Time For The Adelaide Crows And Josh Jenkins To Part Ways, Says Mark Bickley

Aug 14, 2019


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The future of seemingly out-of-favour Adelaide Crow Josh Jenkins “lies elsewhere”, says one of his former coaches, Mark Bickley.

Writing for The Advertiser, Bicks says the “deterioration” of JJ’s relationship with senior coach Don Pyke, as well as his lack of contested play, have been factors in his fall from grace at Adelaide.

“Jenkins’ forthright nature in his media commitments and openly challenging selection decisions has not endeared himself to the coach,” writes Bicks.

“It appears when there have been lineball decisions at selection, most have gone against Jenkins. I’m not saying they were wrong, as players ultimately pick themselves through their performance, just noting the factors that have contributed to the strained relations.

“Despite some flaws, Jenkins still has plenty to offer but with the Crows ageing list and the need to blood some young key forwards, his future lies elsewhere…

“A split would allow Josh to continue his career in a new environment where his skill set and experience are required and for the Crows a chance to get a draft pick and some salary relief as they look to reset and build towards their next flag.

“It’s not exactly a win-win, but it does allow both parties the chance to move on.”