Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: South Melbourne! South Melbourne!

Jan Courtin is a very happy Swan after Sydney’s fantastic win wearing the old South Melbourne colours against ladder leader the Western Bulldogs in Round 17.

Almanac Football – Round 11/12 Carey-Bunton Medal: Tomahawk propels into contention

Tom Hawkins makes a move in the chase for the Carey-Bunton Medal. (Thanks to Rod Gillett for the update – Ed).

Round 12 – Sydney v GWS: If that’s what we can expect in the near future, I’ll be one very happy Jan!

Jan Courtin is a great believer in her beloved Swans, and against the odds they did not let her down smashing GWS for a big win in their Round 12 match.

Round 8 – Sydney v Hawthorn: One of those Saturdays

Jan Courtin is restless. It’s the nature of her universe at the moment – and The Universe generally. She listens to music. And she watches her Swans. Both are uplifting.

Round 20 – Sal’s Preview: Pardon the diversion

Sal Ciardulli adds his respected insights to picking winners for the Round 20 AFL matches this weekend.

Round 12 – Sydney v West Coast Eagles: Winning the best teacher!

Keiran Croker continues to love the way his developing Swans are playing at the moment as they account for the Eagles at the SCG in their Round 12 encounter.

Round 10 – Sydney v Collingwood: The Marn Grook Game

Keiran Croker reports from the Sir Doug Nicholls Round 10 Marn Grook Game between the Swans and Pies in Sydney, and although a little disaapointed by the result he sees a bright future for the Sydney Swans.

Round 9 – North Melbourne v Sydney: From Boys to Men at Blundstone Arena

Joe Moore likes what he sees in the next generation of Moores (his young bloke) and of the Swans coming through. Read his Round 9 report of the Roos and Swans match at Blundstone Arena in his home town of Hobart.

Honestly…

Old Dog has had a gutful of the haters in the peanut (comments) gallery. Herein lies his opine on D.Rampe, characters and missed opportunities…

Social Commentary: What do Dane Rampe, Danny Baker, Israel Folau, Chris Gayle, and Count Dankula have in common?

Does the rush to react to controversial comments help or hinder mutual understanding? Michael Viljoen gives his view on some recent examples of speech which has attracted official sanction.

Footy Poetry – Hanger

Damian Balassone on Ashley Sampi. A nod to past and present events.

Round 8 – Sydney v Essendon: What the hell am I doing?

The heart, the teeth, feeling absolutely terrible, and don’t forget the Bloods, are all just part of a day for Jan Courtin as she explains.

Round 8 – Sydney v Essendon: Who ya gonna call?

Tom Bally is relieved the Swans were able to hang on and win in the Round match against the Bombers at the SCG on Friday night.

Round 5 – Sydney v Adelaide: Beware!

Keiran Croker had good reason to be wary before the game as the Crows bounced back with intent against his Swans!

Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: That was a tough one (what a relief!)

Diana Dors, Marianne Faithful and Bette Davis! What have they got to do with the Sydney Swans? Almanacker Jan explains all.

Sydney Swans Season Preview: An Old Dog’s New Tricks

Joe is upbeat as he previews the prospects of the Sydney Swans for the coming AFL season.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Backwards to go Forwards: an Ode to Defence (or ‘Tash and Dash’)

Football is football. But it is also a way in to thinking and feeling. This meditation from Mathilde de Hauteclocque offers a half back flanker’s response to omnipresent grief.

Round 5 – Sydney v GWS: Whatever it Takes

With birthday tickets in hand, Daniel was expecting a lot from his young team but like candles that won’t light, his Swans didn’t fire.

Round 1 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Sydney’s injury woes

Mathilde de Hauteclocque is bracing herself for a rough start to the season for Sydney with injuries coming into play.