West Coast coach Adam Simpson was torn.
Adelaide’s outstanding forward pairing of Eddie Betts and Taylor Walker combined for eight goals as the Crows edged out the brave but inaccurate Western Bulldogs by seven points on Saturday night in a thrilling AFL elimination final at the MCG.
Geelong have survived a huge third-quarter scare from Adelaide to give their three retiring champions an appropriate send-off with an entertaining 39-point AFL win at Simonds Stadium.
AFL football operations boss Mark Evans says Adam Cooney should have been suspended for more than one week for his head-high hit on Stephen Coniglio.
Inspired yet again by skipper Joel Selwood, Geelong have overrun Sydney to record a vital 32-point AFL victory in a match also notable for a respectful return to action for Adam Goodes.
Geelong coach Chris Scott says the primary task for the Cats on Saturday night will be to play as hard as they possibly can in what he expects to be a respectful return to AFL action for Adam Goodes.