.Dual Adelaide premiership coach Malcolm Blight has launched an extraordinary, scathing attack on the Crows, claiming “this is the weakest” state he’s ever seen the club in.
Blight’s comments come in the wake of Adelaide’s announcement an external review of the club had commenced and would take several weeks to complete.
The Crows finished 2019 with seven losses from their final nine games, including a dispirited 34-point loss to the Western Bulldogs in Ballarat on Sunday.
After starting the season as one of the top flag fancies, the Crows finished the season in 11th spot with a 10-12 record.
Blight said it was “disturbing” that Adelaide had only produced two “spikes” in the past decade, finishing third in 2012 and runners-up in 2017 amid a string of 14th to 11th-place finishes.
In a lengthy rant on Sportsday SA, Blight, who coached Adelaide to its only two AFL premierships in 1997 and 1998, said the Crows’ current predicament was sad.
“This is a mediocre football club and until someone actually grabs it by the throat and changes it, it’s going to continue,” Blight told Sportsday SA.
Thoughts? This is a fairly reasonable comment from Malcolm and the Adelaide Football Club has some major issues with it at present. It seems that there is a dlear issue with either performance or coaching. Adelaide has struggled for most seasons except 2012 and 2017. Along with Port's inconsistency it is clear there are some significant issues with football in Adelaide currently.