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Touch of the Fumbles

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: The new guard

There was something quite symbolic about the final game of the final round of the AFL season, in which the Adelaide Football Club farewelled the past and ushered in the future in a spectacle that was sometimes dazzling, sometimes frustrating and at all times of precisely zero interest or relevance to almost everyone else.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: End of days

It hasn’t been a good year: the world has gone to hell in a handbasket and the Crows are once again down the bottom of the ladder – albeit not quite bad enough to snare the best young SA talent of his generation. All this, though, our Fumbles correspondent can handle – but there’s one looming prospect he can’t abide.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: Tigerland

Yes, the Crows might have lost to one of the most triggering teams in the AFL, and Port may have surprised no-one with a solid win at home against an average side, but our Fumbles correspondent is looking on the proverbial ‘Brightside’ as he grapples with an uncomfortable realisation.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: 43 seconds

There are few things better in football than your team getting up by a single point – unless of course your team is Port, in which case it’s just annoying and a bit unoriginal. Our Fumbles correspondent revisits a remarkable weekend – and one of the longest final minutes ever played.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: Acute awareness

The Crows almost drowned in a Friday downpour after the weather forecast turned out to be as reliable as their Injury Updates, but they still managed to keep their season afloat… while Port ground out a predictable win in one of the season’s more forgettable games – but luckily it was only seen by 10 million or so people. Your Fumbles correspondent ponders communist dictatorships, constitutional monarchies and other big questions of the round.