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Adelaide wilt under pressure as Richmond’s 37-year nightmare ends | Craig Little

The Tigers’ game has been defined by its manic, persistent pressure and the grand final was no different as the Crows were suffocated

With little more than 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter of Saturday’s grand final, Adelaide captain Taylor Walker kicked the Crows’ fifth goal to bring them to within 20 points of Richmond.

Walker carries the legacy of the late Phil Walsh perhaps closer than any of his team-mates, having been appointed captain of the club by Walsh in 2015. On the day of the appointment, Walsh said, “the message is to any young boys out there, believe in your dream and chase it as hard as you can. You might end up one day like Taylor Walker.”

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