Adam Goodes is likely to come under the scrutiny of the match review panel for a clumsy high hit which will again drag the bump back into the spotlight.
Sydney Swans thrash Geelong Cats
A rampaging Sydney defeat Geelong by 110 points at the SCG.
The dual Brownlow Medallist faces a nervous wait to see if he will be sanctioned after making head-high contact with Joel Selwood in the Swans' 110-point blitz on Thursday night.
Goodes made contact to Selwood's face with his upper arm in a late challenge just after the Cats captain had fisted the ball away.
Against Goodes is the fact his feet were off the ground when he made the bump however Selwood played out the rest of the game raising hope the Swans champion may escape sanction due to the contact being of insufficient force.
A suspension would be an untimely blow for Goodes, who has been improving steadily after returning from a long layoff last month. He kicked three goals and had 17 possessions, playing as a forward.
"It’s no secret about training consistently whether you’re Adam Goodes or a first-year player," Sydney coach John Longmire said.
"If you’re able to train consistently and get some continuous work into you over a number of weeks sooner or later your form turns.
"We saw that with Adam. He was pretty good tonight, he was lively, but that’s always a reflection on how hard you work and how often you’re able to train."
The Swans' performance is likely to lift the 2012 premiers to the status of premiership favourites.
Longmire did his best to keep the lid on it but his team is clearly the flavour of the month after their sixth straight win.
"We've been playing some good footy over the last five weeks and wanted to come into the game and keep that momentum going," Longmire said.
"We had 10 more tackles than the opposition, even though we had a lot of the ball.
"That continues to be the foundation of what we need to do, putting pressure on the opposition and it was a really good performance.
"The leaders did a good job as far as continuing to drive the standards during the course of the game and making sure we kept the pressure on."
Longmire was particularly pleased with the evenness of the Swans' performance, which saw every player record double-digit possessions, including substitute Harry Cunningham.
Geelong coach Chris Scott is in the unfamiliar position of having to lift his team off the canvas after a rare triple-figure defeat.
The 110-point loss was their worst ever against the Swans and seventh worst in the club's history.
The game was the Cats' third in 13 days and came after their second consecutive six-day break however Scott refused to blame the defeat on the fixture.
"If were to walk through all the things that went wrong it'd be a very long list," Scott said.
"We have to focus on the ones that are most important and fix them as quickly as possible. The fixture wil be down the bottom of that priority list.
"There will need to be a response and our coaches haven't been in that position much and our players certainly haven't for a long period of time. I suspect we will focus on the opportunity and how we can respond to a very, very poor performance."