Sydney Swans

‘Unrealistic expectation’: How Franklin can help Swans even without the big bags

After proving the cynics wrong by not only seeing out his nine-year contract but earning an extension, Franklin enters 2023 this time with doubts over his effectiveness as a 36-year-old key forward.

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3 days ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

2023 Team Preview – Sydney Swans

2022 will be remembered as a "successful failure". Can the Swans go one better this year?

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4 days ago, Supercoach Talk, Fantasy, Sydney Swans

“He could be as good as Buddy Franklin”: Menzel holds high hopes in key forward's potential

Former AFL forward Daniel Menzel says Joe Daniher is the Lion under the most pressure heading into the 2023 season, but believes the key target still has the potential to be among the league's elites. Daniher joined Brisbane at the end of 2020 and has returned 85 goals in his two seasons up north....

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4 weeks ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

How many goals will Lance Franklin kick in 2023?

How many goals will Lance Franklin kick in 2023? That’s the question that’s been posed by Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy after the superstar signed on for one more season late in September. After kicking 52 goals in 2022 and with his overall tally at 1047, Healy, Kane Cornes and Seven’s Mitch Cleary...

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1 month ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and wife Jesinta splurge on Gold Coast mansion

AFL Sydney Swans player Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and his wife Jesinta splashed about $9 million on a glamorous Mediterranean mansion on the Gold Coast, weeks before listing their luxury apartment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

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2 months ago, Fox Sports, Gold Coast Suns, Sydney Swans

The quote from former US President that Longmire referenced in post-Grand Final address

Sydney coach John Longmire didn’t let the club’s Grand Final loss to Geelong burden him. While Longmire and the Swans would have been disappointed with their performance in the 133-52 loss, the coach himself views the defeat as simply part of the ups and downs of a career in the caper. “It’s just part...

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2 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Can Franklin and McDonald work together? The burning questions for Sydney in 2023

With the 2022 AFL season complete, Kane Cornes and Garry Lyon have gone through all 18 clubs and come up with burning questions for each. Sydney enjoyed a strong campaign last season but fell disastrously in the Grand Final, going down by 81 points to Geelong. While the Swans were still better than...

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3 months ago, SEN, 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

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