Winless in Sydney: Fears of a winter of discontent for the Swans

Shades of 1993. My favourite Australian Football League (AFL) team, the Sydney Swans, have lost their first four matches of the year, the most since that dire season of 1993 when the team set a record of 26 straight defeats. Last night, the Swans lost by 26 points to the West Coast Eagles in Perth, … Continue reading Winless in Sydney: Fears of a winter of discontent for the Swans

A line in the sand for Australian sport

It’s the biggest story in Melbourne and possibly the largest scandal in AFL history, which now involves every sport in the nation, following an Australian Crime Commission report released today. Eighty per cent of players on the Essendon football club used a supplement last year injected by club fitness staff to boost body mass and … Continue reading A line in the sand for Australian sport

The Sydney Swans: Ugly ducklings no more

There’s no denying the fact that the commercial side of football has now developed into a big business. That was written in Football Life, the official publication of the Victorian Football League (VFL), which evolved into the AFL, in July 1971. Forty-one years later on Grand Final weekend, not only can it not be denied, but it’s … Continue reading The Sydney Swans: Ugly ducklings no more