tmedia
Main content

SwansTV

Draft wrap: Beatson

9:22pm  Nov 24, 2017

Draft wrap: Longmire

9:17pm  Nov 24, 2017

Ryley Stoddart's highlight reel

8:37pm  Nov 24, 2017

Fixture analysis

Michael Whiting  October 31, 2017 10:15 AM

2018 Fixture Highlights Take a look at the highlights on the 2018 fixture.

AFL.com.au reporter Michael Whiting gives us his review of the Sydney Swans fixture for the 2018 season.

PROS: Plenty of prime-time action, with five Friday night games and two Thursday nights. The Swans host Adelaide, Geelong, Carlton and West Coast in these prized timeslots and play blockbusters against Hawthorn and premier Richmond under the bright lights in Melbourne. They also get the honour of playing the first game at Perth Stadium in the opening round against West Coast.

CONS: The cost of the prime timeslots is the Swans have eight six-day breaks, including successive short turnarounds to play Gold Coast and Essendon in round 18 and 19. They also have a tough start to the season, with five of their first six opponents playing finals last season.

PLAY TWICE: West Coast, Greater Western Sydney, Geelong, North Melbourne, Hawthorn.

BYE: Round 14

FIRST FOUR WEEKS: West Coast (a), Port Adelaide (h), GWS (h), Western Bulldogs (a).

LAST FOUR WEEKS: Collingwood (h), Melbourne (a), GWS (a), Hawthorn (h).

SIX-DAY BREAKS: Eight

SWANS v HAWKS: Two chances to see the best modern-day rivalry in footy – round eight at the MCG and round 23 at the SCG.

THEY SAY: "We look forward to welcoming Port Adelaide to the SCG on Easter Sunday for our first home game of the season, while the annual Marn Grook at the SCG clash will no doubt be another memorable night in Sydney. To have another eight games in Victoria is a huge win for our supporters and we know we’ll be able to count on them to turn out in full force when we’re on the road." - CEO Andrew Ireland

WE SAY: It's a fixture built around prime-time viewing – first game at Perth Stadium, hosting Adelaide on a Friday night, playing Hawthorn at the MCG on a Friday night and then back-to-back Thursday night games against Richmond and Geelong after the bye. From a footy perspective, the first six weeks is very tough. Last season the Swans were 0-6 at the same stage and still made the finals, but if they can make a better fist of things next year, things open up nicely in the lead-up to the bye. - Michael Whiting 

CLICK HERE to see the full 2018 fixture.

You can also sync the fixture direct to your calendar today by clicking HERE.

2018membership_bannerv2.gif