Sydney Swans

Franklin to miss Swans best and fairest

Jon Pierik 12:11 PM   Lance Franklin will not attend the Sydney Swans' best-and-fairest count as he continues to recover from his mental health issues.

Count me out for award, says Goodes

Adam Goodes' quiet goodbye was typical of the type of person he is. "Adam said that’s enough," coach John Longmire said.

Larissa Nicholson   Adam Goodes has asked to not be considered for an AFL Players Association award that recognises retiring players for their contribution to the sport and broader community.

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Hawks keen to keep out Schoey raiders

Ryan Schoenmakers.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall   Hawthorn is facing a fight to keep popular forward Ryan Schoenmakers with clubs including the Sydney Swans already circling the key forward.

AFL must renew fight against racism: Fitzpatrick

AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.

The AFL Commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick says the absence of Adam Goodes from the grand final farewell of retiring champions shows the need for the league to renew its fight against racism.

Booing signals change in fan culture


Peter Hanlon   Even without Adam Goodes as the target, the booing continues.

The post-Buddy dynasty

Had the Hawks retained Buddy, as they initially wished, they would not have recruited Ben McEvoy or James Frawley.

Jake Niall   Hawthorn wanted to keep Lance Franklin. In 2013, the Hawks offered Buddy a five year contract worth about $5m, a proposition that was rendered impotent by Sydney's doubling of that amount over nine years.

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Judd says 'isolated incidents' in Goodes saga tarnished Perth crowds

Retired legend: Chris Judd.

David Sygall   Chris Judd, who spent the first half of his career in Perth, says most fans recognise Adam Goodes as one of the greats.

Best grand finals, No.2: Malceski's moment of magic

Nick Malceski.

Rohan Connolly   After all but 50 seconds of 207 matches, the entire 2012 AFL season hinged on one ball-up, deep in Sydney's forward-pocket.

The Age best grand final, No.3: 2006

The road to the 2006 flag: QF loss to Sydney (84-85), SF win over Bulldogs (113-39), PF win over Adelaide (85-75)
GF win over Sydney (85-84)

Daniel Cherny   West Coast were within 50m of losing their second straight grand final by less than a kick.

Former captain Kirk returns to Swans

Leaving Fremantle: Brett Kirk was an  assistant coach at the Dockers.

Champion Sydney Swan Brett Kirk is returning to the AFL club as a member of their coaching panel for 2016.

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Sydney's year in review

Adam Goodes' quiet goodbye was typical of the type of person he is. "Adam said that’s enough," coach John Longmire said.

Larissa Nicholson   Sydney proved they could match it with the best with mid-season wins over Hawthorn and North Melbourne, but struggled to achieve the consistency of some of their rivals.

Waite finally fills in the blanks

"A good player, and a good person": Jarrad Waite tangles with Rhyce Shaw of the Swans in last weekend's semi-final.

Peter Hanlon   The first-year Kangaroo is hitting the scoreboard but working harder than ever to ensure others do, too.

Goodes accepts $1000 fine

Adam Goodes has accepted a fine.

Adam Goodes has submitted an early guilty plea and accepted a $1000 sanction for lashing out with his boots at North Melbourne full-back Scott Thompson in the final match of the Sydney legend's career.

Buckley blames media for inflaming Goodes issue

Adam Goodes took time away from the game this season.

Matt Murnane   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has taken a shot at the media for continuing to inflame and drag out the Adam Goodes booing saga.

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Adam Goodes: no fanfare, not enough fair fans

Adam Goodes

Greg Baum   Adam Goodes has chosen to fade out of the game, without fanfare on the night and eschewing ceremony in the next fortnight of football celebrations.

Goodes' retirement end of an era for Sydney Swans

One of the best: Adam Goodes was a "once-in-a-generation person", says Michael O'Loughlin.

Andrew Wu   As Luke Parker put the acid on Sydney's generation next, club legend Michael O'Loughlin has described the retirement of Adam Goodes as the official end of an era for the Swans.

Goodes charged in final game

Adam Goodes

Andrew Wu   Retiring great Adam Goodes has been fined $1000 for misconduct for an incident in the final game of his career.

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Rohan left with boxer-like eye injury after Petrie collision

Shiner: Gary Rohan recuperates in hospital

Jesse Hogan   The brutal collision between North Melbourne's Drew Petrie and Sydney's Gary Rohan in last weekend's semi-final has left the Swan in hospital with a bulbous left eyelid.

Swans will keep on keeping on

Sydney Swans.

Rohan Connolly   It's tempting to start spouting ‘‘end of an era'' talk about Sydney.

Goodes would have been booed, says Watson

Adam Goodes

Tom Decent   Essendon great Tim Watson says outgoing Sydney Swans legend would have almost certainly been booed had he done a lap of honour at this year's AFL grand final.

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