Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield has implored Crows supporters not to boo dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes during their clash against Sydney at the SCG on Saturday.
This time last year Jake Lever was seven months into his recovery from a knee reconstruction, so focused on his rehab that he didn't stop to think how it would affect his spot in the draft order.
Gold Coast star Gary Ablett may have played his last game this season following a meniscus or cartilage tear in his left knee on Saturday.
As the premiership table would suggest, Adelaide accounted for the Gold Coast at Adelaide Oval, but it was far from the norm.
Mark Williams' tribute to his longtime friend, team-mate and fellow premiership architect Phillip Walsh proved an intriguing and erudite highlight of the memorial service at the Adelaide Oval held in honour of the late Crows coach.
Patrick Dangerfield says there is no time-frame on when he will answer the question captivating the football industry, and that he is bothered less about the speculation surrounding his playing future than many others.
Geelong won't make cold calls on premiership heroes, affording them due respect.
Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield says he did not hash out his AFL future during a meeting with his manager on Tuesday night, insisting a decision on whether to re-sign with the Crows is not "of huge importance " for him right now.
Patrick Dangerfield has not yet made a decision, or informed Adelaide, on the question of whether he wishes to remain with the Crows or join Geelong as a free agent.
A policy decision reached during the summer by the AFL Coaches Association will see the family of Phillip Walsh receive an insurance payout of $250,000.
The coaching replacement for Phillip Walsh could come in the form of two men, not one, as Adelaide conceded the tragic death of its senior mentor could force another football department restructure.
The word "crisis" was not mentioned after Port Adelaide's painful three-point loss to Adelaide, but there is no doubt the Power's chances of contesting the finals series are becoming dimmer by the minute.
If only director Steven Spielberg were here to collect the script – a heartbroken club that turned it on against the odds to win a three-point thriller. This was Adelaide's dramatic story in Showdown XXXIX today, and it will be remembered forever.
While Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak has been spruiking the Showdown rivalry has gone out of the window, Adelaide champion Patrick Dangerfield has delivered the reality – it's game on again.
Adelaide's stand-in coach Scott Camporeale said training ahead of grudge match against Port Adelaide had been "unbelievable".
AFL clubs Port Adelaide and Adelaide have struck a medal in Phil Walsh's honour as part of a "final salute" to the dead coach.
Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas says there's one more way that Crows players can honour their slain coach Phil Walsh: defeat arch rivals Port Adelaide.
Meredith Walsh asked for two things on Wednesday at the memorial service for her husband Phillip. One was to remember him and his stories and, if possible, write them down and send them her way. The other was to say a prayer for her son Cy.
The football family mourned Phil Walsh in a moving memorial service at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, but outside in the bitter cold few fans could be seen.