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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 »

Player of the Year - Round 11

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award. The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple. Round 11 saw the Swans take on their Round 6 nemesis from 2017, the 18th-placed Carlton Blues. Just ... 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 »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

Well, that was frustrating to watch. Against the worst team in the league, Sydney did their best to get out of their way in the first half. We got the win in the end, just 30 points, but the result leaves more questions than answers, especially why Jack Silvagni and Liam Jones were made to look elite. Importantly, no injuries and the four points. So ... 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 »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

The Blues return to the place of their last Swans murdering on Friday night, taking on one of the AFL Premiership Favourites, the Sydney Swans, at the SCG. Marn Grook is an important round for the Sydney Swans, with indigenous stars Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin, Lewis Jetta and Adam Goodes celebrated over the past decade. Last year Hawthorn reigned supreme at the SCG, edging ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

Speedster Gary Rohan headlines two changes for the Sydney Swans ahead of their Friday night clash with Carlton in Marn Grook at the SCG. The forward returns to the side after missing the Swans' trip to Brisbane last round. Nic Newman returns for his first game since Round 4 against the Western Bulldogs, while forwards Tom Papley and Tom McCartin have been omitted. Swans coach ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Dawson, Johnson, set for NEAFL action, setback for Melican

The Sydney Swans announced today that longtime favourite Swan defender, Alex Johnson, is set to make his return to senior football on Saturday afternoon against Sydney University at the SCG. The injury-plagued defender had been battling on-going groin and hip issues throughout the pre-season, going under the knife in February for surgery. Johnson, 25, has not played a senior game in more than five years, ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 10

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award. The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple. Round 10 saw the Swans travel to Brisbane for the first time in two years, heaping more misery ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Swans are back in the top four for the second time this season and will finish the round in the top four for the first time since Round 23, 2016. That’s a bloody long time! It would be a lie, complete fabrication of truth, if I were to tell you the game was a free-flowing, open game, full of verve, skill and flamboyant ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans scrap their way to eleventh-straight win against the Lions

The Sydney Swans extended their dominant winning streak against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday afternoon, in a hard-fought scrappy 18-point victory at the Gabba. The 10.7 (67) to 6.13 (49) victory was the Swans’ third straight win, their fifth win on the road this season, and moved them into the top four. Conditions were wet and slippery throughout the contest, with rain steadily ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Lions broke a nine-year losing streak against the Hawks last round and will be out to do the same on Saturday afternoon, when they host the Sydney Swans at the Gabba. The Swans have dominated the head-to-head between the teams since the turn of the decade, having won the last 10 encounters since Round 22, 2009 – Brisbane’s last win. The Swans were triumphant ... Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »