HomeFootballInspired move has rejuvenated Swan Paddy McCartin in AA contention

Inspired move has rejuvenated Swan Paddy McCartin in AA contention

IT WAS almost exactly 12 months ago to the day that Paddy McCartin showed a glimpse of what was to come on a sunny Sunday morning at the Whitten Oval. 

In front of next to no one due to COVID-19 restrictions, McCartin made a statement in his first game back from the five-game suspension he copped for striking Aaron Black in the VFL earlier in the season.

Instead of playing in attack, the former Saint was played behind the ball, where he gathered 27 disposals, including 24 kicks, and hauled in 11 marks against Footscray before injuring his hamstring, while Logan McDonald went to work at the other end, kicking 4.3 from 14 grabs. 

The decision to move from his natural habitat inside 50 to the opposite end of the ground was the brainchild of Sydney coach John Longmire, who thought McCartin could find some confidence down back following so many concussions and the Swans…


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