AFL Airdrops Premiership Points Into Cyclone-Affected 0-2 Sydney Swans

With the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie still lingering just the next state over and threatening to wreak havoc on its Sydney-based clubs, the AFL have come to the rescue of the winless Swans with a timely provision of emergency aid.

“In the longer term, we’ll be introducing a CODA (Cost of Debbie Allowance), but for now, this supplementary ration of premiership points will have to do,” said AFL chief Gillon McLachlan, who personally piloted the Blackhawk chopper into the immaculate, sun-drenched SCG to present coach John Longmire with the points in a heartfelt ceremony.

Sydney winless start to the season frustrated Swans fans who travelled to Etihad on Friday night, including McLachlan who even offered to change some rules around at half-time to give Longmire’s men a fighting chance.

And things aren’t about to get any easier for the Bloods, who are preparing to welcome a fired up Collingwood outfit to the harbour city next weekend in what is expected to be coach Nathan Buckley’s final match.