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Dylan McGowan and Pablo Sanchez celebrate victory with Adelaide United teammates after winning the A-League Grand Final in May. It's been a long way back down since then. Photo: James Elsby / AAP
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The highest of highs, the lowest of lows - and the slow death of possession football

Paul Marcuccitti brings the curtain down on a year that saw underdogs shine but, annoyingly, also pointed to business as usual in 2017. Most tellingly in the lingering failure to recognise that dominating possession is no guarantee of victory.