Written by AFL Online on 20th Apr 2010
A new season brings hope for all clubs and a chance to start fresh. A chance to make improvements in their game and hopefully push towards the finals come September, but just four rounds in a few clubs are already struggling to make an impact on the season, failing to win a game.
The biggest surprise is Adelaide. The Crows were touted as a top four contender before the season but now sit second last on the ladder after their worst start to the season since their inception in 1991.
When a team is in turmoil, questions are always raised about the coach but it’s usually unjustified when a team has a young squad. However, the Crows don’t seem to have an excuse for the poor form early this season and people are already calling for Coach Neil Craig’s head.
Adelaide looked to have their best chance of breaking their duck this week as they took on Carlton at AAMI Stadium. The Blues had not beaten the Crows at the ground since 1999 but ended the seven game losing streak in convincing fashion with a comfortable 48-point victory.
With Captain Chris Judd back in the side after a three week layoff due to suspension the Blues made the most of their forward thrusts in the first term booting 5.1 as the Crows were troubled by inaccuracy kicking 2.7.
Carlton dominated the second term, slamming on the first goals of the quarter to open up an alarming 39 point lead…