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South Australians’ Blood Pressure Set To Soar As Showdown Final Looms

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South Australia is in danger of running out of blood pressure pills as the odds shorten for a Port Adelaide versus Adelaide home final.

With just seven matches remaining, the Crows sit on top of the ladder and the Power are fourth. If both clubs finish in these positions, the unthinkable will happen – the bitter rivals will meet in a Qualifying Final at Adelaide Oval.

The Crows beat reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs by 59 points at Adelaide Oval on Friday night. The Dogs’ banner had a bitch slap.

 

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Port Adelaide supporters take selfies at Black Diamond Corner or outside Coles at the Port Canal Shopping Centre; Crows supporters take selfies in London, Paris and Rome.

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Over the top! Six straight goals deserves a bit of fun with cricket umpire Billy Bowden.

There’s only one Bruce McAvaney.

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The Crows have so many players coming into form at the business end of the season, with Rory Laird, Jake Lever and Tex Walker having outstanding matches.

Bulldogs star Jason Johannisen copped a bit of treatment from the Crows. Blimey, Sir, what sort of message does this send?

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And then Tex tried to snap the goal post in half with him.

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Crows coach Don Pyke has his critics, but here’s one record you can’t take away from him. Malcolm Blight one – for two premierships!

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This little fella Larry Fitzgerald has become quite the star since being interviewed by Hamish McLachlan on Channel 7 a few weeks ago. He had his own press conference on Friday night and also interviewed Crows players in the changerooms. Homework is going to be a bit of a letdown after the fortnight he’s had.

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Mark Ricciuto has copped a hammering on social media this year (mainly from Port fans) for his TV commentary, so it’s nice to give him the occasional bouquet.

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“Port Adelaide supporters take selfies at Black Diamond Corner or outside Coles at the Port Canal Shopping Centre; Crows supporters take selfies in London, Paris and Rome.”

There’s something very annoying about tiny little umpire “Razor” Ray Chamberlain – and there’s something mildly amusing about this tweet.

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The social media coverage by both the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide is some of the best you’ll see by any organisation in Australia. Humour is a big part of it.

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Port Adelaide had a character-building 32-point victory over the West Coast Eagles on Sunday night. Particularly pleasing for Ken Hinkley would have been their ability to get back into the contest after being 24 points down.

For all these years we’ve had to put up with WA fans waving silly signs. Why? And why only in Western Australia? It must work! Anyway, we’re with you, Matt.

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Port blooded young Joe Atley and although he made a few blues, he looks the goods.

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Port kicked the first four goals of the match – then fell in a hole as the Eagles piled on the goals. Port supporters expected the worst, but the Power showed character.

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Danny can be a bit of a Negative Nelly when the chips are down.

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Ruckman Paddy Ryder – in All-Australian form – was sensational for four quarters. As was the kid featured in Fritz magazine, Sam Powell-Pepper, who turned it on in front of the club that was meant to pick him up in the National Draft last year but ignored him.

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West Coast supporters were left fuming – one even resorting to setting up numerous email accounts.

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Ken Hinkley – who appears to have switched from drinking cans of Coke to Diet Coke in the box this year – doesn’t get too carried away with any win, but he was very happy and quite animated after this one, which has set Port up for a top-four finish.

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Port Adelaide should easily account for the Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon, while the Crows head to Darwin near Bali to play Melbourne. The Crows should return with the four points.

How would you handle a Port-Crows AFL final? Let us know in the comments, below.

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