Tag: Matches and Team News

A 115-post collection

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 »

Season preview: Can the Swans do it again?

Fourteen finals in 15 years, with two premierships, a platinum performance from a sporting club by anyone’s standard. This is the Sydney Swans’ blessing and its curse. Every year, in Australia’s toughest football market, the Swans need a formula for success, otherwise they could wilt under the heat of NSW’s rampant rugby league domination and the increasingly hot breath of little brother ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles, Sunday March 25th, 4.20pm AWST

The Swans have welcomed back veterans Jarrad McVeigh and Heath Grundy for the Swans and Eagles' historic AFL clash at the brand new Optus Stadium in Perth. Traveling to Perth with a 26-player squad, the Swans have opted for experienced heads over youthful exuberance, with Jarrad McVeigh and Heath Grundy slotting straight back into the side. The premiership players endured an interrupted pre-season, with McVeigh ... Continue Reading »

TEAM: Veterans return to the fold as Swans fly west

The Sydney Swans have named a 26 player squad for their first round clash against the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Swans will be welcoming back veterans Jarrad McVeigh and Heath Grundy, while the Eagles have decided to roll the dice on their enigmatic ruckman, Nic Naitanui. Callum Sinclair earned selection, recovering from his ankle injury and training strongly in ... Continue Reading »

Swans beanpole ruck extraordinaire leading the charge

Sydney Swans' ruck crisis may have come to a head already this season, with Tippett retiring from injury and Naismith rupturing his ACL. But where there's crisis there's opportunity and glimmers of hope, as the Swans look far are wide for replacements, looking for a way to get their hands on the ball. Casting their net far and wide, expanding the reaches of their thread-bare ... Continue Reading »

Injured Swans trio in line for selection

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire isn't ruling out injured trio Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery and Heath Grundy ahead of the Swans' historic opening round match against the Eagles on Sunday night. Both premiership midfielders have been nursing calf-related injuries recently, with McVeigh in particular training strongly throughout the pre-season. While neither took part in the JLT Series, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley confirmed that ... Continue Reading »

Swans unlikely to be stretched against Eagles in season opener

Leading into their opening round clash of the 2018 AFL season, the fortunes between the Swans and Eagles couldn't be further apart. Fresh off an emphatic belting at the hands of the Dockers, the Eagles are nursing their wounded and will be doing their best to scratch together a scoring unit for their opening round clash against the Swans on Sunday week. Nic Naitanui was ... Continue Reading »

Swans take on Giants in second pre-season hit out

The Sydney Swans take on the Giants for the second time in three pre-season matches, traveling to Blacktown International Sportspark boasting a plethora of senior players. Zak Jones has been selected for his first pre-season hit out, joining fellow midfielder Dan Robinson in the 26-man squad, coming in for the injured duo Callum Sinclair and Aliir Aliir. The pair suffered ankle injuries in last weekend's ... Continue Reading »

Swans Giants set for senior hit out at Henson Park

Fresh off the their AFLX pre-season cup, the Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants are reacquainting themselves with the true nature of AFL, playing their first pre-season game of 2018. Friday's game isn't part of the JLT pre-season series, but with neither side scheduled to play this weekend, they will square off against each other at Henson Park at 5.30pm. Both sides are ... Continue Reading »

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 »