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Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Rotayjay, Feb 8, 2017.
Crows will win a GF this year
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Best of luck Adelaide in 2017!
Crazy season with a crazy outcome. Now that the B&F has been awarded, I guess it's time to revisit our predictions. Starting with mine:
How many games will we win during H&A? - 16
Ladder position at end of H&A - 4th
Actually we won only 15 games during the minor rounds, yet this was enough to secure the minor premiership. After what's transpired, it feels minor indeed.
Leading goal kicker and how many - Josh Jenkins (64)
Nope, Betts and Tex lead our goal kicking with 49 each. Throughout the season we shared the goals around. Jenkins' total of 40 sausages reflected the fact that he spent a bit of time injured, and a game plan less focused on goals out the back. Unfortunately for Josh, his 2017 season will always be rembered for talking about premierships before he'd won a prelim, before spudding it up on grand final day. Whether that defines his whole career is up to him now.
Gold jacket - Jake Lever
Went left-field with this one. Matt Crouch won on the back of a terrific season which cemented him as an A-grade mid. Our latest traitor didn't make the top 10 - totally worth $750,000 a season
Most Brownlow votes and how many - Rory Sloane (27)
Sloaney indeed polled the most votes, finishing on 20 after being tagged out of a few games.
Most improved - Wayne Milera
Played a less than half the season and unfortunately hasn't shown a lot of improvement at all. We had a number of players step up this year so it's hard to pick who improved most, with Matt Crouch, Brad Crouch, Jake Kelly and Hugh Greenwood making cases.
All-Australian best 22 - Rory Sloane, Eddie Betts
Eddie got the nod again, along with Matty Crouch and Rory Laird. The tagged games saw Sloaney miss out.
Will we win the flag or how will our season end? - preliminary final loss
We were instead treated to a comfortable loss in a grand final. In my view, this was better than losing yet another prelim and being labelled as a team that can't really perform in finals at all.
Shout-outs to Moses for predicting our women's flag, Secondary, Orixon and Houston for predicting the men's grand final loss, and Maggsy and Footy4ever for nailing Sloane's Brownlow votes.