Victorian sharks are circling Jones, according to Niall

Without any real evidence, and casually linking Jones to his brother at Melbourne, well, just because, Jake Niall has indicated that Essendon, North Melbourne, Melbourne and St Kilda will be interested in the gun youngster.

The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and he's been making waves with his dashing performances.

With his stock on the rise, several Victorian-based reporters have taken it upon themselves to generate a bit of controversy, create content and bait clicks from unsuspecting surfers, just like sharks from the deep.

"His brother Nathan is a co-captain at the Demons, who unsurprisingly are interested in reuniting the pair. Essendon is keen to acquire a line-breaking player like Jones, while the Saints have been open in their desire for outside run, as evident in their wish to land Giant Josh Kelly."

Isn't this the same old tired rubbish we heard about Sam Reid? How he was gone for all the chickens in the world, yet he stayed with the Swans and signed on? Might be living in another dimension here, I've been know to be wrong time-to-time.

Or how Dan Hannebery was gone for all money to North Melbourne last season, yet signed on with the Swans?

The Swans certainly can't go a season without having to deal with the "go-home" factor. Reid wanted to go home five years ago, Jones wants to go home now, Hannebery wanted to bugger off last season - what about Parker, Kennedy etc.

What about Goodes? He was drafted from Horsham, surely it was killing him to be away from his family, like it tore Xavier Richards up.

Usually those that want to "go-home" (or "go-away") have either achieved success with the club and want a new challenge (eg. Judd, Ablett), or need a new club because they're just not going to cut it (Membrey, Biggs etc.) and break through.

I probably shouldn't devote any of my time to this hogwash. It hurts my brain trying to understand where this nonsense comes from.

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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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