Tag: Press Conferences

A 27-post collection

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 »

Team news ahead of Thursday night Eagles clash

The will-he, won't-he merry-go-round is about to kick off, days out from the Swans taking on the Eagles on Thursday night. The Swans will will have a difficult decision ahead of the game, with forward duo Tom Papley and Gary Rohan coming off the long term injury list. While they're both set to be ready for selection, without training throughout the pre-season, spending almost all ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: don't leave me hanging on the telephone

Reminiscent of Blondie's hit, Don't leave me hanging on the telephone, Longmire has picked up his phone, dialled AFL head quarters, hit the answering machine of Peter Schwab, asking for a please explain, amidst riffs, rhythm, bass and lyrical genius. When asked about the umpiring in his press conference today, he discussed that the Swans have to be better, but that the players need to ... Continue Reading »

Josh Kennedy, the inaugural winner of the AFLCA Gary Ayres Award

Brilliant Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy, who went beast mode in the grand final and almost dragged the Swans over the line, is the inaugural winner of the AFLCA Gary Ayres Award for the best player of the finals. While most of the team struggled against GWS, he was one of the few shining lights, even after having his head practically knocked off his shoulders by ... Continue Reading »