AFL Rd 1 - Western Bulldogs v Collingwood
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Josh Daicos of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the 2020 AFL Round 01 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Collingwood Magpies at Marvel Stadium on March 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

It’s nearly here, we can almost smell the freshly cut grass and the new leather on the Sherrin.

Footy is nearly back and for every fan it’s exciting, what is in store for your club? Are they ready to leap up the ladder? Or are they about to turn to youth?

There’s always dozens of questions in the pre-season. We look at what your club has up its sleeve coming into the new season and what you should be looking forward as the season nears.



The kids

The Crows finished last in 2020 and earned a good draft hand in the process. It seems they’ve done very well for themselves on draft night and Crows fans can expect to see many of their exciting youngsters sooner rather then later.

Riley Thilthorpe, Luke Pedlar, Brayden Cook and James Rowe all look a real chance to play Round 1. They’ll all most likely feature in pre-season, these kids will be the future of the football club.

Wins aren’t the measuring stick this year for Adelaide, it’s the development of the youth and these boys are the poster boys for the future.