Tag: Contracts

A 35-post collection

Exciting promoted rookie shows Sam Reid and Zak Jones how its done

Sydney Swans exciting defender Lewis Melican, who has his own cult following on Facebook, has capped off an impressive debut season by signing on with the Swans for three more years. With Zak Jones and Sam Reid tied to chairs and forced to watch, he skilfully flicked, swished and swiped his pen across the dotted line, giving off satisfied grunts with every movement. Like many ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans lock down promising youngsters on new deals

Sydney has moved quickly to secure two of its more promising players, with Oliver Florent, taken in last years NAB AFL Draft with pick 11 and Jordan Dawson re-committing to the club. Florent, the Swans first pick in last years draft, has signed a two year extension to keep him at the Swans until the end of 2020. Dawson has also penned a two year ... Continue Reading »

Tom Harley pours cold water on Jones speculation

Sydney Swans Football Manager Tom Harley has all but ended speculation about Jones's future today, after announcing the the young Swan is close to re-signing while speaking with SEN. Jones, the 21-year-old brother of Melbourne captain Nathan Jones, has enjoyed a stellar break-out season, averaging 21 disposals in a variety of roles through the midfield and across half back. The emerging star in his fourth ... Continue Reading »

Victorian sharks are circling Jones, according to Niall

Without any real evidence, and casually linking Jones to his brother at Melbourne, well, just because, Jake Niall has indicated that Essendon, North Melbourne, Melbourne and St Kilda will be interested in the gun youngster. The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and he's been making waves with his dashing performances. With his stock on the rise, several Victorian-based reporters ... Continue Reading »

Big fat Buddy makes Swans skinny, according to Roos, Niall

According to those in the know, and one of those a respected Swans legend, the recruitment of Lance "Buddy" Franklin from Hawthorn for 10 million over 9 years, could be contributing to the Swans' decline this season. It's a fair argument to make, with former Swans fringe players like Biggs and Membrey playing well for the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda respectively, as well as ... Continue Reading »

John Longmire with Foxtel's On The Couch

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire tonight appeared on AFL: On The Couch, speaking with Gerard Healy, Jason Dunstall and Jason Brown. He fielded questions on the start to the season, Kieren Jack, Aliir Aliir and Dane Rampe, as well as managing expectations and evolving as a coach. As expected, with questions over Kieren's performances in recent weeks, Gerard Healy asked John if he had any ... Continue Reading »

Darcy Cameron extends contract, without playing a senior game

Following the Swans tradition, Darcy Cameron has signed a 1 year contract extension without playing a senior game, having played just one for the NEAFL side, and he's injured! There must be something about the young man that the Swans want to lock down, after several impressive outings in the JLT cup, he would have come into the team for the Eagles clash if he ... Continue Reading »

Clubman of the year goes around another year

In fantastic news for club and supporters, Alex Johnson has put pen to paper and signed on for another season. The 24-year-old's recovery is on track, having undergone an incredible 5th knee reconstruction earlier this year. Signing the extension repays the faith the club has put in him, with Tom Harley absolutely rapt for the unlucky defender. “We have always been committed to giving AJ ... Continue Reading »

Xavier Richards among 3 to get the chop

In a colossal screw up by Richards and his Manager, Xavier has been delisted by the Swans. The club today announced their final list changes before the NAB Draft, with Hiscox and Davis joining Xavier. Richards played 10 games this season, for a career tally of 12, while Hiscox made his debut in '16 and Davis was yet to play for the senior team. Xavier ... Continue Reading »

Looking back on the trade period

The Swans were anticipated to be busy in the trade period with the imminent departures of  uncontracted players Tom Mitchell and Toby Nankervis. Xavier Richards later requested a trade in the 2nd week of the trade period, while Dean Towers played the field. All up, the Swans traded away 2 players and improved their overall draft position, moving into the top 10. Apart from the ... Continue Reading »

The uncontractables

Now that the AFL's trade week has finished, the Swans have turned their attention to their out of contract players. Want-away forward Xavier Richards, who requested a trade to a Victorian era club, is still with the Swans after no other club courted him. It wasn't that the club was asking anything for the uncontracted forward, there wasn't any interest in him. Still, he can ... Continue Reading »

Toby Nankervis moves to Tigerland

Uncontracted Swans big man Toby Nankervis, has been traded to the Richmond Tigers for pick 46 in the 2016 draft. AFL writer Peter Ryan broke the trade story earlier this week, with the Swans agreeing to the deal this afternoon. The 22 year old Tasmanian, originally from North Launceston Football Club, was taken by the Swans in the 2nd round of the 2013 NAB AFL ... Continue Reading »

Richards requests trade

Swan's grand finalist and younger brother to Swans champion Ted Richards, Xavier Richards has requested a trade. The club has confirmed the request after contract talks broke down, having worked towards an extension with both player and manager throughout the season. “We’ve been in discussions with Xavier’s management through the back end of the year and to this point we haven’t been ... Continue Reading »

Trade week Wednesday wrapup

The trade week has kicked off with a bang with the Swans agreeing to trade Mitchell to Hawthorn for pick 14 and an exchange of later picks. The Hawks had already captured Ty Vickery through the free agent trade window after Richmond refused to match the $1m over 2 seasons bid. It's unlikely that we'll do further business, unless we can't re-sign any of the ... Continue Reading »

Tom Mitchell to fly the coop, wants to be a Hawk

Tom Mitchell has finally requested a trade to Hawthorn, putting an end to the near season-long soap, that rivalled the likes of Days of our Lives. Mitchell was strongly linked with Carlton before his previous 1 year extension was signed in 2015, and was again strongly linked with Carlton earlier this season. However, in a completely unsurprising turn of events, Hawthorn popped up as the ... Continue Reading »