Sydney Swans

Science and gut feel behind Buddy Franklin selections

Sydney coach John Longmire has shed some light on the methods the Swans are using to determine Lance Franklin’s availability each week. The Swans are using a mixture of science and gut feel to determine how often Franklin will play as the superstar forward closes in on the AFL’s most coveted...

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1 day ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

Guess who? Franklin haunts Bombers again as Swans go 4-0

After a series of missed opportunities in a tense, scrappy final term, it took a champion to get the job done for the Swans.

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1 day ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Franklin's 950th goal seals heart-stopping Sydney win over Essendon

Sydney has prevailed by three points over Essendon in a gripping Thursday night clash at the SCG. In a frantic final term, the Swans had the majority of field position and were deserved winners against a brave Bombers outfit, with Lance Franklin's third goal of the night proving to be the match winner. The...

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1 day ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Longmire's Swans culture-building initiative and how Barry Hall was involved

Sydney’s rapid raise is one of the stories of the early part of the season. Having won their first three games of the year, including a shock 45-point win over reigning premiers Richmond, attention is quickly turning to whether the young Swans could play finals in 2021. As part of a culture-building...

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2 days ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Essendon Bombers take on the red hot Sydney Swans at the SCG

Follow along with all the action as the Bombers take on the red hot Sydney Swans at the SCG.

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2 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Buddy Franklin is back to haunt old foe

AFL: Lance Franklin has been named to take on the Bombers at the SCG, a team he has had much success against in his illustrious career.

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2 days ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

Swans vs Bombers preview: Franklin returns to torture Essendon once more

For the second time this season, the Sydney Swans welcome back the biggest name in AFL, superstar forward Lance Franklin, for their Round 4 clash against the Bombers at the SCG on Thursday night. After kicking three goals in the Swans’ 33-point win against Adelaide in Round 2, Franklin trained...

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2 days ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Buddy hell: Will Franklin toy with the Bombers again?

There is no club with which Lance Franklin has toyed more than Essendon, against whom he has kicked 70 goals in 16 games, more than any of the AFL’s 17 other clubs.

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4 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

The ‘Sydney Swarm’: The new vision that reveals the true extent of the John Longmire ‘revolution’

If you thought the ‘Longmire Revolution’ was primarily driven by offence and attack, think again.

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4 days ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

A handy survival guide for Sydney Swans detractors

Sydney young gun Chad Warner leaves the Tigers in his wake during the Swans’ win over Richmond. Photo: AFL MEDIA This blistering start to the season by the Sydney Swans would have perhaps been best accompanied by one of those viewer discretion warnings. As frighteningly potent as the Swans have...

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5 days ago, Footyology, Sydney Swans

The Sydney Swans are back with a bang

After two years in the finals wilderness, a return to better times may not be far off for the Sydney Swans. Over the weekend, the Swans produced arguably their best performance for over a year when they put Richmond to the sword at the MCG, winning by 45 points and sending a spine-tingling warning to...

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5 days ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

Young Bloods tear strips off Tigers in Longmire coaching masterclass

After upsetting preliminary finalist, Brisbane, in round one, the Swans sent a seismic shock around the competition with their 45-point drubbing of Richmond.

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1 week ago, The Age, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

Richmond Tigers v Sydney Swans: AFL 2021 round three – live!

Updates from the game at the MCGAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 3.59am BST Q1: 11 mins remaining: Richmond 0-2 (2) vs Sydney 1-3 (9) Goal! Better and more precise from Sydney. First, McDonald misses a set shot but Papley then wins a free kick for high contact and makes no mistake from 30...

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1 week ago, The Guardian, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

Live AFL 2021, Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans, Round 3: Live scores, updates, video, live stream, live blog, stats, news

Sydney, the side poised to become 2021’s big bolter, aims at its biggest scalp yet on Saturday afternoon as it takes on a rampaging Richmond at the MCG.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

Franklin to miss clash against the Tigers

AFL: The showdown between Dustin Martin and Lance Franklin has been postponed after the Swans confirmed Buddy would not be flying with team to play against the Tigers in Round 3.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

Longmire reveals plans for Callum Mills in 2021

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire says Callum Mills will continue to transition towards becoming a fully-fledged midfielder, although conceded he will be required down back at times throughout the year. The 23-year-old started his career as a half-back but has played the majority of the 2021 season to...

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1 week ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Swans forward Lance Franklin ruled out of Tigers clash, per report

After originally being confirmed for Saturday's clash, the star forward won't take part against Richmond. The post Swans forward Lance Franklin ruled out of Tigers clash, per report appeared first on Zero Hanger.

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1 week ago, Zero Hanger, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

‘Just extraordinary’: Longmire hails Martin as showdown with Buddy looms

Lance Franklin has pulled up well from his AFL comeback game - putting him on track for a battle against another of the game’s modern greats, Dustin Martin.

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1 week ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Is this Longmire’s “greatest challenge” at Sydney?

The Sydney Swans have started the 2021 season in sensational form with two wins on the trot. John Longmire’s side beat Adelaide by 33 points at the SCG on Saturday to follow on from their 31-point victory over Brisbane in Round 1. With a new-look forward line already returning 37 goals and buoyed by...

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1 week ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

The AFL needs Lance Franklin

The opera of Lance Franklin is unending. By now you know what I’m talking about. The giant prehistoric-like strides, the sureness of hands, the deadly and long left boot, the way he scissors his way through traffic to win the ball, the celebratory arms-out, crowd-facing gestures that asks ‘are...

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1 week ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

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