Round 16 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Well, it was a bit like that game last year!

Jan Courtin’s round 16 match report

Almanac Poetry – Red and White

Jan Courtin shares a poem for the Swans she wrote in 1957

Round 15 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brisbane: then and now. And: four points are four points – but we’ll go nowhere with footy like that, Bloods!

Jan Courtin’s round 15 match report

Round 14 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Art, football, and a gutsy win, followed by a day of sadness

Jan Courtin’s round 14 match report

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: Swans: Where did you go for 60 minutes on Friday night?

Jan Courtin’s round 13 match report

Almanac Poetry – That Great Last Saturday In September 2005

Ten years on, Jan Courtin looks back at the Swan’s grandest of days.

The Swans, Jan and SWANZ take a breather. State of Origin and what to do when your team isn’t playing?

Jan Courtin’s Round 12 bye

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Sydney: The 3,590 kilometre footy trip was worth it. We won both games and the Newell Highway reignited North Melbourne memories

Jan Courtin’s round 11 match report

Round 10 – Gold Coast v Sydney: In a week when Eddie McGuire cops a whack, Plugger and Mickey O are elevated and the Swans strut their stuff in the State that Shines, SWANZ is taking a long trip. And, after the match, racism rears its ugly head.

Jan Courtin’s round 10 match report

Round 9 – Sydney v Carlton: Hail Adam Goodes in this Indigenous Round

Jan Courtin’s round 9 match report

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: After 239 Days We’ve Shown That We Can Beat Those Predatory Hawks At The MCG.

Jan Courtin’s round 8 match report

Footy History: On finding a holy (South Melbourne) relic

Jan Courtin shares a wonderful South Melbourne memento of 1965

Round 7 – Sydney v Geelong: With last week’s ‘male-appendage-wagon’ trip done and dusted, it is now time for a simple tale of Cats and Swans

Jan Courtin;’s round 7 match report

Round 6 Melbourne v Sydney Swans: Heading South In My SWANZ Wagon

Jan Courtin;’s round 6 match report

Jan Courtin: passionate Swan

Jan Courtin shares her 62 year old love affair with the Swans

Round 5 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Beware Swannies, those feisty Bulldogs are yapping

After last week’s unbelievable performance by the Doggies against the Crows, our guys will have to be at their very best – their very best for 120 minutes. None of this last-half drama.   The last time we lost to the Dogs was back in 2010.  We’d driven down to Melbourne for that nerve-racking semi [Read more]

Round 4 – Fremantle v Sydney: On The Couch With My Treasured Remote

I’m not in Perth for this big clash – wish I was though. With the recent trip to Adelaide and two forthcoming trips to Melbourne, we decided to give Perth a miss this time.   So, here I am, sitting in front of our very large tele, with my well loved and trusted remote. I [Read more]

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: A rivalry in the making

Great to be home at the SCG! I would love to have said “spiritual home” but, even after 30 odd years here in Sydney, “spiritual home”, for me, is still the Lake Oval in South Melbourne. The home of Bobby Skilton, Freddie Goldsmith, Ronny Clegg, Billy Gunn, Eddie Lane, Brian McGowan, Mickey Siburn, Hughie McLaughlin, [Read more]

Round 2 – Port Adelaide v Sydney: The Joys of Winning and the Aftermath

It started a week ago at three quarter time at ANZ Stadium. We were losing dismally and the crowd was silent. Far too silent. “Oh God” I thought, “I’m not looking forward to flying to Adelaide next week, it’ll be a thrashing”. I wanted to cancel the flight, the hotel, the lot. Thirty-seven minutes later [Read more]

South Melbourne/Sydney Swans: Memories of our 30 Years in Sydney

Jan Courtin puts into prose her thoughts for her beloved Swans