Sydney midfielder Jake Lloyd has ignored significant interest from other AFL clubs by re-signing with the Swans for another two seasons.
With six teams in the top eight all equal on 12 wins, the final finishing order is anyone's guess. But we've decided to give it a try and work out just what the final eight might look like.
Tom Papley has re-signed with the Sydney Swans until the end of 2018.
We're back to five AFL games on a Saturday. It's now time for the night-time double-header. Geelong host Adelaide at Simonds Stadium in the match of the round while the Western Bulldogs face St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
Sydney have overcome a fierce challenge from a feisty Carlton to score a hard-earned six-point AFL win at the SCG.
It is difficult to fault Sydney's handling of the Michael Talia arrest last weekend.
For the first time in a long time Swans star Gary Rohan feels stronger, more powerful and can run fast.
Sydney youngster Xavier Richards told his brother Ted it was time to "step aside" after being named in the Swans' team at the expense of his older sibling.
GWS defender Nick Haynes says inexperience is no longer an excuse for the Giants to fail on the road.
Gay AFL players have been urged to come out in unison to lessen the weight that's commonly thought to have inhibited a lone elite trailblazer from pronouncing his sexuality publicly to date.
Sydney young gun Isaac Heeney is set for a recall to play Carlton this week as the Swans continue to bank on youth after several near misses this year.
AFLPA boss Paul Marsh says it would have been the preference of the Players' Association that Sydney's Michael Talia would not have been stood down by the Swans until the matter was played out in court.
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has expressed his disappointment at the behaviour of Michael Talia, saying he should not have got himself into the situation which led to him being arrested by police.
Talia will be one of the first players publicly subjected to the AFL's revamped illicit drugs policy, released after the season ended last year.
Football works on hyperbole. If it didn't, radio commentators would be out of work, TVs would turn to black and newspapers ... well let's not go into that, we have issues enough.
Sydney defender Michael Talia was with Hawthorn's Jono O'Rourke when he was arrested by police in possession of cocaine outside a Sydney nightclub on the early hours of Sunday morning.
Sydney Swans player Michael Talia has been stood down after he was charged with being in possession of a quantity of a prohibited substance over the weekend.
Young Sydney defender Zak Jones's breakthrough AFL season has been stalled by an ankle injury, which will sideline him for at least a month.
Sam Reid's season hangs in the balance with Sydney still unsure when the injured forward will return to full training.
The Swans are undoubtedly a better side with Franklin in it, but how do they make the most of having the best forward in the game in their team?