Tag: Players

A 211-post collection

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 23, 2018

Well, that wasn't the way we wanted to finish the season off. Nothing quite like turning a 24-point lead midway through the second quarter into a 9-point loss, especially against that mob. All credit to them, they played better for longer and deserved the win. Our lack of experience and abundance of youth stood up, but it was telling on the night just how much ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants, Round 22, 2018

What a way for the Swans' to win their third straight match against the Giants, their 11th from 15 attempts and temporarily propel themselves back into the top four. We've said for the last fortnight, one week at a time - 3 matches, 3 wins, then 2 matches, 2 wins, and now just 1 win remains. Who would have thought three weeks ago, the Swans ... Continue Reading »

Heeney's screamer just about a lock for Mark of the Year

With just two weeks of football remaining, it's going to take a serious effort to knock down Isaac Heeney for the Woolworth's Mark of the Year award. Isaac Heeney's incredible mark over Melbourne's forward Jesse Hogan, was voted by the crowd as Round 21's nomination for the mark of the year, more than 45 percent ahead of Callum Ah Chee. With more than 65 percent ... Continue Reading »

Match winner Heeney takes the Coaches chocolates

With the match on the line, 22-year-old Isaac Heeney was an inspired move to full back, giving new meaning to the Swans’ undersized defence. After Alex Johnson tragically left the field late in the first quarter, and Nick Smith off after quarter time with a hamstring injury, Isaac Heeney's last quarter helped the Swans hang on for a crucial win. He capped off an incredible ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Round 21, 2018

A win doesn't get any more emotional than that. It's not like the Swans needed the rod they got, but they made the most of it. The Demons haven't beaten a top-9 team all year, but looked on track to break that record against the Swans. Consecutive 6-goal quarters by the Swans put an end to the Demons' hopes, despite a spirited comeback in the ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies, Round 20, 2018

I said before the match that I don’t care if the Swans win by a point, because I’ll take any win at this point. I wish I would stop saying silly things like that, like the time I predicted Geelong would beat Hawthorn after the siren with a Tom Hawkins goal. I’d love to say I brought that “winning feeling” back with ... Continue Reading »

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 ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

Well, that was frustrating to watch. Against the worst team in the league, Sydney did their best to get out of their way in the first half. We got the win in the end, just 30 points, but the result leaves more questions than answers, especially why Jack Silvagni and Liam Jones were made to look elite. Importantly, no injuries and the four points. So ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Dawson, Johnson, set for NEAFL action, setback for Melican

The Sydney Swans announced today that longtime favourite Swan defender, Alex Johnson, is set to make his return to senior football on Saturday afternoon against Sydney University at the SCG. The injury-plagued defender had been battling on-going groin and hip issues throughout the pre-season, going under the knife in February for surgery. Johnson, 25, has not played a senior game in more than five years, ... Continue Reading »

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 ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Swans are back in the top four for the second time this season and will finish the round in the top four for the first time since Round 23, 2016. That’s a bloody long time! It would be a lie, complete fabrication of truth, if I were to tell you the game was a free-flowing, open game, full of verve, skill and flamboyant ... Continue Reading »

AFLCA: Lloyd, McVeigh, best in show

Sydney Swans former rookie Jake Lloyd, and veteran Jarrad McVeigh, put on a masterclass of football in Sydney’s 59-point Round 9 demolition of Fremantle at the SCG on Saturday night. The Swans collected all 30 AFLCA coaches votes, with Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Dane Rampe and captain Josh Kennedy getting in on the action, while Jake Lloyd and Jarrad McVeigh picked up ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 9

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 9 saw the Swans dominate from the first bounce at the SCG against the Fremantle Dockers, running ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

The Swans are back in the green at their home ground, the SCG. After several close losses – 10 points to Adelaide and 2 points to North, the Swans followed up their terrific away win against the Hawks with a flogging of the Dockers. Fremantle were terrific in the first quarter, brilliantly lead by Fyfe and Neale, with Sinclair and Sandilands having almost no impact at ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Still no Buddy, but Hanners is in contention

The Sydney Swans announced on Monday morning ahead of training, that superstar forward Lance Franklin would miss the upcoming Round 9 match against Fremantle on Saturday night. His bruised heel continues to be a worry for player and club, having failed to recover in time for the Hawks match, and reported to have suffered a setback at training. "We probably suspected it after we gave ... Continue Reading »