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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Longmire: We should have got it done tonight

The Swans fell agonisingly short against North Melbourne on Saturday night at the SCG, twice coming from 14-points down, only to fall two points short at the final siren. Still missing a significant number of tall players, the Swans opted to go small for the second week in a row. Where the Swans found a way to win their Round 6 match against the Cats, ... Continue Reading »

Controversial goal ticked off by AFL

Billy Hartung's snap over his shoulder in the first quarter of the Sydney versus North Melbourne Round 7 clash has been ruled OK by the AFL on Sunday morning. The goal, which clearly flicks McVeigh's outstretched hand as he dives for the ball, had been ruled a goal during play, and subsequent replays displayed on tvs and big screens around the ground, showed small contact ... Continue Reading »

Replays showed clear touch, yet umpires called it a goal

The goal review system, a fiercely debated topic, has once again come under the spotlight for a baffling decision to award a goal to North Melbourne in the first quarter. After AFL Football Chief Steve Hocking repeatedly criticised the goal review panel for overstepping their mandate, and the time it takes to make decisions, often stalling play, it's little surprise that something so controversial has ... Continue Reading »