This Is The Soonest The Adelaide Crows Could Win Another Flag

Oct 2, 2019


2025 is the “earliest the Crows can win their next premiership”, says AFC premiership captain and FIVEaa’s Mark Bickley.

Bicks writes in The Advertiser:

The development of young talent is now of the utmost importance. With this in mind, decisions on the future of players such as Sam Jacobs, Alex Keath, Hugh Greenwood, Eddie Betts and Cam Ellis-Yolmen have seemingly been made.

Almost certainly, all of these players could still hold down a spot in the Crows’ first 22 when in form, but at the expense of who? Ned McHenry, Tyson Stengle, Shane McAdam or Ben Davis? Lachie Murphy, Jordan Gallucci, Myles Poholke or Lachlan Sholl? Will Hamill, Andrew McPherson, Jordon Butts and Elliott Himmelberg? No.

With Wayne Milera, Tom Doedee, Darcy Fogarty and Chayce Jones having already given indications that they could be A-grade talent, every opportunity has to be given to the next generation of youngsters coming through. Hence, the focus on 2025.

Keath and Greenwood aren’t going to be around in 2025, so committing to them for the next three or four years slows the development of the next wave of youngsters who, if developed well enough, will form the nucleus of the Crows’ next successful challenge.