The 2018 AFL Premiership campaign was a disappointing one for the Adelaide Football Club.
The Crows started the year as flag favourites after reaching the grand final in 2017, but injury woes and poor performances saw them slide right out of the eight.
Can Don Pyke’s men get their mojo back and become title contenders once again in 2019, or will it be another year to forget at Adelaide Oval?
About the Adelaide Crows
|Home ground:||Adelaide Oval|
|Premierships:||2 – 1997-98|
|2018 ladder finish:||12th|
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Updated Adelaide Crows futures betting
|2019 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$16||$1.80||$3.25||R Laird $34||T Walker $34|
|Feb||$14||$1.60||$3||R Laird $34||D Fogarty $13||T Walker $34|
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- Adelaide took a huge dive in 2018, sliding from top of the ladder and a GF berth to a disappointing 12th and no finals. Injuries played a part, but misfiring stars and issues in the leadership group were the bigger problems. While Rory Sloane’s elevation to the captaincy is a good move, there are now too many other teams ahead of the Crows in the premiership queue.
- Although a flag might be out of reach, Adelaide should – SHOULD – be a very good chance of playing finals football in 2019. Don’t expect any miracles, but a spot in the bottom half of the eight is very achievable.
- Sloane has been Adelaide’s go-to guy in Brownlow Medal betting in the past few years, but his namesake Rory Laird topped the club count with 19 votes in 2018 and will start this season as an outside chance to win it. Another to keep an eye on is Matt Crouch, whose prolific ball-winning will attract plenty of votes if he avoids injury and suspension.
- At 19 years of age and with only 10 senior games under his belt, Darcy Fogarty still qualifies for AFL Rising Star honours in his sophomore year. The Crows don’t have any other likely candidates in this market.
- Neither Eddie Betts nor Taylor Walker were very prolific last season, so pick a top goalkicker is a little tricky. Josh Jenkins hit the target 46 times last year and offers decent value at $51 in the preseason Coleman Medal betting at Sportsbet.com.au.
Adelaide Crows 2019 AFL fixture
|1||Hawthorn Hawks||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, March 23||4:05pm ACDT|
|2||Sydney Swans||SCG||Friday, March 29||7:50pm AEDT|
|3||Geelong Cats||Adelaide Oval||Thursday, April 4||7:20pm ACDT|
|4||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, April 13||7:25pm AEST|
|5||Gold Coast Suns||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, April 21||4:10pm ACST|
|6||St Kilda Saints||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, April 27||4:35pm AEST|
|7||Fremantle Dockers||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, May 5||4:10pm ACST|
|8||Port Adelaide Power||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, May 11||7:10pm ACST|
|9||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||Saturday, May 18||2:10pm AEST|
|10||West Coast Eagles||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, May 25||4:05pm ACST|
|11||Melbourne Demons||TIO Stadium||Saturday, June 1||7:10pm ACST|
|12||GWS Giants||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, June 8||7:10pm ACST|
|13||Richmond Tigers||Adelaide Oval||Thursday, June 13||7:20pm ACST|
|15||Geelong Cats||GMHBA Stadium||Friday, June 28||7:50pm AEST|
|16||Port Adelaide Power||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, July 6||4:05pm ACST|
|17||Gold Coast Suns||Metricon Stadium||Saturday, July 13||7:25pm AEST|
|18||Essendon Bombers||Adelaide Oval||Friday, July 19||7:20pm ACST|
|19||Carlton Blues||MCG||Saturday, July 27||2:10pm AEST|
|20||St Kilda Saints||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 3||7:10pm ACST|
|21||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||Sunday, August 11||2:40pm AWST|
|22||Collingwood Magpies||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 17||4:05pm ACST|
|23||Western Bulldogs||Mars Stadium||TBA||TBA|
Adelaide Crows 2018 playing list
|No||Player Name||Ht||Wt||DoB||Debut||Recruited From||2017||Career||2017||Career|
|1||Hugh Greenwood||191||92||06.03.92||Rd 9,2017||Launderdale (Tas)||15||15||9||9|
|2||Brad Crouch||186||85||14.01.94||Rd 2,2013||Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18||20||61||8||21|
|3||Riley Knight||181||80||27.03.95||Rd 15,2015||South Clare (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||19||31||13||21|
|4||Josh Jenkins||200||108||08.02.89||Rd 7,2012||Lake Boga (Vic)/Essendon Rookie List||21||114||45||228|
|5||Matt Crouch||182||80||21.04.95||Rd 3,2014||Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18||25||72||7||17|
|6||Bryce Gibbs||188||84||15.03.89||Rd 1,2007||Plympton (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)/Carlton||22||231||17||137|
|7||Jordan Gallucci||182||76||04.05.98||Rd 9,2017||Lilydale (Vic)/Yarra Valley GS (Vic)/Eastern U18||1||1||1||1|
|8||Jake Kelly||190||89||21.01.95||Rd 3,2015||Mansfield (Vic)/Scotch College (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||24||34||0||0|
|9||Rory Sloane||182||83||17.03.90||Rd 20,2009||Upwey-Tecoma (Vic)/Eastern U18||24||165||20||106|
|10||Myles Poholke||186||86||10.07.98||Sorrento (Vic)/Dandenong U18||0||0||0||0|
|11||Paul Seedsman||189||87||22.01.92||Rd 1,2012||Rowville (Vic)/Eastern U18/Collingwood||5||69||5||31|
|12||Daniel Talia||197||98||02.10.91||Rd 15,2011||Greenvale (Vic)/Assumption College (Vic)/Calder U18||24||146||0||6|
|13||Taylor Walker||193||102||25.04.90||Rd 1,2009||North Broken Hill (NSW)/NSW-ACT U18||23||153||54||357|
|14||David Mackay||181||77||25.07.88||Rd 1,2008||Trinity Grammar (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||22||185||9||55|
|15||Kyle Hartigan||194||98||07.11.91||Rd 18,2013||Keilor (Vic)/Western U18/Werribee (VFL)||18||69||0||1|
|16||Luke Brown||181||81||22.09.92||Rd 16,2012||Tea Tree Gully (SA)/Norwood (SANFL)||24||115||3||11|
|17||Curtly Hampton||185||90||10.03.93||Rd 1,2012||Pioneers (NT)/NT Thunder (NEAFL)/GWS Giants||9||60||2||12|
|18||Eddie Betts||174||74||26.11.86||Rd 1,2005||Templestowe (Vic)/Calder U18/Carlton||24||277||55||534|
|20||Sam Gibson||185||82||27.05.86||Rd 12,2012||Camber Gram (Vic)/Oak U18/Box Hill (VFL)/Hawth Rookies/Box Hill (VFL)/North Melb||22||130||5||51|
|21||Rory Atkins||186||85||12.07.94||Rd 16,2015||Maribyrnong Park (Vic)/Calder U18||25||57||11||26|
|22||Andy Otten||192||94||15.05.89||Rd 12,2008||Whitefriars (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||19||98||20||38|
|24||Sam Jacobs||202||102||10.04.88||Rd 1,2009||Ardrossan (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)/Carlton||25||174||9||45|
|25||Kyle Cheney||186||93||25.08.89||Rd 1,2009||Warrack Eagles (Vic)/North Ballarat U18/Melbourne/Hawthorn||0||77||0||2|
|26||Richard Douglas||181||79||06.02.87||Rd 21,2006||Broadford (Vic)/Calder U18||25||220||15||148|
|27||Tom Lynch||193||88||15.09.90||Rd 18,2010||Beaumaris (Vic)/Haileybury College (Vic)/Sandringham U18/St Kilda||23||106||31||156|
|28||Cam Ellis-Yolmen||190||97||28.01.93||Rd 12,2014||Flinders Park (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||0||14||0||7|
|29||Rory Laird||177||81||29.12.93||Rd 4,2013||Kenilworth (SA)/West Adelaide (SANFL)||25||101||3||9|
|30||Wayne Milera||184||81||14.09.97||Rd 1,2016||Ingle Farm (SA)/Central District (SANFL)||16||24||8||13|
|32||Darcy Fogarty||193||94||25.09.99||Lucindale (SA)/Rostrevor College (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)||–||0||–||0|
|33||Brodie Smith||189||90||14.01.92||Rd 1,2011||Henley (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||23||143||12||47|
|34||Elliott Himmelberg||198||94||04.06.98||Mt Gravatt (Qld)/Redlands (NEAFL)||0||0||0||0|
|35||Matthew Signorello||186||80||30.10.98||South Morang (Vic)/Ivanhoe Grammar (Vic)/Northern U18||0||0||0||0|
|36||Andrew McPherson||186||79||20.06.99||Port District (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||–||0||–||0|
|38||Harry Dear||197||101||18.08.96||Beaumaris (Vic)/Sandringham U18||0||0||0||0|
|39||Tom Doedee||188||88||01.03.97||St Joseph's College (Vic)/Geelong U18||0||0||0||0|
|40||Ben Davis||187||82||19.05.97||UNSW/ES (NSW)/Maroubra Saints (NSW)||0||0||0||0|
|41||Mitch McGovern||190||89||11.10.94||Rd 1,2016||North Albany (WA)/Claremont (WAFL)||13||36||20||52|
|42||Alex Keath||197||93||20.01.92||Rd 18,2017||Shepparton Bears (Vic)/Murray U18/Gold Coast List||6||6||0||0|
|43||Reilly O’Brien||202||101||20.08.95||Rd 20,2016||Moonee Valley (Vic)/Calder U18||0||2||0||1|
Adelaide Crows records
Most matches: Andrew McLeod – 340 (1995–2010)
Most goals kicked in one match: Tony Modra – 13 goals (Rd 16, 1993)
Most Best & Fairest awards: Simon Goodwin, Mark Ricciuto, Andrew McLeod – 3 each
Most matches as coach: Neil Craig – 177 (2004–2011)
Most goals in a season: Tony Modra – 129 (1993)
Most career goals: Tony Modra – 440 (1992-1998)
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