Geelong will need to come up with a Plan B for Adelaide's gun small forward Eddie Betts after stopper Jed Bews was ruled out of tonight's highly-anticipated top-of-the-table clash at Simonds Stadium.
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.
The family of AFL great Lou Richards is considering an offer from the Victorian government to hold a state funeral for him.
A bizarre free kick against Adelaide midfielder Dean Gore will most likely prompt a change this week to the AFL's controversial third-man-up rule.