Tag: Trades

A 26-post collection

He's signed! Swans land their main man Dan Menzel

The Sydney Swans have today announced their acquisition of former Geelong Cats forward Dan Menzel on a 1-year contract. Taken by Geelong in the 2009 AFL Draft with pick 17, the forward played 73 games, kicking 100 goals for the Cats before being delisted after the 2018 AFL Finals. The 27-year-old was a rising star of the game in 2011, winning a nomination for the ... Continue Reading »

No news isn't necessarily good news with Dan Menzel

With the second of the three delisted free agent windows soon drawing to a close, news of former Cat Daniel Menzel's extraordinary round trip from America to Sydney to complete a medical with the Swans was met with delight. But as the time passes and the impending end of the window closing, fans are beginning to ask themselves, now what. He's not the first delisted ... Continue Reading »

Swans seal the deal with St Kilda and offload Hannebery's salary

The Sydney Swans have completed their fourth trade of the 2018 AFL Trade period, agreeing to terms with St Kilda that will see midfielder Dan Hannebery return to Melbourne. As part of the trade, Sydney will receive pick 39 in this years’ draft, and St Kilda’s 2019 second-round pick, in exchange for Sydney’s pick 28 in this years’ draft and Hannebery. Hannebery, a ... Continue Reading »

Harley confirms Swans interest in Tom Langdon

Speaking this afternoon to Damian Barrett and Terry Tan on AFL Trade Radio, Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley confirmed the Swans' interest in Collingwood's out-of-contract defender Tom Langdon. Sydney's interest was initially reported over a week ago by Barrett, receiving a strong rebuke from Collingwood president Eddie McGuire on Triple M, declaring that he would not allow Langdon to be traded to the ... Continue Reading »

Swans relishing their role as "Trade Kings" landing Ryan Clarke

In what is fast turning out to be a blockbuster day in trades, the Swans loom as the ultimate trade kings and circuit breakers. Fresh off brokering the Mitch McGovern-to-Carlton trade, riding in at the 11th hour like a white knight, the Swans have moved on to securing the services of young North Melbourne midfielder Ryan Clarke. Despite protestations from Gary Rohan and rumours that ... Continue Reading »

Swans broker deal between Carlton and Adelaide

The Swans have made their first of many anticipated forays into the 2018 AFL Trade Period, trading their prized first-round draft selection (13) to Carlton, receiving two second-round draft selections and a third-round selection in return. Their deal with Carlton and Adelaide was the circuit breaker in a deal to bring Mitch McGovern to Carlton, finalised on Wednesday morning. A break-through was reached on Tuesday ... Continue Reading »

Mid-season drafts, trades and loans, all on the table for 2018

With Sydney Swans's season edging ever closer to midnight on the metaphorical doomsday clock, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan looks to be the unlikely hero of the hour. McLachlan told reporters on Wednesday that if he could change one thing about the game, it would be to free up player movement. Given the Swans' precarious situation, with Kurt Tippett retired and Sam Naismith rupturing his ACL ... 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 »

Swans in the race for want-away Demon Jack Watts?

The NAB AFL Trade Radio team reported today that the Sydney Swans have joined the race for want-away forward Jack Watts. "Significant interest out of the Swans this weekend in luring Watts out of his 2 year contract with the Demons." In fairness, we did tweet about this on Saturday evening, and it's hardly new news with hushed whispers spoken as far back as round ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans insist Aliir Aliir and Kurt Tippett are going no where

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley insists that Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir are staying put with the Swans. Kurt Tippett played nine games in an injury-interrupted 2017, dogged by ankle issues throughout the year, eventually missing the finals with Callum Sinclair and Sam Naismith preferred over him. Tippett's extension has been incorrectly reported for months now, with the big man extending his stay ... Continue Reading »

Victorian sharks are circling Jones, according to Niall

Without any real evidence, and casually linking Jones to his brother at Melbourne, well, just because, Jake Niall has indicated that Essendon, North Melbourne, Melbourne and St Kilda will be interested in the gun youngster. The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and he's been making waves with his dashing performances. With his stock on the rise, several Victorian-based reporters ... Continue Reading »

Clubman of the year goes around another year

In fantastic news for club and supporters, Alex Johnson has put pen to paper and signed on for another season. The 24-year-old's recovery is on track, having undergone an incredible 5th knee reconstruction earlier this year. Signing the extension repays the faith the club has put in him, with Tom Harley absolutely rapt for the unlucky defender. “We have always been committed to giving AJ ... Continue Reading »

Xavier Richards among 3 to get the chop

In a colossal screw up by Richards and his Manager, Xavier has been delisted by the Swans. The club today announced their final list changes before the NAB Draft, with Hiscox and Davis joining Xavier. Richards played 10 games this season, for a career tally of 12, while Hiscox made his debut in '16 and Davis was yet to play for the senior team. Xavier ... Continue Reading »

Looking back on the trade period

The Swans were anticipated to be busy in the trade period with the imminent departures of  uncontracted players Tom Mitchell and Toby Nankervis. Xavier Richards later requested a trade in the 2nd week of the trade period, while Dean Towers played the field. All up, the Swans traded away 2 players and improved their overall draft position, moving into the top 10. Apart from the ... Continue Reading »

The uncontractables

Now that the AFL's trade week has finished, the Swans have turned their attention to their out of contract players. Want-away forward Xavier Richards, who requested a trade to a Victorian era club, is still with the Swans after no other club courted him. It wasn't that the club was asking anything for the uncontracted forward, there wasn't any interest in him. Still, he can ... Continue Reading »