Important Amendment to Sydney Swans <em>â€œNo Dickheadsâ€</em> Code
The Sydney Football Club today announced an important amendment to the â€œNo Dickheadsâ€ player code, in order to make it consistent with recruiting free agent Lance Franklin.
Sydney Coach John Longmire said the player code would now be referred to as the â€œSome Dickheads, Preferably One, But Sometimes Two or Threeâ€ policy to better reflect the make-up of the Swans‘ playing list.
â€œWe are pleased that Lance Franklin has expressed an interest in coming to the Sydney Swans,â€ Longmire said.
â€œIn order to facilitate this trade and ensure Buddy feels welcome at our club, we have made an important amendment to our â€˜No Dickheads‘ player code.
â€œFrom today, the Sydney Football Club now has a â€˜Some Dickheads‘ policy. We‘re looking at having at least one, but sometimes up to two or three dickheads on our playing list each season.â€
Longmire said the amendment had been drawn up in the first half of the 2013 season.
â€œWe had recruited Kurt Tippett and he was suspended for the first half of the season due to contract irregularities,â€ he said.
â€œKurt is a bit of a ■■■■■■■■, so we threw him this piece of work â€“ and he did a sterling job coming up with our new â€˜Some Dickheads‘ player code. I should also pay tribute to Rhyce Shaw who also really put in on this project.â€
Longmire said the â€œSome Dickheadsâ€ player code was, in fact, more consistent with the Swans‘ history.
â€œWe‘ve carried our fair share of dickheads over time. We had Dermott Brereton up here for seven games in the ‘94 season. He was a ■■■■■■■■ then and he‘s still a massive ■■■■■■■■,â€ Longmire said.
â€œBut our catalogue of dickheads runs far deeper than this, probably kicked off with Warwick Capper who is a Hall-of-Fame calibre ■■■■■■■■.
â€œWe‘ve had Peter Filandia, Adam Heuskes, Anthony Rocca, Peter Everitt.
â€œI‘d include Plugger, Barry Hall and David Rhys-Jones, but I‘m pretty sure they could all take me. I‘ll leave others to make that point.â€
Longmire said the new â€œSome Dickheadsâ€ code would be more highly targeted than it had been in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
â€œFor a while there, Sydney would take any ■■■■■■■■ we could lay our hands on. Then in the 200s, we went cold turkey on dickheads,â€ Longmire said.
â€œNow â€“ according to the code drawn up Kurt and Rhyce â€“ we will only target dickheads who are either: capable of kicking more than 50 goals a season; or whose recruitment sticks it up GWS or Eddie Maguire. Although I think Rhyce is over-cooking it a bit with the Eddie Maguire condition.â€
Current ■■■■■■■■-listed players at the Sydney Swans are: Kurt Tippett and Rhyce Shaw.
â€œAdding Buddy to our ■■■■■■■■-listed players, means we have a full complement of them. This rules us out of recruiting Heath Shaw and Eddie Betts. It also prevents us from dealing with Ralph Carr in any way.â€