2006 Sydney Swans season

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Sydney Swans
2006 season
Sydney swans af grand final side.jpg
Sydney Swans 2006 Grand Final squad
Coach Paul Roos
Captain(s) Barry Hall, Brett Kirk & Leo Barry
Home ground SCG
Pre-season competition First round
AFL season 4th
Finals series Runners up
Best and Fairest Adam Goodes
Leading goalkicker Barry Hall (78)

This article covers the 2006 season of the Sydney Swans AFL team.

News[edit]

For the full text of these news items, see SydneySwans.com Club News

  • 30 September 2006: The Sydney Swans go down to the West Coast Eagles in the Grand Final by only one point.
  • 25 September 2006: Adam Goodes wins his second Brownlow Medal with 26 votes, 3 votes ahead of Scott West of the Western Bulldogs.
  • 22 September 2006: Sydney win the 1st Preliminary Final by beating a plucky Fremantle 19.13 (127) to 14.8 (92) at Telstra Stadium, and will now play for the 2006 AFL premiership at the MCG on 30 September, against the West Coast Eagles.
  • 9 September 2006: Sydney win their qualifying final by beating West Coast at Subiaco, gaining a week off and a home preliminary final.
  • 8 September 2006: Jared Crouch admits he was playing with a chronic ankle injury, a broken collarbone, along with hamstring and lower back problems
  • 31 August 2006: Swans defender Tadhg Kennelly will wear the red and white for a further three seasons
  • 11 July 2006: Paul Williams announces he needs season ending shoulder surgery. With his previous announcement, he is now retired after 306 games and 306 goals with Collingwood and Sydney
  • 1 July 2006: Jared Crouch's unbroken run of games from his debut in 1998 comes to an end due to injury (and does not play for the rest of the season)
  • 21 June 2006: Paul Williams announces he will retire at the end of the season after 16 seasons playing first for Collingwood and then Sydney
  • 8 March 2006: Tadhg Kennelly injured his shoulder at training and will miss the first two or three weeks of the season
  • 22 February 2006: At the Australian Sport Awards for 2005, the Swans won the National Team of the Year award while Paul Roos took home Coach of the Year award
  • 19 December 2005: Swans assign guernsey numbers
  • 16 December 2005: Swans name three skippers
  • 13 December 2005: Swans draft 8 rookies

Captains[edit]

On 16 December 2005, the Sydney Swans announced they would use 3 captains over the season, following on from the 2005 season, where they rotated between 6 captains after Stuart Maxfield resigned from the captaincy. The three captains are Barry Hall, Brett Kirk and Leo Barry. The captaincy will not be rotated, but each will be captain in each game.

Club List[edit]

The 2006 squad currently consists of the following players. The list was finalised in December 2005 following a 2nd list lodgement on 18 November, the NAB AFL Draft on 26 November, NAB AFL Pre-season Draft and Rookie Draft on 14 December.

Player list[edit]

Name No. Height Weight Birth Date Debut Previous Clubs 2006 Games Career Games 2006 Goals Career Goals
Ablett, Luke 20 184 92 22 November 1982 2002 Drouin, Gippsland U18 7 61 5 17
Barry, Leo 21 184 91 19 May 1977 1995 Deniliquin (NSW) 7 178 0 50
Bevan, Paul 42 183 82 27 September 1984 2004 Western Suburbs, NSW-ACT U18 0 39 0 10
Bolton, Craig 6 190 89 31 May 1980 2000 Eastlake, NSW-ACT U18, Brisbane 7 110 3 20
Bolton, Jude 24 182 85 15 March 1980 1999 Aberfeldie, Calder U18 7 146 6 75
Brabazon, Ryan 34 181 72 26 December 1986 **** Claremont (WA) 0 0 0 0
Buchanan, Amon 32 179 84 10 October 1982 2002 Colac, Geelong U18 7 55 4 25
Chambers, Paul 23 196 100 23 June 1982 2002 Melton South, Western U18, Geelong 7 39 0 5
Crouch, Jared 28 173 81 5 March 1978 1998 Norwood (SA) 7 189 3 45
Davis, Matthew 44 189 80 23 June 1986 **** North Adelaide (SA) 0 0 0 0
Davis, Nick 2 184 85 30 March 1980 1999 St George, NSW-ACT U18, Collingwood 5 135 6 182
Dempster, Sean 26 191 87 20 January 1984 2005 Snowy Rovers, Gippsland U18 3 25 1 1
Doyle, Stephen 15 204 105 13 July 1981 2000 South Adelaide (SA) 1 40 1 18
Ericksen, Andrew 18 204 93 17 July 1985 **** Scotch College, Sandringham U18 0 0 0 0
Fosdike, Nic 12 179 82 26 February 1980 1999 Norwood (SA) 7 123 2 55
Goodes, Adam 37 194 98 8 January 1980 1999 Horsham, North Ballarat U18 4 165 7 173
Grundy, Heath 39 192 97 2 June 1986 2006 Norwood (SA) 0 0 0 0
Hall, Barry 1 194 102 8 February 1977 1996 Broadford, Murray U18, St Kilda 7 186 25 442
Jolly, Darren 16 200 104 6 November 1981 2001 North Ballarat, Melbourne 7 79 0 21
Kennelly, Tadhg 17 190 90 1 July 1981 2001 Ireland 4 105 0 27
Kirk, Brett 31 184 80 25 October 1976 1999 North Albury (NSW) 7 130 2 53
Laidlaw, Matthew 22 185 83 9 February 1987 **** Oakleigh Chargers 0 0 0 0
Malceski, Nick 9 189 84 15 August 1984 2005 North Ringwood, Eastern U18 5 10 5 6
Mathews, Ben 4 181 86 29 November 1978 1997 Corowa-Rutherglan (NSW), Murray U18 5 164 3 33
McVeigh, Jarrad 3 184 81 7 April 1985 2004 Pennant Hills, NSW-ACT U18 7 40 6.3 16.16
Moore, Jarred 33 178 84 6 March 1986 2005 Langwarrin, Dandenong U18 0 5 0.0 1.4
O'Keefe, Ryan 5 188 90 24 January 1981 2000 Strathmore, Calder U18 7 100 7.8 107.75
O'Loughlin, Michael 19 189 92 20 February 1977 1995 Central District (SA) 7 229 13.6 387.209
Richards, Ted 25 192 95 11 January 1983 2002 Xavier College, Sandringham U18, Essendon 7 40 2.2 21.12
Roberts-Thomson, Lewis 30 194 97 8 September 1983 2003 North Shore (NSW), NSW-ACT U18 7 55 0.0 5.8
Schmidt, Tim 36 180 84 14 March 1986 2006 West Adelaide (SA) 0 0 0 0
Schneider, Adam 13 177 78 12 May 1984 2003 Osborne, NSW-ACT U18 7 59 6.2 56.45
Shaw, Earl 45 199 97 17 December 1986 **** Campbelltown (NSW) 0 0 0 0
Spriggs, David 8 175 76 25 January 1981 2000 Beaumaris, Prahran U18, Geelong 0 69 0.0 20.34
Thornton, Kristin 27 183 74 5 March 1988 **** Peel Thunder 0 0 0 0
Vogels, Luke 38 194 92 7 June 1983 2005 Terang, Geelong U18, Terang-Mortlake 0 11 0.0 7.5
Williams, Paul 10 177 83 3 April 1973 1991 North Hobart (Tas), Collingwood 6 300 1.3 304.?
Willoughby, Josh 7 176 78 11 January 1986 **** Glenelg (SA) 0 0 0 0

Statistics are as of 15 May 2006, after Round 7.

Rookie List[edit]

Name No. Height Weight Birth Date Debut Previous Clubs 2006 Games Career Games 2006 Goals Career Goals
Barlow, Ed 41 194 92 27 January 1987 **** Bega, Scotch College, Oakleigh U18 0 0 0 0
Currie, Paul 40 192 79 9 February 1987 **** Eltham, Northern U18 0 0 0 0
Garrubba, Stefan 43 179 78 30 August 1986 **** Caulfield Grammar, Dandenong U18 0 0 0 0
Jack, Kieran 48 176 76 28 June 1987 **** Pennant Hills, NSW-ACT U18 0 0 0 0
Phillips, Simon 47 173 65 5 April 1987 **** St Pauls, Sandringham U18 0 0 0 0
Prior, Adam 49 188 93 19 January 1987 **** North Albury, Murray U18 0 0 0 0
Rowe, Sam 46 196 86 19 November 1987 **** North Albury, Murray U18 0 0 0 0
Simpkin, Jonathan 29 181 76 28 November 1987 **** Colac, Geelong U18 0 0 0 0
Wall, James 35 198 80 5 January 1987 **** St Bernards, Calder U18 0 0 0 0

Changes from 2005 list[edit]

Additions[edit]

  • Exchange period - received:
  1. Paul Chambers (Geelong)
  2. Ted Richards (Essendon)
  • Rookie elevation:
  1. Heath Grundy
  2. Earl Shaw
  3. Luke Vogels
  • Father/son selection:
    • None
  • NAB AFL Draft (26 November 2005):
  1. Matthew Laidlaw (Round 4; Overall pick 51; from Oakleigh Chargers)
  2. Kristin Thornton (Round 4; Overall pick 54; from Peel Thunder)
  3. Ryan Brabazon (Round 4; Overall pick 59; from Claremont (WAFL))
  • NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft:
  • NAB AFL Rookie Draft (13 December 2005):
  1. Simpkin, Jonathan (Pick 16; from Geelong Falcons)
  2. Wall, James (Pick 32; from Calder Cannons)
  3. Currie, Paul (Pick 45; from Northern Knights)
  4. Phillips, Simon (Pick 54; from Sandringham Dragons)
  5. Jack, Kieran (Pick 57; from NSW-ACT Rams)
  6. Barlow, Ed (Pick 58; from Oakleigh Chargers)
  7. Prior, Adam (Pick 59; from Murray Bushrangers)
  8. Rowe, Sam (Pick 60; from Murray Bushrangers)

Deletions[edit]

  • Retired:
  1. Jason Ball
  2. Heath James
  3. Stuart Maxfield
  4. Matthew Nicks
  5. Andrew Schauble
  • Exchange period - traded:
  1. Mark Powell (to Kangaroos)
  2. Jason Saddington (to Carlton)
  • Delisted:
  1. Ben Fixter
  2. Jarrad Sundqvist
  3. Guy Campbell (rookie)
  4. Ed Clarke (rookie)
  5. Andrew Hayes (rookie)
  6. Nick Potter (rookie)
  • Pre-season Draft:
  1. Ben Fixter (to Brisbane Lions)

Games[edit]

Exhibition and Trial Games[edit]

Date Local Time Opponent Home/Away Venue Result Score
15 January1 1:30 p.m. Kangaroos Neutral Drake Stadium, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA Lost by 48 pts 6.2(38) to 13.8(86)
17 February 7:00 p.m. Essendon Bombers Home North Sydney Oval Lost by 18 pts 10.11(71) to 13.11(89)
3 March2 4:00 p.m. Essendon Bombers Away Optus Oval Lost by 32 pts 8.5(53) to 12.13(85)
11 March2 7:10 p.m. Richmond Tigers Neutral Carrara Stadium Lost by 40 pts 7.7(49) to 13.11(89)
18 March2 1:45 p.m. St Kilda Saints Neutral No.1 Sports Ground, Newcastle Won by 17 pts 12.19(91) to 11.8(74)

1: Exhibition game as part of Australia week in the USA
2: NAB Regional Challenge game

NAB Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006 NAB Cup
Match Number Date Local Time Opponent Home/Away Venue Result Score
3 25 February 2:10 p.m. Kangaroos Away Manuka Oval Lost by 32 pts 0.5.7(37) to 1.8.11(69)

Home and Away[edit]

Round Date Local Time Opponent Home or Away Venue Result Score Posn on Ladder
1 1 April 7:10 p.m. Essendon Bombers Away Telstra Dome Lost by 27 12.9(81) to 17.6(108) 12
2 9 April 1:10 p.m. Port Adelaide Power Home S.C.G. Lost by 26 11.14(80) to 15.16(106) 14
3 15 April 7:10 p.m. Carlton Blues Away Telstra Dome Won by 7 12.9(81) to 11.8(74) 12
4 23 April 1:10 p.m. Melbourne Demons Home S.C.G. Lost by 5 13.14(92) to 15.7(97) 12
5 29 April 7:10 p.m. Geelong Cats Home Telstra Stadium Won by 22 15.17(107) to 13.7(85) 9
6 7 May 1:10 p.m. Brisbane Lions Away Gabba Won by 32 15.12(102) to 10.10(70) 8
7 13 May 2:10 p.m. Richmond Tigers Away Telstra Dome Won by 118 28.12(180) to 9.8(62) 5
8 20 May 7:10 p.m. Western Bulldogs Away S.C.G. Won by 26 17.14(116) to 14.6(90) 4
9 27 May 7:10 p.m. Hawthorn Hawks Away M.C.G. Won by 65 19.5(119) to 7.12(54) 4
10 4 June 1:10 p.m. Kangaroos Away Manuka Oval Won by 7 16.9(105) to 14.14(98) 4
11 10 June 7:10 p.m. St Kilda Saints Home S.C.G. Lost by 2 7.8(50) to 7.10(52) 4
12 24 June 7:10 p.m. Collingwood Magpies Home Telstra Stadium Lost by 13 11.16(82) to 14.11(95) 6
13 1 July 7:10 p.m. Fremantle Dockers Home S.C.G. Won by 33 12.19(91) to 9.4(58) 6
14 9 July 1:10 p.m. Adelaide Crows Home S.C.G. Lost by 39 8.14(62) to 15.11(101) 6
15 15 July 5:40 p.m. West Coast Eagles Away Subiaco Oval Lost by 2 9.11(65) to 9.13(67) 7
16 22 July 7:10 p.m. Richmond Tigers Home S.C.G. Won by 48 14.17 (101) to 7.11(53) 7
17 29 July 7:10 p.m. Port Adelaide Power Away AAMI Stadium Won by 27 10.17(77) to 7.8(50) 6
18 5 August 7:10 p.m. Essendon Bombers Home S.C.G. Won by 43 17.14(116) to 11.7(73) 4
19 12 August 2:10 p.m. Melbourne Demons Away M.C.G. Won by 32 14.11(95) to 10.3(63) 3
20 19 August 2:10 p.m. Geelong Cats Away Skilled Stadium Lost by 27 9.9(63) to 14.6(90) 5
21 26 August 7:10 p.m. Brisbane Lions Home Telstra Stadium Won by 57 14.13(97) to 6.4(40) 5
22 3 September 1:10 p.m. Carlton Blues Home S.C.G. Won by 92 21.10(136) to 6.8(44) 4

Finals[edit]

Week Date Local Time Opponent Home or Away Venue Result Score
1 9 September 5:30 p.m. West Coast Eagles Away Subiaco Oval Won by 1 13.7(85) to 12.12(84)
3 22 September 8:00 p.m. Fremantle Dockers Home Telstra Stadium Won by 35 19.13(127) to 14.8(92)
4 30 September 2:00 p.m. West Coast Eagles Away MCG Lost by 1 12.12(84) to 12.13(85)

See also[edit]