Report: Buddy magic sinks the Giants

The Sydney Swans have re-established themselves as a genuine premiership contender with a hard fought 16-point victory against the Giants on Saturday night. Two last quarter goals by the Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin, including a massive 70 metre bomb, was enough to see the Swans over the line. Trailing by 33 points early in the fourth quarter, the Giants kicked four goals in a ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans renew hostilities with cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney Giants on Saturday night, in Sydney Derby XIV. After posting significant wins in the opening round of the season, both Sydney teams found things more difficult in Round 2. The Giants struggled to overcome a dogged Collingwood outfit, both teams reeling from two serious injuries sustained in the opening quarter of their clash, ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans have received a significant boost ahead of Sydney Derby XIV, with Swans forward Sam Reid named in the side for the first time in season 2018. The 26-year-old has been sidelined with hamstring tightness since the first round of the season, and Swans coach John Longmire said that Reid would bring plenty to the clash. “It’s good to have him in ... Continue Reading »

Former Swan Tom Mitchell AFLCA Player of the Year Leader after Round 2

Former Sydney Swans midfielder Tom Mitchell put in a masterful display against Geelong on Monday to rocket to the top of the AFLCA Player of the Year Award leaderboard. The ball magnet racked up a record-breaking 54 disposals in the opening round win against Collingwood before collecting another 40 in the Hawks 1 point win against Geelong. Both coaches adjudged him best on ground, his ... Continue Reading »

Injury Update: Reid in Giants mix

The Sydney Swans have received a major boost ahead of their blockbuster Sydney Derby XIV against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night, with tall forward Sam Reid expected to be available. Reid hasn't played since the pre-season after being a late withdrawal in Round 1 with hamstring tightness. Speaking to HCF Injury Update, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that he expected Sam Reid ... Continue Reading »

AFL Goal of the Year Round 2 - Vote for Franklin

The AFL has selected its three nominations for Round two's goal of the week, including the monstrous 48m snap from Franklin in the final quarter against Port Adelaide. https://twitter.com/statsinsider/status/980368486986739712 With the Swans trailing by 3 goals early in the last, Franklin roved a contest in the Swans forward pocket and jammed it on his boot from 48 metres. The contact ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Season Preview: Can the Swans finally break the hoodoo?

The Sydney Swans last season climbed the NEAFL mountain for the second consecutive season, and just like they did in 2016, fell agonisingly short just before they reached the peak. Four grand finals in the last five season is an exceptional performance by any measure, but with no grand final wins to their name silverware continues to elude them. The Swans had one of their ... Continue Reading »

Can Lance Franklin beat Josh Kennedy to another Coleman Medal?

Lance Franklin was at his brilliant best in Round 1 when he put the West Coast Eagles defence to the sword, kicking eight goals in the Swans’ opening day victory in Perth. He terrorised young Eagles defender Tom Barrass, veteran Will Schofield and highly rated centre-half back Jeremy McGovern en-route to registering the highest number of Round 1 goals kicked this century. West Coast had ... Continue Reading »

SwansCast Episode 21 - No knee-jerk Monday's here

Good evening all, it's not quite a wonderful Swans week with Port Adelaide stealing the chocolates on Sunday night. The Easter bunny came for all and despite it visiting us on Sunday night, Port raided the nest and stole all the eggs. Franklin backed up his excellent Eagles performance with another bag of 4 and was arguably Sydney's best player, alongside Parker. The Swans dominated ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 2

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award. The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple. Last season we silently voted each week, and used them to forecast the Bob Skilton Medal count. We ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: We didn't take our chances

The Sydney Swans were left lamenting a error-riddled game, failing to capitalise on their first-half dominance before going down by 23-points at the SCG on Sunday night. Swans coach John Longmire fronted the press after the match and was frank about the teams' performance and where things went wrong. “We didn't use the ball well when we had possession of it,” Longmire said. “We thought ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Round 2, 2018

Well, that wasn't great viewing. First half looked pretty good and really should have been a lot further than 14 points in front. Then Port decided to throw Charlie Dixon in the ruck and all hell broke loose, the defence turned into a sieve and the once assured possession of the Swans looked like a wet soap in a communal bathroom. You can't expect to ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans their own worst enemy, downed by Port on a slippery night

The Sydney Swans have succumbed to successive home defeats to the Port Adelaide Power today, going down by 23 points at a packed SCG. An uncharacteristically error-riddled game from the Sydney Swans saw their half-time 14-point lead evaporate as the Power kicked 7-goals-to-2 in the third quarter. Port Adelaide thoroughly dominated the last quarter despite the Swans pulling the margin back to 4 points, running ... Continue Reading »

Swans watch: Stuart Dew turns the Suns around

Today the Suns put the Blues to the sword at Etihad Stadium, leading from start to finish, running out 34-point winners. Former Sydney Swans premiership assistant coach Stuart Dew took over the Gold Coast Suns in October last year, and has overseen a resurgent and rejuvenated Suns outfit. The Suns started the season with a 16-point win in deplorable conditions against North Melbourne in Cairns, ... Continue Reading »