In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

Almanac Books: Jan Courtin’s Love affair with the Swans

There was a great deal of love in Sydney today with the launch of Jan Courtin’s book at the SCG. Published in full is Jan’s speech, words that all footy supporters can relate to.

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.

AFL Round 8 – Sydney v Fremantle: Kirky’s homecoming

The Premiership quarter was the Turnover quarter for the red and white, writes Mathilde de Hauteclocque, who was forced to turn to the Footy Record for entertainment during dour periods of the game.

AFL Round 1 – GWS Giants v Sydney: From little things

There’s a lot to dislike about ANZ Stadium but a lot to like about the Giants, writes Swans fan Ian Latham.

AFL Round 1 – GWS v Sydney: Give Bolton the free

Tom Bally gets himself off the couch for the Battle of the Bridge, but his Swans don’t.