Kane Cornes yesterday stated he believes Adelaide rolled out the worst team in its 31-year history in their AAMI Community Series loss to Port Adelaide.
The Crows lost by 71 points on Sunday afternoon and managed only one goal in the first half.
“It is the worst Crows team we’ve seen in 31 years,” Cornes told SEN SA Breakfast.
“It’s worse than last year. I saw the teams come out on Saturday night and the Crows released their 22 and I was going through it and I actually had to send dad a message because sometimes it’s just good to get a second opinion.
“So I sent him the screenshot on Saturday night at 7:46 and I said ‘this may be the weakest Crows line-up in 30 years … ?’ and he wrote back and said ‘certainly the weakest defence’ and we saw that on the weekend.”
Tim Watson doesn’t have Adelaide winning the wooden spoon this year, but is worried they could still be worse than 12 months ago.
“They’ve got a lot of work to do,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“He (Cornes) would know more about the Adelaide teams than I would, but it’s an inferior team. They’ve got a lot of work to do.
“There aren’t too many parts of their game that they would be happy with, but I think there’s a couple of defenders that can come into their team that can stiffen them up a bit.
“They’re going to cop some beltings this year the Adelaide Crows and North Melbourne is going to cop some beltings too.”
When asked by Garry Lyon who he had finishing last in 2021, Watson said: “I’ve got North Melbourne as my wooden spoon”.
Lyon added his own choice: “I’ve got Adelaide”.