Tag: Senior Players

A 162-post collection

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 »

Player of the Year - Round 6

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 6 saw the Swans overturn a 22-point three quarter time deficit with a thrilling 7-goal last quarter, ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Round 6, 2018

Time to sit back, take a deep, deep breath, and reminisce, enjoy, and let it sink in. I’m not sure that’s the result I was expecting. I was always hopeful, but I was realistic – it was going to be hard to beat the Cats at their fortress. But these Swans, they showed they can really football, and do it very, very well. I ... Continue Reading »

Zak Jones pulls the votes

Zak Jones was the lone Swan to poll AFLCA votes after Friday nights’ 10-point loss to the Adelaide Crows at the SCG. The Swans chased the game for most of the night, reducing the margin to two points before a spirited fightback by the Adelaide Crows put the match out of reach. While Heeney was arguably the best for the Swans, the coaches sided with ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 5, 2018

It's not all doom and gloom. Well, let's look at the first half in isolation, or the first quarter rather - 4.9 (33). It was madness. They had 5 behinds in the first five minutes and the lads couldn't even get their hands on it. The trend continued throughout the first half, Parker, Hannebery, Kennedy, Heeney and co all well down on their usual ... Continue Reading »

Dan Hannebery fined by the MRP

Sydney Swans midfielder Dan Hannebery has been fined ($1,500) for instigating a melee before the opening bounce of the Swans' round 4 clash against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad. Hannebery tangled with Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen before the opening bounce, in similar fashion to the way Kieren Jack roughed up Johannisen in round 12 last season. The Bulldogs responded in force with most of ... Continue Reading »

Florent: I carried on a bit like a pork chop

14-gamer Oliver Florent was the hero for the Swans on Saturday afternoon, kicking the winner with just 23 seconds left in the match. Remarkably like Papley's goal against Adelaide last year, a speculative long kick out of defence created the chance, that fortuitously landed in the hands of a Sydney player. Florent marked uncontested and instantly played on, with Bulldogs ruckman Tim English giving chase, ... Continue Reading »

Player of the Year - Round 4

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 4 saw the Swans defeat the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, in a nail-biting, ... Continue Reading »

Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs, Round 4, 2018

The Swans staved off a rampaging young Bulldogs team, with ducking McLean at his ducking best, Bontompelli protected by the umpires, and Matt Stevic. Turnovers in the first half didn't help, playing dreadful football for the first 40 minutes, but they got down and dirty, and ground their way back into the match. An unanswered 6-goal run was the difference in the end, with Towers ... Continue Reading »

Callum Sinclair the coaches delight

Callum Sinclair was in fine form for the Sydney Swans on Saturday night, dominating the ruck in a near best afield performance, picking up the lions share of the AFLCA coaches votes. He bounced back from a disappointing performance against Port Adelaide in round 2 with a rucking masterclass, dominating both Rory Lobb and Jonathon Patton. Hardly a ball magnet, he racked up 45 hit ... Continue Reading »