Where and when: SCG, Saturday June 29, 4.35pm AEST
What it means for Sydney: With four wins from their past six matches the Swans are incredibly still in the finals race, but they must be just about perfect for the rest of the year. They’ll also be keen for some revenge after being embarrassed by Gold Coast at home last season.
What it means for Gold Coast: After nine losses in a row the Suns desperately need a win to give them a boost for the rest of the season. They caused the upset of the year at the SCG 12 months ago so it’s not out of the question.
The stat: After dominating the opening term and booting 6.4 in round 18 last season, the Swans kicked 2.12 for the rest of the match as they were overrun by Gold Coast. The Suns kicked 11.11 to win by 24 points.
The match-up: Tom Papley v Lachie Weller
Both players are in fantastic form with Papley leading the Swans’ goalkicking with 23 majors this season, and Weller providing the Suns with dash off half-back. Papley is Sydney’s barometer inside 50 with his speed but Weller is just as damaging with his pace and ball use, so it should be a fantastic battle.
It’s a big week for: Sam Reid
With superstar Lance Franklin missing again with injury, Reid is the man who must provide the Swans with a target deep inside 50. He’s had a quiet couple of weeks but there’s no better time to stand up and show the way for his young teammates with Franklin out.
Big call: Recruit Daniel Menzel is still trying to find his form but the former Geelong forward will have a breakout game as a Swan and boot six goals for the first time in his career.
Thommo’s Tip: Sydney by 20 points.
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27 thoughts on “Game Chat – Sydney v Gold Coast”
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Sydney: James Rose, James Rowbottom, Ben Ronke, Colin O’Riordan
Gold Coast: Anthony Miles, Brayden Fiorini, Corey Ellis, Darcy MacPherson
Dislocated shoulder in the 1st contest
Ouch. That’s gonna make it a contest.
He’s back out. Fair play to ‘im
And he’s gone again.
Lloyd not giving a sh*t today.
Seems not. But I wasn’t expecting a huge one. Premo DEFs don’t tend to score well against the Suns. Dunno why but it’s a fact!
A wonderful thing if Lloyd stays low……r17 in for Duursma in my plans.
Not related to the game but anyway
T/U Captain Grundy
T/D Captain Gawn
Goldy monstering grundy would add to an already good r15
A wonderful thing is Brad SCHEER and is fine impression of Björn Borg 🙂
Lloyd come on move it
hes doing just fine
Heeney and Lloyd, get it together!
just Heeney will be fine
Heeney, although it seems injury affected, is probably most disappointing premo type this season .
Stuck by him all year, stuck with him all season i guess.
Ditto. All four midpricers were better decisions than starting him over Kelly.
Williams and Moore – still have them both
Libba & BSmith – overdelivered.
He has underwhelmed by some distance, but you have to think what might’ve been if it hasn’t been for THAT ankle injury in the JLT?!
Perhaps we should have given him a nudge earlier as , seems to be coming good today.
What is happening to Llyod?
Using Rampe. Has been spending more time up the ground. He tends to go big later on (4th Qtr). Shame it’s not a tighter contest.
Heeney and Lloyd?
If their scores were the other way around I’d be tempted to dump Heeney! Alas, you can forgive the Bondi seagull one bad game!
Sydney Swans: 14.9.93
Josh P. Kennedy 125
George Hewett 122
Jordan Dawson 121
Isaac Heeney 117
Luke Parker 106
Dane Rampe 103
Callum Mills 97
Zak Jones 87
Sam Reid 87
Tom Papley 84
Aliir Aliir 76
Nick Blakey 74
Will Hayward 71
James Rowbottom 70
Colin O’Riordan 66
Lewis Melican 63
Ben Ronke 62
Jake Lloyd 61
Oliver Florent 58
James Rose 57
Tom McCartin 43
Callum Sinclair 20
Gold Coast Suns: 7.9.51
Anthony Miles 118
Jarrod Witts 110
Darcy MacPherson 96
Will Brodie 90
Jack Lukosius 88
David Swallow 85
Brayden Fiorini 84
Jesse Joyce 83
Lachlan Weller 82
Peter Wright 77
Corey Ellis 73
Pearce Hanley 66
Jarrod Harbrow 66
Sam Day 65
Touk Miller 62
Charlie Ballard 58
Jack Martin 53
Alex Sexton* 45
Brad Scheer 43
Jack Hombsch 31
Ben King 29
Wil Powell 25
Luke Parker and Jake Lloyd will have huge BEs next week for anyone who wants to pick either up in a couple of weeks!
I am looking at Lloyd in 2 weeks, unless Whitfield is back next week.