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The road ahead: Round 17

40 points (10 wins, five losses), 118.3 per cent
Finishing in the top four suddenly seems a lot tougher for Swans after consecutive losses to top-eight sides Richmond and Geelong. It's not exactly a simple equation from here on in either, with games against North Melbourne, Essendon, GWS and Hawthorn, who are all desperate to crack a crowded top eight. With four wins and four losses from its SCG games this year, home is no longer the safe haven it once was for Sydney, and a mouth-watering round 20 clash against Collingwood in the harbour city awaits. - Sarah Black

The run home
R17: North Melbourne @ Etihad Stadium
R18: Gold Coast @ SCG
R19: Essendon @ Etihad Stadium
R20: Collingwood @ SCG
R21: Melbourne @ MCG
R22: Greater Western Sydney @ Spotless Stadium
R23: Hawthorn @ SCG 

Coach says
"We're not getting enough footy inside 50 and there's a couple of different reasons for that. When you're getting beaten out of the centre like we were in the first half you're not getting it into your front half. We're not getting a lot of repeats either, which can be on the back of clearances. We changed things up a bit at half time both with personnel and structure to try and get some momentum our way, which we did in the third (quarter). But if you look at the scoring shots that were the same (for the quarter)."
- Coach John Longmire post match Round 16 against Geelong.