AFL 2016 Adelaide Crows footy stamps
The Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Adelaide Crows squad.Read more
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The Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Adelaide Crows squad.
Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad and some of the key milestones beckoning for some of the players.
The Adelaide Crows had an emotion-packed 2015 after the sudden death of its coach, Phil Walsh, in early July. Walsh had only coached 12 games after replacing Brenton Sanderson at the end of 2014, but he was having a positive impact on the players – the Crows had won seven matches and were improving. Assistant Scott Camporeale (mentored by former Eagles coach John Worsfold, now at Essendon) took over for the rest of the season and the Crows recovered well to finish in seventh place with 13 wins. The Crows upset the highly rated Western Bulldogs to win an elimination final at the MCG by seven points, but were thrashed by the eventual premiers, Hawthorn, in a semi final. The club farewelled a difficult season and also said goodbye to star player Patrick Dangerfield, who took up his free agency option and returned home to Victoria to play for the Geelong Cats.
Former West Coast Eagle Don Pyke, who did a solid apprenticeship as an assistant, is the new coach, but difficult to replace will be the exceptional Dangerfield, a rare midfield talent. The Crows will be hoping midfielder Brad Crouch, who has been dogged with a foot injury, can return to his best form, while the consistent Rory Sloane, now in his eighth season, is ready for more of an impact role in Dangerfeld’s absence. New to the Crows is former Magpie speedster Paul Seedsman, who won the 2015 Anzac Day Medal, and Carlton’s Troy Menzel, a clever forward, who will add to the already successful forward combination of captain Taylor Walker and cult-figure Eddie Betts, who kicked 102 goals between them last season. Top draft pick, Wayne Milera, a local speedster with deft skills, is expected to play senior football in his first season, while ex-GWS GIANTS defender Curtly Hampton is a handy pick up. Youngsters Rory Atkins ( 8 games) and Charlie Cameron (29 games) are exciting prospects and are expected to have a greater impact.