As a former captain of St Kilda for eight years, Danny Frawley knows a thing or two about leading a team, and he doesn’t think Crows skipper Tex Walker is the right man for the job in Adelaide.
Earlier in the week, vice-captain Rory Sloane signed a new five-year contract, tying him to the Crows for life, and Frawley think he is the one that should take over the captaincy.
“I’ll be very, very surprised if Sloane’s not the next captain of Adelaide,” Frawley said on SEN Breakfast this morning.
“I think Walker’s knees are really troubling him a lot. He’s not the same player that we saw.
“I think it’s hard if you can’t perform the way you want to as a skipper.
“Your number one role as a captain is to perform on the field, forget off the field. You’re there to try and win games and I’m only looking at what I’m seeing, Tex isn’t the same player.
“If his form gets back to his best, no doubting he should be captain. I’m only looking at what I’ve seen.
“I can remember Tex standing on heads, but now it looks like his big toe is stuck to the ground.”
Frawley regrets staying captain of St Kilda as long as he did and he doesn’t want the same for Walker.
“I captained all the way to the end of my career at the Saints and probably shouldn’t have,” he said.
“I was really badly injured and it was never really mentioned, but looking back there’s no doubt I should’ve handed it over.”