Player of the Year - Round 7, 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 7 saw the Lions finally bread a decade-long drought against the Swans, beating them for the first time since Round 22, 2019.

Brisbane opened the game with an early 28-point lead, but surrendered it late in the second quarter, with the Swans leading by as much as 4 points.

As the players broke for half-time, the skies opened up, turning the match into full-blown wet weather football.

The Lions adjusted better and were far more clinical in the conditions, but couldn't convert from their supreme statistical supremacy.

The Swans were efficient all night with their forward forays, kicking goals from 30 percent of their entries, well above their season average of 21.6 percent.

Tom Papley was superb for the Swans in the forward line, booting 4.3, and perhaps could have made more of his opportunities.

George Hewett was dominant in the clinches, finished with 24 contested possessions, while captain Josh Kennedy proved he's still the Swans No. 1 extractor with 9 clearances and 9 tackles.

VOTES ROUND 7
5 - George Hewett
4 - Tom Papley
3 - Josh Kennedy
2 - Aliir Aliir
1 - Luke Parker

https://twitter.com/theswansblog/status/1124706491884195840

LEADERBOARD
16 - Josh Kennedy
9 - Oliver Florent
8 - Isaac Heeney
8 - Zak Jones
8 - Aliir Aliir

Like what you’re getting? Want more Swans Blog, and the chance to have your input into our site and what we create? We have additional content weekly on our Patreon Service. This is your avenue, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and get more content like this.

If you'd like to support us, you can head over to our Red Bubble Swans Blog Shop, and purchase one of our hideously overpriced mugs, stickers or notebooks. Help keep The Swans Blog alive.

dismiss x

Since you're here...

... we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading The Swans Blog than ever, but we don't accept advertising, and don't want to do so in the future. Unlike many other news and media organisations, fan forums and fan media, we haven't put up a paywall, or displayed ads - we want to keep our content as open as possible.

The Swans Blog is an independent fan blog and community platform. Our content takes a lot of time and hard work to produce. We do it because we love what we do and we believe our perspective matters - because it may be your perspective too.

If everyone who reads our blog, who likes it, is supporting it, our future would be much more secure.

Make a one-off contribution →

Want instant access to the latest blog and news content from The Swans Blog?
Download our Android App from Google Play today.

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

Melbourne, Australia http://theswansblog.com

Subscribe to The Swans Blog

Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.

or subscribe via RSS with Feedly!