Roast Poll: Which catastrophic Adelaide Crows admin failure was worst?

Which major Adelaide Crows admin failure was worst?

  • Kurt Tippett scandal

    Votes: 100 58.5%
  • Burton & Camp scandal

    Votes: 54 31.6%
  • Bryce Gibbs trade

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Letting Brad Crouch leave for a pittance

    Votes: 13 7.6%

  • Total voters
    171

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Scorpus

Sack Them All
Apr 16, 2014
40,617
95,462
AFL Club
Adelaide
Four major, catastrophic errors made by our wonderful administration in the last decade.

Which was the worst?
 

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Vhaluus

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2016
13,375
14,694
AFL Club
Adelaide
I reckon this is worse than the Bryce Gibbs trade
You know how I felt about Gibbs before it even happened, let alone with how it finished up. So I'm probably a bit bias in that regard in that my rating of Gibbs has always been significantly lower than many peoples, hence making the trade worse in my eyes.
 

Ramify

Premiership Player
Oct 15, 2012
3,866
5,408
AFL Club
Adelaide
Four major, catastrophic errors made by our wonderful administration in the last decade.

Which was the worst?
Option 5:-

Id say the review was the most catastrophic failure.
Was the straw that broke the camels back for me.
 

Interloperer

Club Legend
Aug 5, 2013
1,048
999
AFL Club
Adelaide
Tippett's the worst of that list in football terms. IMHO it's the domino that set everything else off. The camp is almost as bad though and morally much worse.

However, The Tippett affair was precipitated by the club's culture around the treatment/salaries of young players vs senior/experienced.
 

Rory Walkerfield

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 6, 2012
9,050
16,404
AFL Club
Adelaide
The Tippett scandal had so many elements to it, it could be broken into a few separate parts and each would be worse than the other three on the list:
- Agreeing to trade Tippett in the future for a second round pick - draft tampering by agreeing to take unders in the future to entice a signature
- Agreeing to pay / organising incentives for Tippett outside the salary cap - salary cap breach
- Pre-emptively forfeiting picks instead of taking the bombers drug scandal approach of fighting to the last breath
- Retaining the dickhead who got us into the mess in the first place (Trigg)
- Chairman Chapman who “backed the boys in” when he should have been marched out the door himself - this prick has been the cancer who has royally f’ed the club for the last decade
 

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Redline

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 18, 2006
5,659
4,697
adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood
The handling of the camp (not the camp itself) is the worst. This rates up there for a number of reasons.

The Gibbs trade obviously wasn't good in hindsight but doesn't belong in this list in my opinion.

The dual captaincy was worse, it showed how spineless the club was and was the beginning of the end for Pyke.
 

Crow till I die

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 6, 2017
11,134
11,341
AFL Club
Adelaide
for what it cost the club - Tippett 100%. For the VFL to strip 2 years worth of picks from us was an utter disgrace and set us back big time
 

1990crow

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 31, 2009
22,165
28,088
AFL Club
Adelaide
Brad Crouch deal.

The first three were at least with the right intention. To get an advantage.

This one was waving the white flag.
 

Bosley

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 9, 2008
10,785
6,476
Port Hedland
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood, Adelaide United, QPR
I vote for the Gibbs in terms of everyone knew at the time that it was a huuuuge mistake. A year too late and way overs.

Tippett and the camp, they were trying things outside the box to benefit the club. Backfired spectacularly both times but still.

Gibbs trade much worse than letting Crouch go for very little. Another disastrous PR exercise though.
 

PCORF

Premiership Player
Jul 3, 2007
4,915
1,613
AFL Club
Adelaide
Firstly it was the underachieving. And I think Adelaide also had 8 different coaches over the last decade, the most of any AFL team. You underachieve and you get the boot. Walsh and Pyke were the best coaches during this time, I think Walsh was better.

Tippett. Got to play in 2 losing grand finals in the end so things didn't go exactly to plan for him. Not sure if he would have made a huge difference in 2013, the team would have under-performed badly that season regardless if he stayed or not.

There were times over the last few years the crowd took their frustration out on the club at Adelaide oval booing the team, esp against Essendon in 2019. Yes, we have not been happy supporters the last few years. 2018 and 2019 were horrible seasons and after a cleanout the spoon season of 2020 went as expected and I can probably expect a similar result in 2021.

Crouch trade seems bad right now, but we'll see.
 

PCORF

Premiership Player
Jul 3, 2007
4,915
1,613
AFL Club
Adelaide
The Wacky Misadventures of Tippett & Trigg.

Cost us a flag. Add those 4 draft picks maturing right in time for 2017 and we look a lot better.
How about 2016. I thought we were better that season but then came Round 23, played horrible and finished 5th. That first final vs North was such an empty feeling.
 

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