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Will history repeat?

Ned gets the nod Ned Reeves has been picked up as a rookie by the Hawthorn Football Club ahead of the 2019 season, he spoke with Hawks Media following the news breaking.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Jarman Impey of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL round 13 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
The Hawks have a strong record traveling to Adelaide to take on the Crows.

Adelaide has been widely touted as being one of the most improved sides in 2019.

After missing finals the year after playing off in a grand final, the potency of the Crows hasn’t been forgotten by the football world.

Set with the task of taking on Adelaide at Adelaide Oval in Round 1, the Hawks will have their work cut out as they clash with a determined Crows outfit.

But Hawthorn would be buoyed by its favourable record in Crows territory.

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Hawthorn owns the best record of any opposition club when taking on Don Pyke’s men at the venue.

Alastair Clarkson has led his men to Adelaide Oval to take on the Crows three times and all three times the Hawks have returned victorious.

Sydney and Melbourne also have winning records at the ground, but both have experienced losses in their three and four visits respectively.

At the other end of the spectrum, North Melbourne and St Kilda seem to despise going to Adelaide Oval to clash with the Crows.

North Melbourne have been unsuccessful on five attempts while the Saints have had similar levels of fortune from their four goes.

Luke Breust has been a notable Hawk performer at the venue, kicking six goals from his three appearances there against the Crows while, in his former home state, Shaun Burgoyne has averaged 22.3 disposals, 5.3 tackles and 1.3 goals.

Team

Adelaide Oval wins

Adelaide Oval losses

Winning %

Hawthorn

3

0

100

Melbourne

3

1

75

Sydney

2

1

66

West Coast

2

2

50

Collingwood

1

2

33.3

Fremantle

1

2

33.3

Port Adelaide

3

7

30

Geelong

1

3

25

Richmond

1

3

25

GWS

1

4

20

Brisbane

0

2

0

Carlton

0

1

0

Essendon

0

2

0

Gold Coast

0

3

0

North Melbourne

0

5

0

St Kilda

0

4

0

Western Bulldogs

0

2

0

Despite being the only side in the competition to have never lost to Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, the Hawks will certainly have their work cut out for themselves come next Saturday night. What’s your prediction?

 

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs