Tag: Matches and Team News

A 91-post collection

Match report: Silky Swans put Dangerless Cats to the sword

On Friday night the Swans sent an emphatic message to the competition, that they're far from done and they're in it to win it. The impressive 46 point win, was set up by another 7 goal opening quarter, with Franklin having little to no impact throughout the match. Without Kennedy in the side for the first time this season, Parker stepped up and lead in ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 20, Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Friday August 4th

The Swans have rang the changes ahead of the Cats game on Friday, with captain Josh Kennedy missing through a thigh injury, but regaining big men Sam Reid and Kurt Tippett. Kennedy, who was hampered by hamstring tightness last Friday night against the Hawks on the MCG, failed to recover in time to take his place against the Cats. The injury sidelines him, alongside Dan ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Key Swans in race against time

The Swans could welcome back a bevy of players for the Friday night clash agains the Cats at Skilled Stadium, with injuries to key players not as bad as first feared. Captain Josh Kennedy has been cleared of any serious injury and still remains in the frame to take on the Cats, with the Wednesday training session being pivotal. Speaking with HCF, Swans Head of ... Continue Reading »

MRP, Injury update ahead of Cats clash

The Swans have received a welcome boost, with star forward Lance Franklin escaping with a fine from the MRP for his clash with Luke Hodge in the first half against the Hawks on Friday night. He was charged with making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the face of Luke Hodge during the first quarter of Friday night's loss to the Hawks, and based on video ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 19 2017

Well, let's crack on with it then. B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe HB: Callum Mills, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh C: Isaac Heeney, Josh P. Kennedy, Zak Jones HF: George Hewett, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley F: Will Hayward, Callum Sinclair, Kieren Jack FOL: Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery I/C: Jordan Foote, Dean Towers, Daniel Robinson, Nic Newman 40: Nick Smith 7Interesting game. ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans still can't beat #freekickhawthorn

Well, that game sucked. It's hard thinking about positives and looking on the bright side, but let's do it for a moment. We lost by 6 points, Franklin had probably his career worst game, we were smashed on the outside and in the air again and far too many players were down on their usual standards. At times it looked like the Hawks would blow ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 19, Swans vs Hawthorn, Friday July 28th

The Swans have a made one change ahead of the crucial Hawks clash on Friday night, with forward Will Hayward returning to the team. After missing two weeks with foot soreness, the 18-year-old's impressive 6-goal game last weekend against NT Thunder was enough to force his way back into the team. Having kicked 13 goals from 12 games, and shown impressive strength, agility and endurance ... Continue Reading »

Three's company: Longmire faces selection headache with an embarrassment of riches ahead of Hawks clash

Longmire faced the press earlier today in his scheduled Monday conference and answered the burning questions ahead of the crucial clash against the Hawks on Friday night. Despite Callum Sinclair playing a blinder, kicking 5 goals with 8 contested marks, the best contested performance since Barry Hall in 2008, his position in the team is far from assured. Kurt Tippett is banging down the door ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints, Round 18 2017

Callum Sinclair's career best five goal haul was more than enough to sink a dogged, but not quite good enough St Kilda on Saturday night. The Swans lead the entire game and could have won by a far greater margin, had Sinclair and Franklin kicked straight. B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith HB: Jake Lloyd, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh C: Tom Papley, Josh P. ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans continue march towards the finals

The Swans today kept themselves within touching distance of the top 4, after a stirring win against the Saints in the first Pride match for points in the Harbour city on Saturday night. Callum Sinclair lead from the front with five superb goals, two in the first quarter, to put the Saints to the sword once more this season. It's effectively ended the Saints finals ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints, Saturday July 22nd 7.25pm

The Swans have been forced into a change ahead of the St Kilda Pride game on Saturday night, with tall forward Sam Reid failing to recover in time. Sam Reid's groin tightened up in the opening minutes of the Giants clash last Saturday night, and while he pulled up OK from the match, he failed to train much throughout the week. Longmire said that the ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney, Round 17 2017

Six wins in a row now and another convincing one to go in the collection. The Swans have beaten last years premiers, top 4 aspirant Richmond, Essendon, fellow top 8 aspirant Melbourne, the Suns and now 2nd place Giants. It's a giant killing run, six in a row, and the Swans have been equal to the task. At least the six wins in a row ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans inch closer to September action

The Swans put an end to the Giants dominating derby win streak, winning by 13 points on Saturday night, in perfect football conditions at Spotless stadium. The Swans Giants rivalry has certainly taken on a fiery persona over the years, with the Giants often playing the role of antagonists. It seemed to work for them the last three meetings, winning by an average margin of ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Saturday July 8th

The Sydney Swans have announced their first unchanged line up of the season, and their first since round 21 2016. Callum Mills dispelled any lingering doubts surrounding his fitness, proving himself fit to face the Suns on Saturday afternoon. Despite the concussion, the 20-year-old exciting defender received the green light from the medical team and that came to fruition after completing Thursday's main training session. ... Continue Reading »

Swans Injury Update: Mills in doubt for Suns clash, Hayward to miss

The Swans are set to be without exciting forward Will Hayward and 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills for the Swans clash against the Gold Coast Suns at the SCG this Saturday afternoon. Hayward was the surprise omission following the Essendon clash in round 14, but it was revealed that he had been suffering foot soreness, and will miss at least another week. “He’s had ... Continue Reading »