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Crows win!

AFL : “‘I think we had something like eight players with less than 50 games – so for them to perform on an arena in a showdown and to win it, I think is a great credit to them.'”
Neil Craig is a very good coach because he will take the necessary risks to try and get the best performance out of his side. It is a risk putting in young players, but a good young player will learn quickly and be building up experience with each match. That way you are not running older, experienced players into the ground. An older body is more prone to injury. We have seen it in cricket and we see it in football. You cannot replace experience but somehow you have to be able to pass it on…in this case in a big match against a traditional opponent. My poor Port Power supporter friend dropped in on the way home after the match and he was so upset. Port has won two matches but if the Crows lose to Port or Port loses to the Crows it’s always taken badly because they are our teams. We know the players, the family and history. He was so sad!! He’d gone with his Crows friend and boy was that interesting. The two of them have been friends forever and have always been to the Crows-Port matches and loved every minute of it. He was really surprised at how small the crowd was. He said around 37,000. School holidays, a lot of people would have gone away. Petrol and food price hikes and football matches are a luxury item. Brilliant weather and I know people here were outside and cooking BBQs. It was a lazy, happy day in Adelaide and footy fever hasn’t quite taken over because the weather is so summery. And weren’t they talking of banning pasties and pies at the footie??!! Say no more. Football is a great family and community thing. It is something which draws us together whether we like it or not…but football will lose out like other things if people haven’t got the right conditions.

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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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