The top trending phrase this week in Adelaide has been Power Outage.

We’ve had the rail system shut down for two days by a fault at an electrical sub-station, and simultaneously the Flinders Hospital was plunged into darkness by the over-enthusiastic spade work of a road worker.

However the Power Outage that is causing the most volatile conversations is the one down Alberton way, initiated by those AFL footballers wearing black and teal.