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Sarah Black  October 9, 2017 8:12 AM

Get some leg speed, Adelaide We dissect the highs and lows of the Crows' 2017 in The Wash-Up

DESPITE it ending in heartbreak, Adelaide fans will look back fondly on a 2017 that brought a minor premiership and a series of dazzling performances.

Giving their verdict on the Crows in an end-of-season fan survey conducted after the Grand Final, supporters gave the season 8.2/10.

Midfield bull Matt Crouch can hold his head high after his Grand Final performance, and his excellent 2017 was recognised by fans, with half of respondents naming him player of the season.

Troy Menzel, who played just four senior games this season with an average of 9.5 disposals a match, was named the most disappointing player.

He was closely followed by forward Josh Jenkins, who came to regret his talk of premierships in the weeks before the Grand Final.

Here are the full survey results, plus a selection of Crows fans' moments to remember and forget.

What was the moment you'll remember?

Preliminary final post-match when the Adelaide Oval shook.
- Stephen Read, Coromandel Valley SA

Mitch McGovern taking an absolute screamer and slotting the goal to sneak away with a draw against Collingwood.
- Sam Goern, Prospect SA

Defeating Port Adelaide by a Showdown record of 84 points.
- Axel Beard, Rockhampton Qld

Hugh Greenwood on debut, the future is bright with that one. Going to have a hell of a year next year.
- Jason Reid, Greenwith SA

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

Driving eight hours to watch us get hammered by Richmond in the big dance.
- Tony Barilla, Adelaide SA

Grand Final day. Hard to believe it was the same team, heartbreaking performance.
- Brodie Driscoll-Court, Adelaide SA

Rory Atkins playing on from a Tex [Taylor] Walker free kick and getting caught holding the ball. It turned our Grand Final.
- Conrad Smith, Keilor East Vic

How we were 64-0 down in Tassie [against North Melbourne] will never make sense to me.
- James Preece, Cumberland Park SA

Crows fans' season rating


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