Tag: Swans News

A 205-post collection

Match report: Swans finally crash back down to Earth

All good things must finally come to an end. For those that bleed red and white, the Swans season came to a grinding halt against the irrepressible Geelong Cats on Friday night. After a long season, every game virtually an elimination final, the last match of them all was just one too many for the jaded Swans. The odds were firmly stacked in the Swans ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Semi Final Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, September 15th

The Swans have resisted the urge to swing the axe after their emphatic 65 point win against Essendon last Saturday. Not for the first time this season the Sydney Swans have named an unchanged line up, but for the first time in a very long time, the Swans go into a final unchanged. Coach John Longmire all but declared Lance Franklin's inclusion during his post ... 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 »

Injury update: Swans virtually injury free heading into Semi Final

The coaches no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief as Franklin returned to the field and turned the match on its head in the second quarter, after sustaining a badly corked thigh in the first. The star forward collided with Essendon defender Brendon Goddard midway through the first, leaving the field for treatment, before returning with a visible limp. Despite being visibly hampered, he ... Continue Reading »

Captain Kennedy once again leading the Gary Ayres Finals MVP

Swans Captain Josh Kennedy put in another masterclass on Saturday afternoon as he lead the Swans to victory in emphatic fashion. A proven finals player and reigning MVP from the inaugural 2016 season, Kennedy was one of two players to poll maximum votes from the weekend, giving him an early lead in the award. The player not only caught the coaches eyes, but those of ... Continue Reading »

Contrasting performances leaves the way back hidden for Swans on the outer

Every team that plays in the finals eventually has a hard luck story, with Ben McGlynn, Jeremy Laidler and Aliir Allir among those for the Swans in recent seasons. This season, another hard luck story is brewing with big man Kurt Tippett firmly on the outer after the combination of Sam Naismith and Callum Sinclair worked superbly. Both players dominated their respective opponents in the ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Grand Final, 2017

Coming into the match, the almost un-backable favourites Sydney Swans fell for a third time to their 2017 nemesis. On a cold, greasy Saturday night, the Swans were left to rue countless opportunities to kick away, instead mustering 10.22 as well as a number of shots on the full. In an entertaining last quarter, the Lions held firm and clung to their narrow lead ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Grand final report: Third time unlucky as Swans fall agonisingly short

The Brisbane Lions pulled off an astounding grand final win on Saturday night, while consigning the Swans to their third NEAFL grand final defeat in four seasons. The Queenslanders prevailed in arguably the match of the season, the lead changing throughout the match with both teams having chances to seal victory a pulsating final quarter. The Swans will be left to rue their prolificacy in ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers, 2nd Elimination final 2017

What a way to keep the run going, winning 15 from 17 and setting up a semi-final show down with Geelong. A competitive first quarter was put firmly in the rearview mirror as the Swans rampaged in the second quarter, belting the hapless Bombers off the park. If ever was a final with the result all but guaranteed in the 2nd quarter this was it. ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Sensational Swans swat away hapless Bombers

The Swans put to bed any lingering doubts of their premiership credentials with a finals record-breaking performance. Despite Essendon holding numerical supremacy in patches throughout the game, replays more than numbers, will give a far better idea of how absolute the Swans' domination was. The first half was nothing short of a demolition, with the Swans kicking 10 unanswered goals either side quarter time, and ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Teams: Big name AFL inclusions ahead of the Lions Grand Final

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team is set to be bolstered on Saturday afternoon with two big name inclusions for their grand final against the Brisbane Lions. Omitted senior listed forwards Kurt Tippett and Will Hayward will be plying their trade for Sydney's NEAFL outfit on Saturday night, headlining a strong NEAFL contingent. Hayward - the Round 23 AFL NAB Rising Star nominee - and forward ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Elimination final, Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers, Saturday September 9th

The Swans have made three changes from the round 23 team that thrashed Carlton by 81 points. Injured duo Dan Hannebery and Tom Papley have earned an immediate recall, while big man Sam Naismith joins the team after impressing in his NEAFL return last weekend. Returning midfielder Harry Cunningham has been omitted, along with forwards Kurt Tippett and Will Hayward. Harry has been named as ... Continue Reading »

Swans' trio nominated for AFLPA MVP

Josh Kennedy, Lance Franklin and Luke Parker have been nominated for the 2017 AFL Players Association Most Valuable Player Award. On the back of an All Australian selection - his 3rd since moving to Sydney - and another Coleman medal, Franklin headlines the Swans' contingent to be voted most influential by their teammates. The trio are among 54 players from across the league who are ... Continue Reading »

Have no fear, Gil is here and he's got all the turf in the Kingdom

With another Sydney derby final looming on the horizon, given the dominoes fall the way they need to, the ANZ stadium will be the AFL's choice of venue. Despite the Olympic venue hosting just one AFL match in the last two years, AFL league boss Gillon McLachlan is adamant the coffers must be filled. The AFL are reportedly so keen on the venue, they're willing ... Continue Reading »

Heartwarming story of two very special boys has a happy ending

The story of two young friends, an incredible tale of mateship, captured the hearts and minds of the sporting public on Saturday afternoon two weeks ago. It all began with a tweet by Jonathan Drennan, commenting on the heartwarming story of a young boy commentating for his blind friend. https://twitter.com/JWDrennan/status/901430268275204096 The Sydney Swans twitter account put the message out there ... Continue Reading »