Teams: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Swans have made two changes to their lineup, with 18-year-old defender Ryley Stoddart making his debut against the Lions on Saturday afternoon. Ryley Stoddart and Harry Marsh come into the side to replace Callum Mills (broken foot) and Gary Rohan (omitted). Mills is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, suffered today away from the club. "He was walking ... Continue Reading »

AFLCA: Lloyd, McVeigh, best in show

Sydney Swans former rookie Jake Lloyd, and veteran Jarrad McVeigh, put on a masterclass of football in Sydney’s 59-point Round 9 demolition of Fremantle at the SCG on Saturday night. The Swans collected all 30 AFLCA coaches votes, with Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Dane Rampe and captain Josh Kennedy getting in on the action, while Jake Lloyd and Jarrad McVeigh picked up ... Continue Reading »

SwansCast Episode 28 - All is well at the SCG

Good evening all, it’s Monday and time for another instalment of your favourite Sydney Swans fans podcast, The Swans Blog’s SwansCast. It’s going to be a quick one tonight, given we recorded late and had a quick chat with Adam Curley from the AFL. From a SwansCast side of things, it's been a very busy night! Report – Ratings – POTY – Talking points - ... Continue Reading »

Old and new alike, Swans belt Fremantle off the park

It was an emphatic return to form at the Swans’ home ground, the SCG, that we all knew was coming. Thankfully, no repeats of the dreadful 2017 start, despite writing about the unwanted records looming for the Swans this year. Report – Ratings – POTY – Talking points - Longmire This time around, Fremantle had to play the role of patsy for the Swans faithful, gallantly returning to ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 9, 2018

We look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 9 win against the Dockers at the SCG on Saturday night. 1: Air-tight Swans defence lead brilliantly by young and old The Swans defence on Saturday night were superb all game, brilliantly lead by 24-year-old Jake Lloyd and 309-game veteran Jarrad McVeigh. The Dockers had plenty of the ball in the opening quarter, ... Continue Reading »

Press conference: Longmire impressed by even performance

Sydney coach John Longmire was impressed with the Swans’ even performance on Saturday night, in their 59-point win against Fremantle at the SCG. Longmire’s delight at having Franklin available for Saturday night’s win over Fremantle, was replaced by the joy of watching his gun forward do what he does best. Even with their superstar forward back in the team, the Swans found a ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 9

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 9 saw the Swans dominate from the first bounce at the SCG against the Fremantle Dockers, running ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

The Swans are back in the green at their home ground, the SCG. After several close losses – 10 points to Adelaide and 2 points to North, the Swans followed up their terrific away win against the Hawks with a flogging of the Dockers. Fremantle were terrific in the first quarter, brilliantly lead by Fyfe and Neale, with Sinclair and Sandilands having almost no impact at ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans rocket up the ladder off the back of Dockers drubbing

Sydney Swan’s superstar forward Lance Franklin has guided the Swans to a 59-point victory against the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG, propelling them into the top 4 and back into Premiership contention. Sydney jumped Geelong, Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, climbing from ninth to fourth, gaining 8 percentage points. The Swans defenders were superb all night, brilliantly lead by Jake Lloyd, ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

After their stunning win against Hawthorn in Round 7, Ben Ronke and the Sydney Swans return to the SCG for another Saturday night thriller, this time against the Dockers. Given the Swans away form, they would probably prefer to play the Dockers in Perth, but now that they are home, it is incumbent on them to get the result they need. The Swans have been ... Continue Reading »

SwansCast Extra Episode 3 - Trolled by a pro

Good evening everyone, it's Thursday night and that means it's time for another instalment of your favourite Swans preview show, the SwansCast Extra! The team announcement was made at 6.10pm and it would be the understatement of the year to saw that the Swans faithful were surprised. Flabbergasted would be more appropriate, for they were well and truly trolled by a master. Rick Rolling ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

Hoodwinked. Trolled. The only way to describe Sydney's stunning team selection this Thursday night, with Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin returning to the team for the Saturday night SCG game. Comprehensively ruled out on Monday, we've been made to look silly with our injury news today, after Franklin was passed fit and will face the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG. Midfielders Dan Robinson ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Still no Buddy, but Hanners is in contention

The Sydney Swans announced on Monday morning ahead of training, that superstar forward Lance Franklin would miss the upcoming Round 9 match against Fremantle on Saturday night. His bruised heel continues to be a worry for player and club, having failed to recover in time for the Hawks match, and reported to have suffered a setback at training. "We probably suspected it after we gave ... Continue Reading »

SwansCast Episode 27 - Nothing Ronke with this rookie

Good evening all, it’s Monday and time for another instalment of your favourite Sydney Swans fans podcast, The Swans Blog’s SwansCast. It’s going to be a quick one tonight, given we recorded a few hours later than we wanted to, but a big thanks goes to Penny Jackson for filling in! Report – Ratings – POTY – Talking points It’s great to finally get ... Continue Reading »