With one small step forward comes nine back. The Adelaide Crows are now in uncharted territory as a football club and sporting entity under new coach Matthew Nicks. It has now been one year since their last victory in amy capacity. That’s right… the last time Adelaide won any game of football was Round 20 last season, when they defeated an average St. Kilda outfit by 22 points to keep their below standard 2019 campaign alive.
Now this 365 days of losing may be considered misleading, and the halting of the 2020 AFL Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly worth taking note of … but you get the picture.
The Crows have lost their last twelve games, rounds 21-23 last year and the first nine games this season, by a combined average of 35 points. This eclipses their previous worst start to a campaign by three (0-6 in 2010) and also the most consecutive losses in club history by two (10 games from 1999-2000). These are officially the darkest days in the proud Adelaide Football Club’s history, which has always maintained a high on-field standard, with the lowest finish in club history being 14th with seven wins, 15 losses in 2011.