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AFL Round 20: Sydney vs. Collingwood

In 2014 a furore erupted when it became evident that the Sydney Swans would pay minimal compensation for the acquisition of their academy graduate Isaac Heeney. 4 years on, is the academy system for NSW and Queensland clubs working? And is it fair?

AFL Round 11: Sydney vs. Carlton

In tribute to the 2018 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, The Weekend Preview reflects on how Michael O’Loughlin launched his career and investigates whether we have passed the peak of Lance Franklin.

AFL Round 7: Sydney vs. North Melbourne

North Melbourne has missed out on Father-Son prospect Nick Blakey. In terms of the Father-Son rule, the Kangaroos are surely the most unlucky team in the AFL. As for Sydney, what will they need to give up to secure Blakey in the draft?

AFL Semi Final: Geelong vs. Sydney

I see it, but I don’t believe it! Re-living the 2005 Semi Final between Sydney and Geelong through the words of the players and coaches. And what does history tell us about Week 2 of the Finals when the Qualifying Finals losers play the Elimination Finals winners?

AFL Finals Preview Special

The 8 teams playing Finals represent the 8 best defences in the AFL. And if defence wins premierships, then who will we see in the Grand Final in 4 weeks time? As a bonus edition, The Weekend Preview assesses the strengths and weaknesses of all 8 finalists.

AFL Round 17: GWS Giants vs. Sydney Swans

Is there a formula to win a premiership? Is investing in the draft the only path to success? Is the AFL doomed to an era of success by GWS? Sydney are proof that there is more than one way to build a successful team and they would enjoy nothing more than spoiling the Giants party.

AFL Round 15: Melbourne vs. Sydney

The Paul Roos Cup is this week’s match of the round, with the two form teams of the competition facing each other under Friday Night lights. Paul Roos is of course both the architect of the Sydney Swans drought breaking 2005 premiership side and dare we say it the 2017 Demons premiership team?

AFL Round 9: St Kilda vs. Sydney

St Kilda is on track to make finals for the first time since 2011. And this weekend they come up against a resurgent Sydney at Etihad Stadium, with potentially a place in the top 4 beckoning. But the home ground advantage for the Saints may not be an advantage at all against the Swans this week.

AFL Round 2: Bulldogs vs. Sydney

… 13 seconds, oh it’s on, chase, chase for your life as hard as you can, the flashpoint 5 seconds out, they’ll hang on the Dogs, they are going to hang on, mark this day down Western Bulldogs fans, Saturday May the 2nd 2015.