More than ever, Scott Camporeale is keen to take on Adelaide's coaching job full-time.
The remarkable Phillip Walsh spoke of creating a masterpiece and on Sunday the team he so sadly left behind painted a brilliant one at Adelaide Oval that overwhelmed everyone – especially the West Coast Eagles.
Adelaide coach Scott Camporeale says this time will be different. This time, his Crows players won't be in mourning; this time, they are well-prepared to meet West Coast.
With the eight finalists set after Geelong's loss to Collingwood on Friday night, attention has turned to the potential composition of week one finals, which appear likely to begin in Perth.
What happens when the west rules the roost? We might be about to find out.
Former West Coast Eagles champion Daniel Kerr is a man chasing redemption.
The Adelaide Crows don't expect John Worsfold to decide whether he wants to return to AFL coaching until the end of the season.
Essendon and Adelaide could be headed for a dogfight over the signature of John Worsfold after the premiership mentor announced he would be open to a return to senior coaching.
In round 18, West Coast's Callum Sinclair was lying on the Metricon Stadium surface, holding his knee and wondering if his 2015 AFL season was over.
It was a weekend of upsets (Port over Hawthorn), thrilling finishes (like the Cats-Saints draw), potential controversy (Nat Fyfe's report), impressive shellackings (West Coast against the Dogs) and unaccountable dawdling (Stevie J in the goal square). Our crack(pot) panel returns to run the rule over round 21 of the AFL season:
Never has the rule of thumb about how finals series are played out looked shakier than right now.
In the past five weeks West Coast have beaten some of the AFL's elite teams, but the draw against the Gold Coast in round 18 could end up costing them the minor premiership.
West Coast cemented their spot in the top four with Sunday's win over the Western Bulldogs. The next prize? A confirmed finish in the top two.
West Coast have given themselves a sniff at claiming the minor premiership after running away to 77-point win over a plucky Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium on Sunday.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson is not quite sure what physical or mental state Nic Naitanui will be in on Sunday when the Eagles clash with the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium.
Hawthorn's shock loss to Port Adelaide on Friday night has left the two West Australian sides in the box seat to finish the season on top of the AFL ladder.
West Coast are set to put their faith in two-game defender Tom Barrass as they attempt to quell the Western Bulldogs' talented forward line in Sunday's top-four showdown at Domain Stadium.
West Coast Eagles defender Will Schofield says fans can interpret as they like his now-deleted Tuesday night tweet, seemingly aimed at Dockers utility Nick Suban and lamenting the end of the AFL's "player's code".