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Touch of the Fumbles

Tom Lynch and David Mackay are chaired off after last weekend's win - their final game for the Crows. Photo:Matt Turner / AAP
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: Thirteen

There was much for our Fumbles correspondent to like, but a frenetic weekend of football was also tinged with heartbreak, as the Adelaide Football Club did more than just win a flag – it planted one, seizing the territory upon which a still-fledgling league can grow.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: A Gray day

It was the greatest finish to a Showdown ever. Except that it hadn’t finished yet. Yes, Robbie Gray, Steven Motlop and Co. combined to ruin what was shaping up to be a super Saturday, and your Fumbles correspondent seems to be taking things very hard.

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: Marking time

High-flying marks, strange industrial-grey guernseys and another injury that may or may not rhyme with “jam spring”… As the Showdown looms, our Fumbles correspondent ponders whether the Crows might actually be building to something here – or merely marking time before more September sorrow.