Tag: Stats

A 13-post collection

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 »

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 »

Coaches vote captain Kennedy best for the Swans

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has been rated the best Swan afield in the Swans' last-gasp loss to the Roos in Round 7. Shaun Higgins and Mason Wood deservedly shared the votes for the Roos, with nine each for their match winning performances. Kennedy was a man on a mission for the Swans, dominating the midfield with a game-high 9 clearances, 10 inside 50s and ... Continue Reading »

Kennedy and Sinclair share the spoils

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy and ruckman Callum Sinclair shared the votes in the Swans' round 6 victory over the Geelong Cats. Kennedy was widely applauded for his emphatic return to form, with 13-disposals and six clearances in the final quarter. However, the win wasn't all on the shoulders of Kennedy, with Sinclair recovering from a mid-game slump to dominate the last quarter, collecting five ... Continue Reading »

Zak Jones pulls the votes

Zak Jones was the lone Swan to poll AFLCA votes after Friday nights’ 10-point loss to the Adelaide Crows at the SCG. The Swans chased the game for most of the night, reducing the margin to two points before a spirited fightback by the Adelaide Crows put the match out of reach. While Heeney was arguably the best for the Swans, the coaches sided with ... Continue Reading »

The Stats File: Kings of Sydney

Saturday night at the SCG saw another fierce instalment of the brewing cross-town rivalry between the two Sydney-based teams. The Swans sought redemption for their poor second half performance against Port Adelaide the week before, while the Giants were out to prove that they’re the real deal in 2018, a force to be reckoned with. The Swans received a significant boost pre-match with Sam ... Continue Reading »

Callum Sinclair the coaches delight

Callum Sinclair was in fine form for the Sydney Swans on Saturday night, dominating the ruck in a near best afield performance, picking up the lions share of the AFLCA coaches votes. He bounced back from a disappointing performance against Port Adelaide in round 2 with a rucking masterclass, dominating both Rory Lobb and Jonathon Patton. Hardly a ball magnet, he racked up 45 hit ... Continue Reading »

Former Swan Tom Mitchell AFLCA Player of the Year Leader after Round 2

Former Sydney Swans midfielder Tom Mitchell put in a masterful display against Geelong on Monday to rocket to the top of the AFLCA Player of the Year Award leaderboard. The ball magnet racked up a record-breaking 54 disposals in the opening round win against Collingwood before collecting another 40 in the Hawks 1 point win against Geelong. Both coaches adjudged him best on ground, his ... Continue Reading »

Lance Franklin, joint AFLCA Player of the Year Leader after Round 1

Sydney Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin is the joint leader in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award after Round 1. Polling a perfect 10 with his dominant performance against West Coast on Sunday night, he finished as the second highest AFL Fantasy ranked player of the round behind former-Swan-turned-Hawk ball magnet, Tom Mitchell. Franklin's stellar game was in fact so good, that his ... Continue Reading »

Captain Kennedy once again leading the Gary Ayres Finals MVP

Swans Captain Josh Kennedy put in another masterclass on Saturday afternoon as he lead the Swans to victory in emphatic fashion. A proven finals player and reigning MVP from the inaugural 2016 season, Kennedy was one of two players to poll maximum votes from the weekend, giving him an early lead in the award. The player not only caught the coaches eyes, but those of ... Continue Reading »