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Nottingham, Position: [15], Walker made his return to competitive football early in the 2014 season in the Adelaide Crows reserves' side, kicking three goals in a 37-point loss to Glenelg. View the profiles of people named Taylor Walker. He kicked 54 goals during Adelaide’s premiership push in 2017. After the match he was criticized over the brevity of his post-match speech. [14] In the meantime, Walker made headlines by appearing on The Footy Show and agreeing to shave his famous mullet to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Taylor Walker (born 25 April 1990), nicknamed Tex, is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Again, Walker was accused of not showing enough defensive pressure in the forward line. Adelaide's Taylor Walker and Daniel Talia withdraw from crucial clash", "Taylor Walker has been shown up by Gavin Cooper, as Essendon legend Tim Watson claims the Crows turned on each other at halftime", "Taylor Walker hasn't displayed great leadership since Grand Final loss and Jake Lever's trade request", "Taylor Walker denies double standards, says Lever and Gibbs different stories", "Taylor Walker decides to step down as Adelaide Crows captain", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Taylor_Walker_(footballer)&oldid=982791981, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 11:07. [32], On 4 September 2019, Walker stepped down as the club's captain.[33]. [23] Walker began the season with great form, starring with five goals and four goal assists in the first half against Essendon in the absence of fellow key forwards Josh Jenkins and Mitch McGovern. Coincidentally, his 15-goal season for 2020 was the lowest tally for any club's leading goalkicker since Jack James totalled 13 goals for the 1920 season (exactly 100 years prior). After injury interrupted his 2018 season, the skipper underwent surgery on his foot. Prior to being drafted in 2007, he guided North Broken Hill to a premiership, booting seven goals, and was named best-on-ground despite being just 17. [28] Walker missed the final match of the home and away season against West Coast due to a toe injury. [8] However, late in the season, Walker re-signed with the Crows for a further four years. [9] He played his 100th AFL game in round 18 against the Sydney Swans at the Sydney Cricket Ground, fittingly in his home state of New South Wales. [24] He kicked 18 goals in his first five games while Adelaide remained undefeated, but he began to struggle, only kicking 16 in his next seven with the Crows losing five of those games. He was dropped from the side on a number of occasions throughout the year, sparking rumours that he and head coach Neil Craig were not seeing eye to eye and that Craig was using Walker as a scapegoat for Adelaide's poor form throughout the year. [6] This included a five-goal performance against reigning premiers Hawthorn in round 10, which earned him an AFL Rising Star nomination. [30] When teammate Jake Lever requested a trade from Adelaide to Melbourne, Walker was again criticized for saying that Lever was “choosing money over success”. [26] In a match against the Western Bulldogs, Walker bumped defender Jason Johannisen into a goal post. 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[5], Walker spent his first year at the Crows playing for Norwood in the SANFL, kicking more than 50 goals in the 2008 season. [6], Walker returned to the side in 2010 and showed fluctuating form, showing glimpses of brilliance alongside some poor performances. Wasserman, Ehem. [citation needed] Despite inconsistent form and injuries, Walker was the club's leading goalkicker in 2011, booting 32 goals from only 13 games, at an average of 2.5 per game, ranked sixth in the AFL.

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