Grundy: It's time we lifted

Heath Grundy says it's up to the clubs' senior players to lift. The Swans slipped to 0-4, after Thursday nights' 26 point loss to West Coast Eagles.

"It's probably up to us guys to really step up, we've probably had a lot of guys out of form in our senior core group and we need to turn that around," Grundy said.

The experienced defender has admitted a lack of form with the senior players in the team, is the main reason why the Swans have been losing games.

"That'll help the young boys get on board as well. The young boys over the last month have been probably playing better than the core group of senior guys, they've been leading the way."

You can't argue with that, but maybe he should point the finger at himself first. Grundy was a chief culprit throughout the night, with turn overs at key moments, gifting goals to the Eagles.

You can't and shouldn't blame injuries, when the senior players aren't pulling their weight. So far the Swans have handed debuts to five players this season, including Oliver Florent and Will Hayward, who came from last years' draft. Some of those players have performed better than their experienced counterparts, especially Hayward, kicking 5 goals in the last 2 games.

"We've had a couple of 0-3 starts in previous years and had pretty successful seasons so there's no reason why we can't turn it around over the next few weeks," Grundy said.

"Get a bit of momentum and get some wins on the board and things can change pretty quickly.

"We're a little bit frustrated as you would be. You can't dwell on it too much, we've got to get ready for next week now, otherwise it will be slowly falling away.

"We've got to look towards next week and do everything we can possibly this week to get ourselves in the best shape against GWS, come out firing and go again."

I'm not so sure what planet he's living on, because 0-3 became 0-4 on Thursday night. The Swans' poor start to the year is set to become even worse, with the early season premiership favourites next up.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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