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Sydney Swans

Blue-collar Swans back on track

All class: Sydney's Lance Franklin celebrates one of his four goals against Fremantle.

DAVID SYGALL The Swans were challenged by coach John Longmire this week to "put the overalls on".

It's been a big week in art... with Jim Pavlidis

Big week in art.

JIM PAVLIDIS Swimming in the footy pond are some pretty big fish.

Jeremy Laidler much happier at Sydney Swans after frustrating end to spell at AFL rivals Carlton Blues

New lease of life: Jeremy Laidler is flourishing at the Swans after languishing at Carlton.

ANDREW WU As trying as times may be in Sydney, things could be a whole lot worse for Jeremy Laidler – he could still be at Carlton.

Beating the Blues

Carlton will be bolstered by the return of Chris Judd.

MATT MURNANE A "united" Carlton has turned to comeback star Chris Judd for inspiration, and not a moment too soon, as the winless Blues put their fading credibility on the line against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Coach John Longmire urges Swans to roll up sleeves

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 coach John Longmire faces several big decisions before the round-five clash with Fremantle – including whether to rush Kurt Tippett into the side.

Sydney loses its appetite for the hard slog

A despondent Kieren Jack after the Swans' 43-point loss to North Melbourne.

ROHAN CONNOLLY In the gloom of a 1-3 start to a season in which many pundits tipped Sydney to win another premiership, there’s at least one statistic from which the Swans can take heart.

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire criticised for slump

Coach John Longmire

ANDREW WU John Longmire has come under fire for the first time in his successful coaching career as Sydney captain KIeren Jack challenged himself and the team's star-studded midfield to lift the club out of its early season hole.

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North Melbourne beats Sydney at its own game at SCG

Brent Harvey tangles with Nick Malceski.

ANDREW WU Sydney could have benefited from having the retired Jude Bolton in its ranks.

AFL

Roos' Sydney hoo-doo is history

Andrew Wu, Daniel Cherny North coach Brad Scott described the Kangaroos’ first win over the Swans in seven years as a ‘‘pretty complete performance against an opposition that we clearly have enormous respect for, for obvious reasons’’.

AFL

Roos' Sydney hoodoo is history

Brad Scott looks on during the game at the SCG.

Andrew Wu and Daniel Cherny Kangaroos' first win over the Swans in seven years means three wins in a row this season.

Lance Franklin fizzles as the Sydney Swans are swamped by Kangaroos

Lance Franklin

ANDREW WU On the day that Sydney farewelled Jude Bolton, the team he left behind could have benefited from having the retired warrior on the other side of the boundary line.

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Lewis Roberts-Thomson credits versatility for his longevity in AFL with Sydney Swans

ANDREW WU Lewis Roberts-Thomson's says his ability to be a jack of all trades has been a key to his long career - and it could be the ace up his sleeve to keep him in the side when Sydney's big guns are all available.

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AFL

Ch-ch-ch-changes: which clubs are doing what

Opposition Analyst.

Opposition Analyst The "Thin White Duke" (aka David Bowie) sang of "Ch-ch-ch-changes", and how he was "just gonna have to be a different man". Three rounds into a new season, we can take a small breath and see if some of the fancied teams are following his lead.

Sydney Swans' Lewis Jetta rejuvenated and ready to better 2012

Road Runner: Fleet-footed Lewis Jetta at Swans practice on Wednesday.

ANDREW WU After a season ravaged by injury, Lewis Jetta has boldly declared he is on the verge of returning to the form that made him such a vital part of Sydney's premiership team two years ago.

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Brent Harvey backs himself to avoid green vest

Kangaroos veteran Brent Harvey.

PETER HANLON Brent Harvey has never started an AFL game wearing a green vest, and despite coach Brad Scott saying the substitute's role could further prolong the veteran's career, he backs himself to continue being worthy of a spot in North Melbourne's starting 21.

Ben Cunnington ready to lead charge against Swans

North Melbourne's Ben Cunnington markis ahead of Port's Jared Polec during the round three game on Sunday.

PETER HANLON Since the 2009 draft sent Ben Cunnington to North Melbourne at No. 5 and Gary Rohan to Sydney at six, they've crossed paths on a football field only once. That game two years ago ended in defeat for Cunnington, but in far greater loss for Rohan.

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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AFL

Bolton slams off-field media focus on Swans

Lance Franklin celebrates with teammates during the match against Adelaide on Saturday.

Sydney's much-discussed culture has won the day over a series of ''garbage'' media reports about Lance Franklin, according to former Sydney star Jude Bolton.

AFL

Lance Franklin's improved form at Sydney Swans impresses his captain Jarrad McVeigh

On the way up: Lance Franklin has kicked seven goals in three games.

Adrian Warren Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh has hailed star recruit Lance Franklin’s improved form as the Swans look to build on their first win of the season.

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AFL

Sydney veteran slams media scrutiny on Lance Franklin

Off and running: Lance Franklin skips clear of Adelaide's Daniel Talia on Saturday.

Greg Buckle Sydney's much-discussed culture has won the day over a series of "garbage" media reports about Lance Franklin, says former Swans star Jude Bolton.

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Singing a Swans song

Jarrad McVeigh

ASHLEY PORTER Swans' win may be at a price with Jarrad McVeigh on report for rough conduct.

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Luke Parker stars as Sydney Swans crush Adelaide Crows

Jarrad McVeigh and Lance Franklin celebrate a goal during the Swans' victory

ASHLEY PORTER Midfielder Luke Parker kicks four goals in a best-afield display as Sydney crushes Adelaide.

AFL

Crows and Swans brace for crucial match

Adam Goodes of the Swans marks in front of Brodie Smith during their 2012 Second AFL Qualifying Final.

Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson admits nerves ahead of meeting fellow winless outfit Sydney in what he describes as one of the most important games for his AFL club.

Sydney Swans face short and tall threats in Adelaide against Crows

Tall order: Swans defender Jeremy Laidler.

DAVID SYGALL The Crows' forward structure is a work in progress but the menace posed by two of their major targets up front is clear-cut, according to a Swans defender who was a teammate of both.

Desperate Crows swing the axe for Sydney clash

The Crows train.

ROHAN CONNOLLY Adelaide, still without a win after two rounds, has made five changes to its side for Saturday's big test against an equally desperate Sydney.

What cost the high-priced recruit?

Lance Franklin

WAYNE CAREY Lance Franklin's big salary may not be popular with some of his teammates.

Sydney Swans calm despite shaky start to season

Rhyce lightning: Rhyce Shaw is untroubled by the Swans’ winless start; he’s seen much worse.

DAVID SYGALL Rhyce Shaw has seen too much football to be worried about the Swans’ languid start to the season.

Fitz on Thursday

Bulldogs dodged a bullet with Andrew Fifita. A lesson for the Swans?

Peter FitzSimons dinkus

PETER FITZSIMONS The scene is set in the first round match between Melbourne and Collingwood, back in 2005. The game is in the balance, with just seconds to go as the Collingwood forward Tarkyn Lockyer lines up a kick from 50 metres out.

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Swans missing Mummy

Greg Baum dinkus

GREG BAUM The Swans are not so much struggling to come to terms with Lance Franklin as they are missing their "Mummy".

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE vs GWS 13:10Adelaide Oval
MEL vs GCF 15:20MCG
WBU vs CAR 16:40ES
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE vs HAW 15:20MCG
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL vs ESS 14:40MCG
STK vs BRI 17:45NZ
FRE vs NTH 20:45PS
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF vs GWS 13:40MS
CAR vs WCE 16:40ES
MEL vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU vs ADE 13:10ES
RIC vs HAW 15:20MCG
PTA vs GEE 16:40Adelaide Oval
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR vs COL 19:50MCG
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW vs STK 13:45MCG
GWS vs PTA 14:10SO
ADE vs MEL 16:40Adelaide Oval
BRI vs SYD 19:40G
ESS vs WBU 19:40ES
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH vs GCF 13:10ES
GEE vs RIC 15:20MCG
WCE vs FRE 16:40PS
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs HAW 19:50ANZ
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA vs FRE 13:40Adelaide Oval
BRI vs ESS 16:40G
MEL vs WBU 19:40MCG
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE vs GWS 16:40PS
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs CAR 19:20ES
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE vs COL 19:50Adelaide Oval
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS vs SYD 19:50ES
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC vs MEL 13:40MCG
NTH vs BRI 16:40ES
FRE vs GEE 19:40PS
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs GCF 16:40ES
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE vs NTH 19:50SS
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS vs RIC 13:40Spotless Stadium
COL vs WCE 16:40MCG
PTA vs HAW 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF vs WBU 15:20MS
CAR vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs GEE 19:10SCG
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs COL 19:50ES
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL vs PTA 13:40TIO Traeger Park
BRI vs CAR 16:40G
ESS vs RIC 19:45MCG
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE vs GCF 13:10Adelaide Oval
WBU vs FRE 15:20ES
HAW vs GWS 16:40MCG
WCE vs NTH 19:40PS
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs CAR 19:50ES
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW vs WCE 13:40AS
PTA vs STK 16:40Adelaide Oval
WBU vs BRI 19:40ES
GWS vs ESS 19:40Spotless Stadium
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF vs SYD 15:20MS
FRE vs ADE 16:10PS
NTH vs RIC 19:10ES
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL vs COL 15:20MCG
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR vs HAW 19:50MCG
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC vs FRE 13:45MCG
SYD vs PTA 14:10SCG
WCE vs GCF 16:40PS
BRI vs GWS 19:40G
ADE vs NTH 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs STK 13:10SS
COL vs WBU 15:20ES
ESS vs MEL 16:40MCG
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC vs SYD 19:50MCG
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA vs WBU 13:45Adelaide Oval
HAW vs COL 14:10MCG
GCF vs GEE 16:40MS
FRE vs BRI 19:40PS
ESS vs ADE 19:40ES
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS vs CAR 13:10Spotless Stadium
STK vs WCE 15:20ES
MEL vs NTH 16:40MCG
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs ESS 19:50ES
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW vs GCF 13:45AS
STK vs RIC 14:10ES
FRE vs WCE 16:40PS
SYD vs GWS 19:40SCG
BRI vs NTH 19:40G
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU vs MEL 13:10ES
ADE vs PTA 16:10Adelaide Oval
COL vs CAR 19:10MCG
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH vs HAW 19:50ES
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC vs BRI 13:45MCG
GWS vs ADE 14:10Spotless Stadium
GCF vs COL 16:40MS
MEL vs FRE 19:40TIO
PTA vs ESS 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR vs STK 13:10ES
WCE vs SYD 15:20PS
GEE vs WBU 16:40SS
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE vs HAW 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL vs GEE 13:45MCG
NTH vs STK 14:10BA
WBU vs GCF 16:40Bundaberg Rum Stadium
BRI vs WCE 19:40G
SYD vs CAR 19:40SCG
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC vs PTA 13:10ES
ESS vs COL 15:20MCG
FRE vs GWS 16:40PS
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR vs NTH 19:50ES
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK vs FRE 16:40ES
GWS vs GEE 19:40Spotless Stadium
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA vs MEL 13:10Adelaide Oval
WBU vs ESS 16:40ES
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE vs RIC 20:40PS
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI vs GCF 16:40G
HAW vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE vs CAR 20:10PS
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs ESS 19:50SCG
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE vs WCE 13:40Adelaide Oval
RIC vs GWS 16:40MCG
GCF vs STK 19:40MS
NTH vs GEE 19:40ES
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 13:10ES
HAW vs WBU 15:20AS
COL vs PTA 16:40MCG
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC vs ESS 19:50MCG
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS vs NTH 13:45SO
CAR vs GCF 14:10ES
HAW vs MEL 16:40MCG
PTA vs SYD 19:40Adelaide Oval
GEE vs FRE 19:40SS
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs ADE 13:10G
STK vs WBU 15:20ES
WCE vs COL 16:40PS
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs GEE 19:50ES
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs STK 13:45SCG
GCF vs PTA 14:10MS
ESS vs WCE 16:40ES
COL vs BRI 19:40MCG
ADE vs RIC 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs WBU 13:10ES
MEL vs GWS 15:20MCG
FRE vs HAW 16:40PS
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA vs CAR 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs ADE 13:45BA
ESS vs GCF 14:10ES
GWS vs COL 16:40Spotless Stadium
WCE vs MEL 19:40PS
HAW vs GEE 19:40MCG
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs FRE 13:10G
WBU vs SYD 15:20ES
RIC vs STK 16:40MCG
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs RIC 00:00ANZ
NTH vs MEL 00:00ES
WBU vs GWS 00:00ES
CAR vs ESS 00:00MCG
COL vs HAW 00:00MCG
GCF vs WCE 00:00MS
GEE vs BRI 00:00SS
ADE vs STK 00:30Adelaide Oval
FRE vs PTA 02:00PS
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Hawthorn 4 4 0 0 168.52 16
Geelong Cats 4 4 0 0 157.98 16
Port Adelaide 5 4 1 0 157.66 16
West Coast Eagles 5 3 2 0 128.14 12
Fremantle 5 3 2 0 125.67 12
Collingwood 5 3 2 0 102.99 12
North Melbourne 5 3 2 0 101.30 12
St Kilda 5 3 2 0 83.22 12
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