Tag: Trades

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2016 in review part 2: first half of the season

This is the 2nd article in a series of 5, following on from part 1. This article will discuss the games in the first half of the season, expectations and overall performance. While the pre-season had shown glimpses of what was to come, there weren't many pundits and experts that fancied the Swans to do as well as they did. The Swans hit the bye ... Continue Reading »

Richards requests trade

Swan's grand finalist and younger brother to Swans champion Ted Richards, Xavier Richards has requested a trade. The club has confirmed the request after contract talks broke down, having worked towards an extension with both player and manager throughout the season. “We’ve been in discussions with Xavier’s management through the back end of the year and to this point we haven’t been ... Continue Reading »

Trade week Wednesday wrapup

The trade week has kicked off with a bang with the Swans agreeing to trade Mitchell to Hawthorn for pick 14 and an exchange of later picks. The Hawks had already captured Ty Vickery through the free agent trade window after Richmond refused to match the $1m over 2 seasons bid. It's unlikely that we'll do further business, unless we can't re-sign any of the ... Continue Reading »

Tom Mitchell to fly the coop, wants to be a Hawk

Tom Mitchell has finally requested a trade to Hawthorn, putting an end to the near season-long soap, that rivalled the likes of Days of our Lives. Mitchell was strongly linked with Carlton before his previous 1 year extension was signed in 2015, and was again strongly linked with Carlton earlier this season. However, in a completely unsurprising turn of events, Hawthorn popped up as the ... Continue Reading »

AFL's Free Agent circus kicks off today

The 2016 Free Agent trade period circus kicks off today with 23 players available to be traded, picked up, swapped like cars and generally going wherever they like for the biggest pay packet they can get, according to the AFL. Some of the players on the list have already declared destinations, while a number of players are at the end of their careers. To kick ... Continue Reading »

Swans announce list changes

The Swans have announced two changes to their player list to go with the retirements of Ted Richards and Ben McGlynn. Ruckman Tom Derickx has retired, and Category B Rookie Kyle Galloway has been delisted. Derickx, 28, joined the Swans as a free agent from Richmond at the end of 2013 having played just 2 games. He debuted in round 2 and featured throughout the ... Continue Reading »

Veteran Swan calls Grand Final last game

Just days after the grand final loss, Ben McGlynn has announced his retirement ahead of the 2016 Bob Skilton Medal count. He told his team mates on Thursday, after a career spanning two clubs and 171 games, kicking 195 goals in 11 seasons. All finals series have hard luck stories and 2012 was no different for McGlynn. The 31 year old injured his hamstring in ... Continue Reading »

Alex Johnson set to re-sign

A tough week for the Swans has taken an upturn with luckless Swan Alex Johnson on the verge of re-signing with the club. The out of contract defender underwent a 5th knee reconstruction earlier this year and was facing a nervous wait for a new contract. Having previously battled infections with previous knee reconstructions, including traditional and LARS, he ran for the first time in ... Continue Reading »

Tom Mitchell's agent bats his eyes at Hawthorn again

Sydney is likely to know by the end of the week whether or not they'll have to trade out of contract Swans star Tom Mitchell. Mitchell's manager Phil Mullen is expected to meet with Tom Harley this week. "We agreed that we would meet at some time this week and we will go from there. It's status quo at the minute" Mullen said. "I said ... Continue Reading »