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 »

Player of the Year - Round 8

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 8 saw the Swans power home at the MCG against the Hawks, kicking five goals to one ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 8, 2018

At the ground all I could think was ‘what a bizarre game of footy’. It was tight, tough and at times torrid. Both teams gave their all and, in the end, it took something special from two of the younger players to see the Swans across the line. Ronke was ridiculously good. That was one of the best individual performances I’ve ever seen, booting ... Continue Reading »

Report: Seventh heaven Ronke seals spectacular win

20-year-old Swans forward Ben Ronke inspired Sydney to a stirring comeback victory against the Hawks on Friday night at the MCG, booting a game-high seven goals in his side’s 8-point victory. Setting a new AFL record for goals kicked (7) and tackles laid (10) in a single game, Ben Ronke set the platform for the Swans win with four first-quarter goals. On a bitterly ... Continue Reading »

SwansCast Extra Episode 2 - McCartin makes his debut

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 6.25pm tonight, certainly to a mixed reception, a joyous and confused one you could say, with Tom McCartin making his debut this weekend against the Hawks. He's been killing it in the NEAFL and it ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 8, 2018

The Swans have swung the proverbial changes axe ahead the Hawks at the MCG on Friday night, with midfielder Dan Robinson making his second appearance this season, and young forward Tom McCartin making his debut. Superstar forward Lance Franklin was unable to prove his fitness, having been given every opportunity to do so, while midfielder Dan Hannebery was ruled out early in the week. Harry ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn, Round 8, 2018

The Swans travel to the MCG for the first time this season, taking on their 2017 nemesis, the Hawthorn Hawks. The rejuvenated Hawks have exceeded expectations early this season, sitting in fourth spot on the ladder with five wins from seven games, and a healthy percentage of 121, while the Swans hang on to eight after losing their third match from four at the SCG ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Star midfielder ruled out of Hawks clash

The Sydney Swans have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their crucial Round 8 clash against the Hawks on Friday night at the SCG. Swans star Dan Hannebery, ruled a 50-50 chance as late as Friday last week, has been ruled out of the contest. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that Hannebery would not line up against the Hawks. “The short week ... Continue Reading »

Coaches vote captain Kennedy best for the Swans

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has been rated the best Swan afield in the Swans' last-gasp loss to the Roos in Round 7. Shaun Higgins and Mason Wood deservedly shared the votes for the Roos, with nine each for their match winning performances. Kennedy was a man on a mission for the Swans, dominating the midfield with a game-high 9 clearances, 10 inside 50s and ... Continue Reading »

What’s all this fuss about a game plan anyway?

After a terrific barnstorming final-quarter win against Geelong in Round 6, the Swans, clear favourites against the Roos, shot themselves in thee foot with another disappointing home ground performance. Not for the first time this season the Swans been expected to win and made a mess of things. It continues a long, storied chapter in of the club’s history of its aversion to favouritism. ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Report: Swans fall short by the narrowest of margins

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team has continued its winless start to the season, with an agonising one-point loss to the Aspley Hornets on Saturday afternoon at the SCG. A team streaked with Academy top-ups and young debutants, fell just short in a gripping final term, full of momentum and lead swings. Five QBE Sydney Swans Academy players made their NEAFL debut in the curtain-raiser to ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 7, 2018

We take a look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 7 loss at home to the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the SCG on Saturday night. 1. Goal review system in the spotlight once again A controversial goal was ticked off by the AFL this morning, with Billy Hartung’s first quarter snap over his shoulder upheld on the night. Despite the ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 7

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 7 saw the swans fall agonisingly short at the SCG on Saturday night against the resurgent North ... Continue Reading »