Tag: Trades

A 19-post collection

Sydney Swans late flurry shores up picks for 2018

The Sydney Swans have finally entered the 2018 trade merry-go-round, trading rising Category B Rookie Sam Murray to Collingwood, with future picks exchanged. https://twitter.com/aflratings/status/920809239378927623 Will full knowledge that landing Nick Blakey in 2018 may well be mission impossible without improved 2018 picks, the Swans agreed terms with Collingwood last night. The Swans have parted ways with Sam Murray, their 2017 ... Continue Reading »

Swans in the race for want-away Demon Jack Watts?

The NAB AFL Trade Radio team reported today that the Sydney Swans have joined the race for want-away forward Jack Watts. "Significant interest out of the Swans this weekend in luring Watts out of his 2 year contract with the Demons." In fairness, we did tweet about this on Saturday evening, and it's hardly new news with hushed whispers spoken as far back as round ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans insist Aliir Aliir and Kurt Tippett are going no where

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley insists that Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir are staying put with the Swans. Kurt Tippett played nine games in an injury-interrupted 2017, dogged by ankle issues throughout the year, eventually missing the finals with Callum Sinclair and Sam Naismith preferred over him. Tippett's extension has been incorrectly reported for months now, with the big man extending his stay ... Continue Reading »

Victorian sharks are circling Jones, according to Niall

Without any real evidence, and casually linking Jones to his brother at Melbourne, well, just because, Jake Niall has indicated that Essendon, North Melbourne, Melbourne and St Kilda will be interested in the gun youngster. The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and he's been making waves with his dashing performances. With his stock on the rise, several Victorian-based reporters ... Continue Reading »

Clubman of the year goes around another year

In fantastic news for club and supporters, Alex Johnson has put pen to paper and signed on for another season. The 24-year-old's recovery is on track, having undergone an incredible 5th knee reconstruction earlier this year. Signing the extension repays the faith the club has put in him, with Tom Harley absolutely rapt for the unlucky defender. “We have always been committed to giving AJ ... Continue Reading »

Xavier Richards among 3 to get the chop

In a colossal screw up by Richards and his Manager, Xavier has been delisted by the Swans. The club today announced their final list changes before the NAB Draft, with Hiscox and Davis joining Xavier. Richards played 10 games this season, for a career tally of 12, while Hiscox made his debut in '16 and Davis was yet to play for the senior team. Xavier ... Continue Reading »

Looking back on the trade period

The Swans were anticipated to be busy in the trade period with the imminent departures of  uncontracted players Tom Mitchell and Toby Nankervis. Xavier Richards later requested a trade in the 2nd week of the trade period, while Dean Towers played the field. All up, the Swans traded away 2 players and improved their overall draft position, moving into the top 10. Apart from the ... Continue Reading »

The uncontractables

Now that the AFL's trade week has finished, the Swans have turned their attention to their out of contract players. Want-away forward Xavier Richards, who requested a trade to a Victorian era club, is still with the Swans after no other club courted him. It wasn't that the club was asking anything for the uncontracted forward, there wasn't any interest in him. Still, he can ... Continue Reading »

Swans wreak havoc on trade deadline day

Update - Tom Harley's media conference The Swans have dug deep into their pockets, joined in the rancour that is #deadlineday and pulled an ace from their pocket. Surprisingly, the Swans were active on the last day of trade week, wheeling and dealing their way up the food chain. First working with GWS to swap a bunch of picks, then having robbed Paul with Mitchell, ... Continue Reading »

Toby Nankervis moves to Tigerland

Uncontracted Swans big man Toby Nankervis, has been traded to the Richmond Tigers for pick 46 in the 2016 draft. AFL writer Peter Ryan broke the trade story earlier this week, with the Swans agreeing to the deal this afternoon. The 22 year old Tasmanian, originally from North Launceston Football Club, was taken by the Swans in the 2nd round of the 2013 NAB AFL ... Continue Reading »

2016 in review part 2: first half of the season

This is the 2nd article in a series of 5, following on from part 1. This article will discuss the games in the first half of the season, expectations and overall performance. While the pre-season had shown glimpses of what was to come, there weren't many pundits and experts that fancied the Swans to do as well as they did. The Swans hit the bye ... Continue Reading »

Richards requests trade

Swan's grand finalist and younger brother to Swans champion Ted Richards, Xavier Richards has requested a trade. The club has confirmed the request after contract talks broke down, having worked towards an extension with both player and manager throughout the season. “We’ve been in discussions with Xavier’s management through the back end of the year and to this point we haven’t been ... Continue Reading »

Trade week Wednesday wrapup

The trade week has kicked off with a bang with the Swans agreeing to trade Mitchell to Hawthorn for pick 14 and an exchange of later picks. The Hawks had already captured Ty Vickery through the free agent trade window after Richmond refused to match the $1m over 2 seasons bid. It's unlikely that we'll do further business, unless we can't re-sign any of the ... Continue Reading »

Tom Mitchell to fly the coop, wants to be a Hawk

Tom Mitchell has finally requested a trade to Hawthorn, putting an end to the near season-long soap, that rivalled the likes of Days of our Lives. Mitchell was strongly linked with Carlton before his previous 1 year extension was signed in 2015, and was again strongly linked with Carlton earlier this season. However, in a completely unsurprising turn of events, Hawthorn popped up as the ... Continue Reading »

AFL's Free Agent circus kicks off today

The 2016 Free Agent trade period circus kicks off today with 23 players available to be traded, picked up, swapped like cars and generally going wherever they like for the biggest pay packet they can get, according to the AFL. Some of the players on the list have already declared destinations, while a number of players are at the end of their careers. To kick ... Continue Reading »