2023 AFL Season Preview
AFL6 Mar 2023

2023 Adelaide Crows AFL Season Preview

Your 2023 Adelaide Crows season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Crows is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Crows will go this season.

Let’s get cracking shall we!

Recruitment Report

Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Crows, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:

Ins: Hugh Bond, Tyler Brown, Billy Dowling, Mark Keane, Max Michalanney and Izak Rankine

Outs: Luke Brown, Ben Davis, Billy Frampton, James Rowe and Brett Turner

2022 Rankings

Where did the Crows rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Crows are below:

Kicks: 18th

Handballs: 8th

Disposals: 15th

Marks: 18th

Hit-outs: 6th

Frees For: 5th

Frees Against: 7th

Goals: 13th

Behinds: 13th

2022 Stats

Who had the most goals for the Crows? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:

Most Disposals: Rory Laird - 659

Most Tackles: Sam Berry - 171

Most Clearances: Rory Laird - 150

Most Marks: Jordan Dawson - 146

Most Goals: Taylor Walker - 47

3 Key Matches To Watch

These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Crows fan (up to Round 15):

Match 1: Round 3, vs Power, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Apr 1, 7:30pm)

Match 2: Round 7, vs Magpies, at Adelaide Oval (Sun, Apr 30, 4:40pm)

Match 3: Round 8, vs Cats, at GMHBA Stadium (Sat, May 6, 2:10pm)

2023 AFL Season Expectations

A few years back the Crows had a plan, and it was to rebuild and inject youth. They have done that, but I’d say the process has taken longer than thought without much to show for it.

There best players last year were their oldest in Walker and Laird – so who is going to step up? Rachelle, Rankine, Thilthorpe, Fogarty, Himelberg and Jones all need to step up, have a big year and own this team.

Predicted Finish: Bottom 6