Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Adam Goodes' retirement marks end of an era for Sydney Swans

Andrew Wu As Luke Parker put the acid on Sydney's generation next, club legend Michael O'Loughlin has described the retirement of Adam Goodes as the official end of an era for the Swans.

Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes charged in final game

Adam Goodes

Andrew Wu Retiring great Adam Goodes has been fined $1000 for misconduct for an incident in the final game of his career.

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Why Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes 'transcended sport into national consciousness'

Final farewell: Adam Goodes walks from the ground after the semi-final between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium.

Andrew Wu Tony Lockett, Bob Skilton, Paul Kelly... the Swans have had their share of champions don the red and white but it's doubtful any player has transcended the game like Adam Goodes.

Former Sydney Swans chairman Richard Colless slams 'disgraceful' booing of Adam Goodes

Walking off into retirement: Adam Goodes and the Swans walk from the ground after the loss to the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium.

Andrew Wu Former Sydney chairman Richard Colless has labelled the treatment of Adam Goodes by North Melbourne supporters in his final game as "disgraceful".

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Adam Goodes announces retirement after Sydney Swans' loss to North Melbourne

Final farewell: Adam Goodes walks from the ground after the semi-final between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium.

Andrew Wu Adam Goodes has retired. He told teammates of his decision after Sydney's semi-final defeat to North Melbourne.

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Sydney Swans bow out in straight sets after loss to North Melbourne Kangaroos

Off target: Adam Goodes reacts after missing a shot at goal during the semi-final between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium.

Andrew Wu The end may have come for Adam Goodes and possibly so too a golden age for Sydney.

The key issues: Sydney Swans v North Melbourne

Plaudits: Swans forward Kurt Tippett is almost in career-best form.

Andrew Wu Five key issues in the semi-final between Sydney and North Melbourne.

Time runs out for Kieren Jack, Nick Smith back for Sydney Swans

Andrew Wu and Andrew Webster It was a case of close but not close enough for Kieren Jack but Sydney will welcome back another All Australian, Nick Smith, for the cut throat semi-final against North Melbourne on Saturday night.

The bigger the challenge the better for Sydney Swans defender Dane Rampe

Andrew Wu Dane Rampe is not the slightest bit daunted by how Jarrad Waite torched Richmond. In fact he likes his opponents to be in form, the hotter the better: it means he is in the game more.

Sydney Swans re-sign Ted Richards but Lewis Jetta a 50-50 chance to leave

Ted Richards

Andrew Wu Ted Richards signs on for another year but future of Lewis Jetta remains clouded.

Buddy out for the year: Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin won't play again this season

Taking a break: Swans superstar Lance Franklin will not play again in 2015.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin will play no further part in Sydney's increasingly difficult push for this year's premiership after it was determined the added stress of returning to the field would not help his...

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Sydney Swans accept little more can be done to stop booing of Adam Goodes

Targeted: Adam Goodes looks on after the siren.

Andrew Wu There is a sense of resignation from Sydney that Adam Goodes will not get the respect he deserves from the wider football public despite the strong stance the Swans and AFL have taken against the...

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Sydney Swans forward Dean Towers morphs from finals spectator to key player

Dean Towers of the Swans spins away from Zac Dawson of the Dockers in the first qualifying final.

Andrew Wu If there is a silver lining for Sydney from Lance Franklin's plight then it comes in the form of Dean Towers, whose importance to the Swans' quest for premiership glory has skyrocketed in a matter of...

Sydney Swans midfielder Adam Goodes booed again in qualifying final against Fremantle Dockers

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Adam Goodes of the Swans gestures to team mates during the First AFL Qualifying Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Sydney Swans at Domain Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Adam Goodes was subjected to another round of booing in Perth on Saturday, and there is potential for the situation to get uglier later this month.

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Adam Goodes booed again, as Sydney Swans go down bravely against Fremantle Dockers

Bruising encounter: Chris Mayne of the Dockers is tackled by Ted Richards.

Andrew Wu Sydney were brave, bruised but eventually beaten. For all the courage they showed against Fremantle on Saturday afternoon there are now more reasons against a Swans premiership than for it.

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Sydney Swans speedster Gary Rohan has chance to recast himself as September hero

Smooth sailing: Gary Rohan is firing for the Swans.

Andrew Wu Gary Rohan does not want to be remembered for a broken leg, even if the road back from it was inspiring, or as the man whose misfortune forced a rule change.

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Sydney Swans turn to Ben McGlynn for qualifying final against Fremantle Dockers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01:  Ben McGlynn of the Swans celebrates a goal during the round 19 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Sydney have recalled experienced midfielder Ben McGlynn for his second game in more than three months as they aim to defy the odds in Perth on Saturday.

Buddy drama deepens: Sydney Swans told by doctor not to play Lance Franklin after seizure

Future uncertain: Lance Franklin after last week's win over Gold Coast.

Andrew Wu Sydney were advised by the hospital which treated Lance Franklin not to play the superstar forward against Gold Coast on Saturday night, a day after his mild epileptic seizure.

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Lance Franklin in doubt for finals due to mental illness

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin, one of the biggest names across Australia's major football codes, may not play a final this year due to a mental illness.

Sydney Swans facing mission impossible without Lance Franklin

Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates a goal.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's omission due to mental illness has turned what already appeared a difficult assignment against Fremantle into close to mission impossible.