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Tippett flies from Crows, but not clear where


Jared Lynch

Adelaide Kurt Tippett celebrates a goal during the preliminary final against Hawthorn at the MCG last month.

Adelaide Kurt Tippett celebrates a goal during the preliminary final against Hawthorn at the MCG last month. Photo: Paul Rovere

Kurt Tippett has walked from Adelaide, telling the Crows he wants a trade as several clubs vie for the talented forward.

Collingwood, the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast and even 2012 premier Sydney have all expressed interest in the 25-year-old.

Tippett told the Crows this morning that he would seek a trade with a rival club in this month's trade period.

Adelaide's head of list management and recruiting, David Noble, said although he was disappointed he assured supporters the club would do everything it can to "engineer a positive" trade.

"I can assure members and supporters that the club (including players and coaches) could not have done any more to try to convince Kurt to stay with our club," Noble said.

"In addition, we believe that our club has provided Kurt with an outstanding learning environment after drafting him as an extremely inexperienced 18-year old in 2006.

"On top of this we have always put Kurt's best interests at the forefront as well as remunerating him at the top end of our player payments scale.

"The club has now reassessed the current list and will continue its strategy to make sure the team's needs are met so the improved performances of 2012 continue."

Crows star Patrick Dangerfield accused Tippett of not committing to Adelaide's ambitions.

"Disappointing day for the AFC. Club has done everything it could. But you have to want to be apart (sic) of where we are going," Dangerfield posted on Twitter.

Tippet played 104 AFL games for Adelaide and kicked 188 goals, including 39 this season. He booted four goals in the Crows' loss to Hawthorn in the preliminary final.

Drafted from Queensland with pick 32 at the 2006 national draft, he made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2008 season.

with AAP



  • Would love to see Tippett come to Sydney.
    A power forward would not go astray and would take some of the pressure of our midfielders to kick goals week in week out.
    As long as he buys in to what the team is all about he'd be more than welcome.

    Blood brother
    Date and time
    October 02, 2012, 11:14AM
    • And what is that you stand for, Blood Brother, free hand outs from the league? Last time you were in the bottom 4 was in 1994, I rest my case #salarycapconcessions #cheats

      Skeptical Inquirer
      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 12:43PM
    • As well as salary cap concessions, Its common knowledge the the Bloods stands for having the umpires on side so they receive incredibly biased umpiring decisions to ensure they win......

      Speakin da truth
      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 1:08PM
    • Youy're saying the only reason Sydney never bottomed out is becasue of free hand outs from the AFL?
      What are these hand outs you speak of?
      They're certainly not draft picks.
      I think you need to give the players and coaching staff a bit more credit Skeptical Inquirer.
      The culture that the Swans have built at the club is why we haven't bottomed out.
      Walking the "never say die" walk rather than just talking it is why we've been to the finals 14 out of the last 17 years.

      Blood brother
      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 1:10PM
    • @Skeptical Inquirer - I'm with you 100%. If Sydney can afford to fit this guy in with all the other players from other clubs that they can grab with the extra $1M in their Salary cap (Mumford, Kennedy, Richards, Everitt, Morton, McGlynn and throw in O'Keefe who would have walked but the Swans could throw more money at him to stay), then enough is enough.

      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 1:19PM
    • Yes, he'd need to improve his output considerably though as we have Matt Spangher to come back in & Tommy Walsh needs a lot more game time to assess whether or not he can cut it. Jesse White will be cut so it depends upon how much he wants and more importantly, if he is committed to earning his stripes as a Blood...

      In the Bloods
      Lake Oval
      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 1:34PM
    • Skeptical Inquirer - what an unintelligent comment. Sydney has received a few concessions, sanctioned by the AFL, to make the competition a level playing field and attract some talent from other states. The Swans have been doing a fantastic job of promoting football in a region which it was previously not the No. 1 code and we are starting to see that succeed with players such as Jarred McVeigh and Keiren Jack both from the Pennant Hills Football Club. Sydney is an expensive place to live, Adelaide is not.

      Would you rather they were bought a premiership, as the NRL did with Melbourne Storm?

      Northern Beaches
      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 2:11PM
    • Skeptical Inquirer? Shouldn't you have signed that Sour Grapes?

      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 3:06PM
    • Uhhmmm Roy - tell me the difference between what Sydney has done (paid $1m above every other club's salary cap) and what Melbourne storm did (paid $1M above every other club's salary cap) - Oh I remember Sydney are allowed to do it by the AFL

      Date and time
      October 02, 2012, 4:44PM
  • I am a mad Crows fan. Sad to see Tippo go but.......
    1. Unreliable kick
    2. One big concussion from retirement
    3. 10th on B & F last year on top dollar!
    Use the old Hawthorn saying, crisis creates opportunity ..... Jenkins step up and buy another defensive midfielder where the game is won! Go Crows!

    Date and time
    October 02, 2012, 11:18AM

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