Player of the Year - Round 5, 2019

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 5 saw the Swans notch up their second-consecutive loss against the Richmond Tigers at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

Hounded all night by Richmond's relentless pressure, the young and inexperienced Swans regularly coughed up the ball.

Richmond's immense pressure was so great, they scored 81 of their 89 points from turnovers, laying 22 forward-50 tackles.

Rising midfielder Oliver Florent was a class above for the Swans, finishing the match with 31 disposals, 547 metres gained and 6 inside 50s.

One of the few players to retain their position despite the Swans disappointing run of form, Jordan Dawson finally repaid the faith the Swans showed him.

31 disposals and 11 marks, his ability to connect the defence with the midfield was telling, a feature the Swans have sorely missed with Jarrad McVeigh out of the side.

Dane Rampe was one of the few winners for the Swans, conceding a handful of goals, but doing his absolute best to prevent a massive bag.

Lance Franklin was the sole forward for the Swans, booting 4 goals and moving into outright seventh on the all time AFL/VFL goalkicking list.

5 - Oliver Florent
4 - Jordan Dawson
3 - Dane Rampe
2 - Lance Franklin
1 - Tom Papley

9 - Oliver Florent
9 - Josh Kennedy
8 - Isaac Heeney
6 - Callum Sinclair
6 - Aliir Aliir

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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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