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Sydney Swans v Fremantle Dockers, Tom Papley, coach, John Longmire, finals, top four, big win, away, Optus Stadium

Sydney have beaten three of the current top four teams, but manager John Longmire flatly refuses to entertain thoughts of his double chance come September.

The Swans won their opener at Fremantle on Saturday night with a 17-point away win.

Star Tom Papley described the victory as “the biggest of the season” after overcoming a nine-point deficit at Optus Stadium in the final period.

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The win means Sydney beat Geelong, Melbourne and Fremantle this season to showcase their best stack against the competition’s heavyweights.

But Longmire simply shook his head when asked if the four were the Swans’ best goals.

“No. No, is it irrelevant?” he said.

“We watch our meetings, our training sessions, our games quarter by quarter, that’s what we do… as long as the season lasts.

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“We focus on our process because that’s what matters.

“If you get your processes right, things like this tend to take care of themselves.”

Even Papley refused to watch next week’s clash with Adelaide.

“I’ll hit you straight – we’ll take a week at a time,” he said.

“The way the tournament is now, you can’t (look ahead and think about finals).

“If you take a week off, it will cost you.”

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Fox Footy’s Jason Dunstall believes Sydney have one of the easiest runs in the last five rounds, predicting at least four wins.

The Swans face just one top eight team – Collingwood in Round 22 at the SCG.

The remaining clashes are against Adelaide, GWS, North Melbourne and St Kilda.

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