Sydney Swans visit the MCG to take on the team that beat them in last year's grand final, Hawthorn Hawks.
Sydney stole a famous upset over Hawthorn on grand final day in 2012. But the Swans have paid a price at the hands of the Hawks ever since.
Have you been for a run lately? It's bloody hard. Dust off the runners and hit the pavement, and it will bring back all sorts of reminders as to why walking is our most natural form of self-propelled transport.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has urged his team to be "really physical" early in the grand final rematch against Sydney, as the Swans prepare for retribution.
The Sydney Swans' acclaimed engine room will be perfectly set to deliver redemption when they take on Hawthorn in their first opportunity since they were swamped in the 2014 grand final.
Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.
Hawthorn is bracing for Lance Franklin to physically target former premiership teammates for stinging comments made in last year's grand final.
Sydney coach John Longmire says last year's grand-final defeat by Hawthorn will not play on his mind when the Swans travel back to the MCG seeking to atone.
The Swans marked co-captain Jarrad McVeigh's 250th appearance with a hard-fought but convincing come-from-behind win over Geelong at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
Sydney midfielder Luke Parker says his career-high five goal tally against Geelong was his best game of the season.
John Longmire is not one for hyperbole, but even he realised after the Swans 43-point pounding of Geelong at ANZ Stadium there was no downplaying the outstanding performance of midfielder Luke Parker.
The challenge just to walk again was hard enough. The injury that greasy Sydney night had been so graphic players nearby were sickened and the broadcaster chose not to show replays.
Kurt Tippett's first clear early season run of games in three years is helping him settle well into his role as both a forward and ruckman, he says.
Big Cat's mental health struggle can help others, says coach Chris Scott.
Peter Jack remembers the day he met Jarrad McVeigh as a vivacious 10-year-old boy ready to play football for the Pennant Hills Demons at Ern Holmes Oval.
Lance Franklin's teammates were intent on reminding him that he went goalless in the Swans' 38-point win over the Demons last round.
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire says Isaac Heeney has the resilience to overcome his first major injury since making his AFL debut.
Swans football manager Tom Harley is another who believes the substitute position will be gone by next season.
In John Longmire and Paul Roos' dream world there is no substitute in the AFL.