Geelong coach Chris Scott estimates that superstar Patrick Dangerfield is only a 40 per cent chance of recovering from a foot injury in time for Friday night's table-topping clash against his former Adelaide teammates, including a fired-up Rory Sloane.
UPDATED | Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd is taking an indefinite break from the AFL after being diagnosed with clinical depression.
UPDATED | In an AFL career that gets better the longer it lasts, the brilliant Eddie Betts has not made a habit of torching Geelong.
Power coach Ken Hinkley was diplomatic about the contentious umpiring call that might have cost his side its first victory in Geelong for a decade, conceding the decision that robbed forward Charlie Dixon of a crucial set-shot at goal was "100 per cent correct".
Geelong coach Chris Scott says it's too simplistic for any AFL club - including his own - to claim that a recent poor run of form is just a blip.
Clutch goals from ice-cool duo Steve Johnson and David Mundy have helped ensure an ever-increasing logjam on the AFL ladder, as the Crows cling tenuously to top spot.