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Touch of the Fumbles

Touch of the Fumbles

Touch Of The Fumbles: Question time

Editor’s note: Due to a technical breakdown, a significant portion of Adelaide Football Club senior coach Don Pyke’s post-match press conference after the Crows’ loss to West Coast last night never went to air. Here is a transcript of the lost broadcast.

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Touch Of The Fumbles: Fumbleland

Between keeping track of the Crows rescuing their season from the brink, Port’s continually-annoying rise, Carlton’s questionable tanking and Paddy Dangerfield’s Brownlow-baiting, our Fumbles correspondent is losing sight of what constitutes ‘normal’ football-watching behaviour.

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Touch Of The Fumbles: Reality bites

The Crows are in freefall, as the almost-champs of 2017 risk becoming the chumps of 2018. And, to add insult to considerable injury, Port have knocked off the reigning premiers and are primed for a dream run to September. It’s enough to summon our Fumbles correspondent back from his own mid-season malaise to find some consolation in retail therapy.

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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.

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Touch Of The Fumbles: Through The Looking Glass

Despite fluctuating form, the Crows are somehow back on top of the ladder and widely expected to stay thereabouts by season’s end. Which, for some reason, has our Fumbles correspondent preoccupied with casual vandalism, late-night tequila binges and trawling through canine faeces, as the ghost of his least favourite season ever returns to haunt him.

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Touch Of The Fumbles: Kryptonite

The Crows folded at Kardinia Park like Superman being exposed to Kryptonite, while Port continued to underline that they belong in the top four, as long as they can play bottom four sides. A bad round, then, for our Fumbles correspondent – but at least he wasn’t forced to relive any hideously-demoralising historical defeats. Oh, wait…

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Touch Of The Fumbles: 309 or bust

Of all the recollections of our enduring 300-game veteran Scott Thompson that suggested themselves this week, the one that reappeared to me from some long-banished recess of my subconscious occurred before he’d even pulled the boots on for Adelaide.

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