Tag: Player Ratings

A 31-post collection

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Round 16 2017

Five wins a row, eight from nine, and the Swans are back in the eight! It's been a tough run with some close calls, but we've played some very strong teams, especially those with finals aspirations. We've won five straight since the bye, beating St Kilda, Richmond, Essendon and Melbourne, all vying for top eight finishes, and last years' AFL darlings, the Throwdogs. I missed ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Round 15 2017

Another week, another win, I could get used to this. Four wins on the trot post-bye, almost unheard of for us Swans supporting folk. It wasn't a pretty match and it got hot in the kitchen for a while after Bugg laid out Mills. His career may well be over, unlikely to play again this season. B: Lewis Melican, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith HB: Zak ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Essendon, Round 14 2017

John Longmire must be watching re-runs of Escape from New York and Escape from LA the way the Swans have been finishing games the last two weeks. No room for error? No worries! Let's give our fans heart attacks every single week! Crikey. I don't really know what to say about that. If was a bit funny last week walking around after the match talking ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: Swans vs Richmond Tigers, Round 13 2017

Well, well, well. They've done it again and thankfully it was against us this time. All we needed to cap off that day was to get in front and have Lloyd kick a sealer again. The Swans best comeback win in the last 17 seasons was the best way to get over the Richmond hoodoo, with Rohan banging through the winner with 8 seconds left. ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Western Bulldogs Round 12, 2017

Well, a timely week off has been the panacea the Swans desperately needed, as they look to turn a poor start to the season around in their bid to play finals. Easily accounting for last years golden child, ably assisted by those in green, the Swans have moved up the ladder, boosted their percentage, and send a warning to the rest of the AFL - ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Hawthorn, Round 10, 2017

Ground hog day all over again, Hawks seal the win with a late goal, while the Swans battle themselves, Hawks and the umpires, but ultimately fall short. Well, the first 60 minutes was like having teeth pulled without anaesthesia, and the final 5 minutes was like having your foot amputated with a rusty spoon. Lance Franklin wore number #67 and Dane Rampe #50 for the ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs North Melbourne, Round 8, 2017

What a superb way to the put the Swans season back on track with another resounding win. Even though the last two teams have been firmly entrenched in the bottom four, you've still got to win those matches. The Swans have done just that, and look like building form and momentum leading into the bye. Season is far from over for the boys in red ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Brisbane Lions Round 7, 2017

Finally the swans won a game. A fast start with some good energy, still areas of concern but when you are 0-6 you take the wins. The Lions were witches hats most of the day but in the end a solid first win. Lineup B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Harry Marsh HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Lewis Melican, Callum Mills C: Isaac Heeney, Josh Kennedy, Zak Jones ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Carlton Round 6, 2017

Well, I think getting stabbed in the guts while sucking on the worlds sourest lemon would be an enjoyable activity, compared to sitting through 2 and half hours of mental torture. There's a long way to go for this team, but they've got to stick to the task at hand. Lineup B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones HB: Callum Mills, Lewis Melican, Jeremy Laidler ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Greater Western Sydney Round 5, 2017

It's fair to say that GWS are the best team in Sydney at the moment, and with three losses in a row its hard to argue. Apart from 30 minutes of good football from the Swans, the Giants dominated. Take away the first 5 minutes of the first quarter, and it was arguably the worst half of football the Swans played in well over a ... Continue Reading »

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 ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Collingwood Round 3, 2017

Last time they played at the SCG, it was a thumping win for the Swans. But this time, a shocking first quarter was a bridge too far for the Swans, falling short by a solitary point. Lineup B: Nick Smith, Aliir Aliir, Nic Newman HB: Callum Mills, Heath Grundy, Harry Marsh C: Zak Jones, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd HF: Oliver Florent, Lance Franklin, Luke ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Western Bulldogs Round 2, 2017

It's times like these, after years of being a passionate supporter, it's easy to be cheesed off and blame the umpires. But lets not take the easy out, lets look at the performance of the players. Lineup B:       Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones HB:    Aliir Aliir, Harrison Marsh, Callum Mills C:       Kieren Jack, Josh Kennedy,  Jake Lloyd HF:    Oliver Florent, Kurt Tippet, George Hewett ... Continue Reading »

2016 in review part 5: the players

This is the 5th and final article in a series of 5, following on from part 4. You can read from the start by visiting part 1 here. This article will discuss the senior players' performance throughout the season. Few could argue that Josh Kennedy was a deserving winner of the Swans best and fairest award, with another stellar season and excellent finals campaign. Battered ... Continue Reading »