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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Glenno23

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2005
22,082
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The camp easily

Turned the best footy team in the land (and we were miles better than any other team in 2017) into a blubbering mindful mess

Completely misread the group who had been brought together into a brotherhood by unimaginable tragedy and decided to try and break them...and break them they did. And the club at the same time

What a disaster
 

King Elvis

Hall of Famer
Aug 13, 2006
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It was my clear #1 before I even thought of that part. It truly was the AFC at its worst. Unrivalled incompetence combined with everyone involved getting off scot free and the supporters being lied to. And not only that, if you dared question the self serving dictators that were running our club into the ground you were labelled an "agitator".

Wowee, between Trigg, Burton, Roo, Smart, we've had some real PR winners at the club in the last decade.
This is the worst for both on field impact, but also, as you say, the cultural impact.

This was the point where it became clear that the Team wasn’t the priority of the Club - the Executive was.

It was the start of a complete lack of accountability and responsibility for anything at executive/management level.

We’re still suffering from it.
 

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Thegibbsgamble

I beg to meg
Oct 28, 2017
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The camp easily

Turned the best footy team in the land (and we were miles better than any other team in 2017) into a blubbering mindful mess

Completely misread the group who had been brought together into a brotherhood by unimaginable tragedy and decided to try and break them...and break them they did. And the club at the same time

What a disaster
Pyke Blamed The players for losing the gf. Players disagreed and got punished for it
 

Moonwatcher

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 14, 2007
22,514
15,546
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AFL Club
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Does anyone know a time when the AFL made a decision that was biased in our favour? I honestly can't think of any.

I know of (just of the top of my head):
  1. Bryce Gibbs father/son.
  2. 2002 "home" semi-final played at the MCG.
  3. Tippetgate.
  4. Dean Bailey suspension.
  5. Matt Rendell firing.
  6. Brad Crouch compensation.
All decisions that had a heavy bias towards disadvantaging/penalizing us more than arguably necessary.
They let Adelaide attempt a fair value trade for Tippett in hopes that they wouldn't have to step in and sanction the Crows. For all my disappointment with the excessive penalty for agreeing to trade a player at the price specified by the AFL, they tried to allow us to clean up our own mess quietly.
 

King Elvis

Hall of Famer
Aug 13, 2006
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42,310
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They let Adelaide attempt a fair value trade for Tippett in hopes that they wouldn't have to step in and sanction the Crows. For all my disappointment with the excessive penalty for agreeing to trade a player at the price specified by the AFL, they tried to allow us to clean up our own mess quietly.

The Brisbane one?
 

dylan123

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 3, 2008
8,137
5,485
AFL Club
Adelaide
Tough choice between Tippett and the camp for mine.

Tippett had more impact on the list etc while the camp ruined any chance we had of ever bouncing back.

The other two aren't even close, I'd say had the camp saga not happened the Gibbs decision mightn't have looked as bad either if we made it to the GF again given he played good footy for us in his first season.
 

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Jcpdragonx

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2010
11,805
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Handling of the Brad deal was just dumb, the bluff itself was terribly obvious and everyone, especially the Saints knew it.
 

Red mist

Reynholm Industries
Jun 30, 2014
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Four major, catastrophic errors made by our wonderful administration in the last decade.

Which was the worst?
Why? A failure is what it is. I’d be more interested to know who were the Admins in charge when these instances happened and then we could all start to pick it apart and hone in on the targets with emotions.
 

ltdamn

Premiership Player
Nov 29, 2008
3,173
2,974
Sydney
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Adelaide
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You could really re-do this poll with the respective owners of each F-UP

Steven Trigg
Brett Burton
Justin Reid
Adam Kelly

Impressive that Kelly has managed to Hall of Fame himself into such prestigious company as Trigg in such a short space of time, really shows great potential for him in the future when it comes to steering this club into disaster after disaster.
 

Thegibbsgamble

I beg to meg
Oct 28, 2017
5,602
3,244
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I have serious form on this board for predicting stuff.

My user name. A certain mod was messaging me when I made it all those years ago, thinking I was a troll. If he re reads them, he will see how right I was.

. Thoae men in harleys turning up to training I didn't see coming and perhaps the user name should of been changed.


One of the first to call out the football director


And I said 5 years ago after those tragic events, that are very much part of where we are now, we'd either go the very top or the very bottom.


Few Other things as well.


We have to have empathy for those at the club since Walsh passed but the worse thing we've done is appoint John olsen.


He's sold this state out as Liberal power broker and as sanfl boss. Destroyed all integrity of both. A Leapord does Not change its spots. He means nothing to us or our history. Has no connection to us what so ever. Under his watch crows players were robbed of mageey medals. We got some cheating umps in big games as well. The rewriting of the rules so norf could play the gf, simply for the controversy factor generating Media interest.

He has No Morals. He is no better David Warner and Steve Smith, and that ice skater chick who had her opponant knee capped.


The 2 best things this state has ever had in sport is football Park and the Australian grand prix. Hes got dirty hands with both of them. His Mates just took the Only other decent thing away.

Clipsal.


We would of been better off with Kevin foley as president. Even Mark I run this town ricciutto.
 

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