A last-second Gary Rohan goal saved Sydney's season on Friday at the expense of a plucky Essendon.
It's a pretty important match, even with another 10 rounds until the finals. Sydney can't afford many more losses and can leap-frog Essendon on the ladder with a victory on Friday night.
Jake Lloyd is one man who cannot be blamed for Sydney's tumble down the ladder.
Buddy is the maestro but the exploits of young Bomber forward Joe Daniher make compelling viewing.
Sydney are one win – and a few helpful results – away from clambering into the AFL's top eight.
Sydney midfielder Zak Jones has apologised to his teammates for getting suspended and missing a key match in the Swans' quest to make the finals.
Barry Hall admits he should not have played the 2005 grand final in which he led Sydney to a drought-breaking premiership.
Lance Franklin is shaping as a major weapon for Sydney as they aim to continue their surge up the ladder in a crucial clash with Essendon on Friday night.
Sydney ruckman Kurt Tippett's wait for an AFL recall will continue for at least another week because of an ankle injury.
Several AFL stars are set to come under Match Review Panel scrutiny on Monday, including Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Joel Selwood, Nick Riewoldt and Luke Shuey.
There’s a lot for which to be thankful this AFL season. A tight competition, close finishes, plenty of unpredictability. And, thankfully, an absence of a perpetual air of crisis.
Sydney veteran Kieren Jack says he has regained his power and can still make an impact in big games as he works his way out of an alarming form slump.
Sydney have kept their finals hopes alive with an inspiring comeback win against Richmond, but face an anxious wait over the availability of Lance Franklin after he was reported on a rough conduct charge
Lance Franklin is sweating on the findings of the match review panel after being reported during Sydney's stirring come-from-behind victory over Richmond at the MCG on Saturday.
As a perennial power of the past two decades, Sydney have had plenty of wins which have reaped bigger rewards than Saturday's thrilling comeback effort against Richmond at the MCG.
Michael O'Loughlin played alongside some famous names at Sydney but when it comes to producing his best every time he pulls on the red and the white he has seen no player do it more regularly than Josh Kennedy.
Sydney are refusing to write off Kurt Tippett's season but the one-time boom recruit remains out of favour after being overlooked again for the Swans' crucial clash with Richmond on Saturday.
Wherever Buddy roams, Richmond will be ready.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says the Tigers have all bases covered in quelling Sydney superstar Lance Franklin.
Sydney's belated revival has coincided with a return to its trademark hard-nosed style of play and given the club a fighting chance of making the finals.