Women's Footy AFLW Crows in 2019

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A bit harsh JW. While she struggled a bit in the Minor round I thought she was immense in both finals, providing run, good disposal and in general a real "connecting" player for us.
I agree, she did a good job. Both her and Dayna Cox were great as that niggling pressure player in the back half who can also provide forward run. Having them do well in the back half of the ground allowed us to move the likes of SLT and Ponter up forward.

Still, we have some cover. Gore is obviously ready to go and can slot into McCormick's role. If either or both of Scheer and Phillips get back, we have to squeeze Wallace and possibly Metcalfe back in the side too, which could release one of the forwards to go down back (possibly Considine?). And then there's whoever we draft this year.

McCormick is a quality player. She was selected in the premiership team's side for every match she was available. If she was still here in 2020 she'd most likely be playing as well. But we can live without her.
 

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A bit harsh JW. While she struggled a bit in the Minor round I thought she was immense in both finals, providing run, good disposal and in general a real "connecting" player for us.
I’m actually a McCormick fan in the first 2 years. This season she’s changed roles but was necessary as Thompson and Ponter are definitely better small forwards. As a defender she’s done a reasonable job, just my main point was that I can see others in the team can make more of an impact for next year, and more so if we were to lose a regular AFLW player, then she’d be the one I’d be less grumpy about.
 

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McCormick is probably the biggest of our losses, I wonder if she'll be back in a few years time? She's the only one of our losses that was a regular part of our team this year (chosen whenever she was available). Sedunary and Riley were both quality depth but ultimately not needed. Hewett is quality but I'm just not sure where she fits in our current side. The rest aren't particularly important. If Perkins can get her fitness up she could come back to hurt us, but it's not like she was likely to play in our squad next year.
Sedge is bloody good. She was injured though, and once fit wasn't match fit, and the season is short - so didn't play.
 

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Sedge is bloody good. She was injured though, and once fit wasn't match fit, and the season is short - so didn't play.
It would have been interesting to see how Sedunary went in our 2019 team. In 2017 she was good in patches but frustrating a lot of the time, she seemed to determined to attack and try to run past players, and often got herself into trouble.

In our 2019 team, we were all about getting loose ball in the forward line and relying on our players to swoop on it and turn it into goalscoring opportunities. I feel like it would have suited her style of play, but ultimately it wasn't to be.

Will be keen to see how she goes at the Saints.
 

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Good to see them both still in the system.

Riley is a capable player, she just wasn't as good as our other options this year. Whenever we had injuries she found her way into the side. She's got leadership experience too, handy for a start-up side.

Lugg never seemed to get a go this year, but she was alright in the trial match this year and played most of the matches last year. Will be interesting to see how she goes. If nothing else she can take a bit of intellectual property from the premiership side to the Lions.
 

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So Rheanne Lugg (Brisbane) and Sally Riley (Gold Coast) get second chances as delisted free-agents but Sarah Perkins was not picked up which just leaves me shaking my head that in all fairness to those two they looked like the most un-natural footballers on the crows list yet have gotten another chance but Perkins hasn’t. Maybe it’s just a reflection of the desperation for any player with AFLW experience the Queensland clubs can get.

Mo ‘No’ Hope AFLW career also looking done as well.
 

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So Rheanne Lugg (Brisbane) and Sally Riley (Gold Coast) get second chances as delisted free-agents but Sarah Perkins was not picked up which just leaves me shaking my head that in all fairness to those two they looked like the most un-natural footballers on the crows list yet have gotten another chance but Perkins hasn’t. Maybe it’s just a reflection of the desperation for any player with AFLW experience the Queensland clubs can get.

Mo ‘No’ Hope AFLW career also looking done as well.
Find it hard to believe an expansion club, particularly St Kilda, wouldn't take a free hit on Mo Hope
 

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Find it hard to believe an expansion club, particularly St Kilda, wouldn't take a free hit on Mo Hope
Both her and Perkins are but it seems their talent is rated a very distant second to physiology/fitness in Perkins case and attitude in Mo’s case, it’s also understandable though if clubs are also basing it off both players last 2 seasons which have been really poor once the competition has caught up physically and game smarts wise
 

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Read somewhere that Mo Hope and her Fiance were keen to have kids - would effect both of their liens of work (Model/Footballer) so maybe that why Mo is not playing?

She's been overrated by many over the past few years, but she's still a walk up start for most sides
 

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Both her and Perkins are but it seems their talent is rated a very distant second to physiology/fitness in Perkins case and attitude in Mo’s case, it’s also understandable though if clubs are also basing it off both players last 2 seasons which have been really poor once the competition has caught up physically and game smarts wise
I don't think fitness was an issue with Perkins in the end. I just think that her whole game was based around her being a big girl and became a one dimensional leading forward that could dominate mediocre smaller players. In her first year of AFLW she did just that, however as time went on and teams started scouting and drafting better to suit elite defensive strategies her game strategy became out dated. Because she never played any other way she has become unfortunately useless. I am not sure from what I have seen in amateur and SANFL girls games she would be any good now either in any lower competition. I hope for one she can go and find another element to her game and at least be able to play at a reasonable level. Being the same height as midfielders was never going to help her long term.
 

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From Sarah Black AFL Website" Verdict: A very quiet trade period from the reigning premier, which lost only three players to other clubs. None of the trio played this year, with Allan missing due to Australian Army commitments and Hewett (ankle) and Sedunary (foot) injured. The Crows might be looking for another ruck/forward option in the draft, given Metcalfe will be coming off a knee reconstruction and Jess Foley turned 36 last month.

That is 6 picks plus an extra 2 if we place those with the ACL curse as Inactive until they are fit.

I have 3 potential Rucks that intrigues but first here are all the Rucks in AFLW 2019
Rhiannon Metcalfe 185cm 27 yr
Jess Foley 183cm 36 yr
Jas Hewett 182cm 25 yr
Jess Allan 185cm 19 yr
Lauren Bella 188cm 18 yr
Jess Wardlaw 185cm 19 yr
Alison Downie 188cm 34 yr
Breann Moody 180cm 21 yr
Erica Fowler 180cm 26 yr
Eliza Hynes 183cm 27 yr
Sharnie Layton 188cm 31 yr
Alicia Janz 177cm 28 yr
Parris Laurie 178cm 24 yr
Renee Caris 184cm 19 yr
Erin Hoare 194cm 29 yr Retired
Asta O'Connor 182cm 31 yr
Erin McKinnon 189cm 20 yr
Tegan Cunningham 186cm 31 yr
Lauren Pearce 184cm 26 yr
Eden Zanker 183cm 19yr
Emma King 187cm 24 yr
Tahlia Randall 173cm 20 yr
Tiarna Ernst 180cm 31yr
Kim Rennie 185cm 24 yr
Celine Moody 186cm 21 yr

My SA prospects are
Montana McKinnon 183cm 18 yr - Ruck/Forward AFLW Academy and SANFLW premiership South Adelaide in 2018
Leah Cutting 184cm 27 yr Former Swimmer played the trials for SA pre AFL in 2016 was on the AFC Standby list 2017. Norwood Co-Captain and 2018 SANFLW Team of the Year. SANFLW premiership Ruck in 2017.
Leah Swain 198cm 30yr. West Adelaide first year player. Former College and Division 1 Basketballer in SA and Victoria. Another Defence member.

Swain intrigues as she would have a 10cm to 18cm over other Rucks. She could be a project over preseason.
I would think we draft McKinnon and maybe a second prospect for Phillips/Scheer whilst they are on the Inactive List recuperating ACL.
 

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Having a ruck that much taller than the other players is intriguing, as long as she's not a liability around the ground.

Given we still have solo access to our draft pool, we can probably also afford to not take her this year and see how she develops, if we want. Assuming Port aren't going to come knocking next year.
 

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Adelaide's attack will be under scrutiny for a team that averaged 9 goals a game in 2019. They kicked 79 goals for the season but have lost 21 goal to injuries and de-listing. Phillips with 11 in 9 games and Scheer with 8 in 8 games. Any suggestions to make up the loss
 

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Yes, Wallace is the obvious stand-in for Scheer.

If Metcalfe returns, I suspect either Jess Foley will move forward, or she'll move back and release Cramey to move forward.
 

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https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/2019/05/05/weekend-wash-up-sanfl-womens-round-10/

NORTH ADELAIDE 1.3 | 4.6 | 7.9 | 9.11 (65)
STURT 0.1 | 0.2 | 2.2 | 2.5 (17)


GOALS:

North: Kelly Barltrop 3, Leah Tynan 2, Nadia von Bertouch, Erica Greet, Kathryn Reynolds, Brittany Perry.
Sturt: Sophie Hoyle, Kate Harris.

DISPOSALS:

North: Nadia Von Bertouch 26, Lauren Daniel 20, Kathryn Reynolds 19, Brittany Perry 16
Sturt: Georgia Bevan 21, Maya Rigter 17

NORWOOD 4.0 | 7.2 | 8.5 | 12.9 (81)
CENTRAL DISTRICT 0.0 | 0.0 | 2.1 | 2.1 (13)


GOALS:

Norwood: Jo Hill 4, Leah Cutting 2, Lindsay Bigg, Monique Hollick, Erika Sporn, Michele Reid, Thalia Meyer, Jane Fitzgerald.
Central: Katelyn Rosenzweig, Jayme-Lee Sonneman.

DISPOSALS:

Norwood: Najwa Allen 29, Sophie Armitstead, Monique Hollick 20, Hannah Dunn 18, Leah Cutting, Sally Riley 15.
Central: Demi Sonneman 19

SOUTH ADELAIDE 0.4 | 1.6 | 4.7 | 6.7 (43)
WEST ADELAIDE 0.1 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 4.3 (27)


GOALS:

South: Madison Bennett 2, Elyse Haussen, Hannah Munyard, Indy Tahau, Mykala Walker-Murphy.
West: Melanie Elsegood 2, Mary Smith, Rachelle Martin.

DISPOSALS:

South: Nikki Gore 20, Nicole Campbell, Indy Tahau 17, Czenya Cavouras, Hannah Munyard 16, Teah Charlton 14.
West: Abbie Ballard, Rachelle Martin 24, Madison Newman 22, Rebecca Owen 18, Emma Smith 16.

GLENELG 3.2 | 4.6 | 6.9 | 7.9 (51)
WWT EAGLES 1.0 | 1.0 | 2.0 | 5.2 (32)


GOALS:

Glenelg: Lucy Armitage 2, Samantha Franson, Ebony Marinoff, Lucy Bellinger, Ellen Fauser, Bonnie Wells.
Eagles: Kiana Lee 2, Rachel Dunstan, Chloe Forby, Jovanka Zecevic.

DISPOSALS:

Glenelg: Ebony Marinoff 36, Ellen Fauser 19, Caitlin Gould 16, Samantha Franson, Brooke Trevena 15.
Eagles: Kiana Lee, Stephanie Walker 14, Jaimi Tabb 13.
 

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Only months ago, Chelsea Randall was making the biggest decision of her AFLW career so far: Should she head home to Perth and join expansion club West Coast? Or stick with the Crows where she was well on her way to winning her second AFLW premiership?
Her parents were adamant she’d return home and speculation was swirling in footy circles that the lure was too great.

Then came the phone call she wasn’t expecting.

“My dad called me and said: ‘I just want you to know that I love you and no matter what decision you make, we’re OK here. Don’t feel like you have to come home for us, I can see you’re happy there and that’s all we want you to be’,” she recalls.

Her parents’ endorsement or not, Randall had already made up her mind — she was staying at Adelaide — but it was comforting to know she had their support, particularly since both her mum Linda and dad Brett, had been so supportive of her football career from when she was a lanky 11-year-old being laughed at on the footy field for playing a “boys’ sport”.

Randall makes no apology for discussing her playing options with the Eagles, one of four new teams joining the AFLW in 2020.

“I think any elite athlete — AFLW or AFL men’s player — has to keep their options open because you don’t know what’s around the corner in this rollercoaster world,” she muses.

“It’s silly to not have a coffee and be open and listen with intent and just find out.”

For Randall, happiness came first. And she’s pretty happy in Adelaide and even happier to sign a two-year deal to stay at the Crows.

“As much as I miss my family and friends back home, I’ve made new friends and new challenges here and I’m loving my football and I feel like we’ve got an opportunity to continue to learn and grow,” she says.

CHELSEA’S POEM TO THE CROWS
Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

I like writing poems,

So here’s one for you.

We have all come into each other’s lives for a reason,

And all played a significant role in this incredible season,

I speak on behalf of the players because it’s important you know,

We appreciate all the time and effort you give … so …

To all our staff, executives and board,

You have very much been a part of this success and we must applaud.

Thanks to all our sponsors, we are lucky to have you,

You continue to help make our dreams come true.

…(This is the part where I thanked everyone individually with inside jokes) …

And finally to our main man Doc,

What a journey we’ve had on a time-restricted clock.

You made training engaging and fun,

Always demanding a higher level to get the job done.

Your quirky “dad jokes” never get old,

Thanks for keeping us calm and reminding us of

passion and pride and gold.

Thanks for your time

And listening to my lil’ rhyme.

I love this club, I love these girls and that’s the pure reason …

That I’ll be signing for another season.

An extract from Chelsea’s poem in which she announced at the club championship night that she’ll be re-signing with the Crows.
 

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I imagine a huge influx of Irish women in the next couple of years while the league is still new, and while the Irish remain amateur - As if they wouldn't want to come to Australia and get a half yearly professional sporting contract in a sport without much depth yet
 
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