Tag: Senior Players

A 107-post collection

Injury update: Ruck duo expected to be available

Big news today from the Adelaide Crows with star midfielder Rory Sloane admitted to hospital with appendicitis. Sloane, 27, reported abdominal pain on Tuesday morning and and it was determined that surgery was needed to remove his appendix. Adelaide is hopeful that he'll be available for the qualifying final next Thursday evening. While there is precedent for players returning from surgery within a week, given ... Continue Reading »

Swan duo make the All Australian Squad despite Owen-Six

Two of the Swans' very best have made the provisional 40-man All Australian squad on Monday, with Adelaide dominating proceedings. Stalwarts Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin have been named in the squad, the only Swans to make it despite a stellar 16-game run starting round 7, losing twice to Hawthorn by six points. Fellow defenders Heath Grundy and Dane Rampe miss out, while forwards Rohan ... Continue Reading »

Grundy cleared by MRP for... ?

The Swans have today survived the MRP lotto, with key defender Heath Grundy cleared of who knows what this afternoon. An MRP preview video posted this morning, attempted to cast aspersions for a Grundy bump on the calamitous Casboult, who had turned into Heath without looking. Anyone with half-a-brain would have figured that this should have been left on the scrap heap, along with the ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Buddy Franklin vs Carlton Blues, Round 23 2017

Image courtesy of Phil Hillyard There aren't many games these days when players single-handedly outscore their opponents. The last time Franklin went big, he kicked 13 goals against North Melbourne in his second last season for Hawthorn, with Anthony Hudson's famous catch-cry "thirteen! thirteen!" still ringing the ears of football fans. His 10 goal haul against Carlton was his 2nd biggest in his stellar career, ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Brilliant Buddy crushes the Blues

There's performances and there's performances, and Buddy's 10 goal haul on Saturday night was an all-time great performance. Spectacular in every sense of the word, quite frankly one of the most ridiculous performances you'll ever see, kicking 10 goals, collecting 25 disposals, 11 of them contested - at 76% efficiency - and recording more than 650 metres gained. There really aren't enough superlatives in the ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 23, Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Saturday August 26th

The Swans have made two changes for their final match of the 2017 home and away season, the twilight clash against Carlton on Saturday evening. Dan Hannebery (hip) and Tom Papley (knee) have been withdrawn from the team, replaced by fit-again Harry Cunningham and Nic Newman. Hannebery had been battling a hip complaint for the last three weeks, while Tom jarred his knee against the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Newman and Naismith return to the fold

Missing a week of football will not automatically rule out the rising defender Nic Newman, as he puts his foot forward for selection ahead of the Carlton game this weekend. Despite missing last week as a late withdrawal for the Adelaide clash, he proved himself fit and did all that he needed to do on Thursday, and travelled with the squad as an emergency. While ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 22 2017

Salty Crows, it tastes delicious after a match like that, kicking up a fuss over a debatable 50 metre penalty, although one could argue that the umpires were blatantly cheating for more than 3 quarters of the match. What a way to win the game. It's hard not to love this club, even when they stink it up, playing games like this. The sort of ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy certain to return, Newman in doubt

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy is almost certain to return to the fold this week, having completed his rehab work on a hamstring strain. His availability for the blockbuster clash against Adelaide on Friday night is a massive boost for the club, after missing games against Geelong and Fremantle. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley provided the latest injury update yesterday, and while the club ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 21 2017

Another superb game from Luke Parker, ably assisted by sensational Franklin and a standout performance from stand-in skipper Rampe, lead the way for the Swans in their 104 point demolition effort of the hapless Dockers, or shall we call them, the Shockers. It was the biggest win for the Swans over the Dockers, eclipsing their 90 point win last season, with Fremantle narrowly avoiding their ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Consistent Swans thrash hapless Fremantle

The Swans continued their impressive vein of form with an emphatic 104 point win on Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 39,281 crowd at the SCG. They put the Dockers to the sword, kicking off the match with an 8 goal run in the first quarter before Fremantle scored their first, leading by 43 at the first break. It only got worse for ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Round 21, Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday August 12th

For the third time this season, the Swans have announced an unchanged line up, with Sam Naismith ruled out early in the day, and captain Josh Kennedy failing to prove his fitness during the main session. Cursed as the Swans are with unchanged lineups, they're risking the ire of the football gods, with more than a years' worth of football since the Swans actually played ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Naismith ruled out, Kennedy in doubt

Coach John Longmire confirmed today, ahead of Thursday's main training session, that ruck man Sam Naismith has been ruled out of Saturday's clash against Fremantle. Naismith continues to recover from a hip injury he suffered against Hawthorn in round 19, and sat out last Friday nights win against Geelong. Meanwhile, captain Josh Kennedy will be put through his paces today during the main session in ... Continue Reading »

Swan champion Jarrad McVeigh's future in doubt

The Sydney Swans champion and former captain's future with the harbour side club is in doubt, coming out of contract at years' end. Despite great form and a considerable influence on the backline, especially their return to form after round 6, McVeigh has yet to sign an extension with the club. More recently Sporting News suggested the former captain could seek pastures anew, with an ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy in doubt for Fremantle clash

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy will be a wait-and-see prospect throughout the week, in his bid to prove his fitness ahead of the Fremantle clash on Saturday afternoon. Kennedy was a notable absentee from last weekend's win against the Cats, after the skipper suffered a mild hamstring strain in the first half against Hawthorn two weeks ago. With a full weekend's rest, the 29-year-old has ... Continue Reading »