R11 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

As has been the way all season, the Swans came, they saw, and they conquered.

It may not have been as easy as they’d have liked this time around, but winning on the road is no joke, and the Swans have now won five games away from the SCG in 2024 – easily the best road record in the league.

The Dogs looked ‘on’ early in the game, and if we’re being honest, they copped the short end of the stick when it came to injuries, losing Anthony Scott before the game really got going (and it took a while to get going with pre-game ceremony delivering the longest, rambling welcome to country in history), Aaron Naughton to a knee injury, and Ed Richards to concussion.

The Swans, on the other hand, seemed to make it through unscathed AGAIN, with their stars putting on a bit of a show in the third quarter to set up their win. Chad Warner again staked his claim as the league’s most damaging midfielder, with a dominant goal-kicking display, whilst Errol Gulden and Logan McDonald got to work, as well.

Luke Beveridge attempted to shuffle the magnets, moving Bont to full forward and Riley Garcia into the middle to add more run, but the injuries, and a dubious fifty-metre penalty late in the game proved too much. Oh, and the Swans… they kind of proved a bit too much, as well.

Anyway, a heap to get through in this game. And I heard some Sydney fans during the week complaining they don’t get the love they deserve from the media. If you talk to those people, maybe mention they’re looking for love in all the wrong places.

Here’s The Mongrel’s Good, Bad, and Ugly.


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