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Schulzenfest

TheBrownDog
Feb 23, 2008
57,870
175,429
SA
AFL Club
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Toronto Raptors
Although for now we lost the fight to wear the Prison Bars two weeks ago, this week we finally get to welcome back another long-missed Port Adelaide tradition - Melt Day.

Share some of your favourite Melt Day memories below!

John Butcher dropped for a fat Jarrad Redden who was so poor that he never played another game of AFL football and was delisted at the end of the season
John Butcher dropped for Sam Gray on the eve of what could've been a 100+ point confidence boosting win
Simon Phillips selected after a 4 disposal game in the SANFL
Jake Neade being promoted to the senior side after a 1 goal SANFL game while Dougal Howard after an 8 goal SANFL game was left in the reserves
Xavier Duursma dropped to make room for Cam Sutcliffe to come in and terrorise Lachie Neale
That game against GWS where we dropped Dixon, went in with zero recognised KPF's, and lost by less than a goal with Phil Davis and Nick Haynes taking a billionty intercept marks between them
 

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El_Scorcho

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 21, 2007
28,616
76,105
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The Butcher for Sam Gray against the hapless Lions in what ended up being a 113 point win is the turning point of Hinkley's entire coaching career with us so it's hard to not have that at number 1.
Butcher was then leading the Ken Farmer medal after 12 rounds in the SANFL and couldn't get a look in because Ken galaxy brain Hinkley had decided to go small and replacing a small with a tall was impossible for some reason.
 

EskimoPAFC

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 17, 2017
8,480
20,421
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Selecting 2 gamer Marshall and 9 gamer Howard in the 2017 Elim final whilst leaving Trengove to twiddle his thumbs, only then to have McGovern, Barass, McKenzie and the corpse of Drew Petrie to take 12 contested marks between them in our forward line.
Hate how often this one is brought up. In hindsight it was the wrong call but it was a gutsy call, and it worked for three quarters of the game; had we kicked straight we should have still won even with that awful start.

As a result of this and the backlash we became the most gutless selection panel in the AFL.
 

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edgie

TheBrownDog
Apr 27, 2008
52,722
60,824
The 'Yabba
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Chael Sonnen: Moral Champion
Basically never picking that dude from South Adelaide whos name escapes me that ended up winning the Ken Farmer that year, whilst Jackson Trengrove lumbered around deep forward most of the year in a display that would've been unacceptable by 1960s standards.
 

Macca19

Moderator
Jan 14, 2001
64,612
86,792
Albertr0n
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MUFC, Orlando Magic
Basically never picking that dude from South Adelaide whos name escapes me that ended up winning the Ken Farmer that year, whilst Jackson Trengrove lumbered around deep forward most of the year in a display that would've been unacceptable by 1960s standards.
Bett Reddy
 

Macca19

Moderator
Jan 14, 2001
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Albertr0n
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MUFC, Orlando Magic
Troy Chaplin getting dropped after tearing Nathan Thompson a new one about his 5th game because he didnt want him to get ahead of himself. Didnt play for 13 rounds.

Damon White kicking 3 goals in his 2nd game in 2004, looking a much superior 2nd tall forward option, then gettinf dropped for 2 months the next week, for the same reason.

Sack El Cocolat
 

JohnHinckleyJr

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 1, 2014
5,300
5,863
Adelaide, South Australia
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Chicago Bulls Man Utd
Basically never picking that dude from South Adelaide whos name escapes me that ended up winning the Ken Farmer that year, whilst Jackson Trengrove lumbered around deep forward most of the year in a display that would've been unacceptable by 1960s standards.
Had a decent pre season game for us vs the hawks ..
Didn't get a look in poor campaigner
 

Schulzenfest

TheBrownDog
Feb 23, 2008
57,870
175,429
SA
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Selecting 2 gamer Marshall and 9 gamer Howard in the 2017 Elim final whilst leaving Trengove to twiddle his thumbs, only then to have McGovern, Barass, McKenzie and the corpse of Drew Petrie to take 12 contested marks between them in our forward line.
I was fine with this at the time and I remain fine with this. Trengove wasn't a forward's a-hole and Dougal was one of our better players on the night.
 

dirty2

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 6, 2016
8,027
10,771
Bar Rossa
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Arsenal
Although for now we lost the fight to wear the Prison Bars two weeks ago, this week we finally get to welcome back another long-missed Port Adelaide tradition - Melt Day.

Share some of your favourite Melt Day memories below!

John Butcher dropped for a fat Jarrad Redden who was so poor that he never played another game of AFL football and was delisted at the end of the season
John Butcher dropped for Sam Gray on the eve of what could've been a 100+ point confidence boosting win
Simon Phillips selected after a 4 disposal game in the SANFL
Jake Neade being promoted to the senior side after a 1 goal SANFL game while Dougal Howard after an 8 goal SANFL game was left in the reserves
Xavier Duursma dropped to make room for Cam Sutcliffe to come in and terrorise Lachie Neale
That game against GWS where we dropped Dixon, went in with zero recognised KPF's, and lost by less than a goal with Phil Davis and Nick Haynes taking a billionty intercept marks between them
There's a few good reasons to sack Hinkley...
 

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