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Adrian Anderson Resigns

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Just days after the Kurt Tippett hearing ended, General Manager of Football Operations Adrian Anderson tendered his resignation. Anderson said he felt he had accomplished everything he could and was ready to look for new challenges and opportunities. A lawyer by profession, Anderson will remain in the position until his successor is appointed.

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GWS Pass On Tippett

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

The Greater Western Sydney Giants decided not to select former Crow Kurt Tippett in the preseason draft, leaving the door open for the Sydney Swans. Tippett basically priced himself off the Giants' radar with a reported request for

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Educate Players Says Tippett's Lawyer

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

David Galbally, Kurt Tippett's lawyer, has called on the AFL to hold educational forums for players to outline the rules of the draft and salary cap to give them a better understanding of the legalities of their contracts. He also believes the Commission was softer on

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Crows Tippett Sanctioned

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

The Adelaide Crows and Kurt Tippett faced the AFL Commission on Friday November 30 to learn their penalties for breaching the salary cap and draft rules. According to Commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick,

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Adelaide Investigated For Tippett Deal

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Not only is the AFL investigating Melbourne over allegations that the Demons deliberately lost games in 2009, the Crows are facing equally serious charges of draft tampering and possible salary cap breaches in

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Demons investigated For Throwing Games

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

In July, former Demon Brock McLean (now with Carlton), appeared on a Melbourne football show and inferred that the Demons had deliberately lost games in 2009 to gain

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Swans In Finals Masterclass

 Jamie Kloeden reporting for AFANA from AAMI Stadium, Australia

Adelaide was abuzz all week as the hometown Crows returned to the Finals. 2011 was a season to forget so with a young, exciting team that sat second on the ladder at the completion of the minor round, Crows' fans around town saw a chance for some genuine success. The Swans were heading to Adelaide having spent most of the latter part of the season sitting in top spot but a drop down to third gave them the tough task of starting their Finals campaign on the road.

Jarrad McVeigh won the toss for Sydney and chose to kick

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Crow Domination

G Michael reporting for AFANA from Australia

In Round 22, and with the Finals only two rounds away, the Adelaide Crows were looking to make amends for their disappointing loss to the Brisbane Lions in the previous round. Facing the lowly ranked Melbourne Demons at the MCG, the Crows were still a chance to finish in the Top Two and secure that all important first home Final. Melbourne on the other hand had little to play for as their season tapered out, their former captain Brad Green’s final match their only incentive for victory.

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Round 22 Milestones

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

100 games: Kurt Tippett (ADE)
100 games: James Frawley (MELB)
100 games: Andrew Raines (BRIS)
100 club games: Tom Logan (PA)
50 games: Matthew Suckling (HAW)
50 games: Jack Steven (St K)

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release

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Crows Pip Saints In Thriller

Jamie Kloeden reporting for AFANA from Adelaide, Australia

All of Adelaide is a buzz at the moment with the hometown Crows exceeding all expectations in their first year with Brenton Sanderson at the helm. St Kilda is also having a solid start to the year under their own first year mentor but the Scott Watters led Saints faced a big challenge on the big stage of Friday Night Football in Round 12. When the two sides met last in 2011, St Kilda recorded a phenomenal 103 point victory with Neil Craig going on to relinquish his position as Adelaide coach in the days that followed. A lot has changed in that short time with the Crows looking like a totally different outfit in the first half of season 2012.

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