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!
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
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:
Frees For: 5th
Frees Against: 7th
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