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spotthedog1

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I thought it was relatively smart of Port. Mackenzie won't cost much, and if they can get him back to form, he'll be lethal. Thomas is decent depth. They clearly view themselves as competing for the cup (can't blame them after all the free agents they picked up) so cover for injuries is important.
 

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Port will make the GF next year. Insane team they have now although their defence is poor. A few of their better players didn't play great footy this year and I reckon with the added support they have brought in especially through the midfield with Rocky will release the likes of Wingard, Gray and lesser extent Boak to play a bit more outside and more time up forward where they are deadly.

They lost a bit of depth though but definitely improved their best 22 by quiet a bit.
 

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Though the later is obviously preferable, in a depth sense the previous is still an improvement.
We would still have Bell and Bewick. I go for minimal depth, but should it be required give the young guys a bit of experience in the seniors. The only time depth is vital is the finals and we are not there yet.
 

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Port will make the GF next year. Insane team they have now although their defence is poor. A few of their better players didn't play great footy this year and I reckon with the added support they have brought in especially through the midfield with Rocky will release the likes of Wingard, Gray and lesser extent Boak to play a bit more outside and more time up forward where they are deadly.

They lost a bit of depth though but definitely improved their best 22 by quiet a bit.
Big jump from not beating a top 8 team to making the GF
 

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Big jump from not beating a top 8 team to making the GF
Maybe, but I reckon they are better placed than the Tigers and Dogs were the year before they won their premierships. I think a bit has to do with Kens game plan a bit though but they have bolstered their footy department and will no doubt tweak their structures to improve their deficiencies. I reckon their confidence will be pretty damn high right now going into preseason as well... and thats half the battle won already.
 

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Hows this for a silly idea, now that we have delisted nearly every other forward that got in his way, we redraft Freeman as a rookie and hope that he has had the scare to get him back to the form he showed pre Schache
I actually don’t think he showed great form pre Schache. I know everybody raves about his bag against the Pies at the G. I actually flew down and attend that game, at the time I thought three of his goals were quite serendipitous rather then good skill based.


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I actually don’t think he showed great form pre Schache. I know everybody raves about his bag against the Pies at the G. I actually flew down and attend that game, at the time I thought three of his goals were quite serendipitous rather then good skill based.


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Yep. One good mark and three fell his way.
 

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Maybe, but I reckon they are better placed than the Tigers and Dogs were the year before they won their premierships. I think a bit has to do with Kens game plan a bit though but they have bolstered their footy department and will no doubt tweak their structures to improve their deficiencies. I reckon their confidence will be pretty damn high right now going into preseason as well... and thats half the battle won already.
Those sorts of expectations following topping up and over confidence can back fire. Port will under enormous pressure to deliver. Tigers & Dogs went into their flag seasons just hoping to make the finals.
 

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Getting the pieces is just one part of it, getting it all to come together is much more difficult.

Port still don't strike me as close to the most imposing team next year, but they might be the most interesting now. Fascinating case study.
 

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They had next to zero injuries this year, had an easier draw (than what they're getting in 2018) and has been already been pointed out, still couldn't beat a team in the eight.

Lots of imports by Free Agency/top ups might need a bit of work to incorpoate withgout upsetting the team dynamic.

I'm far from sold on them.

They still have substantial "Bust" risk attached in my view.
 
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