Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Over the years, there have been players that have caught the imagination of the fans to become firm favourites, names like Mcleod, Modra, Rehn and Jarman. What other player was on his way to being a cult hero, and was known as 'the Birdman'?||The Adelaide Crows
Brett Burton. Brett 'the Birdman' Burton wows the crowd with regular gravity defying leaps and spectacular marks.
Matthew Liptak. Liptak favoured by the girls but maligned by many fans, he balanced a medical degree with playing a professional sport and in 1996 was club champion. Injuries shortened his final years and he retired in 1999.
|Who is the only man to be general manager of an AFL club with no name and no players?||The Adelaide Crows
Bill Sanders. In the rush to create South Australia's first AFL team in late 1990, Bill Sanders was given the job before players had been found or a name decided on. He lasted ten years resigning at the end of 2001.
|A banner at a home match in 1994 suggested the coach should be sent to Columbia, who was the coach?||The Adelaide Crows
Graham Cornes. The disgruntled supporters had heard of the unfortunate incident involving the death of a Colombian soccer player after scoring an own goal in that years World Cup.
|Which former Crows player is considered one of the luckiest players ever after playing in a winning Grand Final in only his third and last game?||The Adelaide Crows
Aaron Keating. Played in the 1997 winning side only to fall from favour the following year. Delisted in 1998 he was unable to find a place in other AFL sides and eventually quit football in 2000.
|Which football journeyman's career saw him go from receiving a famous Plugger elbow to blanketing the King in the 1998 Grand Final?||The Adelaide Crows
Peter Caven. The 'Caveman' originally from perennial cellar dweller Fitzroy ended his career with two Premierships to his name.
Jim West. Big Jim West was picked up in the 1992 mid season draft and never played a game for the Crows.
|Who kicked the first goal for the Adelaide Crows in the AFL premiership?||The Adelaide Crows
Tony McGuinness. Tony McGuinness kicked the first goal in the historic massacre of football powerhouse Hawthorn. Victorian clubs trembled in their boots, well at least until the next game.
Tony Modra. Tony Modra, the golden boy who was given the boot.
|One of the major players to swing the game in Adelaide's favour against St Kilda in the 1997 grand final was Darren Jarman. How many goals did he kick in the final quarter?||Mighty Adelaide Crows
5. "Fudd" kicked 5 of his 6 goals for the game in the final quarter. He followed that up with 5 goals in the 1998 Grand Final against the Kangaroos.
Port Adelaide Magpies. McLeod was originally set to move to Fremantle to play with the Dockers. They instead traded him to Adelaide for Chris Groom in what may be the stupidest swaps of all time.
|Former full forward Tony Modra thrust himself to stardom with an outstanding season in 1993. How many goals did he kick that year?||Mighty Adelaide Crows
129. 1993 also saw Geelong's Gary Ablett and Hawthorn's Jason Dunstall finish with goal hauls in the 120's. Ablett won a tight race for the Coleman medal with 124 regular season goals.
Chris McDermott. Former male model Chris 'Bone' McDermott was the first ever Crow captain, chosen by the Adelaide powers that be ahead of dual premiership skipper Bickley as the Crows best of its first 10 years.
Scott Welsh. Welshy kicked 47 goals in 2000, a year after winning a premiership with the Kangaroos.
Romano Negri. The sturdy big man played a total of 8 games for the Crows.
1st. In 2006, the club made history becoming the first club in VFL/AFL history to have more than 50,000 members. This is despite insufficient capacity to seat all members at games, and a waiting list.
2003. They beat Collingwood 104 to 73 in front of a 43,571 Telstra Dome crowd. Sadly, in the 2003 Premiership season, the Crows bombed out to Brisbane in the semi-final.
Ben Hart. Ben Hart entered his 15th season and became the first player in Crows history to play 300 games. He achieved the feat in round two against West Coast, with the Crows unfortunately going down in front of a home crowd by just two points. He was later sacked after the 2006 season.
The away has a Crow on it. The home jumper was blue, red, and yellow stripes while the away jumper had similar design with the addition of the crow logo.
Tony Modra. Tony Modra also made the All-Australian team in 1993 and 1997, and won the Coleman Medal in 1997 with 81 goals.
2. Andrew McLeod made the team in 2005 and became co-captain, and Graham Johncock made it in 2006.
Port were not in the league in 1992. Port entered the league in 1997.
Mark Bickley. Mark Bickley successfully captained his 1997 and 1998 teams to victory against St. Kilda in 1997, and North Melbourne in 1998.
Hawthorn Hawks. Adelaide played its first official match against Hawthorn at Football Park. The Crows got off to the best possible start to their AFL life, smashing the eventual premiers by 86 points - 24.11 (155) to 9.15 (69) - in front of a crowd of 44,902.
7. Jason Torney, Matthew Bode, Ian Perrie, John Hinge, Darren Pfeiffer, Andrew McIntyre, and James Turner.
Mark Ricciuto. Roo played 311 games beating the club record which was held by Ben Hart.
The old record was 310 games.
Simon Goodwin. Goodwin was the most popular choice by the public behind Andrew McLeod.
|In the Crows' first AFL debut, who did they play and what was the final score?||The Adelaide Crows
Crows won 155-69 against Hawthorn. The Crows smashed Hawthorn, and they made their debut in rd 1, 1991.
1991. Although they were formed in 1990, they started playing and competing in 1991.