Terry Wallace has looked at the Adelaide list and determined what needs to change for the Crows.
Grand Finalists two years ago, the Crows have failed to make the top eight since, with an aging list also a concern.
“This was the oldest team in the AFL, who got a cheap fixture because of where they finished last year,” Wallace said on Telstra AFL Trade Radio.
“There was big expectation on the club and they totally failed to deliver.”
The upcoming departure of Alex Keath poses questions about the Crows backline, but the List Manager was confident that they have the depth to maintain a strong defence.
“Down back the Crows have options,” he continued.
“In the taller ranks, obviously Daniel Talia; his defensive work is a standout. The club will be hoping that Tom Doedee comes back strongly from injury.
“The smalls, Brown’s the lock down, Laird is the ball generator.
“I think a decision needs to be finalised one way or another, once the coach is in place, is Brodie Smith to play as the distributor down back or is he to add the class in the middle of the ground.”
The club’s needs were all further up the ground according to Wallace, who felt that they were in need of more up forward and in the middle.
“I think that they need class and pace through the middle of the ground and they definitely need a small, mid goalkicker and a second ruck option which we believe that they’ll get.”
Wallace finished with the hope that the Crows’ coaching change will bring about more wins than the previous two seasons but with a list overhaul incoming he remained reserved and suggested that not going further backwards be the main goal.
Listen to Terry Wallace analyse the Adelaide list in the player below: