Still A “Bit Of A Question Mark” Over Adelaide Crows Young Gun, Says Bicks

Feb 7, 2020


The Adelaide Crows most likely re-signed young star Wayne Milera for a “bargain basement price”, says FIVEaa’s Mark Bickley.

Bicks told the FIVEaa sports show following news of Milera’s new five-year deal on Thursday:

“I’m not sure who would be happier -- the Adelaide footy club who get a young player in Wayne Milera to commit for five years, and they would probably get him at a pretty bargain basement price because he finished I think 15th in the best and fairest last year -- didn’t have a great year.

“They would get him very reasonably priced. You think: Wayne Milera, five years, it’s a massive show of confidence for a bloke who’s played 60 games and hasn’t really hit his straps yet…

“There’s still a little bit of a question mark… you’d have to say last year he went backwards… he played 17 games and finished 15th in the best and fairest. He finished 41 votes behind Rory Atkins and 31 behind David Mackay.

“I think his output, most people would’ve expected it to be greater. I still have enormous hopes for him but 60 games and a five-year deal is a huge vote of confidence. Well done and good luck to Wayne Milera.

“If I was Wayne Milera’s manager, had a great pre-season, I would’ve waited first four or five games, he plays really great footy, he’s the hottest property going around and he probably gets a much bigger deal.

“He’s probably doing the right thing by Adelaide.”