Tag: Season

A 133-post collection

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 »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans renew hostilities with cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney Giants on Saturday night, in Sydney Derby XIV. After posting significant wins in the opening round of the season, both Sydney teams found things more difficult in Round 2. The Giants struggled to overcome a dogged Collingwood outfit, both teams reeling from two serious injuries sustained in the opening quarter of their clash, ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 3, 2018

The Sydney Swans have received a significant boost ahead of Sydney Derby XIV, with Swans forward Sam Reid named in the side for the first time in season 2018. The 26-year-old has been sidelined with hamstring tightness since the first round of the season, and Swans coach John Longmire said that Reid would bring plenty to the clash. “It’s good to have him in ... 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 »

AFL Goal of the Year Round 2 - Vote for Franklin

The AFL has selected its three nominations for Round two's goal of the week, including the monstrous 48m snap from Franklin in the final quarter against Port Adelaide. https://twitter.com/statsinsider/status/980368486986739712 With the Swans trailing by 3 goals early in the last, Franklin roved a contest in the Swans forward pocket and jammed it on his boot from 48 metres. The contact ... Continue Reading »

Can Lance Franklin beat Josh Kennedy to another Coleman Medal?

Lance Franklin was at his brilliant best in Round 1 when he put the West Coast Eagles defence to the sword, kicking eight goals in the Swans’ opening day victory in Perth. He terrorised young Eagles defender Tom Barrass, veteran Will Schofield and highly rated centre-half back Jeremy McGovern en-route to registering the highest number of Round 1 goals kicked this century. West Coast had ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 2

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. Last season we silently voted each week, and used them to forecast the Bob Skilton Medal count. We ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Round 2, 2018

Well, that wasn't great viewing. First half looked pretty good and really should have been a lot further than 14 points in front. Then Port decided to throw Charlie Dixon in the ruck and all hell broke loose, the defence turned into a sieve and the once assured possession of the Swans looked like a wet soap in a communal bathroom. You can't expect to ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Round 2, 2018

The Sydney Swans take on premiership fancies Port Adelaide Power on Easter Sunday at the SCG in the penultimate match of Round 2. The last time these teams met, Port Adelaide kicked off Sydney's horror start to season 2017 with a season-opening upset win. This time around, Port will be facing a much better and fitter Sydney team, while Port travel without their game-breaking ruckman. ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Sunday April 1st, 4.40pm AEST

The Sydney Swans have received a boost ahead of their blockbuster clash against Port Adelaide on Easter Sunday, with forward Gary Rohan and vice-captain Dan Hannebery named in the team. Nic Newman and Robbie Fox make way from the team, joining Jordan Foote and Ben Ronke as the emergencies. Longmire said Ronke’s selection is a testament to his hard work. “Ben’s a young ... Continue Reading »

Lance Franklin, joint AFLCA Player of the Year Leader after Round 1

Sydney Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin is the joint leader in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award after Round 1. Polling a perfect 10 with his dominant performance against West Coast on Sunday night, he finished as the second highest AFL Fantasy ranked player of the round behind former-Swan-turned-Hawk ball magnet, Tom Mitchell. Franklin's stellar game was in fact so good, that his ... Continue Reading »

AFL Goal of the year Round 1 - Vote for Parker

The AFL has selected its three nominations for goal of the week, including Luke Parker's spectacular overhead bicycle kick. https://twitter.com/AFL/status/977860384861270016 It'll take something special to knock him off this season, but if anything's to go by, you can never underestimate the bias of supporters, and the incredulity of selection panels. With five minutes left in the game, Florent kicked it ... Continue Reading »

Longmire lauds Franklin's brilliant 8-goal display

Longmire has heaped praised on his superstar forward Buddy Franklin after his match-winning 8 goal haul against the Eagles on Sunday night. Franklin's 5-goal first half haul set the game up for the Swans, despite a dogged display from the Eagles, drawing within 5 points at three quarter time. Despite the Eagle's domination of possession and territory, Franklin was instrumental in keeping the Swans' ahead ... Continue Reading »

Swans coaching shake-up bears no similarities to Fremantle's

The Sydney Swans kicked off their 2018 AFL Premiership campaign in gusto, lead brilliantly from the front by superstar Lance Franklin. Eight goals for the game, five in the first half, set the Swans well on their way to a 29-point victory, battling a dogged Eagles outfit that did their best to win their first match at their brand new home ground. Isaac Heeney, Luke ... Continue Reading »