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BangyBangy

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Not ideal for Port. Their start to the season was going to be tricky in any event.

Round 1. Suns at Metricon.
Round 2. Crows
Round 3. North at Marvel
Round 4. West Coast in Adelaide.
Round 5. Collingwood at MCG

 

Maroon Monsoon

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Not ideal for Port. Their start to the season was going to be tricky in any event.

Round 1. Suns at Metricon.
Round 2. Crows
Round 3. North at Marvel
Round 4. West Coast in Adelaide.
Round 5. Collingwood at MCG

Pretty ideal for whichever club managed to score ports first round pick next year though ;)
 

jjami15

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Port are a team where if they have a few injuries to key players (like most) they’re screwed. Ollie is one, so is Dixon and also Boak. Those 3 go down and they could have a rough time of it. Also Hinkley doesn’t seem to be a person who would take to kindly to a few early losses and could ‘flip his kid’ and make life horrible for the players.
 

jackess

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Port are a team where if they have a few injuries to key players (like most) they’re screwed. Ollie is one, so is Dixon and also Boak. Those 3 go down and they could have a rough time of it. Also Hinkley doesn’t seem to be a person who would take to kindly to a few early losses and could ‘flip his kid’ and make life horrible for the players.
Poor kid
 

pulpdriver

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Not ideal for Port. Their start to the season was going to be tricky in any event.

Round 1. Suns at Metricon.
Round 2. Crows
Round 3. North at Marvel
Round 4. West Coast in Adelaide.
Round 5. Collingwood at MCG

Tough start to the season. Missing Wines will really hurt not to mention none of Jonas, Boak, Rocky, Drew, Watts or Hartlett have had full pre-seasons. Think there's a few others with injury interrupted pre-seasons and Dixon, though fit, has knees are made of paper. Will be interesting to see where we and they sit on the ladder coming into the round 9 match.
 

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briztoon

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Correct- The last 4 years

2019 : 1 point loss to Saints at Marvel
2018 : Win over North at Cazaley's (in mud from memory)
2017 : 2 point loss to Lions at Metricon
2016 : Win over Bomber's at Metricon

So hopefully they get a win over Port
Not just their first game. Pretty sure the past two seasons they’ve been 3:1 after the first 4 rounds. Then youth, injuries and lack of depth start impacting their season.

Right now they’ve lost maybe 2 or 3 players from their best 22 for the start of the season to injury. Plus some of their key depth players. A couple of those injuries are long term or season ending.

Just means some of their new draftees look to debut round 1.

Potentially they have all of Rankine, Rowell, Anderson and Flanders in their round 1 team.
 

luthor

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Not just their first game. Pretty sure the past two seasons they’ve been 3:1 after the first 4 rounds. Then youth, injuries and lack of depth start impacting their season.

Right now they’ve lost maybe 2 or 3 players from their best 22 for the start of the season to injury. Plus some of their key depth players. A couple of those injuries are long term or season ending.

Just means some of their new draftees look to debut round 1.

Potentially they have all of Rankine, Rowell, Anderson and Flanders in their round 1 team.
If Rankine gets himself match fit, he'll be scary good.
 

jjami15

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I read the article when it first came out and it has been interesting to watch Hinkley over the last few years. When they’re up and going he seems like a good coach but when they’re battling he seems like a right goose and someone I wouldn’t want to playing under. Brash statements like that have been the undoing of many a club and I can see it only being a hinderance as well. It will be a very interesting season for Port, I get the feeling Hinkley is under a fair bit of pressure.
 

Maroon Monsoon

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I read the article when it first came out and it has been interesting to watch Hinkley over the last few years. When they’re up and going he seems like a good coach but when they’re battling he seems like a right goose and someone I wouldn’t want to playing under. Brash statements like that have been the undoing of many a club and I can see it only being a hinderance as well. It will be a very interesting season for Port, I get the feeling Hinkley is under a fair bit of pressure.
One of the biggest issues Hinckley faces is he's a known quantity with well established limitations. He might not be the worst coach in the competition but after the turnover last season I couldn't definitively nominate another - the other candidates just haven't been in the seat long enough.

Makes it hard for Port to sell hope and positivity when they've got an established mediocrity in the box seat. Almost better to have a new coach in there even if there's no improvement in quality
 

KissKiss

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I read the article when it first came out and it has been interesting to watch Hinkley over the last few years. When they’re up and going he seems like a good coach but when they’re battling he seems like a right goose and someone I wouldn’t want to playing under. Brash statements like that have been the undoing of many a club and I can see it only being a hinderance as well. It will be a very interesting season for Port, I get the feeling Hinkley is under a fair bit of pressure.
I think I heard him described as an emotional motivation coach. All his motivation is done by getting the team emotionally fired up. Which works great when you have something to work with but then you cant maintain it every week. When they drop off they drop off hard. So his teams have real yo-yo performances
 

T Rick

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I read the article when it first came out and it has been interesting to watch Hinkley over the last few years. When they’re up and going he seems like a good coach but when they’re battling he seems like a right goose and someone I wouldn’t want to playing under. Brash statements like that have been the undoing of many a club and I can see it only being a hinderance as well. It will be a very interesting season for Port, I get the feeling Hinkley is under a fair bit of pressure.
I agree - so many good things said about him at the time of his appointment to the Port job. He presents to me as a real Jekyl & Hyde coach. When Port are winning he is acceptable in his media interviews but when they are having a bad run he really turns ugly and lashes out at his players. I've never played footy at any level of note but on the basis of what I see, I couldn't work for this guy.
 

rangatangtang

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I think I heard him described as an emotional motivation coach. All his motivation is done by getting the team emotionally fired up. Which works great when you have something to work with but then you cant maintain it every week. When they drop off they drop off hard. So his teams have real yo-yo performances
Like last season's shitshow against us where he had to apologise for their misplaced aggression bahaha. Bring on pick 1
 

Coobk001

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One of the biggest issues Hinckley faces is he's a known quantity with well established limitations. He might not be the worst coach in the competition but after the turnover last season I couldn't definitively nominate another - the other candidates just haven't been in the seat long enough.

Makes it hard for Port to sell hope and positivity when they've got an established mediocrity in the box seat. Almost better to have a new coach in there even if there's no improvement in quality
This man is on point.

As an opposition fan, kudos.
 

bungalow_bill

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On the Port board there was talk of someone being their first Brownlow winner. Didn't realise they hadn't produced any. Even Freo have one
 

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