AFL Hall of Famer Matthew Lloyd believes it is an “end of an era” at Sydney, saying they will not make the finals for the first time since 2009.
Speaking on AFL.com.au’s Access All Areas, the Essendon champion said “they’ve lost all areas of strength.”
“They don’t put pressure on anymore,” and “their midfield’s not strong,” Lloyd said.
Lloyd also suggested that time may be up for some Swans veterans as the club looks to move forward.
Names such as Kieran Jack, Heath Grundy and Jarrad McVeigh were potential candidates to be moved on.
“They’ll make some hard calls,” Lloyd said.
Sydney currently sits 9th on the AFL Ladder with games against top eight sides Collingwood, Melbourne, GWS and Hawthorn left for them in 2018.
Lloyd claimed “they’ll go in as underdogs in every game.”