Posts Tagged "Sydney Swans"

The AFL ladder is looking far more settled than any other time in season 2017. What does that mean? That it is sure to explode in a haze of fireworks and confetti.

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Greater Western Sydney will be waiting “a lot of years” for crowd numbers that reflect their on-field AFL exploits, Sydney Swans chief Andrew Ireland predicts.

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For much of Saturday night at Spotless Stadium, the Giants coasted on their talent until they were finally struck with a punishing blow of cruel irony: the most talented player on the field was playing for the other team.

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Sydney have claimed their biggest scalp yet and made it nine wins from their last ten with a 13-point victory over the GWS Giants on Saturday night.

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Match result: Sydney have claimed their biggest scalp yet and made it nine wins from their last ten with a 13-point victory over the GWS Giants on Saturday night.

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Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford doubles as both battering ram and barometer at the AFL club.

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Sydney coach John Longmire won’t engage in September dreaming, even after his AFL side stormed into the top eight with a barnstorming 67-point dismissal of Gold Coast at the SCG.

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Match result: Sydney coach John Longmire won’t engage in September dreaming, even after his AFL side stormed into the top eight with a barnstorming 67-point dismissal of Gold Coast at the SCG.

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Only eight rounds remain until the finals get underway, with this weekend’s matches set to further shape the ladder and determine who remains in contention for the finals.

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Sequels are almost never as good as the originals. So it was in Round 15, which had its share of ups, downs, twists and turns. Moreover, there were lessons learned that will shape this year’s premiership.

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Sydney have continued their astonishing AFL turnaround, downing Melbourne by 35 points in a hot-tempered clash at the MCG.

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The Melbourne Demons host the Sydney Swans at the MCG tonight, with the finals implications for both teams huge. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at the MCG on Friday night, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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Sydney AFL defender Alex Johnson will make his long-awaited comeback on Saturday, after recovering from a fifth knee reconstruction which has prevented him playing a senior game for 1736 days.

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It’s a mouth-watering clash on Friday night as arguably the two best form teams in the league go head to head.

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Let other AFL teams dream and hope – when it comes to the finals, Sydney expect.

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There is rarely a piece you can write which has not been done before. There is not an angle which has not already received air time. There is very little which is unique.

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On Monday, Ryan Buckland took us through what he claimed was the best round of football in AFL history. Four games played on a knife-edge, with all results decided in the dying seconds.

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A brief disclaimer: I was born the year before the AFL officially came to be. Stuff it. The four days of football from the weekend past delivered the best round in the 27-year history of the league as we know it.

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So often it’s the worst, most painful moments that remind you just how lovely football is.

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After starting this season with six straight losses, and occupying last place on the ladder for the first time since 1999, many feared that the Sydney Swans’ golden finals run would come to an end this year.

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