Bicks Urges The Adelaide Crows To Go Hard After All-Australian Ruckman

Apr 10, 2019


Two-time Adelaide Crows premiership captain Mark Bickley says it’s time for the club to disregard its own unwritten rule and “open up the cheque book” to lure Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy.

Writing in The Advertiser, Bicks says:

“Everybody knew Sam Jacobs was entering the twilight of his career, but on Thursday night the preview of what life looks like for Adelaide in the short term post Jacobs, is still very much a work in progress.

“So if you were the Adelaide list manager you would be derelict in your duty if you weren’t doing everything possible to get the best ruckman in Australia back home…

“Let’s not beat around the bush, the Crows best chance is to make him a financial offer that far outweighs Collingwood’s.

“Make it so good it’s difficult for him to refuse.

“Which leads to the second issue that needs to be overcome and that is the Adelaide Football Club’s unwritten law of not paying one player more than a million dollars a season.

“If you seriously want Brodie Grundy then that ideal has to go.”