Saturday's Showdown at Adelaide Oval is predicted to be a bit more one-sided than other occasions, but there is plenty of news in the build-up for the game.
Port Adelaide have released a statement confirming that they have been told not to wear their controversial prison bar strip by the AFL.
Following on from the war of words with Collingwood back in April, the league has held firm on the stance that Port are unable to wear their strip, with CEO Matthew Richardson taking to the club's website to express his sentiments.
“The request has not changed to wear our heritage black-and-white Prison Bars guernsey in all Showdowns moving forward and we will continue our discussions with the AFL,” the Port Adelaide CEO said to the club's website.
“We’ve seen other AFL Clubs celebrate their guernsey heritage in recent weeks, which has been widely applauded as adding to the game and we look forward to Port Adelaide having the same opportunities in the future to celebrate our 151 year history and heritage.
“We believe strongly that recognising and celebrating heritage builds a stronger connection with fans across all generations and that can only be positive for clubs and the game generally."
In other news for the Showdown, Adelaide defender Chayce Jones is in contention for Saturday's match after suffering a corked quad in the side's loss to the Bulldogs.
Jones sustained the injury during the second quarter and was subbed out in the third quarter, with Head of Football Adam Kelly giving an update on his condition.
"...He did some running today and the way that he’s making progress we think he’ll be a chance to play this week,” Kelly said to the club's website.
Meanwhile, star midfielder Matt Crouch played in the SANFL on the weekend and will do so again this weekend as he pushes for a senior return.
However, Kelly warned that the club needed to be patient with Crouch's return as he reported soreness following his match on the weekend.
“Matt trained with the main group today and trained really well, the plan at this stage is that Matt will play in the SANFL this weekend but we do have some caution around that as has been the case with his rehabilitation from groin surgery."
Showdown L kicks off 7.50pm AEST on Saturday night, with crowd capacity still to be determined by the SA Government prior to tickets going on sale.