Longmire: Season's not a write off yet

John Longmire has staunchly defended the Swans refusing the write off their season, regardless of their precarious situation, ahead of the do-or-die clash against the Blues on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking with the press at today's press conference, Longmire refused to rule out a comeback for the Swans this season, even with plenty of pundits putting a line through the Swans.

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"It's not a write-off as far as we're concerned, but we need to make sure we get it back on track," Longmire said.

"We can only do that by playing the brand of footy that we know we can and we need to do it this week."

While plenty of pundits and fans alive have heaped blame on underperforming stars, especially on-ball trio Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker, and Dan Hannebery, Longmire refused to play the blame game, instead pointing the finger at the team, than a few individuals.

"I think all of our team is," Longmire said.

"You look at our numbers, you look at our performances and it's hard to shy way from any of that factor.

"We haven't had many good players in that first five weeks of the season, that's why we are where we are, but we've got confidence that those players (the onballers) in particular can turn it around.

"We know them at their best is pretty formidable and they need to be playing well, they know that but also their teammates around them need to be playing well.

"Josh's season probably up until last week has been pretty solid.

"Luke Parker the week before against West Coast was pretty good, Dan Hannebery the week before (that) against Collingwood was pretty good, we just haven't put it together as a collective."

"Some have been down a bit on confidence, some physically have suffered like Kieren (Jack), but in the end you need to find a way, and we're confident they will find a way, but obviously after five weeks we need to get going."

Longmire was adamant that none of the four players brought into the side for last weekends game against Greater Western Sydney, would suffer the same fate as Kieren Jack, all appearing to have pulled up well, despite being underdone.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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