#44   Sydney Swans

Age: 25yr 6mth Games: 93 Born: Sep 20, 2020
Height: 180cm Weight: 77kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Underrated mover across half back and can also go into midfield. Steady as usual throughout pre-season campaign.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Won a share of the sherrin but in terms of impact it didn't translate. One inside-50 tells a tale of his night. 5
2 WB Led Swans with 34 disposals in a solid effort highlighted by five inside-50s and nine contested possessions. 7
3 Coll Again at the pointy end of team’s top disposal winners with 33. Impact given number is questionable. One inside-50. 6
4 WCE Big ball winner in the first half but has to start using the ball better. Nice final term goal though. 6
5 GWS Playing in defence is still new territory, but won a lot of the ball. 6
6 Carl Team-high 32 disposlas but how many after playing on from a kick-in? Handy but stats maybe overstate impact. 6
7 Bris Mopped up well at half back and through midfield – mostly on the outside. Okay without starring. 6
8 NM Continue his good form as a strong ball-winner and worked hard all night with 28 possessions. 7
9 StK Has been a revelation this year. Always composed under pressure when using the ball. 8
10 Haw Off in opening exchanges with a head knock. Played on further part. 1
11   Bye.  
12 WB In difficult conditions he used footy well (25 of 31 possessions hit target) and played role asked of him to a tee. One goal. 7
13 Rich Rotated through a number of opponents. Grabbed usual tally of stat (25) and defended when he had to. Steady without starring. 6
14 Ess A lot of the footy at half back again – 30 possessions –  and used the ball quite well. 7
15 Melb Got a lot of the ball down back as usual, but had a few moments he’d like back. Okay overall. 6
16 GCS Game high 30 disposals, was sensational in defence. 8
17 GWS GWS put a defensive tag on the ball magnet, and despite reducing him to 21 touches he was a solid contributor. 6
18 StK Unobtrusive game and stats gave indication of more influence than he actually had. 5
19   Hip.  
20 Geel Mid-sized defender steadily set about grabbing 20 possessions, three inside-50s and three tackles. 6
21 Frem Never stopped running. Was always involved when the Swans were transitioning from defence. 6
22 Adel Another Swans midfielder not given the respect he deserves, great midfield game. 7
23 Carl Had Lamb for company. Not as prominent as usual but still collected 22 disposals and used it well. 6
EF Ess Underrated half back just kept running to receive and defending when he was forced to – which wasn’t often. 8
SF Geel Like that ex-girlfriend you like but don’t love. Does enough without getting the juices seriously flowing; 20 disposals. 5

2016 Season

1 Coll Brought his own footy in the first half and ended with a career-high 35 possessions. 8
2 Carl Growing by the game. Runs hard, is elusive and clever and uses the pill well. 6
3 GWS Gave the Swans’ forwards plenty of supply with five inside-50s. 6
4 Adel Five inside-50s, but caught napping with Betts is loitering. 6
5 WCE Couldn’t hold Gaff when on him and was better in freed up role. 5
6 Bris Serviceable on a wing and won the battle with Bewick. 6
7 Ess Continues to find the footy and ran hard both ways. 5
8 Rich Worked up and down ground to play a steady role. Sydney’s second biggest possession winner. 6
9 Haw Wingman pitted against Hartung. Won his share of the ball but the Hawk was busy. 5
10 NM Big numbers at half back but hit and miss at times with distribution. 7
11 GCS Good at the stoppages and booted a goal. 5
12 GWS Ball use substandard at times, but still respectable in the midfield. 5
13 Melb Played his part but not a major factor overall. Tweaked ankle in final term. 4
15 WB Did a lot of hard work and had a handy evening. 5
16 Geel Got under guard to be a handy performer. Five inside-50s and a nice goal. 6
17 Haw Spot might be in danger. Seven effective touches. 3
18 Carl Looked at ease in defence with nine rebound-50s and made the right decisions by foot. 7
19 Frem Good job until he got knocked out late. 6
20 Port Continues to grow into a fine, consistent performer on the outside. 7
21 StK Racked up a heap of touches and nipped across to cut off attacks 6
22 NM Used the ball very well out of back half. Seven rebounds, one goal. 6
23 Rich Never out of the game across half back. Took a game-high 12 marks. 7
QF GWS Mopped up well across half back and used ball smartly on most occasions. 7
SF Adel Had 27 touches rotating between half back and through midfield. 7
PF Geel Very busy first quarter and good ball getter. Finished on strongly. 6
GF WB Started well but drifted out of the game somewhat. Ball use was good. 6

2015 Season

1 Ess Added some valuable spark and run when he came on in third quarter. 3
2 Port Pushed forward for an important goal in the third term. 6
3 GWS Another of the young Swans who gets under the guard. Used the footy brilliantly. 7
4 Frem Just kept working. One of Sydney’s best. Kicked a goal too. 7
5 WB Efficiency and effectiveness down but work-rate first class – nine tackles. 5
6 Melb Provided some drive without being a huge factor for the team. 5
7 Geel Huge first half (15 disposals) he copped an injury in third and subbed out 5
8 Haw Effectiveness down and many of his disposals failed to hurt Hawks. 4
9   Senior emergency.  
10 GCS Missed a couple of opportunities early but kept bobbing up. 5
11 NM Didn’t get into the game to any great degree from a variety of positions. 4
13 Rich Battled on gamely in midfield rotation. Solid night. 6
14 Port Great first half (16 disp) and again late found some important ball. 7
15 Bris Heavy hit by Merrett in opening minutes but responded well. Underrated. 6
16 Haw Powerless to halt the Hawks. Two inside-50s and two clearances not enough. 3
17 WCE Won a lot of the ball at half back but lacked penetration to hurt Eagles. 6
18 Adel Good game by the hard working journeyman. 5
19 Geel Nine disposals in first term then battled. Seven inside-50s and three tackles. 6
20 Coll Sub came on at half time and got involved. 3
21 GWS Steady enough with 20 possessions in midfield rotation. 6
22   Senior emergency.  
23 GCS Got under guard for 20 disposals. Nothing flash but gets the job done. 6
QF Frem Got a bit of the ball but not hugely damaging. One inside-50 tells a tale. 5
SF NM Flitted in and out but not hugely damaging. Four inside-50s but no goals. 5

2014 Season

1 PM Didn’t have as big of an impact in the middle as he did last year.
2 NEAFL Worked hard on the inside and was important.
3 NEAFL Excellent second term, which helped bring Swans back into game.
4 NEAFL Classy effort in midfield with big numbers.
5 Frem Brought on as a late sub, had two inside 50s and nearly a goal on debut. 4
6 Melb Came to life in third term when opposed to Watts. 4
7 Bris Even four quarter effort. 7
8 Haw Sub. Thrown in late third term but had no burst about his game. 1
9 Ess Smart effort from the youngster who is continuing to cement his place in the team. 6
11 Geel Great goal just before half time a highlight of his night. Shows some class. 6
12 GCS Sub. On late and kicked a goal. 2
13 Port Stepped up to play a greater role rotating through midfield. 6
14 Rich Hardly sighted. 2
15 GWS The no-fuss midfielder again played his role, including five inside 50s. 5
16 WCE Played his role and drove the ball forward on a day where yards were important. 5
17 Carl Twelve consecutive games since debut is an outstanding achievement. 5
18 Haw Did some nice things but wasn’t able to have a big impact. 5
19 Ess Sub. Eight touches in final term after being subbed on. 2
20 Port Started as the sub, came on in the last term and pushed forward for a goal. 4
21 StK Had a big second quarter and also notable for tackling. 7
22 WB Got out on the outside a lot to continue his good run. 6
23 Rich Boasting so much poise and skill, used the ball at 90 per cent. 6
QF Frem One of the highlights. His finals debut showed his talent. Clean with the ball. 7
PF NM Doesn’t get plaudits but played a role. Six touches in first term a highlight. 6
GF Haw Overawed by occasion and struggled before being subbed out in third term. 2

2013 Season

1 NEAFL Played up forward and did a few nice things.
2 NEAFL Beat Horsley in a defensive run with role.
3 NEAFL Used the ball brilliantly from a flank. Nice effort.
4 NEAFL Seemed to always be in open space and was precise by foot.
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL Drifted in and out but had some good patches.
7 NEAFL Provided outstanding drive from defence. One of the best.
8 NEAFL Among the better performers in 20 goal win.
9 NEAFL Linked up well through the middle and gave some run.
10 NEAFL Drifted in and out of the game. Fair.
11 NEAFL One of the Swans most consistent performers against the Suns.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Worked tirelessly in an undermanned midfield.
14 NEAFL Battled on well against the tide. Showed good signs.
15 NEAFL Swans best in big win over Eastlake. In good form.
16 NEAFL Did well until a heavy knock in a marking contest ended his day.
17   Concussion.  
18 NEAFL Bye.
19 NEAFL Strong all day in the middle of the park for the Swans.
20 NEAFL Enjoyed a good battle with Tyson in midfield.
21 NEAFL Worked hard in midfield to help gain the ascendency. Two goals.
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 NEAFL Good effort in midfield. Won plenty of ball and used it well.
SF VFL Among the Swans best in NEAFL GF win over Belconnen.