- Apr 15, 2019
- AFL Club
Hey mate don't come on BF talking logic like a mature adultWorse when they finished 4/5 years in the bottom 8, got banned from the draft for losing Kirk Tippett?
Not really. Hyper cringey rant. Sure they need tovre-tool, punted on some mature age players, signed some players for over their net worth and it didn't work.
Crisis? p**s off Mal. They made the grand final, fell flat. Had a horrific year last year due to injuries. Retooled and fell over. Happens to a lot of clubs. They'll cull some names then I trust in 2/3 years they'll be back competing.
Yet when fragile Adelaide had to travel in 2017 they got the completely flogged, anyway when was the last time Adelaide beat a half decent team away?Traveled 2 weeks in the 97 finals series and the whole 4 weeks in 98. Just the thought of that travel would have broken fragile Richmond. They can't even travel down the road to Etihad.
Jeez. This is rob Chapman (AFC chairman) to a tee. He has been a cancer to the club since tippetgate (he should have been dumped on the spot along with trigg), but instead they ignored the members and kept on giving lip service.The non voting rights of members means board becomes lazy and unanswerable and then defensive to any criticism.
Appointments often look inwards as any real outsider represents a threat to current cosy arrangement.
But why has it happened? We aren’t talking about a fledgling football team in hostile territory, but a team that 2 years ago was premiership favouriteI actually feel sorry for the Crows.
Their coach and development coach died. Sorry to bring that up but it happened.
Brisbane (via the AFL) nicked their head of football and maybe the best administrator in the game.
Brisbane nicked their next gun forward.
Carlton took their suddenly unhappy future key forward.
Lever left (but whatever) on the back of Gunston, Davis etc.
They were probably the best recruiters and developers of talent in the league and not too bad at trading in players either.
The strength of their side in 2017 was their forward line and it's either gone (McGovern and Cameron), going (Betts and Douglas) or ageing and slowing down (Jenkins, Walker, Lynch).
They should be better through the midfield and in the backline but what other team in the comp has just lost an entire section of the ground in under 2 years?
This in the GFBut why has it happened? We aren’t talking about a fledgling football team in hostile territory, but a team that 2 years ago was premiership favourite
Because of the reasons I mentioned, they lost good people and they lost important players - which probably follows losing the good people.But why has it happened? We aren’t talking about a fledgling football team in hostile territory, but a team that 2 years ago was premiership favourite
Bwhahahahahaha!Wooden spoon 2020. If not, probably very close and that will be a good thing for Adelaide. 2 older players are out, hopefully more to follow.
They need to smack away the corruption with that wooden spoon and start to become a real football team like Hawthorn, West Coast or Collingwood. A team that is always motivated and does it the tough way and a team that ensures that the players are there to enjoy the game they love. And maybe a premiership to Geelong (Dangerfield) or Brisbane (Cameron, Lyons) in 2019 will make Adelaide more angry and give them a real wakeup call.