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Ashley Porter, Adelaide, and Adam Cooper Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson asks Crows fans to show the opposition respect.
Adam Cooper Ill-feeling aside, Kurt Tippett's departure from Adelaide also presents practical issues. How does a team replace a 202-centimetre key forward who has booted almost 200 career goals?
Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Essendon can be thankful all its troops will be on call for opening night battle against Adelaide.
Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.