Tag: Player Ratings

A 26-post collection

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 »

2016 in review part 2: first half of the season

This is the 2nd article in a series of 5, following on from part 1. This article will discuss the games in the first half of the season, expectations and overall performance. While the pre-season had shown glimpses of what was to come, there weren't many pundits and experts that fancied the Swans to do as well as they did. The Swans hit the bye ... Continue Reading »