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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

Longmire eyes off "fantastic" Cats in prep for decider

Swans coach John Longmire says his team is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the competition’s juggernaut Geelong when the two sides meet in the AFL Grand Final on Saturday at the MCG. “They’ve won 15 games in a row, they finished two games clear on top of the ladder, they’re a fantastic...

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2 months ago, SEN, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

Why it is “very lazy” to label Franklin’s Swans era as a failure

A member of Sydney’s 2012 premiership side has dismissed claims that Lance Franklin’s tenure with the Swans can be judged simply on a lack of ultimate success. Franklin shocked the football world in late 2013, signing a lucrative worth $10 million over nine years with the Swans following a nine-year,...

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2 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Isaac Smith ‘too small’ to take on Buddy Franklin

AFL: Geelong star Isaac Smith is well aware of the threat Buddy Franklin possesses in big games - having shared a premiership with the forward in Hawks colours.

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2 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

AFL grand final: Sydney Swans fans fork out up to $1,781 to fly to Melbourne

Prices soar for direct return flights to see match against Geelong Cats a week after Collingwood diehards made the pilgrimage to SydneyGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastSydney Swans fans lucky enough to secure tickets to this weekend’s AFL grand final header against the...

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2 months ago, The Guardian, Sydney Swans

Franklin signs on for another season

Buddy Franklin has re-signed with the Sydney Swans for 2023.

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2 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Re-signed Franklin denies Brisbane links, calls out “knockers”

Lance Franklin never contemplated leaving Sydney and was always deciding between going on or retiring, the forward confirmed on Tuesday morning. A Channel Nine report in August suggested the superstar was strongly considering a move to the Brisbane Lions. Franklin has officially signed on with the Swans...

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2 months ago, SEN, Brisbane Lions, Sydney Swans

‘One More’ – Buddy Franklin to play on in 2023

AFL: Sydney Swans star Lance 'Buddy' Franklin has confirmed he'll play on for one more season in 2023.

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2 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin signs one-year Swans extension in AFL grand final week

Swans tweet news via two-word statement reading: ‘One more’Franklin, 35, to enter 10th season with Swans and 19th overallLance Franklin has put an end to intense speculation about his AFL future, signing a one-year contract extension with Sydney.After months of conjecture about whether or not he would...

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2 months ago, The Guardian, Sydney Swans

Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin commits to Sydney for 2023 season

Legendary Sydney forward Lance Franklin has ended speculation about his playing future after committing to the Swans for next season just days out from playing in the AFL grand final. Franklin, out of contract at the end of the season after completing a monster nine-year deal he signed to switch from...

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2 months ago, The New Daily, Sydney Swans

Franklin signs new deal in AFL bombshell

After months of speculation about his future in the sport, Sydney Swans legend Lance Franklin has signed a one-year contract extension with the AFL club.

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2 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

Buddy shock: Lance Franklin signs a one-year extension in grand final week

After much conjecture, Lance Franklin has decided to play on with the Swans in 2023.

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2 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin re-signs with Sydney on eve of Grand Final

Lance Franklin will extend his career at Sydney after penning a one-year contract extension on the eve of the Grand Final. The bombshell announcement comes just days before the Swans prepare to take on Geelong in this year’s showpiece event. Franklin’s contract has been one of the most talked-about issues...

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2 months ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Sydney Swans ready for ‘team of the year’ Geelong in AFL grand final

Swans book place in decider with thrilling win over CollingwoodCats await in Saturday’s premiership decider at MCGJohn Longmire always expected his Sydney side to surge back into contention, but the Swans’ coach concedes they will be facing “the best team for the year” in the AFL grand final.The Swans’...

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2 months ago, The Guardian, Geelong Cats, Sydney Swans

‘We can get better’: Longmire confident Swans can cap off quick rise with another flag

Longmire is into his fourth grand final as a senior coach, having watched his players withstand an almighty onslaught from Collingwood in the dying minutes of Saturday’s preliminary final at the SCG.

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2 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

‘Cherry ripe’ Swans ready for flag as Longmire gets kids up ‘ahead of time’

The Swans are through to their first grand final since 2016 on the back of a dramatic one-point victory over Collingwood on Saturday night.

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2 months ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

Fitting Franklin flag not the only looming fairytale

Buddy Franklin stands one win away from what could be a fairytale third AFL premiership – and potentially the perfect footnote to his unrivalled career – after Sydney held off a gallant and fast-finishing Collingwood to advance to Saturday’s Grand Final by a barest of margins.

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2 months ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

Buddy marvellous as Franklin heads for another grand final

Lance Franklin will play in his sixth AFL grand final, which could put the ultimate seal on his marvellous career.

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2 months ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

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