Dees dump Crows in Alice

Stuart Thomas Columnist

By Stuart Thomas, Stuart Thomas is a Roar Expert

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    The Demons have spanked the Crows by 91 points in Alice Springs, in a performance that no one expected and few will believe unless they had seen it with their own eyes.

    From minute one it was all Melbourne. Their run from the back line was outstanding as was their contested possession in the midfield.

    When the ball found the forwards, they were solid in the marking contest and competed well to lock the ball in the forward area and provide secondary opportunities.

    The kicking efficiency in front of goal was outstanding and the Demons will struggle to reproduce the accuracy and precision they achieved in Alice Springs for the remainder of the season.

    The Crows were a disgrace from the opening minutes and got no better throughout the contest. Beaten in every aspect of the game, they have a lot of soul searching to do after a performance that is potentially their worst in over two years.

    Well played Demons and good luck Adelaide as we move into week eleven of the competition. The Dees now sit in the top four and the Crows are on the outside looking in.

    Final score
    Melbourne Demons 23.8.146
    Adelaide Crows 8.7.55

    Stuart Thomas
    Stuart Thomas

    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    The Crowd Says (5)

    • May 28th 2018 @ 6:52am
      Basil 1 of 2 said | May 28th 2018 @ 6:52am | ! Report

      It looks like the Crows injury list finally hit it’s tipping point. Seedsman before the game and Brown out in the first quarter were the final straws. Credit to Melbourne, but they hit Adelaide at the perfect time.

    • May 28th 2018 @ 11:28am
      Vocans said | May 28th 2018 @ 11:28am | ! Report

      The Dees are a very good side, so they were the ones to show that no team can handle an injury list like Adelaide’s indefinitely. In this game where 5% off your best is enough to count you out, injuries like these matter.

    • May 28th 2018 @ 3:42pm
      Vocans said | May 28th 2018 @ 3:42pm | ! Report

      Fogarty has been nominated for mark of the year. Real problem with that: hands on the back and shoulders was rife a few years back. Was acted against. Seems all is forgotten. ‘Inconsistency’ is a bad word for those who look after the laws, second only to those who tweak to forget.

    • May 28th 2018 @ 3:47pm
      Tim said | May 28th 2018 @ 3:47pm | ! Report

      Crows still tracking for 6th. If they can win 2 games they’re not expected to they could still make top 4.

      All is not lost.

    • May 29th 2018 @ 8:42pm
      me too said | May 29th 2018 @ 8:42pm | ! Report

      who invited the Crows?
      Don’t come back next year – give us a competitive team that gets thrashed trying at least – carlton, the saints?

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