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Adelaide Crows

Walker not to blame for Lonergan concussion: Scott

Skipper Taylor Walker leads the Crows from the ground.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says Taylor Walker should not face action from the match review panel despite playing a role in an incident which forced cat Tom Lonergan off the ground with concussion early in Friday night's game at the Adelaide Oval.

How will Crows greet Dangerfield?

Lance Franklin is ignored on the field by some of his old Hawthorn teammates.

Since the introduction of the expansion teams and free agency — and the too-good-to-refuse offers that came with it — the industry has become far more understanding of players switching clubs, and thus the drama that is played when defecting heroes come up against their old teammates has taken on a different feel.

AFL urges Crows free kick calm

Rory Sloane of the Crows shows his disappointment after the game ended.

AFL football operations manager Mark Evans has urged fans and the media not to focus on the lopsided free kick count during Saturday night's match between the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide, and rather to concern themselves with whether each decision was justified.