The Swans have been one of many main disappointments this 12 months. Accidents have hit them laborious, notably to their key place ranks, however don’t absolutely clarify their drop down the ladder.
The Age’s Andrew Wu provides them a report card of 4/10, as they sit with simply 5 wins and 6 losses mid-way by the season, after coming into it as final 12 months’s grand finalists and with huge expectations.
Their woes began in spherical three when Tom McCartin, Paddy McCartin and Dane Rampe – their three finest tall defenders – had been injured in a sport they squandered a 16-point lead within the final time period. Solely Tom McCartin, since injured, has come again, whereas Paddy’s season is over, and presumably his profession, after one other concussion.
A sport out of the eight, the Swans stay within the finals hunt however must raise. They play virtually each crew round them on the ladder within the run dwelling, so their future remains to be of their fingers.