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LOYALTY in sport is
always a regular topic of
conversation in any code.
As an Adelaide Crows
supporter it feels as though
it comes up more often
than not, with who’s alleg-
edly leaving next constantly
splashed across the pages
of The Advertiser (back off
The talent that has
escaped our list is enough
to make any AFL supporter
Dangerfield, Lever, Davis,
Cameron, Bock, Tippett...
I could go on, but I don’t
want to cry at my desk.
As much as I can’t stand
to see these quality players
leave, when they return to
their home state I totally
To call these young men
traitors, and words I’m not
allowed to write here, is
The passion that comes
with supporting a sport-
ing team can be huge and
it is easy to see players as a
guernsey number and not as
a human being.
But at the end of the day
many of these young men
uprooted their whole lives
and moved away from their
friends and family to chase
This is the way I see it.
Imagine you’re fresh out of
high school and the job you
really want requires you to
move interstate, but you’re
obviously happy to because
it’s the career you are gun-
You establish yourself
as an important worker and
over a few years improve out
Then the offers come
flooding in. A business in
your home city, in fact the
place you always imagined
working at, calls you up and
offers you a job.
They offer to pay you
triple what you’re on to
essentially move back home
where all your friends and
Well, what would you do?
No one would throw mud
at someone for jumping at
that opportunity, but as soon
as it’s the same scenario in
the sporting world then all
hell breaks loose.
The scrutiny that comes
with playing professional
sport is intense and the pres-
sure is extraordinary.
Contract negotiations and
decisions are played out
in the public spotlight and
every man and his dog voic-
es their opinion on whatever
deal is done.
But sporting careers are
short and anyone lucky
enough to be offered good
money to do what they love
is only human enough to
grab it with two hands.
So to Charlie Cameron,
Patrick Dangerfield, Jake
Lever, and many more (not
you Kurt Tippett), you did
what any average person
would have done. All the
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DETAILS of a story in Tuesday’s
Murray Pioneer were incorrect.
The story, headed ‘Riverland teaching
jobs on offer’, said that four new teach-
ing vacancies had been created across
the Riverland, including one at Moorook
The information was sourced from the
Department of Education, however the
Pioneer has since learned that the depart-
ment got Moorook mixed up with the
South East town of Moorak, where the
new teaching vacancy will in fact exist.
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The Friday Column
...with Jane Kuerschner
Shed fire causes
A FIRE that ripped through a Winkie shed in
the early hours of Wednesday morning left at
least $20,000 of damage.
Emergency services were called to the
Winkie property at about 12.40am after the
owners failed to extinguish a wood fire prop-
erly, sparking the blaze.
About 20 firefighters from Barmera and
Monash Country Fire Service (CFS) units
and two Berri Metropolitan Fire Service
(MFS) appliances, along with the Chaffey
bulk water carrier, took about an hour to con-
tain the fire.
Crews spent several more hours at the site
mopping up and ensuring the area was safe.
CFS Chaffey Group officer Greg Forbes
said the wood fire caused the blaze, which
destroyed the shed.
“There was a gathering at the shed last
night – part of it is set up as a food-prep area
and another part has a wood fire,” he said.
“Everyone has gone home and the fire
“Something has happened, a log has fallen
out, or a spark has set something alight and
they have lost the whole lot.”
Mr Forbes said the incident was a timely
reminder to the community that safety mea-
sures needed to be taken when lighting a fire.
“As far as campfires, you need a four-
metre clearance in a pit and make sure it is
put out by drowning it with water,” he said.
“Don’t put sand on it, because you create
an oven which keeps the heat in and can set
roots smouldering and could ignite dry, dead
“As far as structural wood fires, make sure
your flues are clean, and make sure the fire
is safe or out before you go to bed.”
A Winkie shed was destroyed in the early
hours of Wednesday morning, sparked by an
unextinguished wood fire. INSET: Barmera
and Monash CFS units, along with two Berri
MFS appliances took about an hour to contain
the blaze, which caused at least $20,000
damage. PHOTOS: supplied
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