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Sport We're not back in AFL yet: Crows coach

22:28  12 july  2018
22:28  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Cats' Taylor in doubt for big AFL clash

  Cats' Taylor in doubt for big AFL clash Geelong swingman Harry Taylor failed to train on Monday and is in doubt for Thursday night's Adelaide Oval clash against the Crows.Taylor had his second game back from the problem in last week's win over Sydney and kicked the goal that sealed the result.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he saw something he hasn't witnessed all year in the Crows ' 16.16 (112) to 14.13 (97) triumph against Geelong in the AFL .

We ' re not back in AFL yet : Crows coach . Has the versatility to also play forward or back . He is a strong overhead mark and possesses clean skills, vision and is a sound decision maker under pressure.

  We're not back in AFL yet: Crows coach © AAP Image/Julian Smith Coach Don Pyke has stopped short of declaring Adelaide back in business after a precious 15-point AFL win against Geelong.

But Pyke saw something he hasn't witnessed all year in the Crows' 16.16 (112) to 14.13 (97) triumph on Thursday night.

"We are seeing some signs and some of the ball movement, our ability to try and take the game on, was back to a level that maybe we haven't seen consistently this year," Pyke said.

Adelaide sit one win outside the top eight ahead of weekend matches after Tom Lynch kicked four goals and Rory Laird collected 43 disposals in the triumph against the Cats.

But Pyke delivered a sober message to his players: continue to win or miss the playoffs, a year after being beaten grand-finalists.

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  Rory Sloane signs five-year deal with Adelaide Rory Sloane has re-signed with the Crows, putting an end to speculation that he would return to Victoria.The deal will see him stay at the club until the end of 2023.

We ' re not back in AFL yet : Crows coach . 22hSteve Larkin. Walker reported as Crows down Cats. 1dAAP. Naitanui isn't due back until round 15 at the earliest after tearing his ACL late last season. And Lycett might not return until mid-season after undergoing a PCL reconstruction.

We ' re not back in AFL yet : Crows coach . 1dSteve Larkin. Walker reported as Crows down Cats. 2dAAP. "You can probably go back from when (I started) here - if you can pull out a prediction on finals and where we ' re going to finish, I'd be happy to read it, because I don't think I've ever done that.

"We're a proud group and we're not walking around happy with what has happened throughout the year," he said.

"They (players) were keen to do something about it.

"It's a step. It's one week - we have done that and now we have got to continually and consistently do it."

The Crows are sweating on Friday's match review verdict on the misconduct report of Taylor Walker.

The key forward was booked for a crunching shoulder bump which felled Geelong's Zach Tuohy, who was forced from the field but played on after passing concussion tests.

If suspended, Walker will miss Adelaide's away trip to play Brisbane at the Gabba next Saturday night.

Fullback Daniel Talia, a late withdrawal from Thursday night's game because of a foot injury, is expected to return against the Lions.

Port coach marvels at AFL ladder squeeze .
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says there's going to be a bumper five weeks of AFL action with 13 clubs holding hopes of making the finals.With five rounds remaining, just a dozen premiership points split third and 12th spot.

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