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The moments that mattered: Adelaide's best day in 2018

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: Rory Sloane of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on July 12, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: Rory Sloane of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on July 12, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

Sloane snubs move home: Wednesday, July 11

"Five more, five more, five more."

You could tell how much it meant to the Crows' playing group when vice-captain Rory Sloane put pen to paper on a contract until the end of 2023.

After much speculation Sloane would seek a return to Victoria, the Crows erupted into a chant when coach Don Pyke revealed the news. Sloane's loyalty was a major coup, having lost Jake Lever, Charlie Cameron and Patrick Dangerfield in recent years.

The fans didn't miss out the following night either, a packed Adelaide Oval, with Sloane masks in hand, going ballistic when he kicked a crucial goal in the round 17 win over Geelong.

 
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