Adelaide Crows Crowns Taylor Walker As Captain

Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows New Captain

Taylor Walker Crows Captain

It seems that one of the first things that Phil Walsh has done since becoming the Crows coach is to make Taylor Walker the new Captain. Now, I like Walker but I’m not sure that making him captain over Patrick Dangerfield is the right move. I’m pretty sure that Patrick, and a lot of the other players, thought that Patrick would be the one to captain the Crows in 2015.

I don’t think that anyone would disagree with the fact that Dangerfield is an important player and that he would be sorely missed. Considering that his contract comes up at the end of the year one would have thought that perhaps making him captain instead of Taylor Walker would get him to commit himself to the Crows. But then maybe the fact that he’s not prepared to commit himself is the very reason that Phil Walsh decided to to crown Taylor Walker as captain.

One only hopes that Patrick Dangerfield is professional enough not to let the decision affect his game this season. I don’t think that Patrick is the sort to let this affect his football. I’m sure he will do the right thing by the Crows and that he and the rest of the team will work well under Taylor Walker.

I still wonder why Phil Walsh decided on Taylor Walker to captain the Crows. After reading the article in The Age I got the impression that Walsh chose him because he was a country boy and that would make a great story.

“This is a great story … a boy from Broken Hill now the captain of the Adelaide footy club. He always puts team first and he consistently meets elite standards, but most importantly, Tex influences others to follow him in the direction I want this club to go. He’s a competitor who desperately chases success – all qualities I want from every Crows player when they put the jumper on this year.

“It is a lot harder for country guys, so I like these sort of stories. One thing I love about playing in the country … the whole town would travel to watch you play footy. It’s a bit like a village brings a boy up, and I think we have lost a little bit of that as a society.

“I love the story, Broken Hill lad identified by Mark Ross at a carnival, came down here, took a while to adjust and now he is the leader of the footy club. The message for any young boys out there is to believe in your dream and chase it as hard as you can because you might up one day end up like Taylor Walker.”

So, part PR and part country boy’s will to succeed pulling the rest of the players to victory. Shit. as a Crows supporter I certainly hope this is the case.

What do you guys think? Do you think that Taylor Walker will make a great captain? Will the players follow his lead or would you have preferred that the captaincy was given to Patrick Dangerfield?

New Crows Coach Is Phil Walsh?

Phil Walsh The New Crows Coach

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I can’t believe that the new Crows coach is Phil Walsh. Phil Walsh has been the assistant coach for several years and clubs, including Port Adelaide and West Coast. He wasn’t even included in the possible new Crows coach in my Who Will Coach The Crows? post. To think that they got rid of Brenton Sanderson for an assistant coach!

If you remember Brenton Sanderson was an assistant coach when he came to Adelaide. Now that he is getting it together that decide to give him the flick and take on another assistant coach from Port Power! Really? And how long are they going to persist with him before they give him the flick? Surely they don’t expect him to turn the Crows around in the first season? Don’t the Adelaide Crows and their fans deserve better than that?

I have to admit that after reading the Herald Sun article on our new Crows coach it almost had me believing that Phil Walsh is actually the man for the job. He sure sounds confident and he is definitely happy to have acquired the position as the new Crows coach thanking the board “for their belief and trust in endorsing me as the senior coach of this club”

The article then goes to say, “I suppose I took myself out of my own journey and thought, anyone who’s done what I’ve done probably deserves to be a senior coach.

“I’m 54 years old and it’s probably not going to come around again. I tell my kids to chase their dreams, so I probably don’t want to look back at 70 years old and think what might have been. So here I am.’’

So, there is this bloke who is 54 years old and has never held a senior coaching position in his life. He’s now grabbed what is probably his only chance of ever becoming a senior coach. The question is does he have what it takes to take the Crows to the finals?

After the way the Crows had treated Sanderson he at least knows what will happen if he doesn’t perform. Perhaps that and his determination to succeed is just what the club needs. the question is will the players relate to him? Will he be able to transform them to a winning team? What do you think? Is Phil Walsh the right coach for the Crows?

Is Phil Walsh The Right Coach For The Crows

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I voted no. I still think they should have given Sanderson another year.

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