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John Longmire hints Adam Goodes will play on for Sydney Swans next year

Adam Pengilly John Longmire will have further talks with Adam Goodes about his future in the next "few weeks", with the Swans coach hinting the dual Brownlow medallist is in good enough form to push on for another...

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Sydney Swans co-captains want Adam Goodes to play on in 2015

Adam Goodes.

Roy Ward Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack want Adam Goodes to put off retirement and play on with the Sydney Swans next season.

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Swans-Hawks rivalry fuelled by Buddy Franklin's defection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24:  Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu When the AFL used to have their "Rivalry Round", it generally fixtured Sydney to play Brisbane. It seemed a curious choice, one borne out pragmatism than in keeping with the theme of the round.

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Hawks edge Swans after a gripping contest

Close combatants: Josh Gibson and Lance Franklin.

Jake Niall In a season supposedly beset with underwhelming footy, Hawthorn and Sydney produced what was surely the season's highest calibre game, in a contest between teams that will surely meet again at the...

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Swans bigger, Hawks better, in AFL epic

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Greg Baum The least that can be said about this match is the most that can be said: it lived up to its billing.

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Swans on notice: 'Hawks a different team'

Shaun Burgoyne says the Hawks can fly high once again.

Jon Pierik Hawthorn maestro Shaun Burgoyne has warned the Swans that the Hawks will have a rejigged midfield and will be a ''different'' team when they seek recompense in Saturday night's blockbuster at the MCG.

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Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin align for Sydney Swans for Hawthorn clash at MCG

Stars align for Hawks clash: Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Sydney will field its all-star forward line against Hawthorn after welcoming back Kurt Tippett for Saturday night's clash at the MCG.

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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Show us who's boss, Swans chairman Andrew Pridham tells Gillon McLachlan

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Samantha Lane Calling on the AFL, under fresh leadership, to stamp its authority, Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has singled out Gillon McLachlan, saying the new CEO must show the competition who is boss.

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Hawthorn's Alex Woodward to make debut against Sydney Swans

A skinny first-gamer barely 21 years old could give Hawthorn a massive boost against Sydney on Saturday night in their AFL blockbuster at the MCG.

Andrew Pridham upholds a grand tradition in defence of the Swans

In the spotlight: Andrew Pridham in Melbourne on Friday.

Samantha Lane As far Sydney Swans chairmen and inflammatory acts are concerned, the benchmark was set years ago, and high.

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Swans chairman blasts attack on club

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Samantha Lane Fed up with sniping from Victorian rivals about Sydney’s talent-laden list and recruiting coups, Swans chairman Andrew Pridham has named it a “targeted attack” that he refuses to...

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Demons shouldn't rush into succession plan

Paul Roos.

Jon Pierik Paul Roos needed the lure of a succession plan for him to accept the Melbourne coaching role late last season.

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Swans' Nick Malceski puts contract talks on hold

Jermemy Laidler, left, and Nick Malceski, right, of the Swans compete for the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Emma Quayle Sydney Swans defender Nick Malceski has put off contract talks with the club until the end of the season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.

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Sydney Swans stars a chance for AFL showdown with Hawthorn

On the mend: Swans sharpshooter Kurt Tippett could be back from injury.

Andrew Wu Sydney will find out later this week if they will have their all-star forward line available as they close in on two rare milestones in their blockbuster away clash with Hawthorn.

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Swans threaten to scale down their NSW development

Sydney Swans boss Andrew Ireland.

Caroline Wilson Sydney has threatened to radically scale down its investment in developing the game in NSW should the AFL revise the bidding system in a move which could force the club to pay a higher price for...

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Winning streak fuels self-belief in Swans, says Kieran Jack

Sydney Swans Kieren Jack with members of the NSW Under 12 AFL team on top of the Harbour Bridge on Tuesday. Photo: Bridgeclimb.com

Andrew Wu Kieren Jack says Sydney's near record-winning streak has helped create a self-belief within the team which was missing even for much of their successful premiership campaign of 2012.

John Longmire puts focus on flexibility at Sydney Swans

Just playing his role: Buddy Franklin

Brad Elborough Flexibility has become the buzz word for AFL coaches and is one of the reasons John Longmire believes Sydney is now on top of the ladder.

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AFL boss Gillon McLachlan calls for end to feud between Swans, Eddie McGuire

Damaging: Collingwood president and media personality Eddie McGuire has become embroiled in a war of words with the Swans.

Andrew Wu AFL chief Gillon McLachlan has called for an end in the war of words between Andrew Pridham and Eddie McGuire, saying their "personal slanging match" was not good for the game.

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Kurt Tippett to miss Sydney Swans clash against Carlton Blues as knee problem flares up

Sidelined: Swans star Kurt Tippett will sit out the clash with the Blues.

Andrew Wu Sydney will have to equal the club's record winning streak without Kurt Tippett after the forward was ruled out of the Swans' clash with Carlton.