Tag: Matches and Team News

A 154-post collection

Swans set to retain "retired" Kurt Tippett on rookie list for 2019

Injured Swan Kurt Tippett is set to remain with the Swans in 2019, despite retiring from football in January this year from injuries sustained through 2017. Citing doubts over his body's ability to recover and return to the rigours and demands of AFL football, the 178-game veteran shockingly announced his immediate retirement after undergoing an ankle reconstruction after the end of the 2017 season. While ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants, Second Elimination Final, 2018

Well, we made it. Just. After looking like we might drop out of the eight altogether, the Swans pulled out a good bit of form, winning three from their last four matches - all against top 4 opponents. Our only loss was at the hands of the Hawks, without arguably our two best players in Lance Franklin and Luke Parker. As good as ruled in ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 23, 2018

The Swans have made just one change to their team ahead of their crucial match against Hawthorn on Saturday night at the SCG. Defender Heath Grundy makes his return to the side in place of Robbie Fox, who was omitted from the side, playing his first game since Round 19. Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said it was good to have the 253-game veteran back ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Sydney Derby XV, Round 22, 2018

Sydney Derby XV lived up to the hype and was nothing short of a fantastic match between two finals-bound teams. The Giants dominated the first half with Dylan Shiel, Stephen Coniglio, Tim Tarranto and Callan Ward well on top of their opponents, while Luke Parker was the best for Sydney. After bursting out to a 21-point lead early in the third quarter, the Giants looked ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans blitz Giants in dominant second half

The Swans ran riot in the second half of Sydney Derby XV, turning a 15-point half-time deficit into a 20-point win, remarkably keeping their top four hopes alive. All but written off as finals contenders three weeks ago, wins against Collingwood, Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney have propelled them back into contention. Trailing for much of the night, the Giants finally wilted under the Swans’ ... Continue Reading »

Team update: Swans make late change ahead of Sydney Derby XV

The Sydney Swans have made a late change ahead of Sydney Derby XV with Jordan Dawson (managed) replaced in the side by defender Robbie Fox. 21-year-old Jordan Dawson had played three games in a row for the Swans, impressing in the Swans 9-point win against the Demons in Round 21. Speaking to SwansTV, midfield coach Brett Kirk said that the change was made to manage ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 22, 2018

After a season of low crowds, record low scores and constantly speculation from the AFL over rule changes, the penultimate round shapes as one of the most crucial rounds of football in recent history. With two games left to play in the season and eight teams still in finals contention, few matches are more important than Sydney Derby XV. While a win ensures the Giants ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Round 22, 2018

The Sydney Swans have welcomed back tough defender Zak Jones back to the team, for the blockbuster Sydney Derby XV against the Giants at Spotless Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The hard-running defender was suspended for two matches for striking against the Bombers in Round 19, missing both of the Swans' wins against Collingwood and Melbourne. Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said that Jones would give ... Continue Reading »

Report: Inspired Heeney leads Swans to emotional win

Emotions ran high at the MCG on Sunday night, after the Swans hung on for a desperate nine-point win, keeping them in the finals hunt and crucially, a top-four finish. Isaac Heeney was the man of the moment, taking a spectacular mark mid-way through the fourth quarter that’s sure to get him the nod for mark of the week, as the Demons pounded on ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Round 21, 2018

In terms of games played this weekend, few have greater finals ramifications than the blockbuster clash between the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Demons on Sunday afternoon. By the time the penultimate match of the weekend kicks off, both teams will know what a win guarantees, with a potential top four position on the line if results fall their way. If the teams around them win, ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Round 21, 2018

The Sydney Swans are set to be bolstered ahead of their crucial Round 21 match against the Demons at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, with midfielder Dan Hannebery and speedster Gary Rohan named in the extended squad. Dan Hannebery (calf) and Gary Rohan (hand) have been sidelined for the last month but have been named after proving their fitness at Wednesday's main session. Hannebery has ... Continue Reading »

Report: Single kick McCartin trickles the Swans over the line

Six goals from Sydney’s superstar forward Lance Franklin and an inspired defensive performance by Alex Johnson, lead the Swans to a remarkable two-point victory at the SCG on Saturday night. The Pies kicked three goals in a row to grab the lead after Franklin booted his sixth goal just 17 seconds into the final quarter, before a freakish goal by Swans’ forward Tom McCartin ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: Florent, he’s been really good recently

The Swans made hard work from a relatively straight forward fixture on Friday night, facing a dogged but injury riddled Carlton outfit on Friday, kicking off the Sir Doug Nicholls round of football. Isaac Heeney won the Goodes-O’Loughlin medal for best on ground, but it was the performances of Callum Sinclair and Oliver Florent that turned heads. Carlton held sway at half-time with many ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 11, 2018

With the Blues hanging tough and fighting for every inch of the SCG turf, the Swans flexed their muscles when they had to, seeing off the dogged Carlton challenge. It wasn’t an exciting or pretty match to watch from a Swans fans perspective, but credit is due for the Blues, who more than held their own for the majority of the match. We look ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans’ Cal, Sincs the Blues

In a see-sawing battle at the SCG on Friday night, Sydney’s unanswered five goal burst in the third quarter was the difference between the sides, clinching the Marn Grook trophy. Sydney’s 30-point win makes it their ninth win from their last ten matches against Carlton and cements their place inside the top 4. Isaac Heeney was superb throughout the match and was named ... Continue Reading »