News Tex steps down as captain

How good was Tex as Captain?

  • Excellent

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Stupendous

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Amazing

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • I love him

    Votes: 9 47.4%

  • Total voters
    19

King Elvis

Hall of Famer
Day Off
Aug 13, 2006
46,606
38,933
SA
AFL Club
Adelaide
Carried the Club and was an amazing leader through some unprecedented tough times.

Let down massively by the executive and management of the AFC, who have allowed his legacy and standing in the game to be smashed.

Hopefully he can have a couple of strong years to finish off his career, and go down as an AFC legend.
 

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FantasticShirt

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 6, 2010
5,272
8,679
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Out of interest, what was the media's obsession with potting Walker. What did he actually do wrong to get them offside??
Because he, unlike many others at the club, stood there and copped it on the chin. You look across the club leadership and there was not a single ******* one who can say they stood up in front of the media routinely, regardless of the circumstances, and spoke for the club. He’s a leader.
 

dylan123

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 3, 2008
7,493
4,363
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I doubt there will ever be a player I want to see succeed more at the club than Tex, I really hope we can pull our finger out in the next few years and repay him after all the hits he's taken on behalf club whilst the other figures hide in the shadows.

Also hope he has a big year next year and hopefully open up the eyes of some neutral supporters instead of reading headlines and being sheep.
 

Crows I Am

All Australian
Jul 12, 2006
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Well done Tax, always putting the club first and this is another example. He knew it was time to pass the batten on and he didn't put himself before the team like some of our other vetrans. Hopefully now the media ease up a bit on the big fella, has copped the brunt of the media vitriol since the 2017 GF.

I can see a huge year from him next year now this burden is off his shoulders.
 

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rezagun

Premiership Player
Nov 21, 2014
4,797
8,654
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One of the best blokes you could ever meet. A footballers footballer. Typical country lad who always puts his club first no matter what. Has led our club through the darkest of times onto the verge of success. Has been through alot more than most blokes. Hopefully without the stress and constant criticism he can regain top form and just be himself the next couple of years. Well done Tex.
 

brucetiki

Spec Moderator
Nov 7, 2002
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Lead the club through it's darkest hours, and then was voted best captain in the AFL for two years running.

The last two seasons have been tough, and the trolls (especially from the great unwashed down the road, and from a certain gutless shock jock on a radio station that gets next to no listeners) have been relentless. This is the right call, he can't do any more as captain than he already has. Hopefully this decision breaks the shackles and he continues to regain his peak form.
 

MrBarry

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Apr 29, 2013
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I remember when we were in the dark days of maybe 2007/2008 and didn't have a key forward in sight. People were posting grainy footage from Broken Hill on here of Walker, such a brilliant player when in full flight.

Next year he will become our leading goal kicker ever and rightly so.
 

FR0GGY

Press the button
Oct 9, 2004
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Carried the Club and was an amazing leader through some unprecedented tough times.

Let down massively by the executive and management of the AFC, who have allowed his legacy and standing in the game to be smashed.

Hopefully he can have a couple of strong years to finish off his career, and go down as an AFC legend.
Absolutely this, our own club is as much to blame as the media.
I can hardly recall a moment when the club went into bat for him.
The bloke bleeds for the club the reverse cannot be said.
 

Bovo

Premiership Player
Feb 4, 2009
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He said what others thought without thought. Bleeds red blue and yellow. Can never doubt his commitment to the footy club
 

subaru

Hall of Famer
Nov 14, 2007
45,729
24,587
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In before the he-jumped-before-the-review-pushed-him-out-tin-foil-hatters get going.
Didn’t take long
7 were even quicker at deleting the scum journos name
Idiots forgot about screen shots !

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This is who wrote that s**t
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I will always remember a commentator gushing over Jobe Watson when he was retiring, saying something like no other captain has had as hard a time as captain as what Jobe did.

I love Tex. Always have, always will. I hope he feels proud for what he achieved as captain because I sure as hell am, even if the whole f'n world was against him for the last 2 years.
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You could never question Tex and his commitment to the club, he bleeds red, yellow and blue from the day he walked into the club. 2 captain of the year awards speaks volumes of what Phil Walsh saw in his leadership, you did him and the club proud.

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he deserved to be a premiership captain. was only 2 bad quarters away from being it

thanks tex. you've been on par with Roo as our best captain
Subaru likes this
Subaru gets so sad when she reads that poem

But so true of our Tex
 

Miss Vanessa

Club Legend
Oct 3, 2012
1,070
2,546
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Yeah the speech was fine and was like most others. Thanked what he needed, was understandably a bit grumpy, that's it. It fit in with them being able to jump on him. Rowdy Roddy Peeper: but listen to the music Marge, he's evil.

Pendlebury’s speech last year... goes from 1:31-1:44. I don’t recall everybody hating on him for giving a near identical speech to Tex...

Anyhow, cheers to the big fella for carrying the club through some tough times and for taking us to a GF in 2017. Here’s hoping for a big 2020.
 

Crowked

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 14, 2004
6,405
5,499
The other end of the foot bridge
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Has been a very good captain. I hope he can now just play out of the goal square for a couple of years and make the most of what he has left.

I hope we go for a fresh face, next generation captain, maybe M Crouch, B Crouch or Dudes. Nothing against Sloane but I think a new captain should have 5 years ahead of him.
 

1970crow

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 7, 2011
29,157
30,278
alice springs
AFL Club
Adelaide
No matter what the haters say, he was voted best captain in the league by his peers twice.

Served us well in the role but his time there is up
He’s shouldered enough. Plus, rightly or wrongly there’s been rumours of a separation of groups and maybe some leaders may have not fully engaged with the full list.
 

Jeffcrowe

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 28, 2014
13,624
15,834
AFL Club
Adelaide
Has been a very good captain. I hope he can now just play out of the goal square for a couple of years and make the most of what he has left.

I hope we go for a fresh face, next generation captain, maybe M Crouch, B Crouch or Dudes. Nothing against Sloane but I think a new captain should have 5 years ahead of him.
Agreed , I’d do Dudes probs
 

Elite Crow

Premium Platinum
Mar 21, 2008
52,555
70,761
adelaide
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Adelaide
Having stood down so soon after the season just shows how much he must have had enough.

The amount of crap he’s copped over his captaincy and form, some of it from knobhead Crows supporters, has been ridiculous.

Pity he didn’t get to add premiership captain to his CV.

Well done Tex on a solid decision, now relax, play stress free and shut up the f***ers.
 

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