Mark Robinson tips Brad Crouch to leave the Crows

Jun 14, 2016

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The Herald Sun and AFL 360’s Mark Robinson says if Brad Crouch remains outside the Adelaide Crows senior team, the young star will leave.

Robinson told the FIVEaa Sports Show on Friday that out-of-contract – and out of favour – Crouch would “absolutely” be looking for other opportunities.

“No one wants to play AFL football and not play senior football,” Robinson said.

“If he can’t get the consistency or he can’t get a look in there, other clubs will be all over him. All over him.

“My concern is it’s now round 12 and he’s not a permanent fixture, and the Crows are playing pretty solid football.

“He’s not in their starting midfield group, and if they don’t get any injuries, he’s going to find it very difficult to get in.”

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Robbo said Crouch’s future at the Crows was a “big concern”.

“These guys just want to play football at the highest level. Everyone likes a little bit of love. Clubs will sit down and talk with him… you never know.

“If they haven’t signed by the midway part of the year, history tells us they should be concerned.

“If I had to guess, if he doesn’t get in the side, I don’t think he’ll be there.”

In an opinion piece published in The Advertiser on Tuesday, FIVEaa’s own Kane Cornes suggested the Crows use Crouch as trade bait.

“By offering Crouch to the market while he still has currency — it could be the best outcome for everyone,” Cornes wrote.

“For Brad Crouch, a new coach, new teammates and a new environment could present the best path to reinventing his career.

“Will the Adelaide Football Club be brave enough to let another talented player fly the nest?”

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