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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sydney Swans Kicking News

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August 22, 2015 - Kurt Tippett kicks five goals in win over GWS
"Josh Kennedy's midfield masterclass has led the Sydney Swans to a crushing 89-point win over a hugely disappointing Greater Western Sydney and kept his club well in the hunt for a top four spot. Kurt Tippett played the dominant game Swans fans have been waiting for, monstering Aidan Corr and the Giants' backline to the tune of five goals, along with eight marks and numerous hit-outs as he shared ruck duties with Mike Pyke. First-gamer James Rose made a stunning start to his AFL career in red and white, arriving as the substitute late in the game and booting three goals inside 10 minutes as the Swans ran riot in the final term. John Longmire's men made their opponents look very much second-rate at times on Saturday afternoon, leading at every change on the way to the 20.13 (133) - 6.8 (44) victory at Spotless Stadium." - AFL

July 18, 2015 - Lance Franklin reaches 700 milestone
"Lance Franklin has produced a memorable and much needed three-goal blitz in as many minutes to become the latest man to attain the 700-goal milestone in VFL/AFL competition. In the second quarter against his former team Hawthorn at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Saturday, Franklin 28, became the 21st man to reach the landmark." - ninemsn

May 29, 2015 - Lance Franklin kicks seven in win over Carleton
"Seven goals from Lance Franklin and a commanding team display has helped the Sydney Swans add to Carlton's woes, the home side running out 60-point winners over the Blues at the SCG on Friday night. At the end of a tumultuous week where the club sacked coach Mick Malthouse, the Blues showed more fight than they have in recent losses, but still sunk to a fifth-straight defeat in the 19.8 (122) to 9.8 (62) result." - AFL

May 16, 2015 - Luke Parker kicks five goals in win over Geelong
"Luke Parker kicked a career-best five goals and Lance Franklin contributed four, as Sydney produced a second half surge to score a 43-point AFL win over Geelong on Saturday. Trailing by nine at halftime, the Swans kicked 10.8 to 2.4 in the second half to set up a 18.12 (120) to 11.11 (77) victory at ANZ Stadium." - The West Australian

April 18, 2015 - Lance Franklin kicks five in win over GWS
"Experience and composure under pressure – plus some poor first half conversion in front of goal from their opponents - has helped the Sydney Swans to a solid 21-point win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG. The Giants were gallant in defeat, but couldn't keep up with the Swans as they sealed the 16.15 (111) to 12.18 (90) victory.... Lance Franklin had Joel Patfull as his shadow for the night and while the former Lion battled manfully against the three-time Coleman medallist, the star Swan finished the match with five goals." - AFL

March 31, 2015 - Lance Franklin cleared for opener
"Forward Lance Franklin has declared himself fit for the Sydney Swans’ AFL season opener against Essendon on Saturday after recovering from a sickening head knock.Franklin was knocked out after clashing with teammate Gary Rohan in the Swans' final pre-season game against Greater Western Sydney nine days ago. Franklin was sent to hospital as a precaution before being cleared of any major damage. After a week's rest, the 2014 Coleman medallist said he was ready to launch his season at ANZ Stadium." - AFL

March 22, 2015 - Craig Bird kicks game winner at siren over GWS
"Lance Franklin has escaped major injury after the marquee man was knocked out in a sickening head clash with teammate Gary Rohan on a dramatic afternoon in Canberra on Sunday. Craig Bird snapped a goal as the siren sounded to sneak the Swans home 0.11.7 (73) to 0.9.13 (67) against Greater Western Sydney, but most of the attention will be on their casualties." - AFL

February 9, 2015 - Buddy actually fully healthy yet
"Lance Franklin is a 50-50 chance to play in the Indigenous All Stars clash against West Coast later this month as he manages his troublesome right knee. Franklin, who is on a modified training program eight weeks out from the Swans' season-opener, is still on track to play in the first NAB Challenge game, against the Brisbane Lions on March 6. He will also travel to Perth for the bi-annual AFL Players' Association indigenous camp, but is not certain to play in the exhibition match against the Eagles on February 20." - AFL

January 26, 2015 - Big Three healthy
"Swans forward Lance Franklin, Kurt Tippett and Adam Goodes are ready to hit the ground running in their quest to overcome grand final embarrassment, with the trio well ahead of where they were this time last year. Twelve months ago Franklin was still managing a quad injury, Tippett was having serious trouble with patella tendinitis and Goodes looked like he may not play again as he struggled with a career threatening knee injury. Franklin and Tippett are both doing full training and Goodes is progressing well following another revolutionary stem cell treatment on his knee before Christmas. 'The good thing is we have them training now and which we didn’t have last year,' Swans coach John Longmire told The Daily Telegraph. 'Lance trained over the break and has done all the training since we came back and has been pretty good. Tippo is in the same boat he’s done all the training to this point and trained over the break and is in really good condition. Tippett’s health is good news for the Swans, who didn’t see him in action until round eight match last year, leaving Franklin to do the heavy lifting in the forward line'." - Daily Telegraph

January 19, 2015 - Luke Parker looking to lead
"Midfielder Luke Parker has no plans to plateau after a career-best season in 2014, believing the improvement required at the club will need to come from its younger players. Parker won the Swans' best and fairest last year as a 21-year-old in only his fourth season and was unlucky to miss selection in the All Australian team. His 25-goal season from the midfield helped lift the Swans to the Grand Final but after a horror loss to Hawthorn, he has put an emphasis on improving his leadership." - Swans

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