TWO SENIOR officials are set to come under fire in Adelaide's external review as key players question the make-up of the four-man panel assembled by the club.
AFL.com.au understands players have questioned the merit of two media figures in Jason Dunstall and Matthew Pavlich forming part of the committee which was announced last week.
It has prompted players to consider how much information they divulge throughout interviews in the possibility certain details may be aired through non-Crows parties.
Media figure and Dockers great Matthew Pavlich (centre). Picture: Getty Images
If the players choose to answer questions openly, some will be critical of assistant coach Scott Camporeale and head of football Brett Burton.
One senior player considering his future with the club has totally fallen out with Camporeale.
The review, to be held over the coming weeks, comes after two horror seasons in which the Crows have missed the finals on both occasions after falling in the 2017 Grand Final.
Players will be assured of the privacy of the scheduled interviews with panel members all signing confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
Commissioned by chairman Rob Chapman, the club searched far and wide for panel members before landing on Dunstall and Pavlich due to their track record at AFL clubs and knowledge of the current game.
The co-captaincy of Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane will also be part of the club's review.
Walker, outright captain in 2015-2018, has been adversely affected by the turmoil of his club in the past two years and is analysing all aspects of his football life.
It is believed Walker has been in deep thought about his role with Adelaide since its season ended two weeks ago, and people close to him have seen him become worn down not just with the Crows but Adelaide the city.
Crows leaders Taylor Walker (left) and Rory Sloane. Picture: AFL Photos
Senior players will be quizzed around their end of season holidays as part of the review that is also expected to place significant pressure on coach Don Pyke, who has two years left on his contract.
High performance consultant Tim Gabbett and sports psychologist Jonah Oliver round out the panel to be chaired by Dunstall, with Oliver expected to do the bulk of the player interviews.
All levels of the football department will be asked to present, while chief executive Andrew Fagan will act as a conduit between the four-man panel and the club.
Parts of the playing group have also been left frustrated with the handling of much-loved teammate Richard Douglas' departure which was initially framed as a retirement.
It comes as a summer of change is expected at West Lakes with six senior regulars out of contract and others in the sights of rival clubs.
Hugh Greenwood is weighing up other offers, with teammate Alex Keath spotted touring St Kilda's Moorabbin headquarters on Monday.
Ruckman Sam Jacobs is edging closer to a move to Greater Western Sydney, while Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Riley Knight and David Mackay remain unsigned.
Brad Crouch has registered interest from Victorian clubs but has also asked his management to explore a long-term extension at the Crows before he comes out of contract at the end of 2020.
Intrigue surrounds the future of out-of-favour forward Josh Jenkins who has two years to run on his existing deal.
On a deal believed to be worth more than $500,000 per season, the 30-year-old would be more likely to be picked up by another club should the Crows pay part of his remaining wage.
Small forward Eddie Betts, who is contracted at the Crows for 2020, has been left frustrated with the past two seasons and is monitoring interest from Carlton led by coach David Teague.