Tag: Matches and Team News

A 114-post collection

Longmire: We need to win the ball

A dreadful first half by the Sydney Swans against the Adelaide Crows on Friday night consigned them to their second loss of the season at the SCG. The Crows stifled the Swans midfield and defence from the outset, pressuring them relentlessly and forcing them into numerous turnovers. The Crows midfield was decimated by injury with Sloane and both Crouch brothers missing, but it was Laird, ... Continue Reading »

Report: Dreadful first half sinks the Swans

The Swans were left to rue a dreadful first half in their round 5, 10-point loss to the Crows on Friday night at the SCG. The Crows entered the game with a length injury list, especially a decimated midfield with Sloane and the Crouch brothers missing, as well as Eddie Betts and Tex Walker under an injury cloud. With the Swans heavily favoured, it was ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

The Sydney Swans return to Friday night football at the SCG for the first time this season, welcoming last years’ grand finalists, the Adelaide Crows. There is little doubt the Crows will be itching to kick things off against the Swans, given their shock loss at home to the Pies last weekend, but with an ever-growing injury list, including Rory Sloane, it is going to ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

The Sydney Swans have made two changes ahead of their blockbuster Friday night clash against the Adelaide Crows at the SCG. Forward Gary Rohan and defender Harry Marsh return to the side that defeated the Western Bulldogs in round 4, with Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman making way. The speedster forward missed last week's win against the Bulldogsm to be by the side of his ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans win 7-point thriller

The Swans out-lasted the Bulldogs on Saturday night in the Swans’ first heart-stopping win of the season. Despite a poor first half performance, Lance Franklin was the difference on the night, as he moved three goals clear of Peter McKenna into ninth on the AFL’s all-time goal kicking list. The Swans superstar was held goalless in the opening half for the second time in ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Swans return to Etihad Stadium for the first time since Round 9 last year, taking on the 2016 premiers the Western Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. The last time these teams met at Etihad was in Round 2 last season, when the Bulldogs unfurled their 2016 AFL premiership flag and celebrated with a 23-point win over the Swans. Since then, the fortunes between the teams ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Sydney Swans have rung in the changes ahead of their round 4 clash against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Etihad Stadium. The Swans have made three changes to the side that beat the Giants in round 3, with Aliir Aliir, fit-again speedster Zak Jones and Nic Newman returning to the side. Defender Aliir Aliir is set to make his first appearance since ... Continue Reading »

Report: Buddy magic sinks the Giants

The Sydney Swans have re-established themselves as a genuine premiership contender with a hard fought 16-point victory against the Giants on Saturday night. Two last quarter goals by the Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin, including a massive 70 metre bomb, was enough to see the Swans over the line. Trailing by 33 points early in the fourth quarter, the Giants kicked four goals in a ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans renew hostilities with cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney Giants on Saturday night, in Sydney Derby XIV. After posting significant wins in the opening round of the season, both Sydney teams found things more difficult in Round 2. The Giants struggled to overcome a dogged Collingwood outfit, both teams reeling from two serious injuries sustained in the opening quarter of their clash, ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans have received a significant boost ahead of Sydney Derby XIV, with Swans forward Sam Reid named in the side for the first time in season 2018. The 26-year-old has been sidelined with hamstring tightness since the first round of the season, and Swans coach John Longmire said that Reid would bring plenty to the clash. “It’s good to have him in ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans their own worst enemy, downed by Port on a slippery night

The Sydney Swans have succumbed to successive home defeats to the Port Adelaide Power today, going down by 23 points at a packed SCG. An uncharacteristically error-riddled game from the Sydney Swans saw their half-time 14-point lead evaporate as the Power kicked 7-goals-to-2 in the third quarter. Port Adelaide thoroughly dominated the last quarter despite the Swans pulling the margin back to 4 points, running ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Round 2, 2018

The Sydney Swans take on premiership fancies Port Adelaide Power on Easter Sunday at the SCG in the penultimate match of Round 2. The last time these teams met, Port Adelaide kicked off Sydney's horror start to season 2017 with a season-opening upset win. This time around, Port will be facing a much better and fitter Sydney team, while Port travel without their game-breaking ruckman. ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Sunday April 1st, 4.40pm AEST

The Sydney Swans have received a boost ahead of their blockbuster clash against Port Adelaide on Easter Sunday, with forward Gary Rohan and vice-captain Dan Hannebery named in the team. Nic Newman and Robbie Fox make way from the team, joining Jordan Foote and Ben Ronke as the emergencies. Longmire said Ronke’s selection is a testament to his hard work. “Ben’s a young ... Continue Reading »

Report: Franklin crashes Eagles home party with 8 goals

Finally for all of us Swans supporters, the year and day had finally arrived, and what a fantastic venue to play the first game of the 2018 Season. Superstar Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin spoiled the Eagles home ground party with 8 spectacular goals, 5 in the first half, leading the Swans to a 29-point victory at the brand new Perth Stadium. A human wrecking ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles, Round 1, 2018

Perth Stadium will fittingly kick the season off for the Eagles against one-time arch enemy, the Sydney Swans, in a blockbuster clash to end Round 1 on Sunday afternoon. Hype has been building since the Eagles won the rights to the first game at Perth Stadium, and will now go into overdrive with the game rapidly approaching. Both teams carry injury concerns heading into the ... Continue Reading »