Adelaide Crows solely winless staff after Fremantle nightmare


The Adelaide Crows are the one winless staff in 2020 after they crashed to a brand new low towards Fremantle on Sunday.

The Crows handed Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir his first win as coach because the Dockers rallied late to kill-off a half-hearted Crows fightback.

The Crows have now misplaced eight straight matches and haven’t tasted victory since Spherical 20, 2019, after they downed St Kilda on August Three — 11 months in the past.

It’s 336 days since that final win and the membership is now only one loss away from equalling the membership’s file shedding streak of 9 straight losses set in 1999-2000.

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It got here on the identical day a scathing report launched surprising particulars of the membership’s notorious pre-season camp debacle.

The Age revealed brutal points of racial insensitivity and psychological trauma inflicted on gamers as a part of the camp that adopted the Crows’ grand ultimate defeat to the Tigers in 2017.

Since then, the membership has fallen aside.

The eight.eight (54) to four.10 (34) defeat was simply one other miserable second for the membership that’s taking a look at a rebuild and bleak years forward for a while to return.

The Crows are simply 4 video games away from going 12 months winless — and they’re in a short time rising because the sorriest story in soccer this season.

A return to play in Adelaide in Spherical 7 towards the Saints can’t come quickly sufficient.

They face West Coast on the Gabba subsequent weekend, however Sunday’s lifeless efficiency towards the Dockers suggests the Crows’ shedding streak will probably be following them again to Adelaide in a weeks’ time.

The Crows didn’t kick their first aim till after the half time siren when Myles Poholke took a powerful contested seize on the high of the sq. and transformed after the hooter to provide the Crows some perception heading into the sheds.

They went on to kick 4 of the following 5 targets to tie the sport up at 32-32 late within the third time period. A David Mundy set-shot shank after the three-quarter time siren was the one distinction between the 2 groups as they headed into the fourth quarter.

Nonetheless, the sport took one other twist within the fourth quarter when the Dockers responded to the Crows’ problem by waking from their slumber.

A Michael Walters speccy excessive of key defender Daniel Talia all however shut the door on the Crows when he transformed from 25m out.

Regardless of being outnumbered Three-1, Walters launched onto the shoulders of Talia earlier than juggling the Sherrin and snuffing it after his again had hit the deck.

The ultimate nail within the Crows’ coffin got here when Rory Laird fell off a half-hearted sort out try and allowed the Dockers to assault by way of the center of the hall earlier than Darcy Tucker obtained on the tip of a lead and kicked the sealer.