Free kicks: Crows direct explanation

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AFL: The Western Bulldogs have edged out a Crows by 15-points during Etihad Stadium.

Don Pike walks off after a Crows’ defeat. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

ADELAIDE manager Don Pyke will ask for an central greatfully explain from AFL domicile over a 28-12 giveaway opening that cruelled his group opposite Western Bulldogs during Etihad Stadium.

Josh Jenkins roughly stole a points with an extraordinary eight-goal bid though his one-man uncover couldn’t overrule a Bulldogs or cover their run with a umpires.

Skipper Taylor Walker spoke to umpires during three-quarter time with an out of finish call on Eddie Betts streamer a raft of dodgy preference that sabotaged Adelaide in a 15-point loss.

At a final change a Dogs led a giveaway flog count 20-5.

It continues an strange run with a umpires this season, with a Bulldogs averaging 23.9 frees a diversion (most in a AFL) and 14.3 frees opposite (fewest in a AFL).

The run sparked a fibre of angry, and hilarious, amicable media posts with a hashtag #freekickbulldogs trending during a diversion — an refurbish on a #freekickhawthorn line that took amicable media by charge a week ago.

Coaches are disgust to censure officiating for formula though routinely indifferent good man Pyke won’t be pulling any punches in a diversion review.

“You guys know your footy. It was flattering frustrating for a fans and players. We will residence that with a umpiring dialect during a week. We will find some understanding,” he said.

Taylor Walker speaks to referee Troy Pannell during three-quarter time. Picture: Wayne Ludbey

Taylor Walker speaks to referee Troy Pannell during three-quarter time. Picture: Wayne LudbeySource:News Corp Australia

Having endured a empty bid final week opposite Fremantle, Crows captain Walker managed one vital on Saturday night. Pyke continued to behind his skipper notwithstanding determined regard over his lapse from a feet injury.

“Tex was a scarcely game, he got his hands on half a dozen (marks) and is on a approach behind up,” pronounced Pyke of Walker with 12 goals this campaign.

Adelaide will also charity an blunder disposed opening and prosaic midfield grant as most as any umpiring malaise.

Adelaide has done a robe of overcoming singular inside 50 entries with clinical scoring this season. However a Crows couldn’t wish to overcome a 68-37 inside 50 necessity in further to losing clearances 41-24.

“It was a miss of supply, didn’t emanate adequate event for a forwards,” pronounced Pyke.

“Eight is a good diversion and Josh got on a finish of a few.

“Our potency clearly kept us in a diversion for a prolonged time and that has been a strength all year though we need to beget some-more opportunities for a forwards.”

Adelaide now faces/faced a trip from a 4-2 pull defying start to a deteriorate to 4-4 with a home detriment in Patrick Dangerfield’s lapse with second-ranked Geelong.

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