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A 358-post collection

Question marks over Swans big men heading into Round 1

With the first game of the season just over 10 weeks away, the Swans are already reaching deep into their player pool to field a competitive forward line come Round 1. Lance Franklin and Dan Menzel have been ruled out of the JLT series, and are now in doubt for the opening game of the season against the Western Bulldogs. The four-time Coleman medalist underwent ... Continue Reading »

New season, same old forward line woes

The dawn of a new Football season rapidly approaches, with a smattering of Swans taking part in the AFL's pre-season warm-up competition, the AFLX. Given a new format for the year, harking back to primary school when captains selected their team, Lance Franklin was tapped on the shoulder as one of the first captains. A season-long battle with injury, followed by post-season injuries put an ... Continue Reading »

Former Swan champion injury scare

Fit again former Swan Dan Hannebery, enjoying an injury-free pre-season for the first time in years, has suffered another injury scare. Plagued by injuries since the 2016 Grand Final, the All Australian battled through through on-going groin and calf issues in his final seasons with the Swans, before suffering another set back at training on Friday. Early reports by Channel 7's Tom Browne suggested the ... Continue Reading »

He's signed! Swans land their main man Dan Menzel

The Sydney Swans have today announced their acquisition of former Geelong Cats forward Dan Menzel on a 1-year contract. Taken by Geelong in the 2009 AFL Draft with pick 17, the forward played 73 games, kicking 100 goals for the Cats before being delisted after the 2018 AFL Finals. The 27-year-old was a rising star of the game in 2011, winning a nomination for the ... Continue Reading »

No news isn't necessarily good news with Dan Menzel

With the second of the three delisted free agent windows soon drawing to a close, news of former Cat Daniel Menzel's extraordinary round trip from America to Sydney to complete a medical with the Swans was met with delight. But as the time passes and the impending end of the window closing, fans are beginning to ask themselves, now what. He's not the first delisted ... Continue Reading »

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 »

Swans seal the deal with St Kilda and offload Hannebery's salary

The Sydney Swans have completed their fourth trade of the 2018 AFL Trade period, agreeing to terms with St Kilda that will see midfielder Dan Hannebery return to Melbourne. As part of the trade, Sydney will receive pick 39 in this years’ draft, and St Kilda’s 2019 second-round pick, in exchange for Sydney’s pick 28 in this years’ draft and Hannebery. Hannebery, a ... Continue Reading »

Harley confirms Swans interest in Tom Langdon

Speaking this afternoon to Damian Barrett and Terry Tan on AFL Trade Radio, Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley confirmed the Swans' interest in Collingwood's out-of-contract defender Tom Langdon. Sydney's interest was initially reported over a week ago by Barrett, receiving a strong rebuke from Collingwood president Eddie McGuire on Triple M, declaring that he would not allow Langdon to be traded to the ... Continue Reading »

Swans relishing their role as "Trade Kings" landing Ryan Clarke

In what is fast turning out to be a blockbuster day in trades, the Swans loom as the ultimate trade kings and circuit breakers. Fresh off brokering the Mitch McGovern-to-Carlton trade, riding in at the 11th hour like a white knight, the Swans have moved on to securing the services of young North Melbourne midfielder Ryan Clarke. Despite protestations from Gary Rohan and rumours that ... Continue Reading »

Swans broker deal between Carlton and Adelaide

The Swans have made their first of many anticipated forays into the 2018 AFL Trade Period, trading their prized first-round draft selection (13) to Carlton, receiving two second-round draft selections and a third-round selection in return. Their deal with Carlton and Adelaide was the circuit breaker in a deal to bring Mitch McGovern to Carlton, finalised on Wednesday morning. A break-through was reached on Tuesday ... 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 »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 23, 2018

Well, that wasn't the way we wanted to finish the season off. Nothing quite like turning a 24-point lead midway through the second quarter into a 9-point loss, especially against that mob. All credit to them, they played better for longer and deserved the win. Our lack of experience and abundance of youth stood up, but it was telling on the night just how much ... 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 »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants, Round 22, 2018

What a way for the Swans' to win their third straight match against the Giants, their 11th from 15 attempts and temporarily propel themselves back into the top four. We've said for the last fortnight, one week at a time - 3 matches, 3 wins, then 2 matches, 2 wins, and now just 1 win remains. Who would have thought three weeks ago, the Swans ... Continue Reading »