Game Chat – Sydney v Gold Coast

Written by Thommo on June 29 2019

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”


    Sydney: James Rose, James Rowbottom, Ben Ronke, Colin O’Riordan
    Gold Coast: Anthony Miles, Brayden Fiorini, Corey Ellis, Darcy MacPherson


    1. 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!


  2. 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.


    1. 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?!


    1. 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.


  3. 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!


  4. 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


    1. Luke Parker and Jake Lloyd will have huge BEs next week for anyone who wants to pick either up in a couple of weeks!



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