Tag: Contracts

A 35-post collection

Alex Johnson on the outer, joined by Sam Fisher

Today the Sydney Swans announced two more list changes to their side ahead of the 2018 season. Premiership player Alex Johnson has been informed that he will not be offered a senior contract for 2018, but could still be drafted by the Sydney Swans in the Rookie Draft. The Swans recruited the defender with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft, making his debut in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans late flurry shores up picks for 2018

The Sydney Swans have finally entered the 2018 trade merry-go-round, trading rising Category B Rookie Sam Murray to Collingwood, with future picks exchanged. https://twitter.com/aflratings/status/920809239378927623 Will full knowledge that landing Nick Blakey in 2018 may well be mission impossible without improved 2018 picks, the Swans agreed terms with Collingwood last night. The Swans have parted ways with Sam Murray, their 2017 ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans coaching shuffle still beating strong

West Coast champion Dean Cox has some big shoes to fill when he takes over the ruck coaching duties at the Sydney Swans this week. Stephen Taubert, a larger than life figure, with a distinguished playing career, returned to the Sydney Swans in 1999 to take up a part-time specialist ruck coaching role. After 18 years in the role, working with some of the competition's ... Continue Reading »

Eagle Dean Cox the latest to swap feathers?

The Sydney Swans are undergoing somewhat of a coaching shake up this off-season, and with news Dean Cox is in town, it could get even bigger. The Swans have already farewelled stalwarts Stuart Dew (Gold Coast Suns), Josh Francou (Adelaide) and Henry Playfair (St Kilda), welcoming Steve Johnson, Tadhg Kennelly and recently retired defender Jeremy Laidler into the coaching mix. While Laidler and Kennelly will ... Continue Reading »

Stuart Dew climbs the AFL coaching mountain

The Suns have today unveiled their latest Senior Coach appointment as former Sydney Swans Senior Assistant, Stuart Dew. Dew, a two-time premiership player with Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, and premiership assistant coach with the Sydney Swans in 2012, takes the reigns of the struggling Queensland club. Having started off as a Development Coach in 2010, Dew worked his way up the ranks, taking up an ... Continue Reading »

Stevie J and Tadhg Kennelly join Sydney Swans coaching ranks

Retired premiership players Steve Johnson and Tadhg Kennelly are joining the Sydney Swans coaching ranks, joining Jeremy Laidler. The rumour mill has been in overdrive for almost two months with the Swans' capture of Steve Johnson, reported here 6 weeks ago. Johnson, a triple premiership player, three time All Australian and 2007 Normsmith medalist, will be taking the reigns as the new forwards coach. Bringing ... Continue Reading »

Journeyman Laidler signs off

Sydney Swans defender Jeremy Laidler has called an end to his 10-year AFL career, having played 87-games for three clubs. Drafted by Geelong in the 2008 Rookie Draft with pick 32, Laidler played two games for the Cats before he was traded to the Blues in 2010. He made his way to the Swans as a delisted free agent in 2013 after playing 24 games ... Continue Reading »

Delistings: The proverbial axe falls

While the majority of Sydney Swans were nursing Mad Monday hangovers, a tentative few waited by the phone for the inevitable call signalling the end of their Bloods career. Those unfortunate three were today revealed to be Tyrone Leonardis, Michael Talia, and NEAFL captain Brandon Jack. These names should surprise nobody. Leonardis failed to make his AFL debut, after being drafted with pick 51 in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans insist Aliir Aliir and Kurt Tippett are going no where

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley insists that Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir are staying put with the Swans. Kurt Tippett played nine games in an injury-interrupted 2017, dogged by ankle issues throughout the year, eventually missing the finals with Callum Sinclair and Sam Naismith preferred over him. Tippett's extension has been incorrectly reported for months now, with the big man extending his stay ... Continue Reading »

Veteran Jarrad McVeigh signs on for another season

Former captain Jarrad McVeigh has extended his career with the Swans into a 16th year by signing a 1-year contract extension. Speculation was rife through July and August as to his future, with many media commentators and journalists claiming that he was as good as gone, while we here at the blog commented that his future was uncertain. Fortunately, the 32-year-old has put pen to ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Proud Swan speaks to the media after inking new contract

Zak Jones today spoke to the media, fresh after signing on for two more years with the Swans. The rumours surrounding contract saga recently picked up steam, with McVeigh mooted as a possible addition in a trade with the Demons. Thankfully, Zak and his management put those rumours to an end, and much to the delight of the Swans faithful, repaid their faith and will ... 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 »