Tag: Match Reports

A 31-post collection

Match Report: Swans control spiteful Demons to the end

The Swans on Friday night extended their post-bye win streak to four, overcoming a spiteful Demons outfit, lead by serial pests Tomas Bugg and Jordan Lewis. On a night when the Demons' finals credentials were put to the test, they spectacularly failed, with Tomas Bugg knocking out Callum Mills in a disgraceful act in the first 4 minutes. With the Swans temporarily sliding into the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Rohan keeps the Swans in the hunt for September action

Three minutes left, I started writing this match report. I started with scathing criticism, but as the final seconds ticked down, I was left with my mouth wide open, stunned at what unfolded. It was the very definition of a scrappy affair. The Swans lead by as many as 4 goals in the third quarter, before Essendon kicked seven straight goals to put the match ... Continue Reading »

Match Report: Scrappy Swans heap more misery on Tigers

In an enthralling battle between two top teams, the Swans scrapped their way to victory, fighting back from a six goal deficit early in the second quarter to win a thriller by 9 points. While it wasn't pretty football, the Swans eventually came out on top, with their lesser lights leading the way, heaping more misery and heartbreak on the luckless Tigers. Pre-game The Swans ... Continue Reading »

Report: Magnificent Kennedy leads Swans to victory

The Swans are back to winning ways, winning their first post-bye game since the stone ages in emphatic fashion, putting a dire Dogs outfit to the sword to tune of 46 points. Pre-game The Swans made the bold decision to drop out-of-form Kurt Tippett in place of returning ruckman Sam Naismith. Young forward Oliver Florent made way for returning former captain Kieren Jack, while Harry ... Continue Reading »

Report: Thank god the bye is next

The Sydney Swans did what most thought they could not - lose at home to a depleted Hawthorn. Yet another close loss, feels like bloody groundhog day losing these close games, especially to Hawthorn at the SCG, but again we learned Longmire cannot out-coach Clarkson. Pre-game Going into the game, Sydney was forced to replace Harry Cunningham, bringing in Florent instead of Kieran Jack. This ... Continue Reading »

Report: Magnificent Hannebery extends Swans streak over Saints

A Dan Hannebery masterclass helped the Swans hammer out another ominous performance, dismantling the Saints running game on the way to a convincing 50-point victory on Saturday afternoon. A superb performance from the out-of-form midfielder, capped off by two fantastic goals, extended the Swans dominance over the Saints and continued their imposing record at Etihad. The spectre of Owen Wilson has well and truly fled ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans make it two in a row, brush aside lacklustre Roos

The Swans recorded their second win of the season on Sunday night, brushing past the lacklustre North Melbourne Kangaroos. Boy oh boy, how things can change in just two weeks. Staring down the barrel of James Bond 007 jokes, the Swans stepped up their physical game against the Lions, and repeated their effort against the Roos, laying into them at every opportunity. There were scuffles ... Continue Reading »

Report: Finally Owen is dead

The Sydney Swans finally won their first game of the 2017 premiership season, beating the once powerful (they were in 2003) Brisbane Lions by 54 points at the SCG. Owen Six is now dead as the Swans marched from last place.... to second last place, because stupid Melbourne lost to Hawthorn. Pre-game Going into the game, Swans coach John Longmire did his usual shuffling of ... Continue Reading »

Report: Blues push past lacklustre Swans

As far as losses go, this is about as tough as it gets. The Swans now sit 0-6, having lost their last 7 matches, including the grand final, and were just brushed aside by a hungry, desperate, Carlton team, the same one that we thumped last year. Putting aside last years' game, putting the Blues to the sword in the 2nd half and securing a ... Continue Reading »

Winged Swan set to miss two weeks

Former Swans captain Kieren Jack is set to miss at least two weeks, having failed to overcome an injury sustained during the pre-season. John Longmire confirmed the bad news last night when he appeared on FoxFooty's, On The Couch. “Unfortunately Kieren's one of those players that had a pretty good pre-season, and got injured just before he was due to play in the JLT series ... Continue Reading »

Report: GWS brush aside listless Swans

Sydney's returning cavalry and Buddy's 800th goal wasn't enough for the Swans to secure victory, easily brushed aside by 42 points on Saturday night. A win would have given the Swans a chance at finishing top 4, but the loss has all but ruled out the Swans premiership hopes for 2017. Pre-game The Swans welcomed back Kurt Tippett, Isaac Heeney and Gary Rohan from injury, ... Continue Reading »

Report: Injury hit Swans equal worst start to season since 1993

Well, it's our equal worst start to the season since 1993, losing their fourth game in a row in season 2017. A win would have kept our top 4 chances alive, but coming back from 0-4 is just not going to happen. It also puts our top 8 chances at risk, with a tough game next up to GWS. Pre-game Callum Sinclair was forced to ... Continue Reading »

Report: Only by the smallest of margins

Well, it's 0-3 for the Swans and our top 4 chances are pretty much done. Top 8, but not top 4. A terrible first quarter looked almost terminal for the Swans, but they worked their way back into the game, only to fall short by 1 solitary point. Buddy playing his 250th game had little scoreboard impact, even when he worked hard up the field ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans still can't beat the #bravedogs and AFL

Sydney Swans' stuttering start to the season lurched to another low after falling 23 points short the Dogs on Friday night. A red-hot Franklin couldn't do enough to drag the Swans over the line, kicking 4 goals in a 15 minute burst. The defeat leaves the Swans languishing in the bottom 4, playing catch-up with the rest of the competition. In both 2006 and 2014, ... Continue Reading »

Swans narrowly escape high JLT Series expectations, young players shine

The Swans were narrowly beaten by the Roos on a cool, blustery afternoon on the Coffs Harbour. After opening the scoring and leading for most of the game, the Roos worked their way back into the contest, much like round 22 last season. The Swans started most of their recruits and rookie players from last season, with Florent starting strongly and kicking 2 of the ... Continue Reading »