Tag: Matches and Team News

A 134-post collection

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Report: Swans home form worrying

The Sydney Swans fell agonisingly short against the Kangaroos on a slippery Saturday night at the SCG in Round 7. The Swans had the chance to win the game, when forward Tom Papley pushed his set shot wide with just over a minute left to play, and Dane Rampe kicked a running shot on the full with 34-seconds on the clock. A worrying trend has ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne, Round 7, 2018

The Swans and Roos renew hostilities at the SCG on Saturday night, with both teams having started the season in good form. North Melbourne, already exceeding expectations, are sitting 8th on the ladder with three wins from six games, with the Swans one spot ahead in 7th with four wins from six. During the week, the fear was that North Melbourne would attempt to exploit ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne, Round 7, 2018

The Swans have made one change ahead of their round 7 clash against North Melbourne at the SCG on Saturday night, with utility Dean Towers returning to the side. The 27-year-old, who turns 28 tomorrow, had enjoyed a 19-game run in the senior team, from round 10 last year, before missing the Geelong clash with an eye injury sustained at training. Sydney Swans coach said ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 6, 2018

We take a look at some of the talking points from the Swans' round 6 win against the Geelong Cats at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 1. No Buddy, no worries The Swans were as good as forced to go short against the Cats, with Sam Reid, Lance Franklin and Sam Naismith missing through injury, with Gary Rohan (189cm) their tallest forward. Their lack of ... Continue Reading »