Tag: Press Conferences

A 18-post collection

Swans big man Kurt Tippett retires from AFL

After a career spanning 178 games for two clubs, Kurt Tippett announced his immediate retirement from football on Monday morning. Citing doubts over his body's ability to return from injury, he battled persistent ankle, hip and hamstring issues in the past two seasons. Despite the setbacks over the past few seasons, he was working to strengthen his ankle following post-season reconstructive surgery. Tippett remained optimistic ... 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 »

Proud Swan speaks to the media after inking new contract

Zak Jones today spoke to the media, fresh after signing on for two more years with the Swans. The rumours surrounding contract saga recently picked up steam, with McVeigh mooted as a possible addition in a trade with the Demons. Thankfully, Zak and his management put those rumours to an end, and much to the delight of the Swans faithful, repaid their faith and will ... 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 »

There's still hope of finals this season - Kennedy

Swans captain Josh Kennedy is still upbeat despite the Swans' torrid start to the season, winning just three games from their opening ten matches. While a loss to the Dogs would make the Swans slim chances of making the finals almost impossible, Josh Kennedy doesn't see it as their last chance, but he knows it's pretty close. The Swans are 3-7 heading into another crunch ... Continue Reading »

Mills: We can't get complacent, on RSN

20-year-old defender Callum Mills knows all too well how important it is that his side is not complacent this weekend against the Hawks. The Swans have turned around their shocking start to the season, their worst since 1993, to sit two wins outside the top eight, with many pundits declaring the Sydney side "back in the hunt". Mills said that it was important the Swans ... Continue Reading »

Franklin fronts the press head of Marn Grook blockbuster

Updated Wednesday 24th May, 3:05pm AEST Franklin today spoke to the waiting press throng ahead of Sydney's Friday night blockbuster against Hawthorn at the SCG. A clash between two of the powerhouse clubs of the AFL always brings plenty of eyes and expectation, as the two teams fight to stay in finals content, and vie for the Mark Grook trophy, with best afield winning ... Continue Reading »

Longmire fronts the press, confirms Cunningham 6-week injury

A silky performance by the Swans on Saturday afternoon has been somewhat soured by the news that Harry Cunningham has suffered an ankle injury and will miss at least 6 weeks. Longmire fronted the press today and confirmed the bad news, that the midfielder had suffered a partial ligament tear in his ankle. https://twitter.com/sydneyswans/status/866441476502282240 It's terrible timing for the 23-year-old ... Continue Reading »

Longmire fronts the press ahead of training

John Longmire fronted the press this morning ahead of training to answer some of the burning questions those in the media ask. Longmire confirmed that Rohan, Tippett and Rampe would all be in the mix for selection this week, providing they all recover. "He has done some contact work this week and he will step that up today once we have the facts in front ... Continue Reading »

Longmire praises 'fierce edge'

A blistering start, with fierce and unrelenting pressure and an impressive physical approach to Sunday's clash with the Brisbane Lions, is the kind of football the Swans have been searching for all season, coach John Longmire said. The Swans attacked and battered the visitors from the outset, signalling their intentions before the first bounce, and then piled on the damage on the scoreboard as the ... Continue Reading »

Hannebery makes no excuses for poor form

Swans midfield star Dan Hannebery, spoke to the media at today's press conference and made no excuses for his poor form, taking responsibility and vowing to improve. The Swans All Australian midfielder has admitted that he's playing through some pain, and while he hasn't had his usual impact, he admits that he hasn't been good enough for the Swans' in their disastrous 0-6 start to ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: Season's not a write off yet

John Longmire has staunchly defended the Swans refusing the write off their season, regardless of their precarious situation, ahead of the do-or-die clash against the Blues on Saturday afternoon. Speaking with the press at today's press conference, Longmire refused to rule out a comeback for the Swans this season, even with plenty of pundits putting a line through the Swans. https://twitter.com/sydneyswans/status/ ... Continue Reading »

John Longmire with Foxtel's On The Couch

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire tonight appeared on AFL: On The Couch, speaking with Gerard Healy, Jason Dunstall and Jason Brown. He fielded questions on the start to the season, Kieren Jack, Aliir Aliir and Dane Rampe, as well as managing expectations and evolving as a coach. As expected, with questions over Kieren's performances in recent weeks, Gerard Healy asked John if he had any ... Continue Reading »

Longmire fronts the press ahead of Eagles clash

John Longmire has fronted the press today ahead of the do or die Eagles clash on Thursday night. With the crucial clash ahead, he's just not that interested in September yet. The Swans are winless and in 16th position, after two losses at home to Port Adelaide and Collingwood, and an away loss to reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs. This has prompted many in the ... Continue Reading »