Player of the Year - Round 11

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 11 saw the Swans take on their Round 6 nemesis from 2017, the 18th-placed Carlton Blues.

Just like both matches last year, the Swans intensity was nowhere to be seen in the first half, while Carlton seemingly had the ball on the string.

Carlton held a one-point lead at half-time, but a half-time tongue lashing from the Swans’ senior coach John Longmire, stung the Swans into action.

Five unanswered goals, on the back of terrific work by Luke Parker, Oliver Florent and Callum Sinclair, was enough to see off the dogged Blues.

Oliver Florent’s second half was the best of his fledgling career, racking up 13 possessions after a quiet second quarter, to finish with 20 for the match.

Midfielder Isaac Heeney was awarded the Goodes-O’Loughlin medal for the Marn Grook best on ground, kicking 2.3 and finishing with 23 possessions – 7 contested.

Heeney’s pressure was up all night, but despite his 8 score assists and 27 pressure acts, Callum Sinclair was the rock the Swans needed.

Luke Parker was superb for the Swans all night in the midfield, kicking 2.1 from 21 disposals, 11 of them contested, while collecting 6 clearances.

Fellow midfielder George Hewett shut Patrick Cripps out of the game. He had absolutely no impact, arguably affected by a pre-existing injury.

Despite that, Hewett dominated him in the clinches, finished with 21 possessions, 12 contested, to Cripps' 17.

VOTES ROUND 11
5 - Callum Sinclair
4 - George Hewett
3 - Luke Parker
2 - Isaac Heeney
1 - Oliver Florent

https://twitter.com/theswansblog/status/1002715462247936000

LEADERBOARD
21 - Callum Sinclair
19 - Lance Franklin
18 - Isaac Heeney
18 - Luke Parker
17 - Josh Kennedy

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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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