It's absolutely fantastic to have him back at the club, even in a part-time capacity. Sam Reid banging 6 in one go and even Franklin looking more dangerous.
The influence he's had on the club since returning after years away from AFL football is telling. His knowledge of the game, goal kicking techniques and leading is almost unparalleled, and it's a massive boost for the team.
Longmire spoke positively of the impact that he expected Lockett would have on the team.
“It’s fantastic for our players to have access to Tony during our training sessions,” Longmire said.
“He obviously knows a thing or two about goal-kicking, and to be able to draw upon that experience and knowledge can only be a good thing for our players.
“We’ve been wanting to get Tony back for quite a few years now.
“He seems to be keen to get involved, so it’s really good for our younger players in particular to have access to his knowledge.”
Fast forward a month, and we've had Franklin and Reid speak about the positive influence that he's had on them, changing their technique, ball drop and straightening their run in. It has been obvious with Franklin just how much of an impact he's had in the first two rounds.
And now he's digging his claws into Hayward. Only good things can come of this.
Here's to hoping that we keep him around for very long time. And hopefully on a permanent, full time basis.
Like what you’re getting? Want more Swans Blog, and the chance to have your input into our site and what we create? We have additional content weekly on our Patreon Service. This is your avenue, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and get more content like this.
If you'd like to support us, you can head over to our Red Bubble Swans Blog Shop, and purchase one of our hideously overpriced mugs, stickers or notebooks. Help keep The Swans Blog alive.
Want instant access to the latest blog and news content from The Swans Blog?
Download our Android App from Google Play today.