Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Friday on their minds, and for good reason

Richard Hinds Privately, the Sydney Swans have confessed to some ambivalence about their ongoing relationship with ANZ Stadium in recent years.

Swans storm into grand final

ANZ Stadium.

Richard Hinds THE Sydney Swans will play in Melbourne's grand final. The Melbourne Storm will play in Sydney's.

AFL posts a huge year

Swans

Richard Hinds As 2012 draws to a close, Richard Hinds looks back at a huge year for AFL in the first of a series of year-enders.

A verbal spell and a hard sell

Richard Hinds Getting the Western Sydney locals to take an interest is still a Giant task.

We are not going to be a doormat, says Sheedy

GWS Giants training at the International Sports Park  Blacktown.Israel Folau Pictures Steve Christo

Richard Hinds Like Bayern Munich's domination of their cross-town whipping boys 1860 Munich, most expect the AFL's Sydney rivalry to be mercilessly one-sided - at least in the initial stages.

A combination of form and fixtures creates a perfect storm for September

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds By coming from 20 points down at half-time to beat Hawthorn on Sunday, Sydney made a statement. "Legitimate", "genuine contenders", "the real thing".