1. Goodes makes a statement
It had been a quiet night for Adam Goodes until the 20-minute mark of the second term, when the two-time Brownlow Medalist marked and kicked his first goal of the match from just inside 50 metres. Goodes celebrated the goal by motioning towards the Carlton cheer squad at the Don Bradman Stand end in could best be described as defiant war cry. Goodes told Channel Seven after the match he learned the war dance from working with the indigenous under-16s Boomerangs squad. "I was just a little bit inspired by the under-16 Boomerang kids, who taught us a little bit of a war cry, just a little bit of a tribute to those guys," Goodes said. "(Nothing untoward) not at all, proud to be Aboriginal and represent."
2. Blues leave beaten, but end other losing streak
The Blues' banner, in a frank admission that alluded to the events of a week that saw Mick Malthouse sacked, read "We may be battered, we may be bruised", but in a show of strength added the club was "united and #boundbyblue". And while there was certainly effort on display in caretaker coach John Barker's first game in the hot seat - the visitors were first to score and held the lead through the opening seven or so minutes of the contest - they lacked enough depth through the middle of the ground and were simply overwhelmed, falling to a 1-8 win-loss record. On a positive note, the Blues won the last quarter, ending a streak of 13 consecutive losing quarters that stretched back to the round six loss to the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium.
3. Franklin's Coleman chase
Lance Franklin had a perfect night in front of goal, booting seven straight as the Swans posted their fourth straight win. It was the 28-year-old's best match haul since he kicked nine against St Kilda in round 21 last season. Franklin, who saw off Simon White in the first quarter and battled Sam Rowe for the remainder of the night, now has 27 majors for the season, and is four behind West Coast's Josh Kennedy in the race for the Coleman Medal.
4. Swans stay on an Ireland
The Swans have extended the contract of chief executive Andrew Ireland until the end of 2018. Chairman Andrew Pridham made the announcement at the pre-match function, telling guests Ireland would also immediately join the board. Pridham said the club "is in as strong a position as it has ever been" with four straight years of profitability and a membership base in excess of 47,000 in 2015. Ireland was appointed chief executive in 2010 and previously served as the club's football operations manager
5. Fan evicted at half time
Prior to Goodes' post-match explanation, there was some speculation the premiership player's dramatic show of emotion to kicking a goal was due to something that happened in the crowd. At half time, ground security and police removed one Blues and one Swans supporter from their seats. An AFL spokesman told journalists at three-quarter time police said there had been an exchange between two sets of supporters, with police intervening to call for them to stop. However, two supporters continued to engage, with the result being one patron was evicted from the ground and a second taken to a police interview room inside the SCG. The spokesman said the incident in the crowd was not related to anything on field.