Adelaide captain Rory Sloane has dismissed Victorian Premier Dan Andrews’ shot at South Australia.
The star midfielder has lived in South Australia for the past 12 years and said there were plenty of reasons to stick around.
“I love it here, I love the footy club, I love the fans and I love the town itself,” Sloane told Triple M’s The Rush Hour.
“I heard the premier of Victoria give it a whack… I’ll put some footage up later of spots I’ve travelled to.
“People can see why South Australia is such a great place.”
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Regarding the controversial topic of players leaving the Club, Sloane said he considered it a compliment to the Crows’ system.
“I take it as a positive as well,” Sloane said.
“We would love to keep them, but the fact we have built these guys up and that teams want them… we’re clearly doing something right in how we develop these players.
“I thought about it for ages… I was spewing when Nathan Bock left all those years ago, but then Phil Davis stepped up. Davis left, and then Daniel Talia steps up into a role there.
“Danger leaves, then Matt and Brad (Crouch) step up.
“There is always an opportunity when a gap opens up and someone is always ready to take it.”