Brodie Grundy Is NOT The Answer For Adelaide FC, Says Warren Tredrea

Jun 11, 2019


The Adelaide Crows should ignore the temptation to go after Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy and instead recruit young talent in the next AFL Draft, argues Warren Tredrea.

There have been calls -- including from FIVEaa’s own Mark Bickley -- for Adelaide to chase hard for Grundy, but the club’s list is already “the third oldest list in the competition with key players locked into long-term high-priced deals,” Tredders says.

“It takes clear eyes and guts to step back and admit the Crows list needs a refresher,” he writes in The Advertiser.

“That’s why Adelaide must consider trading players with real market value who won’t impact on their next premiership run.

“Ruthless teams win flags, just ask Alastair Clarkson…

“Adelaide will be well aware of young gun Matthew Rowell, he’s the best under 18 player in the country, currently plying his trade for Oakleigh in the Victorian TAC Cup. He’s been described as being ‘Rory Sloane plus more’ …

“The Crows must ask themselves would Rowell and the other talented kids be better for the club than acquiring the high-priced Grundy?

“We can’t forget making a play for Grundy would almost certainly cost the Crows Rowell and a whole lot more.

“That’s why Adelaide’s future is in the draft, and they must go back to it to refresh their playing list.”