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Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

It's not all doom and gloom. Well, let's look at the first half in isolation, or the first quarter rather - 4.9 (33). It was madness. They had 5 behinds in the first five minutes and the lads couldn't even get their hands on it. The trend continued throughout the first half, Parker, Hannebery, Kennedy, Heeney and co all well down on their usual ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

The Sydney Swans return to Friday night football at the SCG for the first time this season, welcoming last years’ grand finalists, the Adelaide Crows. There is little doubt the Crows will be itching to kick things off against the Swans, given their shock loss at home to the Pies last weekend, but with an ever-growing injury list, including Rory Sloane, it is going to ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

The Sydney Swans have made two changes ahead of their blockbuster Friday night clash against the Adelaide Crows at the SCG. Forward Gary Rohan and defender Harry Marsh return to the side that defeated the Western Bulldogs in round 4, with Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman making way. The speedster forward missed last week's win against the Bulldogsm to be by the side of his ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: We need to be mindful of his education

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire is confident that his unconventional forward line setup can get the job done against Adelaide at the SCG on Friday night. Aliir Aliir returned to the senior side for the first time since round 4 last season, playing the second-tall forward role, occasionally pinch hitting in the ruck and in defence. While the Swans overcame the Bulldogs in a thrilling ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: We found a way to win

The Swans on Saturday afternoon turned around a dreadful first half into a thrilling 7-point win over the rallying Bulldogs. Fresh of two successive beltings, the Bulldogs returned to form against the Bombers in round 3, and pushed the Swans all the way in round 4. Their possession machine was unstoppable early on, and they capitalized on the Swans mistakes, racing to a 22-point lead ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Swans staved off a rampaging young Bulldogs team, with ducking McLean at his ducking best, Bontompelli protected by the umpires, and Matt Stevic. Turnovers in the first half didn't help, playing dreadful football for the first 40 minutes, but they got down and dirty, and ground their way back into the match. An unanswered 6-goal run was the difference in the end, with Towers ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Swans return to Etihad Stadium for the first time since Round 9 last year, taking on the 2016 premiers the Western Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. The last time these teams met at Etihad was in Round 2 last season, when the Bulldogs unfurled their 2016 AFL premiership flag and celebrated with a 23-point win over the Swans. Since then, the fortunes between the teams ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Sydney Swans have rung in the changes ahead of their round 4 clash against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Etihad Stadium. The Swans have made three changes to the side that beat the Giants in round 3, with Aliir Aliir, fit-again speedster Zak Jones and Nic Newman returning to the side. Defender Aliir Aliir is set to make his first appearance since ... Continue Reading »

Callum Sinclair the coaches delight

Callum Sinclair was in fine form for the Sydney Swans on Saturday night, dominating the ruck in a near best afield performance, picking up the lions share of the AFLCA coaches votes. He bounced back from a disappointing performance against Port Adelaide in round 2 with a rucking masterclass, dominating both Rory Lobb and Jonathon Patton. Hardly a ball magnet, he racked up 45 hit ... Continue Reading »

AFL Goal of the Year Round 3 - Vote for Franklin, again

For the third time in as many weeks, a Sydney Swans player has been nominated for the AFL Goal of the Week award. The AFL has selected its three nominations for Round three's goal of the week, including the game winning bomb by Lance Franklin against Greater Western Sydney. https://twitter.com/AFL/status/982589201718829056 Lance Franklin's amazing goal with just 5 minutes remaining was ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: Swans can share the load

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire insists his side isn't too reliant on superstar forward Lance Franklin, and he was happy to see a spread of goal kickers in the Swans 16-point win over the Giants in Sydney Derby XIV. Behind by 33 points early in the last quarter, the Giants kicked four unanswered goals to trail by just 10 points with six minutes remaining. Franklin ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

That was a cracking way to get back on the winners sheet. Not so much the way we let them back into the match in the last quarter, but easily the 3 and half quarters up until that point. Sam Reid kicks that goal in the last, it's all over red rover. But perhaps it wouldn't have provided Buddy his platform to do what he ... 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 »

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 »

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 »