DAVID SYGALL A final-quarter meltdown cost the Swans full points against a depleted but relentless Fremantle Dockers on Saturday night.
DAVID SYGALL Final-quarter meltdown costs Swans full points against Fremantle Dockers.
ANDREW WU It took two years away from the game for Brett Kirk to realise he wanted to have a crack at the coaching caper, but John Longmire had no doubt the former Sydney hero was a coach in the making during his playing days.
ANDREW WU If the trademark of a quality team is its ability to atone for its sins, then Fremantle is set for a rugged Saturday night at the SCG against a Sydney team still smarting from a 'soft' performance last week.
ANDREW WU If the trademark of a quality team is its ability to atone for their sins, then Fremantle are set for a rugged Saturday night against a Sydney team still smarting from a "soft" performance last week.
Perth Sydney premiership forward Barry Hall was left haunted for years by the flogging he copped at the hands of Darren Glass in the 2006 AFL grand final.
ANDREW WU Sydney champion accused of not putting his head over the ball in contests.
ANDREW WU Adam Goodes has won two Brownlow Medals, three club champion awards and owns four All Australian jumpers – not bad for a player who is supposedly guilty of committing one of football's cardinal sins, says John Longmire.
Andrew Wu Shane Mumford is rated only a ''50-50'' chance of returning this week, threatening any plans Sydney have of exposing Fremantle's dwindling ruck stocks.
ANDREW WU Sydney are laying the blame for their forward woes at their poor delivery, but that is a deficiency they will need to quickly rectify if they are to pick apart Ross Lyon's famed defence against Fremantle on Saturday.
GREG BAUM All the goals that Hawthorn could not kick in last year's grand final, it kicked on Saturday.
JON PIERIK Ability to negotiate opening seven rounds against fellow finalists from last year ensures Hawks are equal flag favourites with Geelong.
Lee Crossley Clubs can never extract full revenge for a grand final defeat but the next match-up between the teams often has added spice. Follow our live coverage as Hawthorn hosts Sydney in a grand final re-match at the MCG.
MICHAEL GLEESON Sydney and Hawthorn square up on Saturday night, but will the stats add up to a win this time?
ANDREW WU Andrew Wu takes a look at the key match-ups and more of Saturday's Sydney-Hawthorn clash.
ANDREW WU Steve Taubert, the man who turned Mike Pyke into a premiership-winning star, says the ruckman's story has evolved well beyond the point of a novelty act.
Sydney ruckman Mike Pyke believes form not height should determine whether the Swans can squeeze Shane Mumford, prize recruit Kurt Tippett and himself into their AFL line-up.
Sydney coach John Longmire says it would be counterproductive to niggle Lance Franklin.
ANDREW WU For all the talk about Sydney’s need to stop Lance Franklin, it could be a man who has never kicked a goal for his club, Josh Gibson, who has the greater bearing on the outcome of this weekend’s grand final rematch.
ANDREW WU Lance Franklin has not kicked a goal in his past two games but don't expect Ted Richards to believe suggestions the Hawthorn spearhead is out of form heading into this weekend's grand final rematch against the Swans.
ANDREW WU Sydney's Ted Richards does not believe Hawthorn spearhead Lance Franklin is out of form.
ANDREW WU Sydney will enter grand final rematch confident it has fixed flaws exposed by Geelong.
ANDREW WU Sydney gives favourite son Jarrad McVeigh a memory he will cherish forever in his 200th game.
ANDREW WU Sydney will enter their grand final rematch with Hawthorn confident they have addressed the flaws that were brutally exposed by Geelong in their only significant examination this year.
ANDREW WU Sydney gave favourite son Jarrad McVeigh a memory he will cherish forever in his 200th game but it was the bag of goodies delivered by Lewis Jetta and Sam Reid that will have a greater bearing on the Swans' premiership defence.
DAVID SYGALL The road to a first senior game for Sydney on Sunday has been a hard one for 20-year-old Jed Lamb, writes David Sygall.
ANDREW WU It's no surprise Pearce Hanley reminds Tadhg Kennelly of the way he used to play - the dashing Brisbane defender learned his craft watching videos of Sydney's former premiership star.
DAVID SYGALL Jed Lamb believes 500-kilometre cycling trip set him up to make his debut.