Player of the Year - Round 10

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award.

The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple.

Round 10 saw the Swans travel to Brisbane for the first time in two years, heaping more misery on the plucky, but unlucky Lions.

Despite breaking their nine-year losing streak to Hawthorn the week before, with a dominant 54-point win, the Lions found the professional Swans outfit a bridge too far.

Despite weathering a barrage of inside 50s early in the fourth quarter, the Swans were rarely troubled as the Lions trailed for most of the match.

Debutant Ryley Stoddart snapped his first goal in AFL football early in the third quarter, while Kennedy was back to his dominant best with 35 disposals - 23 of them contested.

Isaac Heeney destroyed the Lions in the first half, while Hewett followed up in the second half, comprehensively shutting down Dayne Zorko.

The Lions' new captain had little impact on the game, his frustration palpable as he gave away a series of niggly free kicks, releasing the pressure they had been building up on the Swans.

5 - Josh Kennedy
4 - Dane Rampe
3 - George Hewett
2 - Isaac Heeney
1 - Jarrad McVeigh

19 - Lance Franklin
17 - Josh Kennedy
16 - Callum Sinclair
16 - Isaac Heeney
15 - Luke Parker
15 - Jake Lloyd

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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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