Adelaide coaching great Malcolm Blight believes his former club is capable of making this season’s Grand Final.
The two-time Crows premiership coach believes that their draw – as well as an experienced list – paves the way for Adelaide to make their second Grand Final in three seasons.
“If you look at the draw, I reckon they (Adelaide) can play in their second Grand Final in three years,” Blight told SEN’s Whateley.
“They’re the most experienced team – their time is now. They’ve got a lot of players at 29-30, this is most experienced team that I see.
“They’ve got them all back on deck and I think it’s time now. You can see the Collingwoods, you can see the Geelongs, you can see the Eagles … but this is the only time the Crows have got to actually do something with this group.”
The 1978 Brownlow medallist was also very optimistic regarding the quality that the Crows possess across the ground.
“The backline is very good, and they’ve got enough grunt around the middle with the Crouch boys and (Rory) Sloane. If they can get those pieces up forward, this is a super chance to finish off in a blaze of glory.”
Adelaide currently sit fifth on the ladder, having defeated GWS by 21 points on the weekend.
They are set to face Richmond at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night, with a victory against the Tigers enough to at least temporarily propel the Crows into the top four.