Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 09 math will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Friday 29 May 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
All eyes on Carlton who will look to respond after sacking Mick Malthouse. It will be a tough ask against the rampaging Swans but teams with new coaches have provided upsets before.
Don’t expect too many changes from a Sydney team which beat the Hawks. Craig Bird, Dean Towers, Dan Robinson and Sam Naismith continue to push for selection. For the Blues, Lachie Henderson, Michael Jamison, Andrew Walker, Matthew Watson, Nick Graham, Kristian Jaksch are all in line to return.
The Swans are third on the ladder with six wins and two losses having beaten the Demons, Cats and Hawks in the last three weeks. They rank 10th for points scored but are second for least points conceded this season. They’re third in the league for tackles and fourth for disposals. The much maligned Blues are last on the ladder with a solitary win over St Kilda and rank last for points conceded and 16th in points scored.
This will be the 222nd game between the two sides with Carlton and Sydney with the Blues leading 127-88 with six draws. Sydney has won the past four in a row vs Carlton. Since 2010, the Swans are 6-2 (5-3 at the line) vs Carlton. Carlton is 4-7 (3-8 against the line) when playing interstate since 2013. Sydney is 22-5-1 (17-11) against the line at the SCG since the start of 2012, including 8-2 (5-5 against the line) since last year. The Blues were 1-8 (but 5-4 against the line) on Friday night’s under Mick Malthouse. The Swans are 8-4 (7-5 against the line) on Thursday/Friday nights in the last two seasons. Buddy Franklin has kicked 37 goals in his last seven games against the Blues. Clubs are 3-4 (4-3 against the line) the game after they have sacked their coach since 2010.
This line is massive, there’s no doubt about that but Carlton just have not raised a gallop all season and though a new coach should result in a better one-on-one effort, they simply do not have the cattle to match the Swans. After a goal-less game against the Hawks, expect Buddy to come out firing against a Carlton side that he traditionally dominates. The Blues average just 73-points per game and against a stingy Sydney defence, expect them to struggle to score again.
B: R.Shaw, T.Richards, N.Smith
HB: J.Laidler, H.Grundy, D.Rampe
C: L.Jetta, JP.Kennedy, D.Hannebery
HF: J.McVeigh, L.Franklin, B.McGlynn
F: A.Goodes, K.Tippett, S.Reid
Foll: M.Pyke, L.Parker, K.Jack
Inter: G.Rohan, H.Cunningham, D.Robinson, T.Mitchell
Emer: J.Lloyd, B.Jack, S.Naismith
New: Dan Robinson (Mosman Swans JFC)
B: S.Rowe, S.White, Z.Tuohy
HB: D.Armfield, C.Yarran, K.Simpson
C: E.Curnow, A.Carrazzo, L.Henderson
HF: D.Thomas, A.Walker, A.Everitt
F: T.Menzel, L.Casboult, L.Jones
Foll: C.Wood, T.Bell, P.Cripps
Inter: N.Graham, D.Buckley, S.Docherty, J.Tutt
Emer: M.Dick, N.Holman, D.Ellard
In: A.Carrazzo, A.Walker, L.Henderson, N.Graham
Out: M.Murphy (calf), B.Gibbs (back), C.Judd (knee), R.Warnock (hip)