Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

Simon Phillips – Flipper, you’re a ripper!

Rulebook bids a fond farewell (as a Norwood footballer) to one of the most exciting players to pull on the red socks in the club’s recent history

Essendon v Sydney: The funeral march

Jan is absolutely gutted! She fears she will have to rid herself of her Swans obsession before she dies, if she is to leave this earth peacefully.

Round 18 – Sydney v Gold Coast: We’re still fourth!

‘Each week brings up unbelievable upsets and we don’t want to be on the end of one of those….!’
Jan Courtin reflects on a devastating Sydney loss to the Suns on the weekend.

Sydney v Geelong: I’m down in the dumps. Strewth! Imagine if they’d kicked straight!

Jan hates losing. At anything. Tennis, “snap” at midnight on the beach but when her team loses, then it feels personal.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: A road trip and a Richmond idiot

It was all too scary and “unbelievable” for Jan as the Tigers flexed their muscles to defeat her Swans.

Sydney Swans – The Bye: Reflection and Anticipation

The bye gives Jan Courtin the opportunity to reflect on the Swans’ season that has been and what is left to come.

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: Footy positive

An unexpected ticket to one of the games of the season provides great theatre in the Festival State

Round 21 – Sydney v Fremantle: Making Waves

Joe Moore gets amped, drops in and backdoors on the Swans’ Saturday afternoon barrel.

Round 14 – Sydney v Essendon: Party scenes

Joe Moore is up for a party – maybe Cuban, maybe Finnish – as his Swans snatch a classic after-the-siren win.

A Portrait of the Supporter as a Young Woman

So much certainty in the “adult” world. With their team struggling, Little Jenny and her Mum head off to the game. [What is hope? What is evidence? What is opinion? – Ed]

Resilience – A Story of Sydney Swans Legend Michael O’Loughlin

Wesley Hull was there as Michael O’Loughlin imparted a really important message to the boys at the 2017 National AFL Male Kickstart and All Nations Championships

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: Something’s in the air

Thanks to Sydney traffic Les Currie trades his Indian dinner for a pie and chips at the SCG and an entertaining game of footy

Junior Almanac Round 16 – Geelong v Sydney: The trip has begun

Former Patrick Dangerfield devotee, Aidan Hammond (aged 10), begins a big weekend of Victorian footy with a visit to the Cattery

The 2016 Disco Gamma Cup – Round Fifteen

Earl O’Neill farewells the final bye round of the season and some other notable events from last weekend. Who says politics and sport don’t mix?

Round 14 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Never mind the result. Missing Collingwood fans should be ashamed of themselves!

Where were those 80,000 members? Jan Courtin asks why there was so many empty seats at the MCG on Friday night

Round 10 – Sydney v North Melbourne: Ed and Education at the SCG

Keiran Croker heads to Sydney for his Swans, where he not only enjoys “one of the nicest grounds to watch footy (or cricket),” but plays a role in educating some international visitors.

Round 9 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Passing the audit

Craig Dodson returns, once more, to the MCG to watch his Swans pass the toughest test in football

Round 6 – Brisbane v Sydney: No Time To Relax

Joe Moore has been in Queensland recently, himself. There’s an important distinction between a Round 6 fixture at the Gabba and a holiday in Noosa – but is it really possible to travel to Queensland to work?

Round 4 – Adelaide v Sydney: A Game of Claustrophobic Proportions

Jan’s Adelaide trip to watch the Swans was a tight struggle and that was before the game started.