Melbourne Cricket Ground Crowd: He led the club to a seventh-place finish at the end of the regular season, therefore qualifying for the finals for the 13th time in the past 16 seasons.
The Swans defeated St Kilda in an elimination final at Docklands Stadium before losing to Hawthorn in the semi-finals the following week. It was during the regular season that the Swans caused the upset of the season, defeating the star-studded Geelong Cats on its home ground, Skilled Stadiumwhere the home tenant had won its past 29 games in succession, and its past two matches at the ground by a combined margin of points, in Round It was the Swans' first win over the Cats since and its first win at the ground since Round 8, The Swans' victory over Geelong was overshadowed by the news that co-captain Jarrad McVeigh 's baby daughter had died in the week leading up to the match, forcing him to miss that match.
Sydney Swans players run through the banner before the inaugural Sydney Derby on 24 March After an even and physical first half, Sydney went on to win by 63 points.
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Subsequent wins over FremantlePort AdelaideNorth Melbourne and Hawthorn saw the Swans sit second behind West Coast on percentage after Round 5, but the Swans would proceed to lose three of their next four matches before embarking on a nine-match winning streak between Rounds 10 and 19 inclusive.
The Swans eventually finished the regular season in third place after losing three of their final four matches, all against their fellow top-four rivals Collingwood, Hawthorn and Geelong in Rounds 20, 22 and 23 respectively. The Swans defeated Adelaide by 29 points in their qualifying final at AAMI Stadiumthus earning a week off and a home preliminary final, where they then defeated Collingwood by 26 points to qualify for their first grand final sinceending an eleven-match losing streak against the Magpies in the process.
In the grand final, the Swans defeated Hawthorn by ten points in front of 99, people at the MCG, with Nick Malceski kicking a snap goal with 34 seconds left to seal the Swans' fifth premiership and first since The Swans' season was marred by long-term injuries to many of its key players, namely Adam GoodesSam Reid, Lewis JettaRhyce Shaw and Lewis Roberts-Thomsonamong others; despite this setback, the team were still able to reach the finals for the fifteenth time in 18 seasons, reaching the preliminary finals where they were defeated by Fremantle at Patersons Stadiumits first loss at the venue since Sydney lost their first game against Greater Western Sydney and then to Collingwood before becoming the first non-South Australian team to win at Adelaide Oval defeating Adelaide by 63 points with Lance Franklin and Luke Parker kicking 4 goals each.
After a loss to North Melbourne in Round 4, the Swans' won twelve games in a row, including victories against grand finalists Fremantle and Hawthorn, Geelong by points at the SCG and then ladder leaders Port Adelaide. In Round 17, the Swans defeated Carlton to match a winning streak set three times in club history, the last of which came way back in and eventually closed out the season with their first minor premiership in 18 years and a club record 17 wins for the season, eclipsing the previous highest of 16, which was achieved on six past occasions in, and They defeated Fremantle at home in the first qualifying final in Round one of the finals series and so earned a one-week break.
In the first preliminary final the Swans had a convincing win against North Melbournewhich led them to their fourth grand final in 10 years.
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The AFL Grand Final was played on Saturday 27 September in near perfect weather conditions, with Sydney seen as favourites leading up to the match. This was the first time in a finals series that former Hawk player Lance Franklin would play against his former team, one of very few players to have played back to back grand finals for two different teams. The Hawks dominated the game quite early and eventually defeated the Swans The point loss was Sydney's biggest ever loss in a grand final and their biggest defeat all season, meaning Hawthorn would become back to back premiers for the second time in their history.
The Swans started the AFL season well, winning their first three, before losing their next 2 games against Fremantlewhere they trailed by as many as 8 goals before half-time, and the Western Bulldogs.
They won their next 6 leading into the bye, including home wins against Geelong and North Melbourneand an upset away win against Hawthorn in the grand final replay. The Swans rebounded with unconvincing wins against Port Adelaide and Brisbane Lionsbefore suffering their heaviest defeat for 17 seasons against the Hawks by 89 points.
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The Swans bounced back against Adelaide with a convincing win point win, but lost their next game to Geelong at Simmonds stadium ; a close affair that Geelong blew apart in the 3rd quarter. The Swans faced minor premiers Fremantle in the first qualifying final, their first finals match without Franklin, who had withdrawn from the finals due to illness.
For the first time sincethe Swans failed to make a preliminary final. The Swans' continued period of success, in which it has missed the finals only three times sincehas led to some criticism about a salary cap concession which the club receives; the concession is in the form of an additional Cost of Living Allowance COLAdue to the higher cost of living in Sydney compared with any other Australian city.
With the trade period looming, Andrew Pridham lobbied the AFL to lift the trade restrictions, labeling the ban as a restraint of trade.
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