Jude Bolton

Jude Bolton

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St Kilda almost traded Lenny Hayes to Sydney for Jude Bolton, says Tim Watson

Lenny Hayes tackles Jude Bolton during 2003.

Daniel Cherny Lenny Hayes' 16-year career at St Kilda nearly ended after just one season.

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Jude Bolton wants to see Shane Mumford throw his weight around against their old club

Past master: Former Sydney Swan Jude Bolton is now an ambassador for the AFL 9s.

David Polkinghorne Jude Bolton is excited about watching Shane Mumford throw his weight around against their old club, Sydney.

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Jude Bolton thinks Kevin Bartlett's criticism of Canberra unfair

Sport.  Crowd at Manuka Oval for the match between Greater Western Sydney and Port Adelaide. 3 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Will the Canberra crowds come when they start to win regularly?

Jude Bolton readies for his first Sydney to Hobart yacht race

David Sygall Jude Bolton and Perpetual Loyal have something in common. They have both been smashed up plenty of times over the years but keep turning up.

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Jude Bolton: Sydney's Superman

Sam Lonergan is tackled by Jude Bolton.

Peter Hanlon The Swans feared he was gone in 2007, but he's still going.

Dual premiership Swan Roberts-Thomson retires

Mr Fix-it: Lewis Roberts-Thomson.

Andrew Wu Tony Lockett will forever be remembered for how many goals he kicked and Bob Skilton the Brownlows he won but for Lewis Roberts-Thomson it will be for two Saturdays in September.

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AFL Express: Sunday, 10 August

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Sam Fisher of the Saints marks the ball as teamate Billy Longer and Tom Campbell of the Bulldogs collide during the round 20 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on August 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Ronny Lerner All the action from Sunday's three compelling AFL matches in round 20.

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Eddie McGuire-Andrew Pridham feud intensifies

War of words: Swans chairman Andrew Pridham.

Andrew Wu Andrew Pridham will not be accepting any peace offering from Eddie McGuire, who escalated the feud between Sydney and Collingwood by labelling the Swans: "The greatest protectors of their...

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Luke Parker to join Swans' fab four

Andrew Wu Sydney's fab four midfield is about to expand to a famous five with Luke Parker on track to earn his first All Australian jumper this year, according to former greats Jude Bolton and Garry Lyon.

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Swans star forward line have plenty of room for improvement, says Kurt Tippett

Spreading his wings: Sydney’s Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Sydney's star-studded forward line is "making it up on the fly", says Kurt Tippett, so imagine what lies ahead once their multi-million dollar forward trio build on their chemistry.

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AFL season preview 2014: Sydney

Sydney Swans

The Swans only need a good run with injury to challenge strongly for the flag.

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Swans' John Longmire says living allowance was on agenda before Lance Franklin deal

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17:  John Longmire, coach of the Swans looks on during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

David Sygall, Sydney Axing of the AFL's cost-of-living allowance was in the planning 'well before' Buddy deal.

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AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

The premiership battle will be much closer in 2014.

Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.

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AFL planned to cut cost of living allowance before Sydney Swans signed Lance Franklin, says coach John Longmire

Lance Franklin.

David Sygall Swans coach John Longmire believes the axing of the AFL's cost of living allowance was in the planning well before the multimillion-dollar deal with Lance Franklin went ahead.

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Lance Franklin headlines strong Sydney Swans outfit

Lance Franklin headlines a strong Swans outfit for this weekend's opener against GWS.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin will make his eagerly anticipated season debut for his new club in a strong Sydney team almost unrecognisable from the injury-ravaged side of last year's finals.

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Players' association calls for 'cultural shift' on concussion

Past players will be surveyed and, if any issues emerge that may be related to concussion, they will be referred to a variety of experts.

Samantha Lane Ever concerned about the potentially devastating long-term effects of concussion, the AFL Players Association is urging a profound 'cultural shift' in how footballers measure toughness among...

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Jarrad McVeigh re-signs with Swans

Jarrad McVeigh at Swans training.

Andrew Wu Jarrad McVeigh has given the Lance Franklin era at Sydney a massive tick of approval by signing a contract extension that will all but ensure he remains a Swan for life.

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Jarrad McVeigh poised to be a Swan for life

Jarrad McVeigh makes a break during the game against the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh is all but certain to remain with the Swans for his entire career after extending his contract until the end of the 2017 season.

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Jimmy Bartel says 'macho culture' is on the wane

Jimmy Bartel

Jon Pierik Geelong great Jimmy Bartel believes the "macho culture" that once prompted players to remain on the field after a heavy head knock is abating, as Swedish researchers discover a new way to test for...

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Sydney Swans' signing of Lance Franklin a double-edged sword

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Malcolm Knox There's always been a bit of cross-purposes in the Sydney Swans' recruitment of Sir Lancelot Franklin.

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