Tag: Sydney Swans

A 340-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 »

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 »

Press conference: Longmire impressed by even performance

Sydney coach John Longmire was impressed with the Swans’ even performance on Saturday night, in their 59-point win against Fremantle at the SCG. Longmire’s delight at having Franklin available for Saturday night’s win over Fremantle, was replaced by the joy of watching his gun forward do what he does best. Even with their superstar forward back in the team, the Swans found a ... 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 »

Report: Swans rocket up the ladder off the back of Dockers drubbing

Sydney Swan’s superstar forward Lance Franklin has guided the Swans to a 59-point victory against the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG, propelling them into the top 4 and back into Premiership contention. Sydney jumped Geelong, Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, climbing from ninth to fourth, gaining 8 percentage points. The Swans defenders were superb all night, brilliantly lead by Jake Lloyd, ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

After their stunning win against Hawthorn in Round 7, Ben Ronke and the Sydney Swans return to the SCG for another Saturday night thriller, this time against the Dockers. Given the Swans away form, they would probably prefer to play the Dockers in Perth, but now that they are home, it is incumbent on them to get the result they need. The Swans have been ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

Hoodwinked. Trolled. The only way to describe Sydney's stunning team selection this Thursday night, with Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin returning to the team for the Saturday night SCG game. Comprehensively ruled out on Monday, we've been made to look silly with our injury news today, after Franklin was passed fit and will face the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG. Midfielders Dan Robinson ... 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 »

Report: Seventh heaven Ronke seals spectacular win

20-year-old Swans forward Ben Ronke inspired Sydney to a stirring comeback victory against the Hawks on Friday night at the MCG, booting a game-high seven goals in his side’s 8-point victory. Setting a new AFL record for goals kicked (7) and tackles laid (10) in a single game, Ben Ronke set the platform for the Swans win with four first-quarter goals. On a bitterly ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 8, 2018

The Swans have swung the proverbial changes axe ahead the Hawks at the MCG on Friday night, with midfielder Dan Robinson making his second appearance this season, and young forward Tom McCartin making his debut. Superstar forward Lance Franklin was unable to prove his fitness, having been given every opportunity to do so, while midfielder Dan Hannebery was ruled out early in the week. Harry ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn, Round 8, 2018

The Swans travel to the MCG for the first time this season, taking on their 2017 nemesis, the Hawthorn Hawks. The rejuvenated Hawks have exceeded expectations early this season, sitting in fourth spot on the ladder with five wins from seven games, and a healthy percentage of 121, while the Swans hang on to eight after losing their third match from four at the SCG ... Continue Reading »