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Today, readers comment on ED doctors calling out a public hospital crisis, the golden age of mix tapes, boorish tennis players and farewelling Fumbles.

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Commenting on the story: ‘Cry for help’: RAH ED doctors protest system breakdown

I’d like the current government and medical services to highlight the money spent and improvements done by the previous government.

It’s about time the real problems are actually identified, instead of just blaming a previous government. Nothing is highlighted about who downgraded the hospitals, who closed many mental health facilities, who closed the Repat and who signed off on the design of the most expensive hospital in the world, leaving it with less beds and no ability to build on and expand as required.

Labor pledged transparency but we hear nothing of ramping and stopping of elective surgeries (something they condemned they previous government for) and other issues that they promised they would fix. – Paul Rawlings

Commenting on the opinion piece: Richardson: The lost art of patience

Excellent article. The joy of those beloved music tapes was in the time and effort that went into their compilation. The successfully completed product truly had value.

I also recall mending tapes that had worn down due to overplay or got mangled in the tape recorder. It really was an enjoyable labour of love. – Sophia Poppe

Magnificent article, young Tom!

Because I knew I’d play my mix tapes forever,I’d save up for the longer lasting Chromium Dioxide (CrO2) blank cassette tapes and sometimes the ultimate Metal (whatever that meant) ones. My beloved threw the lot away when I wasn’t looking during a rogue tidy up 10 years ago.

Here’s a note (verbatim) to myself that remains on my phone to this day: “Song 1996/1997 on Rage. Smooth, slow Rock/Jazz sound. Female singer – breathy. Jangly guitar like the opening riff in “Love is the Drug” by Roxy Music?”

I recorded Rage every weekend for years afterwards in an attempt to re-hear that song. All Shazam needs is a new feature where a poorly hummed tune (no words) can be identified. Why didn’t I pay attention at the time? – Wayne Nissen

Commenting on the story: Cash slams Kyrgios amid golden Aussie run

I couldn’t agree more with Pat Cash.  I worked as an on court photographer at the Australian Open this year and had the misfortune of being present at every Kyrgios match, doubles and singles.

Despite huge natural talent, Nick Kyrgios (and his entourage) were an embarrassment to Australian tennis and sport in general. A constant barrage of foul language, poor sportsmanship, disrespect for his opponents and incitement of a crowd who were clearly at the tennis for this bizarre display made for a very unpleasant atmosphere. – Michael Errey

Commenting on Touch of the Fumbles: Regrets, we have a few

As a Port supporter I can say, wholeheartedly, I will be very sad to see Touch of the Fumbles finish.

I have loved it ever since 2014 and have enjoyed the ups and downs with Tom. I hope both Adelaide teams have better seasons next year, slightly better for Adelaide and much better for Port preferably.

Thank you for the last eight years of entertainment,Tom. – Emma Lendrum

As a Port supporter, I’ve always loved the humour/banter. Will be a loss, especially the use of Simpsons memes to tell the story. All the Fumbles over its time would make a great coffee table book. – Melanie Sowden

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