Eade out to end AFL slump against Crows
Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says records are made to be broken as they take on undefeated Adelaide in round five of the AFL.
Gold Coast have never beaten Adelaide in nine attempts, but coach Rodney Eade says records are made to be broken ahead of their round five AFL clash at Metricon.
Gold Coast will be minus their co-captain Steve May through injury and have not won a game without the key defender in the last three years, but Eade isn't worried about this statistic.
"Apparently we don't win in Melbourne but we won there last week, those (records) are made to be broken," Eade said.
If they can manage an upset this will continue the Suns' record-breaking season.
In their last two matches Gold Coast have beaten Hawthorn for the first time and won their first match in Victoria under with Eade.
If Gold Coast upset the joint-competition leaders this weekend it will be the first time they have recorded three consecutive victories since the start of the 2016 season.
Adelaide are aiming to go 5-0 this weekend, the first time in the club's history.
The Crows are the highest scoring team in 2017, averaging 128 points a game and scoring more than 100 points on four occasions.
Eddie Betts' evergreen form has him leading the Coleman Medal with 16 goals, six of which came against Essendon last week.
The Suns have a good record against Betts, having kept him goalless when they last played at Metricon in 2016.
Eade aims to stop the two-time All-Australian with a defensive structure that will see Adam Saad and Jarrod Harbrow rotating the duties of marking Betts.
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