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Sydney Swans defender Ted Richards on the best decision he ever made

Andrew Wu Life would be very different now had Ted Richards not packed his bags for Sydney nine years ago.

Adam Goodes cannot be underestimated, says Ted Richards

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Andrew Wu Underestimate Adam Goodes at your peril. That's the message from Ted Richards after one of the more difficult weeks in the dual Brownlow medallist's career.

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Swans defender Ted Richards ready for Bombers challenge

Swans defender Ted Richards.

Adam Pengilly Ted Richards knows all about the ''resting ruckman'', shuffling forward in his vicinity in search of a breather.

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Sydney Swans' defensive duo Ted Richards and Heath Grundy form a solid double act

Quite the pair: Heath Grundy and Ted Richards at the SCG.

Andrew Wu If pay packets were based on the adage that defence wins premierships then it would be Ted Richards and Heath Grundy on the megabucks instead of Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

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Kurt Tippett ruled out for Swans as Ted Richards cleared to play

Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Kurt Tippett has been ruled out of Sydney's team for the preliminary final with Fremantle on Saturday night.

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Sydney Swans must improve all over the ground, says Richards

Seeking answers: Ted Richards says a replay of the grand final will be hard  to watch.

Sydney defender Ted Richards says the Swans will need to improve in every area next year as they prepare for the uncomfortable task of watching Saturday's grand final horror show.

No ticks for bottom six

Two halves: Sydney players look on as Hawthorn celebrates its victory.

Jesse Hogan The unheralded aspect of Sydney’s surge to the grand final was said to be its unheralded players.

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...

AFL grand final 2014: Hawthorn and Sydney player rankings

Matthew Lloyd ranks the players from the 2014 grand final.

Adam Goodes advised to bow out of the Sydney Swans sooner rather than later

Kieren Jack consoles Adam Goodes after the debacle on Saturday.

Andrew Wu Former Hawthorn great Leigh Matthews has urged Adam Goodes to quit while there is still something left in the tank rather than risk the prospect of being dropped next season.

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: Rohan Connolly rates Sydney and Hawthorn

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

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Sydney Swans' likely line-up for the grand final

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Daniel Cherny The likely 22 Sydney players set to be picked for Saturday's AFL grand final.

Sydney Swans veteran Adam Goodes in great form for AFL grand final

Legend: Adam Goodes is chaired off the field after his 350th AFL match at the end of the preliminary final against North Melbourne.

Adrian Warren and Rob Forsaith He copped weeks of boos and pooh-poohs, but now Adam Goodes is primed for his fourth AFL grand final after a sterling 350th game.

The man who lifted the Swans to the next level

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Michael Voss Andrew Ireland brokered ground-breaking deals that lured Tippett and Franklin to Sydney.

Sydney Swan Josh Kennedy predicts an AFL grand final to love

Josh Kennedy prepares for the decider.

Sydney midfield star Josh Kennedy predicts fans and players will love an AFL grand final that looks full of fascinating sub plots and rivalries.

Sydney seems set to take another flag home

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Rohan Connolly Cream rises to the top as the season’s best two clubs face off in the grand final.

2014 AFL finals teams: week three

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The selected line-ups for week three of the 2014 AFL finals series.

Damien Hardwick upbeat about Richmond's finals challenge in Sydney

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Jesse Hogan Damien Hardwick says his Richmond players have "got one more bridge to cross to get, hopefully, where we deserve to be" with their finals-defining clash away to Sydney.

2014 AFL round 23 teams

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The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.