Player Watch Ben Crocker

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manicpie

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Jul 19, 2019
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Someone else's frustration, every time I watched him I wanted to punch walls. I hope he goes well at Adelaide because he seems like a kid who just wants to be there.
I think they Rookied him just on his positive influence around the club which is what Adelaide need. I'll be interested to see how he goes in the SANFL, he was ok in the VFL with out being a star
 

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AuTo00Z

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Feb 12, 2014
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Crocker is definitely good enough to still be on AFL list; it was reported there were 3-4 clubs interested in him after he was delisted. I don't think he was delisted because he wasn't good enough; I think Bucks probably just told him that he would struggle for a game here, which probably isn't the best thing for him. Now some may ask 'why not trade him?', but him having only played 26 games in 4 years, clubs wouldn't wanna give anything up for him.

As for his performances at AFL level not really being up to snuff? Well keep in mind, he's still very inexperienced, and him constantly being an emergency (meaning most weeks he's either travelling or playing half a VFL game) doesn't help him get any continuity at all. He'll be much better if he's allowed to play full games every week and develop his game (even if it's in the SANFL). He's still only 22 and has plenty of time to turn it around.
 

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