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Could “strange” Crows list call come back to bite them?


Outgoing Adelaide forward Tom Lynch showed he still has plenty to offer at another AFL club.

After being told that his services won’t be required at West Lakes next season, the fit-again Crow collected 29 disposals, took seven marks and kicked a goal in Sunday’s loss to ladder-leaders Melbourne.

The 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent and is sure to attract intertest in this year’s trade and free agency period.

Port Adelaide champion Kane Cornes wonders if the Crows made the right decision to not offer Lynch a contract for 2022.

“It’s a really interesting strategy,” Cornes told SEN SA Breakfast.

“I admire the conviction of it, I’m not sure they’ve got it 100 per cent right.

“Cleary it’s an audition for him (Lynch) for other clubs, which I’m glad he’s had the opportunity to do.

“He’s in their best team and I wouldn’t be getting rid of players at that age who are in your best team. The same with (Daniel) Talia.

“Strange one for me. I think Tom Lynch could be another one to come back and bite them.”

Lynch is averaging 22.2 disposals and a goal a game since returning from a long-term toe injury in Round 16.

Fellow Adelaide veteran Talia was also told to find a new club.


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