Tag: Matches and Team News

A 142-post collection

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 »

Report: Swans roar to life with final quarter blitz

The Sydney Swans roared to life in the final quarter in their blockbuster clash against the Geelong Cats, kicking 7-goals-to-1, to run out 17-point winners at the GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In doing so, the Swans become the first side since West Coast in round 10, 2006, to beat Geelong at their home fortress after trailing at half-time. More impressively, the Cats have won ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Round 6, 2018

The injury-hit, Buddy-less Sydney Swans, travel south taking on the Geelong Cats in round 6 at the GMHBA Stadium. The Swans boast a record no other club in the competition can lay claim to – defeating the Cats in their last two visits to the venue, for an overall head-to-head record at the venue of three wins and three losses since round 23, 2011. In last ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Round 6, 2018

The Swans have made three changes ahead of their crucial round 6 clash against the Cats at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Superstar forward Lance Franklin will miss the clash with a bruised heel, first sustained against the Eagles in round 1, while midfielder Dan Hannebery will miss through a groin strain. Exciting forward Ben Ronke makes his senior debut for the Swans, with coach ... Continue Reading »

Swans double blow; Franklin and Hannebery out of Cats clash

Reported this morning by Sydney Swans Media, Sydney Swans superstar forward - and Coleman medal favourite - Lance Franklin has been ruled out of the Cats clash on Saturday afternoon with a heel injury. Franklin sustained the bruised heel against the Eagles in round one and has fought on, but has been ruled out as he recovers from the injury. Midfielder Dan Hannebery has also ... Continue Reading »

McVeigh: We were comprehensively beaten

On a night the Sydney Swans were expected to win, and win comfortably, a surprisingly poor performance from their midfield brigade left them chasing the game. With their first-half major ball winners being their defenders, especially Rampe, Lloyd, Smith and Mills, there was significant room for improvement. Despite an improved third quarter, four consecutive goals to the Crows put an end to the Swans spirited ... Continue Reading »

Longmire: We need to win the ball

A dreadful first half by the Sydney Swans against the Adelaide Crows on Friday night consigned them to their second loss of the season at the SCG. The Crows stifled the Swans midfield and defence from the outset, pressuring them relentlessly and forcing them into numerous turnovers. The Crows midfield was decimated by injury with Sloane and both Crouch brothers missing, but it was Laird, ... Continue Reading »

Report: Dreadful first half sinks the Swans

The Swans were left to rue a dreadful first half in their round 5, 10-point loss to the Crows on Friday night at the SCG. The Crows entered the game with a length injury list, especially a decimated midfield with Sloane and the Crouch brothers missing, as well as Eddie Betts and Tex Walker under an injury cloud. With the Swans heavily favoured, it was ... Continue Reading »