super footy”

Gulden’s colleague Braeden Campbell, who was picked up from the academy, slipped calmly into the backline of the Swans and ended with 12 exits. His calm was evident in the third quarter when the Lions pushed the ball deep

Rookie Sam Wicks scored two great goals in his eighth game – Brereton said “he’s a star in the way he moves” – while Chad Worner made the most of himself with 19 departures in just his third Ball time got out game

And after a long defense training, we saw just how influential Callum Mills can be as a full-time midfielder

“You couldn’t be happier with some of these kids than they are,” said Brereton

The Swans’ young guns were everywhere you looked on Saturday night, but it was especially hard to ignore Logan McDonald’s stellar debut that proved life after Lance Franklin looks promising

The Swans could hardly believe their luck when the WA product slipped on Pick 4 in last year’s draft – and the foot world found out why on Saturday night

McDonald attacked the ball on the leash and in the air with authority, most importantly finishing his work on the scoreboard with 31 out of 11 disposals and five marks

“He just sees the game unfold in front of him very quickly,” said Brereton. “He can only reach the front position – and it’s only one step on his opponent”


Hopefully Franklin will be fit and available as soon as next week – a return that will attract many eyeballs

“On the upside, Buddy Franklin is Logan McDonald and how he’s progressing,” Lynch told Fox Footy

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There were many alarm bells for the Lions on Saturday night, but Charlie Cameron’s quiet game was almost typical of his team’s performance

Cameron was goalless after 10 exits as he tried to get both forward and midfield

Brereton was particularly concerned about Cameron’s play, particularly his lack of defensive pressure which has been a hallmark of his game during his ascent as a player in recent years

The Hawks Champion asked if Joe Daniher’s arrival and presence in the Lions 50 forward had played a role in his sluggish game

“Some of his efforts are not great,” said Brereton. “I don’t know if he’s a little down and he’s not the main pea in the pod now, but some of his efforts are not what the coach wants

Triple Premier Lion Alastair Lynch added: “He looks like he’s lost his zipper – and that’s typical of the Brisbane Lions in the last 15 minutes (third quarter): lack of energy, lack of orientation”

“He’s been the main pea of ​​strikers 50 for the last few years and the ball hit the deck But now you have that presence up there in Daniher, it just doesn’t pull the ball and it just has to get into play somehow”


On the positive side, the Lions already have a star-studded midfield but added a new dynamic over the summer by throwing Zac Bailey in the stomach

The 21-year-old was electrified against the Swans and scored the first two goals of the game, sliding out of the interruptions at explosive speed and hitting the scoreboard

In 2020, Bailey did not attend a single center bounce On Saturday night, he visited nine in the first half alone to give Lions one more option outside of the regular break roles Lachie Neale, Jarryd Lyons, Dayne Zorko and Jarrod Berry

“He’s a real star,” Lynch said of Bailey. “That’s the Brisbane Lions thing, they have deep midfield, but they don’t have that electrifying speed in the middle of the ground

“That’s what they want from him. The ability to take possession in the middle of the floor and attack the front 50 arc – he does that very well”


Brereton pointed out that Bailey, when he was just 21, now has 47 games to his name and “is already hardened into league football”

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