Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

It's not all doom and gloom. Well, let's look at the first half in isolation, or the first quarter rather - 4.9 (33). It was madness. They had 5 behinds in the first five minutes and the lads couldn't even get their hands on it.

The trend continued throughout the first half, Parker, Hannebery, Kennedy, Heeney and co all well down on their usual output. The third quarter saw them step up a tiny bit, but for all their pressure, they only kicked two goals.

Perhaps the most frustrating part of the night was the goal review in the last quarter, when the ball CLEARLY bounced off Heeney's boot after it was touched. Weak as piss umpires, dreadful night for them cheering on the Crows as per usual. And the goal review system can F' right off.

B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Jake Lloyd
HB: Callum Mills, Dane Rampe, Jarrad McVeigh
C: Zak Jones, Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney
HF: Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, Will Hayward
F: Tom Papley, Gary Rohan, Kieren Jack
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Josh P. Kennedy, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Oliver Florent, Dean Towers, George Hewett, Harry Marsh

3: Jarrad McVeigh
7.5
One of the best players and he's on his last legs. Says it all about the Swans midfielders tonight.
4: Dan Hannebery
2
Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Clearly not fit and definitely Kieren Jack deja vu from last season. Should not be playing.
5: Isaac Heeney
7.5
Shocking first half, much improved second half.
7: Harry Cunningham
7.5
Very good in the first half but dipped in the second half, consistently good and snagged a goal.
9: Will Hayward
4.5
No where near the worst on ground but couldn't get into it.
10: Zak Jones
8
The Swans best on a dirty night.
12: Josh Kennedy
4
Didn't show up at all in the first half, an improved second half, but really no where near good enough. Has to be seriously hampered by injury to be playing like this.
13: Oliver Florent
5
Down game.
14: Callum Mills
7
It was a decent game and when the Swans midfield was being smashed, spent a fair bit of time in the middle.
15: Kieren Jack
1
Dirty night. 11 disposals at 50% efficiency and 4 clangers
16: Gary Rohan
7
The only multiple goal kicker for the Swans
18: Callum Sinclair
7
Competed well in the ruck and won the 3rd quarter, but some of the skills were very poor. Still had 10 1%'rs and finished with 32 hit outs.
22: Dean Towers
7
Did well, won some taps and kicked a goal, but like a lot of his team mates, struggled to find his way into the game
23: Lance Franklin
4.5
Won't pick up votes for this game, that's for sure.
24: Dane Rampe
8
Excellent in defence once again.
26: Luke Parker
4
Very, very poor. Has been so good so far this season, and then this game happens.
29: George Hewett
4.5
Passenger. Still won his own ball and had a few tackles and inside 50s, but he's not hitting the scoreboard enough, or doing enough around the ground.
31: Harry Marsh
4
Didn't like this inclusion and like it a hell of a lot less now.
39: Heath Grundy
4
Beaten by every man and his dog on the night. Never mind the 18 disposals, he had 5 clangers.
40: Nick Smith
6.5
He was good, but he wasn't his usual really good self.
11: Tom Papley
7
Had his moments but wafted in and out of the match. Had an impressive spoil in the 3rd quarter that sent him cartwheeling Riewoldt-style through the air.
44: Jake Lloyd
8
Very solid performance, great in defence and across the half-back.
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