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The 2014 AFL grand final is burned into the minds of every Sydney player who took part, even though many would like to forget the loss. Mitch Richmond Warriors Jersey .The Swans find themselves in a somewhat similar position to 2014, when they were listed as favourites to defeat Hawthorn throughout grand-final week.John Longmires side were minor premiers and boasted imposing form and immense confidence ahead of that grand final, which capped Lance Franklins first season at the club.But the Swans were humiliated at the MCG, suffering a 63-point loss.It was a little while ago but theres definitely an element that sits in your stomach and still frustrates you, Dan Hannebery said.Hannebery was one of many Swans to have their colours lowered two years ago but the gifted on-baller at least had a 2012 premiership medallion to help console himself with.Jake Lloyd wasnt so lucky.It still hurts a lot ... it was obviously heartbreaking, Lloyd said.Theres going to be a lot of players that played in 2014 running out on Saturday. Im sure it will be in the back of all their minds. Nobody wants a repeat of what happened.Unpicking the lessons that needed to be learned from 2014, when the Swans produced one of their worst games of the season at the worst possible time, is difficult.There is no single reason why they were outclassed so clinically but many players believe the sense of occasion contributed and they were guilty of getting carried away in grand-final week.We probably soaked it up a little bit too much and just took it for granted and thought that the Hawks were going to hand it to us, Luke Parker reflected.Im sure it will be a different mindset (against Western Bulldogs).Longmire was philosophical when asked about the prospect of redemption, noting almost half the team had changed in the ensuing two years.Youre a product of your experiences - good, bad or otherwise ... whats relevant is what happens this week, Longmire said.But even newcomers Xavier Richards and Zak Jones have clear memories of the 2014 decider. It was Richards first time setting foot on the hallowed MCG turf, while it was the first grand final Jones watched from the stands.Hannebery suggested it was up to the clubs leaders to help their inexperienced teammates negotiate the week ahead.Weve got a completely different group now, more younger players and a lot who are in their first finals series, he said.Its just about making sure they remain calm and continue to train and play the same way.Meanwhile, injured trio Jarrad McVeigh, Aliir Aliir and Callum Mills will need to train well on Wednesday to convince Longmire they should be picked for the grand final.Mills is considered the most likely of the three to be passed fit.Hell train fully we expect on Wednesday. Provided he gets through that hell be available for selection, football manager Tom Harley told the club website on Tuesday.SYDNEY SWANS RETURNING TO AFL GRAND FINAL AFTER FEATURING IN 2014 LOSS: Lance Franklin, Heath Grundy, Dan Hannebery, Kieren Jack, Josh Kennedy Jake Lloyd, Ben McGlynn, Jarrad McVeigh, Luke Parker, Dane Rampe, Gary Rohan, Nick Smith, Kurt Tippett. Kevin Durant Jersey . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat.Draymond Green Jersey . -- Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indianas offence. http:///...arriors-jersey-c-13/ . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Even though the result of the first Test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe was decided before Sunday, captains Kane Williamson and Graeme Cremer did not expect the match to end without a fight. Williamson already saw signs of it on the first day; Cremer was preparing to be in the thick of it on the fourth.The Zimbabwe captain had already bowled 53 overs, including a marathon spell of 26 on the second day, batted for half an hour to drag the game out a little longer at the end of the third but he knew the fourth day would bring its greatest challenge: to ensure that even though Zimbabwe were going to lose, they would lose with some respectability.We spoke about it after the first innings. We thought we were a little bit soft upfront but being in the field for so long, we realised what Test cricket is about, Cremer said. We watched them (New Zealand) bat. They didnt play any shots out of frustration or anger and we wanted to do the same.Despite the frustration of being so far behind the game and the anger that his men had not executed themselves as well as they could have, Cremer did not let that bleed into his batting. For five minutes short of three hours, he stoically saw off a New Zealand attack that was pushing for a quick result. He accepted the body blows that included being hit in the ribs, on the shoulder and on the arm he broke just before the World T20, which still has a plate in it. He let his team-mate Sean Williams, who had spent the past two days in the grip of a flu that has spread to more than half the Zimbabwean squad, have his moment in the sun.I knew batting with Sean, he scored quite freely anyway, so I knew I had to play the supporting role. He was hitting a boundary an over and we didnt need to score quicker than that. I just needed to stay there, Cremer said. He was feeling quite ill but credit to him. He was a little bit loose when he got out to bat and got a bit lucky but there he dominated. The player that he is, he can do that on wickets like this. He has got good hands and good eyes.Williams century, the fastest by a Zimbabwean in Tests and decorated with 21 fours that included cover drives, sweeps and a ramp shot, will overshadow Cremers silent resistance at the other end, Craig Ervines first fifty, Donald Tiripanos unbeaten 49 and Princce Masvaures impressive 42 on debut, and it should. Golden State Warriors Jersey. But collectively, all those performances speak to a Zimbabwean batting line-up that is not as fragile as it looked when twin collapses saw it fall to 72 for 8 in the first innings and a top-order meltdown reduced them to 17 for 4 in the second.As the game progressed, the batsmens long-format muscle memory kicked in. At the same time, the New Zealand attack could not sustain the level of aggression that had seen them surge into the advantage earlier. Neil Wagner could not keep banging in the short ball, the hint of movement Tim Southee found was eventually lost and Trent Boult reached a top speed of 132kph but kept his average at 128.2kph. Williamson had expected all of that to happen.The way we bowled in the first innings was a huge part of how we got ahead. When you are tying to bowl that again, its going to be extremely challenging, he said. Sometimes, on surfaces like this one, you need to try and be a little bit creative. You want to try and make things hostile and difficult but you also need to be patent and build pressure. It was a very good effort to get 20 wickets. We knew it was going to be tough. We had to fight very hard to pick up the wickets that we did.Williamson had to use creative field placings, his spinners and a lot of patience while he waited for Wagner to find reverse-swing as the ball reached the end of its lifetime. He understood that things would happen slower than they had in the first innings but trusted that they would eventually happen. Neil has showed us he can be pretty creative with the older ball which is useful on surfaces that are not offering swing, Williamson said.Ross Taylor was preferred as the Man of the Match over Wagner but it was clear that even Williamson thought his left-armer was the man who changed the game. That first innings put us ahead of the game. It was extremely important to have some hostile bowling on a surface that didnt offer much, he said.In the end, Zimbabwe lost the real fight on the first morning but they will take heart from knowing they picked themselves out to compete in the smaller battles that came later on. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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