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Swans' trio nominated for AFLPA MVP

Josh Kennedy, Lance Franklin and Luke Parker have been nominated for the 2017 AFL Players Association Most Valuable Player Award. On the back of an All Australian selection - his 3rd since moving to Sydney - and another Coleman medal, Franklin headlines the Swans' contingent to be voted most influential by their teammates. The trio are among 54 players from across the league who are ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Ruck duo expected to be available

Big news today from the Adelaide Crows with star midfielder Rory Sloane admitted to hospital with appendicitis. Sloane, 27, reported abdominal pain on Tuesday morning and and it was determined that surgery was needed to remove his appendix. Adelaide is hopeful that he'll be available for the qualifying final next Thursday evening. While there is precedent for players returning from surgery within a week, given ... Continue Reading »

Swan duo make the All Australian Squad despite Owen-Six

Two of the Swans' very best have made the provisional 40-man All Australian squad on Monday, with Adelaide dominating proceedings. Stalwarts Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin have been named in the squad, the only Swans to make it despite a stellar 16-game run starting round 7, losing twice to Hawthorn by six points. Fellow defenders Heath Grundy and Dane Rampe miss out, while forwards Rohan ... Continue Reading »

Grundy cleared by MRP for... ?

The Swans have today survived the MRP lotto, with key defender Heath Grundy cleared of who knows what this afternoon. An MRP preview video posted this morning, attempted to cast aspersions for a Grundy bump on the calamitous Casboult, who had turned into Heath without looking. Anyone with half-a-brain would have figured that this should have been left on the scrap heap, along with the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy certain to return, Newman in doubt

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy is almost certain to return to the fold this week, having completed his rehab work on a hamstring strain. His availability for the blockbuster clash against Adelaide on Friday night is a massive boost for the club, after missing games against Geelong and Fremantle. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley provided the latest injury update yesterday, and while the club ... Continue Reading »

Swans in the running for Stevie J

Retiring Steve Johnson has found himself somewhat in demand, fielding offers from the AFL and A-League for coaching positions once his playing career comes to an end. Having announced his retirement last Thursday, the former Geelong premiership star has been linked to a number of clubs, with the Swans the front-runners. Discussing the matter on Melbourne's Triple M on Saturday afternoon, Damien Barrett said that ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Naismith ruled out, Kennedy in doubt

Coach John Longmire confirmed today, ahead of Thursday's main training session, that ruck man Sam Naismith has been ruled out of Saturday's clash against Fremantle. Naismith continues to recover from a hip injury he suffered against Hawthorn in round 19, and sat out last Friday nights win against Geelong. Meanwhile, captain Josh Kennedy will be put through his paces today during the main session in ... Continue Reading »

Tackling an issue in the AFL? No way, says Kieren Jack

In the wake of recent suspensions to Patrick Dangerfield and Brodie Grundy, penalised for tackles that 20 years ago would have been deemed close to perfect, there's a growing concern in the greater AFL community that the crackdown on head impacts and concussions is having a detrimental effect on the toughness of the sport. The AFL has been unambiguous in their goal to reduce, or ... Continue Reading »

Swan champion Jarrad McVeigh's future in doubt

The Sydney Swans champion and former captain's future with the harbour side club is in doubt, coming out of contract at years' end. Despite great form and a considerable influence on the backline, especially their return to form after round 6, McVeigh has yet to sign an extension with the club. More recently Sporting News suggested the former captain could seek pastures anew, with an ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy in doubt for Fremantle clash

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy will be a wait-and-see prospect throughout the week, in his bid to prove his fitness ahead of the Fremantle clash on Saturday afternoon. Kennedy was a notable absentee from last weekend's win against the Cats, after the skipper suffered a mild hamstring strain in the first half against Hawthorn two weeks ago. With a full weekend's rest, the 29-year-old has ... Continue Reading »

Rocket's final mission to the Moon

Breaking news today from the Gold Coast with the all-too-expected news of former Swans grand final coach Rodney "Rocket" Eade copping the boot from the Suns. The one-time grand finalist coach of the Swans, transformed the defensive nature of the game with his "flood" game style, that was criticised and maligned for most of his tenure, yet was still able to guide Sydney into the ... Continue Reading »

Swing man Reid extends with the Swans for four more years

The Swans last night announced the contract extension of the elusive, in-demand swing man Sam Reid, signing on for another four years. It's fantastic news for the football club, who had to stave off interest from Collingwood, as well as the constant media circus surrounding the player in Victoria. Reid was due to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season, but ... Continue Reading »

Zippy Zak Jones signs on for two more years

In a huge boost for the Swans today, attacking defender Zak Jones put ink to paper, and signed on with the club for another two years. The exciting defender was the centre piece of the on-again, off-again pursuit from Melbourne, with the Jones family connection strong with this one. Various reports in the media suggested he was good as gone, with the latest rumour picking ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Key Swans in race against time

The Swans could welcome back a bevy of players for the Friday night clash agains the Cats at Skilled Stadium, with injuries to key players not as bad as first feared. Captain Josh Kennedy has been cleared of any serious injury and still remains in the frame to take on the Cats, with the Wednesday training session being pivotal. Speaking with HCF, Swans Head of ... Continue Reading »

MRP, Injury update ahead of Cats clash

The Swans have received a welcome boost, with star forward Lance Franklin escaping with a fine from the MRP for his clash with Luke Hodge in the first half against the Hawks on Friday night. He was charged with making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the face of Luke Hodge during the first quarter of Friday night's loss to the Hawks, and based on video ... Continue Reading »