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  1. 1954

    Strategy Going through the scraps - delisted free agents (November 11-12)

    In the latter Choco years the club picked up a number of delisted has beens, or duds who had never made the grade, and they were nothing more than list cloggers. There has to be more chance of finding a diamond in the rough with a late draft pick than recycling someone elses left overs.
  2. 1954

    Strategy Going through the scraps - delisted free agents (November 11-12)

    Any parent who made their kid to go through school with the surname Eggmolesse-Smith should have been fired into the sun.
  3. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    Agreed, it wouldn't surprise me greatly if Koch had some input into Ladhams getting the rissole under his `Little old blue collar club from Alberton' mantra. Under his watch we have unfortunately fast become a little old vanilla club that exists to exist!
  4. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    I'm completely underwhelmed with the Ladham's trade, but I will hold fire until I see who the club gets for pick 12, and who would have been available at 16. Hopefully pick 12 won't be a spud who will struggle to get a kick in the sanfl, and then be delisted after a few seasons.
  5. 1954

    Opinion Sack Hinkley 4 - Show Him The Door

    Kern would require a translator in the US, the yanks would think he was speaking a foreign language.
  6. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    Regardless of the varying opinions on the worth of Ladhams we still have a coach who should have got the lemonade and sars 4 or 5 seasons ago, and who would still have input into list management, ie if the coach doesn't want a player, said player is probably goneski. As I suggested previously...
  7. 1954

    Rumour Assistant Coach Gossip

    Re Choco, there is definitely evidence that he is an excellent development coach, but it appears he can wear out his welcome within a few seasons, so it will be interesting to see how long he stays with the dees. There is no way I would want him back at Alberton as senior coach, and the major...
  8. 1954

    Rumour Assistant Coach Gossip

    I can recall reading those comments too, I also have a recollection from somewhere (it may have been Fox footy) that Bassett and Essendon had a falling out and their parting wasn't particularly amicable.
  9. 1954

    Resource 2022 Membership

    Agreed, the drums have been beating loudly since the prelim debacle and unless there is at least one top line player traded in, and/or an assistant coaching coup (unlikely), I will be very surprised if there isn't at least a 5k drop off in membership renewals, and not particularly surprised if...
  10. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    The dees set the bar very high in the recent gf and unless they c*ck things up completely they could be on the verge of a tigger's style dynasty and be the measuring stick of the comp for at least another 2 or 3 seasons, one or two quality trades could improve the Power list, but I doubt it will...
  11. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    Different people in charge of course but in my opinion members and supporters have been treated like mushrooms for most of the clubs time in the AFL, and the Ladhams and SPP situations remind me of Choppy Pickett going from a `required player at Port Adelaide,' to traded to the dees about 24...
  12. 1954

    List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

    If that is true it makes kern sound like a kid in a schoolyard playground, if the club gives Ladhams away over BS like that the player will be 25 and coming into his prime by the time the coach should be on the scrap heap. I believe a club needs 3 genuine ruckmen on their list, it's not that...
  13. 1954

    Opinion Sack Hinkley 4 - Show Him The Door

    The club will eventually have to make the decision between kern and the loss of members, but unfortunately I don't expect he will get the rissole/pull the pin on himself before season 2023, and yes I know you were joking about sacking him today. :)
  14. 1954

    Rumour Assistant Coach Gossip

    Telling a bloke before he has played in a gf that he won't be offered another contract has bells on it, and convinces me the current hierarchy couldn't give a flying f*** whether the Maggies are successful or not, but the campaigners are happy to sell Maggie memberships and merchandise. I...
  15. 1954

    News Welcome to Port Adelaide Jeremy Finlayson

    Finlayson is a good get for what he cost, and as has been pointed out he can play at both ends. :thumbsu:
  16. 1954

    Opinion Sack Hinkley 4 - Show Him The Door

    My major concern with kern now isn't just his coaching in big games and finals, as unfortunately I've become accustomed to being disappointed, but how much of a smouldering ruin will be left behind if/when koch finally grows some cajones and gives him the sayonara. Re the if/when bit, even if...
  17. 1954

    Mega Thread Port Forum 'General AFL Talk' Thread Part 21

    I didn't think it was possible, but that tweet by Swan makes Kern sound like a Rhodes scholar.
  18. 1954

    Let's talk Ports! Part 3

    Usually that would be a reasonable point GP, but Norwood hadn't won a flag with their senior team since 1950 and appeared desperate for some silver ware even though it was only at magoo's level, and they used to regularly stack their B's with league players only weeks before the finals. The...
  19. 1954

    Let's talk Ports! Part 3

    In the mid to late 1960's as soon as they were out of league finals contention Norwood, North and W Torrens were known for stacking their magoos with regular league players. From memory the deadlegs won a number of reserve's flags in that era and the early 1970's with numerous 25-28 year olds...
  20. 1954

    Autopsy David Koch & The Vanillarisation of Port Adelaide

    Agreed, a form of arrogant campaignerism worked extremely well for the club for decades and no doubt was a huge part of the success that elevated us into the national comp. We don't do `humble' well at all, to me it's akin to watering down a 12 year old malt whiskey with tap water, but I have...