AFL | Adelaide’s interim coach Scott Camporeale says he will steer the grieving AFL club along the path laid by Phil Walsh.
The Crows returned to training on Monday, three days after Walsh was allegedly murdered by his son.
“We had a discussion this morning and tried to just reflect on Phil’s values that he left at this footy club – team first and elite standards,” Camporeale told reporters on Monday.
“That won’t change. They’re the real pillars and foundations put down.
“The vision that Phil had nine months ago when I sat down with him in November … that won’t change.
“The players are behind that. They want to live and breathe what Phil put in place so there won’t be any deviations from that at all.”
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AFL | On Friday, a friend tried to explain to her eight-year-old son why there would be no AFL football in Adelaide on the weekend. Like many other parents around South Australia, she struggled with her explanation – a balancing act of conveying the terrible truth while shielding his youthful innocence.
The boy nodded stoically and declared: “We must fly as one.”
I wasn’t going to write this column this week.
After all, the grist to our Fumbleland mill – banter, rivalry, taking the piss and hatin’ on Port Adelaide – none of it seems either relevant or even appropriate anymore.
And, in any case, what is there left to say?
It was going to be a no-brainer too. Port losing to a Tippett-less Sydney had given me enough material to see out the weekend, even without the Full Story »
OPINION | I’ve never liked stage musicals. But a few years ago I started to see what makes the genre tick. It isn’t the stories, which demonstrate little logic. It is the feelings, reflected in big, emotion-laden “numbers”.
What musicals lack in coherence they make up for in exhilaration. The idiocy of the plotting is thus disguised. Only later do we realise it doesn’t make any sense.
Last week the draft guidelines for the proposed National Program for Excellence in the Arts were released. Interested parties have until the end of the month to deliver feedback. So far, the response from the arts sector to federal Arts Minister George Brandis’ overhaul of its funding has been unenthusiastic.
ADELAIDE | Family members of slain Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh say they are broken-hearted and miss him “beyond measure”.
Walsh’s wife Meredith has been discharged from Flinders Medical Centre and reunited with daughter Quinn, who flew back to Adelaide from the US after learning of her father’s death.
Walsh’s son Cy, 26, remains in a high-security ward at James Nash House psychiatric facility, and will face court in September, charged with his father’s murder.
Around midnight on Sunday, the Adelaide Football Club released an emailed statement from the Walsh family, which thanked the community “for their overwhelming kindness, sympathy and support during this most difficult time”.
“We take comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of Phil, and us,” the stat Full Story »