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    It was an incredible result at the SCG today as the Gold Coast Suns are able to defeat the Sydney Swans for the first time in their history.

    After dominating the first quarter, Sydney were held goalless until early in the last term, as the Suns piled on eight unanswered majors.

    Gold Coast continued to apply manic pressure forcing a number of turnovers from the Swans for the better part of the match.

    Skill errors remained a prominent feature of the match for both teams, but an overwhelming application was what allowed the Suns to run out winners in the end.

    Gold Coast’s repeat entries in the last three quarters saw them finish the match with 61 inside 50s to 48, giving the Swans no respite.

    Will Brodie and Touk Miller were the major ball winners for the Suns, while Aaron Young and Alex Sexton were the best in front of goal, with three and two respectively.

    As for Sydney, they were unable to match it with the Suns for the majority of the match. Their skill execution fell away for large parts of the game and opened the door for the Suns to dominate the game.

    This match was really a must win, percentage boosting opportunity, but it turned out to be a real embarrassment, as they were shown up by a vastly inexperienced Gold Coast outfit.

    It does not bode well for Sydney, as their run to the finals does not get any easier – they take on Essendon, Collingwood, Melbourne and GWS in the next month.

    Despite the result, the Swans can take heart from the performances of Allir Allir (who was crucial again) as well as their skipper JPK and Luke Parker who collected 33 and 29 disposals each.

    Small forward Tom Papley was also impressive with another three goals.

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    • July 21st 2018 @ 6:08pm
      Angela said | July 21st 2018 @ 6:08pm | ! Report

      Terrible match to watch and not just because the Swans lost.
      No energy, no excitement, no frisson (apart from short bursts). Not good at this time of the season.

      On the other hand, disappointing and unexpected as it was for Swans fans, can’t help feeling pleased for the Suns and their coach. They’ve had a hard time this year receiving bucketing from all and sundry and Stewie having to face the media after losses week after week must be really difficult.
      I hope they enjoy their win.

      As for the Swans – whoa where to from here??

    • July 21st 2018 @ 6:12pm
      IAP said | July 21st 2018 @ 6:12pm | ! Report

      Put a line through Sydney for this year. Their list needs regeneration – too many B graders, too many similar players, one forward.
      Of course, the refs didn’t help, but that’s the way things go for Sydney; everyone’s out to get them.

      • July 21st 2018 @ 7:04pm
        Aw said | July 21st 2018 @ 7:04pm | ! Report

        Nothing to do with the umps. Players were too arrogant and just not good enough. The effort was a disgrace. The swans need a massive rejuvenation and rebuild which will probably take a couple of years. Just not up to scratch this year

      • July 22nd 2018 @ 10:21am
        Angela said | July 22nd 2018 @ 10:21am | ! Report

        ‘Of course, the refs didn’t help, but that’s the way things go for Sydney; everyone’s out to get them.’

        Is that right? I’m unaware of any Swans players/supporters making that claim about yesterday’s match. The Swans played poorly. End of story.

        Can’t help noticing how snide and nasty your comments are IAP. Why not try a ‘nice’ pill before putting fingers to keyboard. It makes you see life from a totally different perspective.

        • July 22nd 2018 @ 6:18pm
          IAP said | July 22nd 2018 @ 6:18pm | ! Report

          I don’t do drugs, and I’m not here to make friends. You should read more comments on The Roar from Swans supporters. It’s always the refs fault when they lose.

          • July 23rd 2018 @ 1:12pm
            Mick R said | July 23rd 2018 @ 1:12pm | ! Report

            nothing to see here folks just another NRL troll … AFL has been running umpires for 150 years refs look after your eels.

          • July 23rd 2018 @ 4:00pm
            GoSwans said | July 23rd 2018 @ 4:00pm | ! Report

            The umpires rarely influence the outcome of games. Last week we saw North Melbourne get a very clear advantage when playing the Swans, it was lucky the Swans got over the line or there would be a good case for a good whinge. The 2016 Grand Final being a clear exception with one team getting 15 free kicks while the other got 1 over 2 1/2 quarters.

    • Roar Rookie

      July 21st 2018 @ 7:18pm
      Mattician6x6 said | July 21st 2018 @ 7:18pm | ! Report

      Well done suns an absolutely fantastic result, could not believe they where spoken of as being like Carlton. A bright future in coming years as young footy players cotton on that wow there are some lovely bikini blondes in that neck of woods. Keep persevering as it isn’t a waste and the spread of talent argument is a crock, if your a semi decent footy player who ends up getting employed full-time to play footy chances are if you want it and you where taken with pick 76 you’re going to make it happen.

    • Roar Rookie

      July 21st 2018 @ 7:53pm
      Max Hatzoglou said | July 21st 2018 @ 7:53pm | ! Report

      What an incredible win from the Gold Coast Suns. Out of character performances by both sides.

      • July 21st 2018 @ 10:21pm
        Blake Standfield said | July 21st 2018 @ 10:21pm | ! Report

        It’s was an in character performance by the Swans. For a while now they’ve been a team that just doesn’t show up on any given day. Having said that, they’re entrenched in the eight and still a chance of top four so let’s not get carried away. At this time of year the better teams are looking ahead and it would be hard to find motivation against the likes of the Suns, Carlton and Freo.

        • July 22nd 2018 @ 3:14pm
          The Ghost said | July 22nd 2018 @ 3:14pm | ! Report

          This is just an excuse. Fresh faces are needed at this club of geriatrics. Longmire needs to be sacked and McVeigh needs to be told his services are nolonger required. This club brought in Buddy and Tipett promising premierships yet they continue to disappoint. Real Sydney people are fed up with the gin swilers that run this club. A loss to the Gold Coast should never be tolerated.

          • July 22nd 2018 @ 7:16pm
            Goodes37 said | July 22nd 2018 @ 7:16pm | ! Report

            Ive been Swans fan since 82 and havelived in Sydney for 25 years. Not sure whoyour ‘real sydney people ‘ are but you dont speak for me. Horse has got us to 3 gfs in 6 years, we’re right behind him

            • July 22nd 2018 @ 9:55pm
              Angela said | July 22nd 2018 @ 9:55pm | ! Report

              I’m with you Goodes37.

              • July 23rd 2018 @ 12:09am
                Don Freo said | July 23rd 2018 @ 12:09am | ! Report

                I’m with you two as well. Can’t stand the bandwagon types who jump off at the drop of a hat and who speak through their own failures in life.

                Horse, and his club, are absolute achievers.

          • July 23rd 2018 @ 6:05pm
            Sid Nee said | July 23rd 2018 @ 6:05pm | ! Report

            Agree with you The Ghost,
            Swans are one of the worst kicking teams in the comp, our mids are slow Hannas looks done and Jack not much better Rohan hot and cold and Reid always injured if their all fit and well we wouldn’t be doing much better, can’t see us winning another GF until we get quality players, speed with kicking skills

            After a flogging by the Hawks in 2014 without a plan B our coaching hasn’t improved rolling mauls are still the main focus for winning Reckon Horse should run his last race we keep getting beaten at the post

    • Roar Guru

      July 22nd 2018 @ 8:29am
      gameofmarks said | July 22nd 2018 @ 8:29am | ! Report

      Swans will miss the 8.

    • July 22nd 2018 @ 10:19am
      WestCoast Man said | July 22nd 2018 @ 10:19am | ! Report

      Well the swans thought they had the game won before the bounce, the exact same mistake the eagles made against the Bombers and we got smacked there are no givens in footy

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