Tag: Reserve Players

A 23-post collection

NEAFL Report: Swans fall short by the narrowest of margins

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team has continued its winless start to the season, with an agonising one-point loss to the Aspley Hornets on Saturday afternoon at the SCG. A team streaked with Academy top-ups and young debutants, fell just short in a gripping final term, full of momentum and lead swings. Five QBE Sydney Swans Academy players made their NEAFL debut in the curtain-raiser to ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Season Preview: Can the Swans finally break the hoodoo?

The Sydney Swans last season climbed the NEAFL mountain for the second consecutive season, and just like they did in 2016, fell agonisingly short just before they reached the peak. Four grand finals in the last five season is an exceptional performance by any measure, but with no grand final wins to their name silverware continues to elude them. The Swans had one of their ... Continue Reading »

Alex Johnson on the outer, joined by Sam Fisher

Today the Sydney Swans announced two more list changes to their side ahead of the 2018 season. Premiership player Alex Johnson has been informed that he will not be offered a senior contract for 2018, but could still be drafted by the Sydney Swans in the Rookie Draft. The Swans recruited the defender with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft, making his debut in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans late flurry shores up picks for 2018

The Sydney Swans have finally entered the 2018 trade merry-go-round, trading rising Category B Rookie Sam Murray to Collingwood, with future picks exchanged. https://twitter.com/aflratings/status/920809239378927623 Will full knowledge that landing Nick Blakey in 2018 may well be mission impossible without improved 2018 picks, the Swans agreed terms with Collingwood last night. The Swans have parted ways with Sam Murray, their 2017 ... Continue Reading »

Delistings: The proverbial axe falls

While the majority of Sydney Swans were nursing Mad Monday hangovers, a tentative few waited by the phone for the inevitable call signalling the end of their Bloods career. Those unfortunate three were today revealed to be Tyrone Leonardis, Michael Talia, and NEAFL captain Brandon Jack. These names should surprise nobody. Leonardis failed to make his AFL debut, after being drafted with pick 51 in ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Grand Final, 2017

Coming into the match, the almost un-backable favourites Sydney Swans fell for a third time to their 2017 nemesis. On a cold, greasy Saturday night, the Swans were left to rue countless opportunities to kick away, instead mustering 10.22 as well as a number of shots on the full. In an entertaining last quarter, the Lions held firm and clung to their narrow lead ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Grand final report: Third time unlucky as Swans fall agonisingly short

The Brisbane Lions pulled off an astounding grand final win on Saturday night, while consigning the Swans to their third NEAFL grand final defeat in four seasons. The Queenslanders prevailed in arguably the match of the season, the lead changing throughout the match with both teams having chances to seal victory a pulsating final quarter. The Swans will be left to rue their prolificacy in ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Teams: Big name AFL inclusions ahead of the Lions Grand Final

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team is set to be bolstered on Saturday afternoon with two big name inclusions for their grand final against the Brisbane Lions. Omitted senior listed forwards Kurt Tippett and Will Hayward will be plying their trade for Sydney's NEAFL outfit on Saturday night, headlining a strong NEAFL contingent. Hayward - the Round 23 AFL NAB Rising Star nominee - and forward ... Continue Reading »

Reserve player ratings: Swans vs Suns NEAFL Preliminary Final, September 2nd 2017

The Swans NEAFL team on Saturday put the Suns' reserve team to the sword, with an emphatic 68-point victory that threatened to well and truly blow out. A superb first-half was the difference between the two teams, with the Swans extending the lead to an even 100-points before the final break. With the game well and truly won, the Swans put the cue in the ... Continue Reading »

Reserves match report: Swans torch the Suns to book NEAFL-AFL double header

The NEAFL Swans on Saturday afternoon put the "pedal to the metal" agains the Suns, in an emphatic 68 point victory, set up by a brilliant first half. The Swans booked their second consecutive NEAFL grand final, leading from the outset and controlling the match throughout. Going into the match as hot favourites, the highly fancied minor premiers failed to disappoint, putting in their best ... Continue Reading »

Swans Injury Update: Mills in doubt for Suns clash, Hayward to miss

The Swans are set to be without exciting forward Will Hayward and 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills for the Swans clash against the Gold Coast Suns at the SCG this Saturday afternoon. Hayward was the surprise omission following the Essendon clash in round 14, but it was revealed that he had been suffering foot soreness, and will miss at least another week. “He’s had ... Continue Reading »

Much loved defender Alex Johnson set to play in Swans Demons NEAFL match

After ten operations, five knee reconstructions, almost five years without a senior AFL game and 1736 days on the sidelines, Alex Johnson will line up for the Sydney Swans NEAFL side in Saturday's clash with the Canberra Demons at Manuka Oval. The tough, courageous and resilient 25-year-old defender, just a few words that describe the much-loved defender, he's had to overcome infections and a myriad ... Continue Reading »

Alex Johnson on the verge of NEAFL return

Sydney Swans premiership defender Alex Johnson, according to Peter Ryan of AFL.com.au, is on the verge of making his long-awaited comeback from five knee reconstructions. While he hasn't played a game since 2014, AFL.com.au's Peter Ryan believes the Swans are considering selecting him ahead of their NEAFL clash against Canberra on Saturday. While nothing is certain, the prospect of Alex returning ... Continue Reading »

Swans Injury Update: McVeigh, Aliir set to return, Tippett two weeks away

Sydney will be spoiled for choice on Thursday afternoon with McVeigh and Aliir both putting their hands up to return. Aliir, who narrowly missed out on selection last week, has been deemed fully fit and is expected to be available for Melbourne on Friday night, or the NEAFL on Saturday. The 22-year-old was still feeling the effects of a tweaked medial ligament, suffered in the ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans lock down promising youngsters on new deals

Sydney has moved quickly to secure two of its more promising players, with Oliver Florent, taken in last years NAB AFL Draft with pick 11 and Jordan Dawson re-committing to the club. Florent, the Swans first pick in last years draft, has signed a two year extension to keep him at the Swans until the end of 2020. Dawson has also penned a two year ... Continue Reading »