Tag: Player Ratings

A 38-post collection

Player ratings: Buddy Franklin vs Carlton Blues, Round 23 2017

Image courtesy of Phil Hillyard There aren't many games these days when players single-handedly outscore their opponents. The last time Franklin went big, he kicked 13 goals against North Melbourne in his second last season for Hawthorn, with Anthony Hudson's famous catch-cry "thirteen! thirteen!" still ringing the ears of football fans. His 10 goal haul against Carlton was his 2nd biggest in his stellar career, ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 22 2017

Salty Crows, it tastes delicious after a match like that, kicking up a fuss over a debatable 50 metre penalty, although one could argue that the umpires were blatantly cheating for more than 3 quarters of the match. What a way to win the game. It's hard not to love this club, even when they stink it up, playing games like this. The sort of ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 21 2017

Another superb game from Luke Parker, ably assisted by sensational Franklin and a standout performance from stand-in skipper Rampe, lead the way for the Swans in their 104 point demolition effort of the hapless Dockers, or shall we call them, the Shockers. It was the biggest win for the Swans over the Dockers, eclipsing their 90 point win last season, with Fremantle narrowly avoiding their ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Round 20 2017

A superb game from Parker lead the Swans to their 5th victory from the last six games against the Cats, reigniting their chances of finishing top 4, while consigning the Cats to an emphatic defeat, with injuries and MRP troubles on their horizon. The Swans certainly weren't short for goal face contributors, with Papley, Hayward, Rohan and Reid smoking the Cats defenders, while Franklin played ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 19 2017

Well, let's crack on with it then. B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe HB: Callum Mills, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh C: Isaac Heeney, Josh P. Kennedy, Zak Jones HF: George Hewett, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley F: Will Hayward, Callum Sinclair, Kieren Jack FOL: Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery I/C: Jordan Foote, Dean Towers, Daniel Robinson, Nic Newman 40: Nick Smith 7Interesting game. ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints, Round 18 2017

Callum Sinclair's career best five goal haul was more than enough to sink a dogged, but not quite good enough St Kilda on Saturday night. The Swans lead the entire game and could have won by a far greater margin, had Sinclair and Franklin kicked straight. B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith HB: Jake Lloyd, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh C: Tom Papley, Josh P. ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney, Round 17 2017

Six wins in a row now and another convincing one to go in the collection. The Swans have beaten last years premiers, top 4 aspirant Richmond, Essendon, fellow top 8 aspirant Melbourne, the Suns and now 2nd place Giants. It's a giant killing run, six in a row, and the Swans have been equal to the task. At least the six wins in a row ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Round 16 2017

Five wins a row, eight from nine, and the Swans are back in the eight! It's been a tough run with some close calls, but we've played some very strong teams, especially those with finals aspirations. We've won five straight since the bye, beating St Kilda, Richmond, Essendon and Melbourne, all vying for top eight finishes, and last years' AFL darlings, the Throwdogs. I missed ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Round 15 2017

Another week, another win, I could get used to this. Four wins on the trot post-bye, almost unheard of for us Swans supporting folk. It wasn't a pretty match and it got hot in the kitchen for a while after Bugg laid out Mills. His career may well be over, unlikely to play again this season. B: Lewis Melican, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith HB: Zak ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Essendon, Round 14 2017

John Longmire must be watching re-runs of Escape from New York and Escape from LA the way the Swans have been finishing games the last two weeks. No room for error? No worries! Let's give our fans heart attacks every single week! Crikey. I don't really know what to say about that. If was a bit funny last week walking around after the match talking ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: Swans vs Richmond Tigers, Round 13 2017

Well, well, well. They've done it again and thankfully it was against us this time. All we needed to cap off that day was to get in front and have Lloyd kick a sealer again. The Swans best comeback win in the last 17 seasons was the best way to get over the Richmond hoodoo, with Rohan banging through the winner with 8 seconds left. ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Western Bulldogs Round 12, 2017

Well, a timely week off has been the panacea the Swans desperately needed, as they look to turn a poor start to the season around in their bid to play finals. Easily accounting for last years golden child, ably assisted by those in green, the Swans have moved up the ladder, boosted their percentage, and send a warning to the rest of the AFL - ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs Hawthorn, Round 10, 2017

Ground hog day all over again, Hawks seal the win with a late goal, while the Swans battle themselves, Hawks and the umpires, but ultimately fall short. Well, the first 60 minutes was like having teeth pulled without anaesthesia, and the final 5 minutes was like having your foot amputated with a rusty spoon. Lance Franklin wore number #67 and Dane Rampe #50 for the ... Continue Reading »

Player Ratings: vs North Melbourne, Round 8, 2017

What a superb way to the put the Swans season back on track with another resounding win. Even though the last two teams have been firmly entrenched in the bottom four, you've still got to win those matches. The Swans have done just that, and look like building form and momentum leading into the bye. Season is far from over for the boys in red ... Continue Reading »