Tag: Senior Players

A 157-post collection

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 »

Player of the Year - Round 9

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 9 saw the Swans dominate from the first bounce at the SCG against the Fremantle Dockers, running ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

The Swans are back in the green at their home ground, the SCG. After several close losses – 10 points to Adelaide and 2 points to North, the Swans followed up their terrific away win against the Hawks with a flogging of the Dockers. Fremantle were terrific in the first quarter, brilliantly lead by Fyfe and Neale, with Sinclair and Sandilands having almost no impact at ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Still no Buddy, but Hanners is in contention

The Sydney Swans announced on Monday morning ahead of training, that superstar forward Lance Franklin would miss the upcoming Round 9 match against Fremantle on Saturday night. His bruised heel continues to be a worry for player and club, having failed to recover in time for the Hawks match, and reported to have suffered a setback at training. "We probably suspected it after we gave ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 8

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 8 saw the Swans power home at the MCG against the Hawks, kicking five goals to one ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 8, 2018

At the ground all I could think was ‘what a bizarre game of footy’. It was tight, tough and at times torrid. Both teams gave their all and, in the end, it took something special from two of the younger players to see the Swans across the line. Ronke was ridiculously good. That was one of the best individual performances I’ve ever seen, booting ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Star midfielder ruled out of Hawks clash

The Sydney Swans have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their crucial Round 8 clash against the Hawks on Friday night at the SCG. Swans star Dan Hannebery, ruled a 50-50 chance as late as Friday last week, has been ruled out of the contest. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that Hannebery would not line up against the Hawks. “The short week ... Continue Reading »

Coaches vote captain Kennedy best for the Swans

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has been rated the best Swan afield in the Swans' last-gasp loss to the Roos in Round 7. Shaun Higgins and Mason Wood deservedly shared the votes for the Roos, with nine each for their match winning performances. Kennedy was a man on a mission for the Swans, dominating the midfield with a game-high 9 clearances, 10 inside 50s and ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 7

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 7 saw the swans fall agonisingly short at the SCG on Saturday night against the resurgent North ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne, Round 7, 2018

We’re not going to win many games at the SCG if we play three quarters like that. It isn’t as if North Melbourne are a great team – they’re not. But when you are gifting the ball to them, turning it over furiously every chance you get, you’re going to get punished. I would genuinely worry if we had to back up ... Continue Reading »

Rohan’s long road to 100 AFL games

Sydney Swans forward Gary Rohan will bring up an emotional milestone on Saturday night at the SCG against North Melbourne, when he plays his 100th career game. It has been a long journey to three figures for Gary Rohan, who has battled adversity and injury almost every year since 2012. Rohan, in his ninth season with the Swans, after being taken with pick six at ... Continue Reading »

Longmire rules out star pair

Speaking to Seven Network’s Talking Footy on Monday night, Sydney Swans coach John Longmire ruled out his injured star pair, ahead of the Swans return to the SCG in round seven. Lance Franklin has been battling on-going heel soreness, first suffered against the Eagles in round one. Franklin had been struggling for the past month with the injury, and after pulling up sore after ... Continue Reading »

Kennedy and Sinclair share the spoils

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy and ruckman Callum Sinclair shared the votes in the Swans' round 6 victory over the Geelong Cats. Kennedy was widely applauded for his emphatic return to form, with 13-disposals and six clearances in the final quarter. However, the win wasn't all on the shoulders of Kennedy, with Sinclair recovering from a mid-game slump to dominate the last quarter, collecting five ... Continue Reading »

AFL Mark of the Year Round 6 - Vote for Heeney or Fox

Two Sydney Swans players have been nominated for the Woolworth's Mark of the Week award. The AFL has selected its three nominated for the Round 6 mark of the week, including Isaac Heeney's brave mark running blind into a pack, and Fox's cliff hanger Zach Guthrie. https://twitter.com/AFL/status/990108365203259397 Isaac took his mark midway through the first term, flying blind through the ... Continue Reading »

Ben Ronke incites melee on debut

Ben Ronke capped off his sensational two-goal debut on Saturday afternoon against the Cats at GMHBA Stadium, with a $1,500 fine for inciting a melee. Cited by the AFL's Match Review Officer on Monday afternoon, he was one two Swans fined for inciting or being involved in a melee. Ronke was charged with being the instigator of the three quarter time melee in the ... Continue Reading »