Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Swans veteran Adam Goodes' long wait is over

Andrew Wu The long wait is almost over for Adam Goodes after the dual Brownlow Medallist was named on Thursday night to play his first game in 10 months.

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'Model recruit' Buddy being 'bullied' by media

Buddy Franklin fronts the media on Thursday after his car crash the night before.

Andrew Wu Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has defended Lance Franklin as a "model recruit" who is the victim of "bullying" by the media, after the latest drama involving the star forward.

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It was just an accident: Lance Franklin

Franklin has had a troubled start to his AFL stint with the Swans.

Andrew Wu A "devastated" Lance Franklin says he was not texting or speeding in the lead-up to his car accident which has again dragged the star Sydney recruit into the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

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Kurt Tippett to miss Dees clash with broken rib

Sydney's Kurt Tippett

Andrew Wu Kurt Tippett's eagerly awaited return has been put on ice for at least another week due to a broken rib the star start forward sustained in his comeback game.

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Sam Reid also chance to return for Sydney Swans

Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Sydney Swans selectors face the prospect of having three big names returning from injury this week.

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Sydney Swans to monitor Kurt Tippett's back ahead of possible return

Kurt Tippett

Andrew Wu Sydney will monitor Kurt Tippett's back before deciding whether they will unleash the forward alongside Lance Franklin for the club's first clash with former coach Paul Roos on Saturday.

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Jeremy Laidler much happier at Sydney Swans after frustrating end to spell at AFL rivals Carlton Blues

New lease of life: Jeremy Laidler is flourishing at the Swans after languishing at Carlton.

Andrew Wu As trying as times may be in Sydney, things could be a whole lot worse for Jeremy Laidler – he could still be at Carlton.

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Sydney Swans resist calling on Kurt Tippett for Fremantle crunch match

Out of action: Kurt Tippett will miss the Swans clash with Fremantle.

Andrew Wu Desperate times call for desperate measures but not so at Sydney, who resisted the temptation to pick forward Kurt Tippett for the Swans' season-defining clash with Fremantle on Saturday night.

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Sydney Swans coach John Longmire criticised for slump

Coach John Longmire

Andrew Wu John Longmire has come under fire for the first time in his successful coaching career as Sydney captain KIeren Jack challenged himself and the team's star-studded midfield to lift the club out of...

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North Melbourne beats Sydney at its own game at SCG

Brent Harvey tangles with Nick Malceski.

Andrew Wu Sydney could have benefited from having the retired Jude Bolton in its ranks.

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Roos' Sydney hoo-doo is history

Andrew Wu, Daniel Cherny North coach Brad Scott described the Kangaroos’ first win over the Swans in seven years as a ‘‘pretty complete performance against an opposition that we clearly have enormous...

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Roos' Sydney hoodoo is history

Brad Scott looks on during the game at the SCG.

Andrew Wu and Daniel Cherny Kangaroos' first win over the Swans in seven years means three wins in a row this season.

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Kurt Tippett a chance to be rushed straight into Swans line-up

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Andrew Wu Sydney will consider unveiling Kurt Tippett for his season debut next week after the Swans were shocked by North Melbourne in the wet on Sunday.

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Lance Franklin fizzles as the Sydney Swans are swamped by Kangaroos

Lance Franklin

Andrew Wu On the day that Sydney farewelled Jude Bolton, the team he left behind could have benefited from having the retired warrior on the other side of the boundary line.

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Lewis Roberts-Thomson credits versatility for his longevity in AFL with Sydney Swans

Andrew Wu Lewis Roberts-Thomson's says his ability to be a jack of all trades has been a key to his long career - and it could be the ace up his sleeve to keep him in the side when Sydney's big guns are all...

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Sydney Swans' Lewis Jetta rejuvenated and ready to better 2012

Road Runner: Fleet-footed Lewis Jetta at Swans practice on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu After a season ravaged by injury, Lewis Jetta has boldly declared he is on the verge of returning to the form that made him such a vital part of Sydney's premiership team two years ago.

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Lance Franklin an ideal buddy for Sydney Swans youngster Harry Cunningham

Sydney Swans young gun Harry Cunningham is benefiting from playing alongside Buddy Franklin.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin may have been accused of leading his junior teammates astray but the spearhead is proving to be a guiding light for one young Sydney forward.

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Sam Reid to miss Lance Franklin's SCG debut as a Swan

Key personnel: Buddy Franklin and Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's importance to Sydney is set to be magnified in the coming weeks after the club ruled out Sam Reid for at least another fortnight.

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Greater Western Sydney's trade decision pays dividends as Josh Kelly named Rising Star

Josh Kelly

Andrew Wu Greater Western Sydney's decision to trade out a potential future star last year is reaping early dividends after Josh Kelly became the latest Giant to be nominated for the AFL's Rising Star award.