Two years ago
The Terrance Ferguson experiment
Firstly, credit has to go the club for making it happen. It was creative and they got some exposure and hype from it.
Secondly, i think Joey was guilty of under-utilising and offering unbalanced minutes.
I'm of the view that Adelaide needed a ready made import for that crucial third spot. It felt too much like a project player for Joey as opposed to someone who was here to help us win. When you see Ferguson anchored to the bench during some games, you can't help but wonder why he's here. Again, not a criticism for those who disagree, but more so a challenge to the club as to what the point of the experiment was?
A counter argument to this is that Adelaide and Illawarra were two teams that had success with imports who were role players. Ferguson seemed like a great team guy. Maybe if we went for a star type, we wouldn't of had the same chemistry that got the team to the semis? And you compare that to big spending teams like Melbourne.
I don't think there's any right or wrong views here, but ultimately i think Adelaide needed a seasoned import if they didn't intend to use Ferguson much or properly to his strengths. Now that it's done, would you like to see them go down a similar path next season?