Player Ratings: vs West Coast Round 4, 2017

Well, even with the wood over the Eagles, the Swans couldn't get the job done out west. Particularly poor ball use put the Swans under constant pressure, and the Eagles capitalised.

Lineup

B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones
HB: Callum Mills, Aliir Aliir, Nic Newman
C: Kieren Jack, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd
HF: Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, George Hewett
F: Oliver Florent, Sam Reid, Will Hayward
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker
I/C: Harry Marsh, Jordan Foote, Robbie Fox, Tom Papley

40: Nick Smith
3
Putrid. 14 disposals, 4 turn overs, another haul of goals kicked on him. Goal assist for Josh Kennedy, wrong team mate, WRONG TEAM!
36: Aliir Aliir
4
Shaky throughout, looked indecisive and nervous with the ball. Took the game on, but didn't have as much time and space, turned it over and got worse as the game wore on
28: Nic Newman
5
Another lazy 19 but under 50%, 5 rebound 50s. Was ok.
14: Callum Mills
4
Apart from one brave moment, was particularly poor defensively throughout.
39: Heath Grundy
3
Bad, bad, bad. 18 disposals, 4 clangers, several particuarly bad moments that lead to direct goals, well beaten by Kennedy
31: Harry Marsh
4
Trade mark run and dash, but disposals are still garbage, didn't lay a single tackle.
10: Zak Jones
5.5
Has a few brain fades every game, but his trade mark dash was vitally important, set up a goal in the 4th. 6 clangers from 19 disposals, ouch.
12: Josh Kennedy
7
Lead the Swans brilliantly again, 33 disposals, 19 contested, 5 tackles and 9 clearances.
44: Jake Lloyd
6.5
Well played, making a few too many turn overs, but still racking them up. Penetrated I50 well, and released well from defensive 50.
13: Oliver Florent
3.5
Couldn't get in the game at all, 8 disposals, 5 contested, 3 clangers. Bonus half mark for the goal.
23: Lance Franklin
6.5
Hobbled throughout the match, but finished with 2 goals, took 7 marks and had 15 disposals at 80%. Even had 2 hit outs
26: Luke Parker
5
Big first half, 17 at HT, faded badly in the last half, 2 in the 3rd, 8 in the 4th. Lots of turn overs, not enough clearances
29: George Hewett
6
Well played throughout, 20 disposals but 50% with 4 clangers. 6 clearances and 6 tackles.
4: Dan Hannebery
4.5
Finished with 23 after barely being sighted in the first half. He was clearly unfit, barely able to break into a run. Finished with 6 tackles.
20: Sam Reid
4.5
Not his best night, certainly a far cry from his early season form, but had to ruck 30% of the game.
9: Will Hayward
6.5
Another promising performance and looked like the only forward the Swans had at times. 2 goals from 11 disposals
18: Callum Sinclair
6
Good performance, exception in the 1st, but faded badly afterwards. He finished with 13, but a whopping 6 clangers. He still had 5 clearances, more than most Swans and 4 tackles
7: Harry Cunningham
4.5
Just doesn't look like an AFL footballer. Got himself a goal, laid 7 tackles and had 14 at 90%, but lacks pressure and doesn't get stuck in.
15: Kieren Jack
3
Not good enough from the former captain
41: Tom Papley
3
Kicked 1 goal, and that was about all he did. Couldn't get in the game, but then again the ball wasn't going where he was
6: Jordan Foote
4
Held Mitchell well, 4 tackles and 9 disposals. Just doesn't offer anything, still better than Towers.
42: Robbie Fox
3.5
11 disposals at barely over 50% and 5 tackles. Didn't do much with it, did even less without it, played 76% of the game.
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