Sydney Swans

Buddy Franklin’s career is not finished yet

AFL: Sydney Swans coach John Longmire is certain the footy world hasn't seen the last of Lance Franklin, despite Buddy's most recent injury setback.

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3 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

AFL: Sydney calls time on Lance Franklin’s injury-hit season

Sydney believes Lance Franklin is on the right training program that will allow the superstar veteran to overcome his injury woes and return to an AFL field in 2021. One of the AFL’s greatest-ever forwards, Franklin has been ruled out for the rest of the season without playing a game. The 33-year-old...

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3 months ago, The New Daily, Sydney Swans

Franklin out for the remainder of 2020

Franklin out for the remainder of 2020

Lance Franklin won’t play another AFL match until 2021 after Sydney’s medical team made the call to put the superstar on ice. Franklin suffered a serious hamstring injury in May and had been hopeful of returning late this season. But an increase in his training program in recent weeks has...

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3 months ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin to end up missing a year after Sydney Swans shut down return plan

Sydney won’t take any chances with Lance Franklin, who has been ruled out of playing an AFL game this year following an injury setback.

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3 months ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

'It doesn't happen by accident': The Sydney Swans' quiet revolution

It won't happen this year, barring a miracle finish to the season, but a swift return to the top eight looks increasingly feasible for the Swans.

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3 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Sydney confirms a Buddy Franklin return is on the cards this year — but he’s racing the clock

Sydney is aiming to give Lance Franklin at least one game at AFL level this season.

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3 months ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

How Longmire has been able to “re-engineer” the Swans

Tim Watson was full of praise for Sydney after they dismantled GWS on Thursday night. The Swans secured their fourth win of the season when beating the Giants by 41 points at Optus Stadium with a team that had an average experience of just 68 games, almost 30 less than their more experienced opponents. Watson...

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3 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Live AFL scores: Sydney Swans v GWS Giants

Follow the live action as the Swans meet the Giants in Perth from 8.10pm AEST.

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3 months ago, The Age, Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sydney Swans

GWS, Sydney Swans play it cool in Perth

Battle lines are normally drawn during the lead-up to an AFL derby in Perth, but GWS and Sydney have taken a more civil approach heading into Thursday night’s clash at Optus Stadium. From the Demolition Derby in 2000 to Andrew Gaff’s brutal punch on Andrew Brayshaw in 2018 – there’s...

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3 months ago, The New Daily, Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin aiming to play again this year, despite mystery around Swans’ injury timeline

Lance Franklin is aiming to play again this year, but the Sydney Swans are still unable to guarantee it.

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3 months ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

Sydney Swans debutant escapes metal studs sanction after Magpies’ injury

The AFL has written to its clubs to reinforce rules that ban metal boot studs after Sydney conceded Sam Wicks had worn them on Thursday night. Sydney player Sam Wicks and his club have escaped AFL sanction after the debutant wore non-compliant boots that Collingwood believe caused Isaac Quaynor’s...

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3 months ago, The Roar, Collingwood Magpies, Sydney Swans

Shorter games, seasons could extend some AFL careers: Longmire

Swans coach John Longmire was in favour of reduced gametime and shorter seasons before the COVID-19 pandemic - and he's seen nothing since to change his mind.

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3 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Live AFL 2020, St Kilda vs Sydney Swans, Round 9 | Live scores, updates, stats, video, live stream, live blog

One of the AFL’s hottest teams, St Kilda, will try to keep its impressive season going against a tricky Sydney side on Saturday evening.

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3 months ago, Fox Sports, St Kilda Saints, Sydney Swans

Slip of the tongue: Franklin could be back for Sydney derby

Sydney boss Tom Harley may have let slip when Lance Franklin will return this season - and the good news for Swans fans is it could be sooner rather than later.

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3 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

'He's still building': Swans confident 2020 won't be a wipeout for Franklin

The Swans are also sweating on the fitness of co-captain Dane Rampe, who is a chance to face St Kilda this weekend just days after having surgery on a broken hand.

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4 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Live AFL, Round 8, Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn | Live scores, stats, updates, video, live stream, live blog

Hawthorn simply must respond on Saturday afternoon against recent rival Sydney or else the scrutiny upon it will only increase.

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4 months ago, Fox Sports, Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans

‘He can give a good cook’: Cheeky Damien Hardwick opens up on the ‘terrible tirade’ he received from John Longmire

A cheeky Damien Hardwick says he a copped a “terrible dressing down” from John Longmire after the Richmond coach’s veiled swipe at his Sydney counterpart following the two teams’ dour Round 6 clash.

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4 months ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

'Help us get through': Swans coach Longmire joins call for extended bench

Clubs are concerned that shorter turnarounds will impact the ability of the AFL's superstars to back up for every game amid a condensed fixture.

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4 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

AFL 2020 live updates: GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions, Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Richmond Tigers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos

Follow a big Saturday of live action for round seven of the 2020 AFL season with the GWS Giants taking on the Brisbane Lions, Sydney Swans playing the Gold Coast Suns and Richmond Tigers meeting the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

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4 months ago, The Age, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, Greater Western Sydney Giants, North Melbourne Kangaroos, Richmond Tigers, Sydney Swans

Live AFL, Round 7, Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns | Live scores, stats, updates, video, live stream, live blog

Gold Coast returns to the scene of one of its most famous victories to face an injury-stricken Sydney side on Saturday afternoon.

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

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