Tredrea: “I’d be livid if I was a Crows fan”

Former Port Adelaide great Warren Tredrea says the Adelaide Crows have made some grave mistakes since their Grand Final loss to Richmond in 2017.

He says the club has made some “grave mistakes” since September last year.

“I think they have been lying about their injuries…the camp denials happened,” he said.

“From that moment on, they have made some really poor decisions.”

The club tried moving forward with the recruitment of Charlie Cameron and Bryce Gibbs, but failed to handle the exodus of Jake Lever.

Lever didn’t attend the clubs Best and Fairest at the end of last season, and was publicly criticised by captain Taylor Walker for his move to Melbourne.

“When Jake Lever left they threw their toys out and spat the chewy,” Tredrea said.

Only last week did the club finally address their controversial pre-season camp.

It had been reported the players were forced to endure military-like training regimes, were forced to listen to the Richmond theme song on repeat, and some offensive language was used towards the Indigenous players.

Adelaide Chairman Rob Chapman and coach Don Pyke both conceded the Collective Minds camp “could’ve been done better.”

Tredrea said the club clearly underestimated the player’s “mental state” since the Grand Final.

“If I was a fan I’d be livid.”