The Sydney Swans Speculative Soundtrack: A Season In Revue

Joe Moore has got his playlist sorted; check out the soundtrack of the Sydney Swans’ 2015. [Now with link to the music – Ed].

Finals Week 1 – Fremantle v Sydney: We’re Still Dancing

What do the Sydney Swans, Ren McCormack, Beaumont and Fremantle have in common? Joe Moore explains.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Sydney Swans: The Craic

Joe Moore brings a distinctly Irish feel to his report of the Swans taking on St Kilda at the Docks. Fill yer boots, brother Joe.

Shawry & Schneids: Like Ships Passing in the Night

On the verge of their retirement, Joe Moore shows his respect for two of his favourite Swans premiership players.

The Senseless Sanction: Swans’ Trading Ban

Joe Moore makes some pointed observations about the Sydney trading ban.

Round 20 – Sydney v Collingwood: Mates

Joe Moore watches the Swans knock over the Pies with an old mate.

Round 18 – Sydney v Adelaide: The Red & White Unite

Joe Moore heaps praise on the Swans, their fans and footy’s response to a harrowing week.

Round 16 – Sydney Swans v Hawthorn: For Tim

On any other weekend, a Swans loss would have him feeling pretty ordinary. But the recent passing of a close friend and Hawthorn devotee places this loss in a whole new context for Joe Moore.

Cardiff Test – England v Australia, Day One: Dizzy’s done us in!

Ashes Test cricket is back. Watching Yorkshiremen pile on the afternoon runs, Joe Moore has cause to wonder about the influence of our beloved JN Gillespie.

Round 14 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: The art of football

A free day (a last) for Joe Moore takes him to MONA in his home town of Hobart before getting his depleted Swans over the line.

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: Going Troppo in Tiger Territory

Swans supporter Joe Moore traveled up to Darwin to stay with family and while up there took in the Swans v Tigers game. Whilst the result was a disappointment, the unique delights of the Top End made it hard to mope.

Round 11- North Melbourne v Sydney: The Union of Old Friends

It’s not just the Swans welcoming a mid-season break. In the concluding stages of his university studies, Joe Moore puts his feet up and re-groups before embarking on his final tilt at the prize – just like some of his most trusted friends.

Round 9 – Sydney v Carlton: Take me to the O’Reilly Stand

As Joe Moore explains Friday night was a celebration as his Swans were able to defeat a plucky Blues on such a meaningful night.

Racism among some football fans: the booing of Adam Goodes

Joe Moore gives his explanation for the ongoing booing of Adam Goodes and strongly condemns any expression of racism in football and in all parts of life.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Don’t Hold Back

Passionate Swans supporter Joe Moore shares his joy as his Swans win playing the way they had made famous.

Round 7 – Sydney v Geelong: A Beer for Macca

Swan Joe Moore, on tour, finds a Melbourne pub to go head to head with his Cats-supporting father-in-law, and raises a glass to Jarrad McVeigh on the occasion of his 250th.

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Home Away from Home

The Sydney Swans feel like family to Joe Moore and his clan, who celebrate every year with an excursion — this time 15 strong — to see their beloved Red and White. Saturday’s game against the Giants proved a fitting choice.

Round 1 – Sydney v Essendon: The Wizard’s Week

Not quite J.W Howard’s “Lazarus with a triple bypass”, but having conceded bragging rights to the West Calder Wizard, Joe Moore’s Bloods climb off the mat to grab the points at Homebush against the Bombers.

Kick it to Kickett

As the Sydney Swans prepare to start their 2015 season and its pursuit of a sixth premiership this afternoon, Joe Moore remembers the day that an AFL footballer strode into his school and possibly changed his life forever.

This is for The Bloods: Ten Years On

Stephen Quartermaine’s cry of “Leo Barry, you star!” remains one of the most enduring memories of the 2005 AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles. A decade later, Joe Moore looks back on Brett Kirk and his Blood Brothers.