Tag Archives: Sydney Swans

It’s a snap: from AFL premiership glory to agony on the sidelines

Two years ago a still-green footballer scored an AFL premiership medal with Sydney. Tomorrow, awaiting his fourth knee reconstruction, Alex Johnson will be watching from the sidelines as his team battles Hawthorn for Grand Final honours. By WILLIAM GREEN MOST AFL players would dread the thought of snapping a knee ligament on the field, knowing knee … Continue reading It’s a snap: from AFL premiership glory to agony on the sidelines

The crying swan: the Hawks fan inside the Sydney mascot suit

Cyggy, the Sydney Swans’ mascot, spent Grand Final day jumping up and down and taking photos with fans. Inside the mascot suit, a diehard footy fan’s heart was breaking. Cyggy is really a Hawk.  By BEN POLLARD EVER wondered who wears those oversized AFL mascot suits? Yes, they’re people, just like you and I. Jumping … Continue reading The crying swan: the Hawks fan inside the Sydney mascot suit