Tag: Players

A 181-post collection

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

It's not all doom and gloom. Well, let's look at the first half in isolation, or the first quarter rather - 4.9 (33). It was madness. They had 5 behinds in the first five minutes and the lads couldn't even get their hands on it. The trend continued throughout the first half, Parker, Hannebery, Kennedy, Heeney and co all well down on their usual ... Continue Reading »

Dan Hannebery fined by the MRP

Sydney Swans midfielder Dan Hannebery has been fined ($1,500) for instigating a melee before the opening bounce of the Swans' round 4 clash against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad. Hannebery tangled with Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen before the opening bounce, in similar fashion to the way Kieren Jack roughed up Johannisen in round 12 last season. The Bulldogs responded in force with most of ... Continue Reading »

Florent: I carried on a bit like a pork chop

14-gamer Oliver Florent was the hero for the Swans on Saturday afternoon, kicking the winner with just 23 seconds left in the match. Remarkably like Papley's goal against Adelaide last year, a speculative long kick out of defence created the chance, that fortuitously landed in the hands of a Sydney player. Florent marked uncontested and instantly played on, with Bulldogs ruckman Tim English giving chase, ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 4

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award. The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple. Round 4 saw the Swans defeat the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, in a nail-biting, ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Swans staved off a rampaging young Bulldogs team, with ducking McLean at his ducking best, Bontompelli protected by the umpires, and Matt Stevic. Turnovers in the first half didn't help, playing dreadful football for the first 40 minutes, but they got down and dirty, and ground their way back into the match. An unanswered 6-goal run was the difference in the end, with Towers ... Continue Reading »

Callum Sinclair the coaches delight

Callum Sinclair was in fine form for the Sydney Swans on Saturday night, dominating the ruck in a near best afield performance, picking up the lions share of the AFLCA coaches votes. He bounced back from a disappointing performance against Port Adelaide in round 2 with a rucking masterclass, dominating both Rory Lobb and Jonathon Patton. Hardly a ball magnet, he racked up 45 hit ... Continue Reading »

Sam Reid confirmed out for 8 weeks with quad injury

Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid has been ruled out for the next two months of footy after suffering a quadricep muscle injury late in Saturday night's win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG. Returning to the side for his first match of the season, Reid damaged a quad tendon in the last term of the clash and the Swans are initially looking to be ... Continue Reading »

Hayward inks extension, a Swan until 2020

Sydney Swans' rising star forward Will Hayward has put pen to paper, signing a 1-year contract extension on Monday. The 19-year-old has turned a three year deal into four, and is set to remain with the club until at least the end of 2020. Hayward was secured by the Swans in the AFL's National Draft in 2016 with pick 21, their second-round selection. He was ... Continue Reading »

AFL Goal of the Year Round 3 - Vote for Franklin, again

For the third time in as many weeks, a Sydney Swans player has been nominated for the AFL Goal of the Week award. The AFL has selected its three nominations for Round three's goal of the week, including the game winning bomb by Lance Franklin against Greater Western Sydney. https://twitter.com/AFL/status/982589201718829056 Lance Franklin's amazing goal with just 5 minutes remaining was ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Reid in doubt for Western Bulldogs

The Sydney Swans were triumphant on Saturday night in Sydney Derby XIV, defeating cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney by 16 points. Despite the win, the Swans sustained several minor injury set backs, with midfielder Harry Cunningham and forward Sam Reid receiving treatment during the second half. Cunningham had his leg squashed in a marking contest in the 3rd quarter, when Callum Sinclair flew in ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 3

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award. The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple. Round 3 saw the Swans take on the Giants in Sydney Derby XIV, with the Swans winning their ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

That was a cracking way to get back on the winners sheet. Not so much the way we let them back into the match in the last quarter, but easily the 3 and half quarters up until that point. Sam Reid kicks that goal in the last, it's all over red rover. But perhaps it wouldn't have provided Buddy his platform to do what he ... Continue Reading »

Former Swan Tom Mitchell AFLCA Player of the Year Leader after Round 2

Former Sydney Swans midfielder Tom Mitchell put in a masterful display against Geelong on Monday to rocket to the top of the AFLCA Player of the Year Award leaderboard. The ball magnet racked up a record-breaking 54 disposals in the opening round win against Collingwood before collecting another 40 in the Hawks 1 point win against Geelong. Both coaches adjudged him best on ground, his ... Continue Reading »

Injury Update: Reid in Giants mix

The Sydney Swans have received a major boost ahead of their blockbuster Sydney Derby XIV against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night, with tall forward Sam Reid expected to be available. Reid hasn't played since the pre-season after being a late withdrawal in Round 1 with hamstring tightness. Speaking to HCF Injury Update, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that he expected Sam Reid ... Continue Reading »