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Monday, 8 July 2019

No Crow safe after 'embarrassing' beatdown


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Every Adelaide player's head is on the proverbial chopping block after an "embarrassing" loss to AFL rivals Port Adelaide, co-captain Taylor Walker says.

Walker promises a brutal review of Adelaide's second-half collapse in a 57-point defeat to the Power on Saturday.

He says Crows players were stung by the sight of their fans leaving well before the final siren against Port.

"You look around towards the last bit of the last quarter and your fans are walking away - they shouldn't have to pay to come and watch that," Walker told reporters on Monday.

"We're embarrassed."

Taylor Walker

Walker said no Crows player, himself and co-captain Rory Sloane included, should feel safe in selection for Saturday night's away game against Gold Coast.

"From Sloaney and I, everyone would be spoken about this week," he said.

"Simple. You have to. You dish up stuff like that in the second half, everyone should be on the table."

Walker said the Monday afternoon review of the loss would be harsh.

"We are going to have to sit and watch that this afternoon because if we don't we won't learn from it," he said.

Adelaide Crows

"And it's going to be a huge learning curve for us.

"There needs to be some honest conversations between players."

But the heavy defeat hasn't changed Adelaide's long-held travel plans to fly to the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

"I love you all but it will be good to get away," Walker said.

"But I'll make it very clear. We are going up there to train, we're not going up there to put the feet up and relax."

Bryce Gibbs

The Crows will take an extended squad to the Gold Coast with Bryce Gibbs likely to be among the travelling party.

Gibbs, dropped to the state league for a fourth time last weekend, collected 22 disposals and 10 clearances in the Crows reserves.

"First things first, he has gone back with a great attitude and played some really good footy at SANFL," Walker said.

"As a leader, we just need to keep putting our arm around him and supporting him as best we can ... he can play a role in our footy going forward."

Forward Tom Lynch will also travel to press his claims for a return from a three-week calf injury.

Every Adelaide player's head is on the proverbial chopping block after an "embarrassing" loss to AFL rivals Port Adelaide, co-captain Taylor Walker says.

Walker promises a brutal review of Adelaide's second-half collapse in a 57-point defeat to the Power on Saturday.

He says Crows players were stung by the sight of their fans leaving well before the final siren against Port.

"You look around towards the last bit of the last quarter and your fans are walking away - they shouldn't have to pay to come and watch that," Walker told reporters on Monday.

"We're embarrassed."

Taylor Walker

Walker said no Crows player, himself and co-captain Rory Sloane included, should feel safe in selection for Saturday night's away game against Gold Coast.

"From Sloaney and I, everyone would be spoken about this week," he said.

"Simple. You have to. You dish up stuff like that in the second half, everyone should be on the table."

Walker said the Monday afternoon review of the loss would be harsh.

"We are going to have to sit and watch that this afternoon because if we don't we won't learn from it," he said.

Adelaide Crows

"And it's going to be a huge learning curve for us.

"There needs to be some honest conversations between players."

But the heavy defeat hasn't changed Adelaide's long-held travel plans to fly to the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

"I love you all but it will be good to get away," Walker said.

"But I'll make it very clear. We are going up there to train, we're not going up there to put the feet up and relax."

Bryce Gibbs

The Crows will take an extended squad to the Gold Coast with Bryce Gibbs likely to be among the travelling party.

Gibbs, dropped to the state league for a fourth time last weekend, collected 22 disposals and 10 clearances in the Crows reserves.

"First things first, he has gone back with a great attitude and played some really good footy at SANFL," Walker said.

"As a leader, we just need to keep putting our arm around him and supporting him as best we can ... he can play a role in our footy going forward."

Forward Tom Lynch will also travel to press his claims for a return from a three-week calf injury.

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