The stop-start saga that has been Kurt Tippett's tormented AFL season will continue against his former side at the Adelaide Oval.
John Longmire wants Nick Smith and any other Sydney defender to back themselves when they're trying to stop Eddie Betts.
Port Adelaide have moved within striking range of the top four after holding off an undermanned but spirited Collingwood for a precious 27-point victory.
UPDATED | The finals-bound Crows are braced for an attacking onslaught from a Bombers outfit playing for the first time since club stalwart Jobe Watson announced he will retire at season's end - but Adelaide coach Don Pyke warns: "We have got a lot to play for as well."
Adelaide's chief executive says he's unfazed by reports of sought-after defender Jake Lever meeting with rival AFL clubs.
Port Adelaide's embarrassed players will cop it from their coaches in a brutal review of their record Showdown loss to arch foe Adelaide.