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Today, readers comment on a contentious Norwood intersection, and Tom Richardson’s take on Walker, Crows and racism.

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Commenting on the story: Developers’ Norwood junction works to begin despite court action

I am a Norwood Payneham & St Peters resident and a frequent visitor to Norwood Parade. 

I wrote to council almost 10 years ago requesting this very change (right turning lanes at the George St intersection) as it is unnecessary traffic chaos there every day. Both lanes of the Parade are blocked when pedestrians are crossing and a car wants to turn right into George St.

I think visitors to The Parade would appreciate the amenity more if they could access the strip and car parks easier with commonsense traffic flow. I’m sure that most traders on the strip and visitors would feel the same way.

The council should open their eyes to what really matters to their constituents, and not some horse-drawn carriage dream that they must still be stuck in. I am totally against council using my rates to fight against my wishes and those of the majority of their constituents. Paul Hewett

Commenting on the story: Touch Of The Fumbles: The lowest moment

This is thoughtful and beautifully expressed, confirming that sports writing can be be powerful and eloquent and important.

Thank you for putting into words what so many Crows supporters are feeling, something that’s been hard to do.

But I do worry about Tex. It is wonderful Robbie Young is being supported by his club and the community. Let’s hope Tex is also getting the support he surely is desperately needing. Shame is a terrible burden and can destroy people, particularly when it’s public shame. That would worsen this tragedy. I hope he has the courage to return and provide a happier ending. – Julia Beaven

Spot on Tom, a powerful read, thank you. I will always be there for them too, as I love this Club, it’s part of my DNA. – Julie McRae

I’m nominating Tom Richardson for a Walker Award, sorry I mean Walkley Award, for his intelligent, thoughtful and sensitive column in reaction to the Tex Walker racism matter.

Tom’s column provides perspective, insight, and balance to an issue that is otherwise drowning us all in a sea of hyperventilating ‘commentators’. – Philip Groves

For an experienced, educated and presumably qualified journalist Tom, you do a pretty good job of vilification yourself, regards your over the top, printed, and publicly circulated abuse of Taylor Walker.

Will you be reading your arrogant, abusive bad language to your son? Perhaps he can memorise your phraseology, with your wisdom and fine tutoring skills.

How about your female relatives, friends and colleagues? Will they appreciate your bile? Taylor Walker is still worthy of respect despite this obvious, indefensible and regrettable mistake.

You should take out that Port Power membership you clearly covet. A true supporter of the Crows  are you, or just a grandstanding virtue signaller with a megaphone? Alan Turner

As I diehard Port supporter I read your article every week. I like that sort of pain. Much like watching Sky News to be offended.

I couldn’t wait to see how you tackled (no pun intended) the whole gambit of Crowland. All I can say is well done. A very articulate article and spot on for the occasion.

The collective “we” of footy mad supporters need to change – me included. We are all past the apologies and “education” stage. In a bizarre way I wish the Crows the best of luck in the Horne Cup Challenge. Wishing the Crows luck is not my usual position of course.  

Hang in there. Keep writing – you are annoyingly good at it. – Neville Bebee

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