Sydney Swans

“He can’t move like he used to”: Why 2023 will be a “real challenge” for Franklin

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin was well below his best in the 81-point Grand Final defeat to Geelong on Saturday. The key forward went goalless and had just five disposals, a lacklustre showing despite the ball not entering his area consistently as a result of the drubbing. Having been beaten soundly...

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1 week ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final 2022: Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans – in pictures

The Cats signed off the season in emphatic fashion trouncing the Swans by 81 points, equaling the fifth-biggest grand final win in VFL/AFL history Continue reading...

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1 week ago, The Guardian, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

‘We buggered it up’: Shattered Longmire concedes error on Reid selection

A devastated John Longmire conceded picking Sam Reid for Saturday’s AFL grand final against Geelong was a mistake, admitting he felt as if he personally let his players, staff, board and Swans supporters down.

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1 week ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Geelong Cats OBLITERATE Sydney Swans to take 10th flag

AFL: The Geelong Cats were in fine form, downing the Sydney Swans in a dominant display at the MCG to win a 10th flag.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

Sydney Swans AFL grand final player ratings: Failures everywhere as Franklin fizzles, ‘no contest’ for best afield

From the very first bounce, Sydney were never given the chance to feel anywhere near close to in the grand final. The Swans were quite overmatched on the day by the undoubtedly best team of 2022, Geelong. The Swans were at least within dreaming distance at half-time with a 36 point deficit, when the...

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1 week ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final replays: How to watch Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans replays online, on TV and on demand

If you missed the big game live, you’ve come to the right place for all the details on the AFL Grand Final replays. Whether you couldn’t get to a TV for the match, missed a crucial moment, or just want to relive all the action again, we’ve got all the information you need. Here is The Roar’s ultimate...

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1 week ago, The Roar, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

2022 AFL GRAND FINAL - Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans

After two years interstate due to the pandemic, the 2022 AFL Grand Final returns to the home of football, the MCG.

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1 week ago, The Age, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

AFL Grand Final: Max Holmes a late out for Geelong Cats, replacement, Mark O’Connor, Brandon Parfitt, teams, line-ups, game against Sydney Swans, latest

It’s grand final heart break for Max Holmes, with the Geelong youngster a confirmed late out for Saturday’s marquee match against Sydney. 

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final 2022: Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans – live

First bounce at the MCG at 2.30pm AESTAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroftThere’s still a tiny window of opportunity to get the bet view of this afternoon’s match. Get in there quick!It’s going to be a long day, so I’m going to need your help (especially after being up since five am to deal...

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1 week ago, The Guardian, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

Fans arrive at the MCG for the 2022 AFL Grand Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans

Fans arrive at the MCG for the 2022 AFL Grand Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans

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1 week ago, The Age, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final 2022 LIVE updates: Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans face off to decide premiership winner

The AFL grand final is back at the MCG and Geelong and Sydney will battle it out for the 2022 premiership. Follow throughout the day for all the news and colour from around the country, match updates and all the post-match news and reaction.

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1 week ago, The Age, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

AFL Grand Final 2022 preview: Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans, MCG, match-ups, analysis, strengths, weakness, statistics

The two most in-form teams have reached the AFL’s biggest stage — and the experts say it’ll be a tight, high-pressure tussle at the MCG.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

“He had an ability to get the big deals done”: The surprise name who initiated Franklin’s nine-year deal

Bravo Management's Liam Pickering has revealed it was Sydney and former CEO Andrew Ireland who initiated the length of Lance Franklin’s nine-year deal almost a decade ago. Franklin joined the Swans from Hawthorn in late 2013 on a $10 million deal in a bombshell move that shocked the football world,...

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1 week ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

‘Worth his weight in gold’: Why Lance Franklin has been pivotal for Sydney

Lance Franklin may not - yet - have won a premiership in the red and white, but like the glamour forwards before him, has played a key role for the Swans and the AFL in a tough market.

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1 week ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

‘A man made for the moment’: Why Lance Franklin’s legacy will endure regardless of AFL grand final result

In statistics and influence, Franklin is already an all-time AFL great. And if Saturday’s grand final goes down to the wire, all eyes will turn to ‘Buddy’Legacies are often complex. Even Mother Teresa was labelled “a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud” by the late Christopher Hitchens. And while talk...

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1 week ago, The Guardian, Sydney Swans

Stick to the system – Longmire

Stick to the system – Longmire

Sydney coach John Longmire. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens) SYDNEY coach John Longmire is imploring his players to believe in their system after dumping young forward Logan McDonald for the AFL grand final against Geelong. Longmire axed the 20-year-old McDonald, recalling Hayden McLean, who hasn’t...

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1 week ago, K-Rock Football, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final full day schedule, entertainment guide 2022: Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans

The AFL grand final is upon us, with the big game’s return to the MCG to feature a host of pre-match entertainment before the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans square off. Check out The Roar’s full guide to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. The grand final itself will see the first bounce...

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1 week ago, The Roar, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

Sydney Swans axe Logan McDonald for Saturday’s AFL grand final

Sydney coach John Longmire says he agonised on the tough call to axe young forward Logan McDonald for the AFL grand final against Geelong. Longmire has cleared stalwart Sam Reid and winger Justin McInerney to play in the premiership decider after proving their fitness at Thursday training. The Cats included...

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1 week ago, The New Daily, Sydney Swans

Kane Cornes questions timing of Lance Franklin’s contract extension announcement

Former Port Adelaide footballer Kane Cornes has questioned the timing of Lance Franklin’s contract extension announcement, arguing the Sydney Swans should have waited until after the AFL grand final.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

Download your free Sydney Swans AFL GF poster

To celebrate Sydney reaching the 2022 AFL grand final and its incredible preliminary final victory over Collingwood, The Daily Telegraph has created a commemorative poster of your Swans heroes.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

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