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AFL News As It Happens – 9/9/2013

SYDNEY champion Adam Goodes could make a spectacular return this week after surviving a gruelling training session. Goodes, who hasn’t played since round 13, had struggled to return to running following a knee injury. Swans coach John Longmire was optimistic that his star player could return. “He had a pretty

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 3 Wrap – Stevens deal done; Adelaide reaches Tipping point

  In a day marred with controversy, there was still some action to be had on the trade tables as we countdown with two days remaining in the 2012 trade period. The AFL has launched an official investigation into Adelaide’s last contract with on-the-move forward Kurt Tippett after the Crows

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Sydney take the flag after a Grand Final epic

HAWTHORN                4.5     4.6    9.10    11.15   (81) SYDNEY SWANS         1.4      7.4      10.5     14.7    (91)   Sydney are the 2012 premiers, triumphing over Hawthorn in an absolute epic in front of 99,683 passionate AFL fans. Ryan O’Keefe took the Norm Smith medal as best on ground, but

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4 reasons the Hawks can win, and why none of those reasons matter

Well, it’s here. Grand Final Day. It’s been a spectacular 2012 and there’s no reason to expect that isn’t going to stop now, with two closely matched sides poised to fight out what will hopefully be a cracker at the MCG this afternoon. But what will be the difference for

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Clash of the Titans

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday August 25, 4.40pm 
LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 16.10 (106) d Hawthorn 10.9 (69), round five, 2012 at Aurora Stadium In what looms as an absolutely mouth-watering clash of incredible importance, the Swans and the Hawks will do battle at the SCG on Saturday evening. Although we’ve seen

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Griffen’s best can’t save Dogs

WESTERN BULLDOGS    6.2    8.3   11.5    13.7 (85) SYDNEY SWANS               3.2   10.5   16.9   26.11 (167) The Sydney Swans have overcome a spirited Western Bulldogs, and an incredible club record 47-disposal game from Ryan Griffen, to take clear top spot on the AFL ladder with an 82-point victory. In a strange round

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Time for Dogs to show resistance

Another blow-out looms for battling Bulldogs, with the Swans eyeing their fourth consecutive victory over the Dogs in the first clash between the two clubs at Etihad Stadium. The  Dogs have to avoid their ninth straight loss in a row after a disappointing result against the Tigers last week. The Sydney Swans’

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Swans march towards September

CARLTON 3.1 5.3 6.6 10.11 (71) SYDNEY SWANS 4.4 8.6 11.8 14.9 (93) The Swans have continued on their merry way as they march towards a home final, doing what was needed against a solid Carlton at Etihad on Sunday. Their 22-point victory leaves Carlton with little hope of making

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Slick Swans Smash Suns

GOLD COAST              2.1       5.2       7.4       8.6 (54) SYDNEY SWANS        6.3       8.7       16.9     19.12 (126) Once again Suns captain Gary Ablett has produced a masterclass yet has still been powerless to stop his Suns from being completely dismantled by a superior opponent. The Swans rotated opponents off the Brownlow Medallist, allowing

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Swans to roost in Suns’ perch

WHERE AND WHEN: Metricon Stadium, Saturday July 28, 7.40pm LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 15.16 (106) d Gold Coast 4.12 (36), round 16, 2011, at Metricon Stadium     Gold Coast play host to what is quickly becoming one of the toughest tasks in the AFL on Saturday night, the rampaging

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Swans to find Saints Redemption

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Sunday, June 22, 1.10pm LAST TIME: St Kilda 16.15 (111) d Sydney Swans 12.11 (83), round nine, 2012 at Etihad Stadium The last time these two played, the Swans were completely surprised by a determined Saints side which completely controlled proceedings right from the outset. They lost by

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Swans Take Top Spot

WEST COAST         4.3   7.7     8.8   10.9 (69) SYDNEY SWANS    5.1  10.4  13.8  18.13 (121) The Sydney Swans have asserted their spot at the top of the AFL ladder with a 52-point victory over the Eagles in Perth. The Swans ended an eighteen game winning streak for the Eagles at home,

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Lions Reid it and Weep

SYDNEY SWANS       4.2    10.7  15.12   16.14  (110) BRISBANE LIONS    3.4     7.4     8.7      9.9      (63) A career high six goals from young forward Sam Reid has lead the Swans to a 47 point win over the Lions and top spot on the AFL ladder. It sets up a mouthwatering clash with

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Cats and Swans Battle for the Double Chance

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Friday June 22, 7.50pm LAST TIME: Sydney Swans 15.9 (99) d Geelong 12.14 (86), round 23, 2011 at Simonds Stadium With things tightening up at the top end of the ladder, it’s matches like these that gain that little bit extra required in order to turn them into

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Hayes’ Swan Song

ST KILDA                   3.1   8.7    14.14   16.15   (111)           SYDNEY SWANS       4.4   5.4     8.6      12.11   (83)      St Kilda have added further intrigue and drama to an already inconsistent AFL season by defeated

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Sydney to Stretch Saints

Where and When: Etihad Stadium, Saturday May 26th, 4:40pm Last Time: Sydney 12.10.82 d St.Kilda 8.9.56, Elimination Final, 2011 at Etihad Stadium TV: Fox Footy (live) Radio: SEN, ABC 774, 3aw, Triple M The Saturday twilight game sees Sydney travelling to Etihad Stadium to take on the Saints, in a

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Melbourne’s Darkest Hour

SYDNEY SWANS 7.1 11.4 16.9 21.12 (138) MELBOURNE 0.3 1.5 2.7 5.7 ( 37) Melbourne supporters have been getting used to reading negative reviews on their side’s performances this year, however chances are that most will avoid the papers for the rest of this weekend. Make no mistake, those who

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Tigers Maul Swans

Richmond 5.6  7.9  8.11 13.13   91 Sydney       0.2  2.7  6.9   8. 14  62 The Richmond Tigers have run out comprehensive 29-point winners over the Sydney Swans at the MCG. Richmond have had the wood over Sydney in Melbourne in recent seasons, derailing their top four aspirations last season and spoiling

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Swans to Silence Crows

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday May 5, 7.40pm ODDS: Sydney $1.25, Adelaide $4.15 LAST TIME THEY PLAYED: Round 15, 2011 – Adelaide 8.9 (57) defeated Sydney 6.14 (50) at AAMI Stadium After a powerful victory against the Hawks last weekend, Sydney have risen above the radar and are firmly in

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Hawks to Sink Swans

Where and When: Aurora Stadium, 1:10pm AEST TV and Radio: Fox Footy (Live)/SEN and ABC774 Odds: Hawthorn $1.33, Sydney $3.45 Hawthorn and Sydney will both receive big boosts to their sides coming into their Sunday clash, with club captains Luke Hodge and Adam Goodes returning to the fray for what

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Swans Starting to Threaten

SYDNEY SWANS:       5.5    9.7    14.9    17.11 (113) NORTH MELBOURNE:    1.3    6.7    7.11    10.17 (77)   Sydney have made a better start to the year than their 2005 premiership season, and their best overall since 1998 with a comfortable win at the SCG against the on-the-rise Kangaroos.

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Contest Crucial for Swans

Sydney and North Melbourne are set to face-off in what will likely be an incredibly tight and tough affair at the SCG today. Both sides’ lead-up form has been exceptional, with Sydney undefeated and the Kangaroos only losing narrowly to another perfect side in Essendon. Last week, the Kangaroos controlled

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These are your captains speaking

The 18 club captains – or the most photogenic of the co-captains – gathered on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art to help launch the 2012 AFL season. While the annual captains’ survey found Hawthorn to be the most likely to make the grand final amongst the skippers,

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BigFooty Bookie – Round 1

Brought to you by So Sheeds you reckon you and your new mob have done a great job building a list and you’re going to “make it an arm wrestle” this week. Well I’d hate to burst your bubble but the TAB doesn’t agree and have you at $21 to win the

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Sydney Set to Burn Suns

Where and When: Saturday, 1pm AEDT Blacktown International Sports Park While both the Swans and the Suns suffered close losses last weekend, it’s the Suns who will be looking more for redemption after being beaten by their little brothers in the first clash of the new clubs. With both sides looking

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Bombers out to break NAB duck

Where and When: Etihad Stadium, Friday 9 March, 6:10 pm It’s set to be a cracker of a game tonight, as Essendon host Sydney at Etihad Stadium. If the match is half as good as their epic encounter in Round 20 last year, when Adam Goodes blazed his way to

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Super Sydney do enough in Kellyville

Sydney 2.9.10 82 defeated North Melbourne 9.11.65. Ultimately the buffer of two second-half super goals sealed the win for the Swans in front of 2042 hardy souls at a sodden Bruce Purser Oval in the outer-western Sydney suburb of Kellyville. The Swans made the best of the slippery conditions early,

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne6600124.924
2 Geelong Cats Geelong6510174.720
3 Sydney Swans Sydney651014420
4 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs6420155.816
5 GWS Giants GWS6420140.816
6 Eagles West Coast6420130.416
7 Adelaide Crows Adelaide642012216
8 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn642091.816
9 Melbourne Demons Melbourne6330102.212
10 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast63309512
11 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide633089.712
12 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda624088.58
13 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood624078.78
14 Carlton FC Carlton624073.58
15 Richmond Tigers Richmond615074.64
16 Brisbane Lions Brisbane615070.84
17 Essendon Bombers Essendon6150624
18 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle606069.10