Sam Reid

Sam Reid expected to play AFL grand final

Sydney coach John Longmire expects Sam Reid to play in Saturday's grand final, declaring the forward's knee is improving every day.

Sam Reid tipped to be right for grand final

Sam Reid celebrates a goal.

Sydney are confident Sam Reid will be fit for next Saturday's AFL grand final after the big forward jarred his knee in their huge preliminary final victory over North Melbourne.

Sydney Swans confident Sam Reid will be fit for grand final

Key component: Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Sydney are optimistic Sam Reid has only jarred his knee and will be available for the grand final after his injury scare on Friday night.

Sam Reid finally fitting in on field with Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for Sydney Swans

Key personnel: Kurt Tippett, Buddy Franklin and Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Sam Reid has been told by Jarrad McVeigh don't be afraid to leap over Sydney's million-dollar twin towers.

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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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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's Sam Reid will mix playing in attack and defence for the Swans in 2014

Sam Reid

Sydney key forward Sam Reid is set to join older brother Ben as an AFL swingman, with Swans coach John Longmire revealing he will also use him down back in 2014.

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Lance Franklin and Sam Reid to team up for first time for Swans against West Coast

David Sygall With their forward line likely to feature players blessed with generous doses of height and mobility, the Swans may be the prototype modern football team.

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Hawthorn demolishes soft Swans in AFL grand final

The moment of triumph: Hawthorn players raise their arms in jubilation as the final siren sounds on Saturday.

Caroline Wilson There was a telling moment late in the third quarter of Hawthorn's 63-point erasure of the Sydney Swans at the MCG that spoke to the build-up, the soap opera and the climax of the quest for...

What the Sydney Swans have to do now

John Longmire will have to suffer through watching the grand final all over again.

Andrew Wu As the music blared and the commiserative beers flowed at Sydney's grand final wake, no man cut a more dejected figure than John Longmire.

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AFL grand final 2014: Hawthorn and Sydney player rankings

Matthew Lloyd ranks the players from the 2014 grand final.

AFL grand final 2014: Key duels

Ben McEvoy with the winning spoils.

Michael Gleeson They were the decisive match-ups of the Hawthorn-Sydney grand final.

2014 AFL grand final live coverage

Swans

Ronny Lerner The build up, the colour, the atmosphere of footy's biggest day, then every kick, bump and reviewed score of the game itself, pitting the Swans against the Hawks.

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Sydney's usually reliable supporting cast fails to shine

Jesse Hogan The unheralded aspect of Sydney's surge to the grand final this year was said to be its unheralded players, the bottom-six types who would struggle to be recognised widely if they lived in Melbourne...

Peter Hanlon's grand final Tagger

Tiny Tagger.

Peter Hanlon Stuff "the process", this is the day to see Buddy kick one from 80 metres.

Sydney Swans have no excuses against Hawthorn Hawks

Andrew Wu Sydney could not be better placed to mark the first season of the Lance Franklin era with a premiership after enjoying the perfect preparation for Saturday's grand final.

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Hawthorn and Sydney: it's grand to see you again

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly The Swans and Hawks have already set the grand final bar high.

Sydney Swans quietly confident Kurt Tippett will fire up in AFL grand final

Bend, don't break: Kurt Tippett (centre) at a Swans recovery session.

Andrew Wu There is a well-paid Sydney forward ready to hit his peak on grand-final day and his name is not Lance Franklin.

Hawthorn v Sydney: the final questions

Questions: Jordan Lewis and Sam Reid present selection worries for the grand finalists.

Matt Murnane While the main watch will be on Jordan Lewis' knee injury, and whether Cyril Rioli comes straight back in, expect Ben McEvoy to be another storyline this week.

AFL grand final: Rohan Connolly rates Sydney and Hawthorn

Hawks v Swans

Rohan Connolly Sydney and Hawthorn: the elite, the core group and the bottom six

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