Tag: Matches and Team News

A 91-post collection

Sydney Swans win blockbuster draw for 2018

The Sydney Swans' remarkable turn around on the field in season 2017, as well as the continued growth of the club off the field, has seen them win out in a colossal blockbuster draw. The Swans faithful in Melbourne will enjoy an even better fixture than 2017, with the Swans playing 8 games in Victoria. The Victorian fans will have to wait four weeks to ... Continue Reading »

Records tumble in Sydney Swans' sensational season

The Swans' 2017 campaign finally came to an end on Friday night, an antithesis ending to the sensational resurrection of a season long thought gone. The Swans continued their impressive membership growth this season - increasing every season since 2011 - signing up another 2,500 members on last year to smash the membership barrier for the fifth consecutive season. Passing last season's record membership ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, 2nd Semi Final 2017

Right to it then. These ratings are brought to you stat-less, from our observations at the game and nothing more. B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Callum Mills HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Zak Jones C: Isaac Heeney, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd HF: Gary Rohan, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley F: Kieren Jack, Callum Sinclair, Sam Reid FOL: Sam Naismith, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker I/C: ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans finally crash back down to Earth

All good things must finally come to an end. For those that bleed red and white, the Swans season came to a grinding halt against the irrepressible Geelong Cats on Friday night. After a long season, every game virtually an elimination final, the last match of them all was just one too many for the jaded Swans. The odds were firmly stacked in the Swans ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Semi Final Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, September 15th

The Swans have resisted the urge to swing the axe after their emphatic 65 point win against Essendon last Saturday. Not for the first time this season the Sydney Swans have named an unchanged line up, but for the first time in a very long time, the Swans go into a final unchanged. Coach John Longmire all but declared Lance Franklin's inclusion during his post ... Continue Reading »

Longmire backs in his midfield against Danger-wood pair

The Swans go into the heavy weight semi final clash against Geelong on Friday night as overwhelming favourites, despite finishing 4 positions beneath them on the AFL ladder. Geelong finished the season on a high note, sneaking into second with favourable results in the final round, but have since seen their season teeter on the brink after a first round finals loss to red-hot Richmond. ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Sensational Swans swat away hapless Bombers

The Swans put to bed any lingering doubts of their premiership credentials with a finals record-breaking performance. Despite Essendon holding numerical supremacy in patches throughout the game, replays more than numbers, will give a far better idea of how absolute the Swans' domination was. The first half was nothing short of a demolition, with the Swans kicking 10 unanswered goals either side quarter time, and ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Elimination final, Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers, Saturday September 9th

The Swans have made three changes from the round 23 team that thrashed Carlton by 81 points. Injured duo Dan Hannebery and Tom Papley have earned an immediate recall, while big man Sam Naismith joins the team after impressing in his NEAFL return last weekend. Returning midfielder Harry Cunningham has been omitted, along with forwards Kurt Tippett and Will Hayward. Harry has been named as ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Swans injury free heading into elimination final

The best news of the bye is that the Swans are expected to head into the elimination final against Essendon on Saturday afternoon injury free, following a strong showing at training on Tuesday. All but two players (Cameron - season, Fox - knee) are expected to be available for selection, with Dan Hannebery, Tom Papley, Callum Sinclair, Kurt Tippett and Sam Naismith all in the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Brilliant Buddy crushes the Blues

There's performances and there's performances, and Buddy's 10 goal haul on Saturday night was an all-time great performance. Spectacular in every sense of the word, quite frankly one of the most ridiculous performances you'll ever see, kicking 10 goals, collecting 25 disposals, 11 of them contested - at 76% efficiency - and recording more than 650 metres gained. There really aren't enough superlatives in the ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 23, Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Saturday August 26th

The Swans have made two changes for their final match of the 2017 home and away season, the twilight clash against Carlton on Saturday evening. Dan Hannebery (hip) and Tom Papley (knee) have been withdrawn from the team, replaced by fit-again Harry Cunningham and Nic Newman. Hannebery had been battling a hip complaint for the last three weeks, while Tom jarred his knee against the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Fast starting Swans hang on to steal victory from jaws of defeat

The Swans and Crows came together to put on another classic, with the Swans prevailing by three points on Friday night. The Swans put the Crows to the sword early in the match, dominating the early clinches and setting up a game-high 29 point lead before the Crows fought back. Sloane, Crouch and Laird started finding the ball, ably assisted by terrible umpiring, narrowing the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Consistent Swans thrash hapless Fremantle

The Swans continued their impressive vein of form with an emphatic 104 point win on Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 39,281 crowd at the SCG. They put the Dockers to the sword, kicking off the match with an 8 goal run in the first quarter before Fremantle scored their first, leading by 43 at the first break. It only got worse for ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 21, Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday August 12th

For the third time this season, the Swans have announced an unchanged line up, with Sam Naismith ruled out early in the day, and captain Josh Kennedy failing to prove his fitness during the main session. Cursed as the Swans are with unchanged lineups, they're risking the ire of the football gods, with more than a years' worth of football since the Swans actually played ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Round 20 2017

A superb game from Parker lead the Swans to their 5th victory from the last six games against the Cats, reigniting their chances of finishing top 4, while consigning the Cats to an emphatic defeat, with injuries and MRP troubles on their horizon. The Swans certainly weren't short for goal face contributors, with Papley, Hayward, Rohan and Reid smoking the Cats defenders, while Franklin played ... Continue Reading »