Let's talk Ports! Part 2

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Journo thinking it's so original.
That's sub editor thinking. Journos write stories, subbies make the headline as they are the ones that set up the page and know how much space there is for the headline.
 

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Lockhart Road sent me the link to this article Rucci wrote the day before the 2014 PF v the Hawks which would have been a double page article on the Saturday. Can't find a copy of it on here have gone back 80 odd pages to the day of the article an d the next few weeks, but nothing. We must have all gone to the game.

It's Rucci 100% positive about Port apart from laying out the history pre Hinkley/Koch etc. I will put up the first bit and last bit so you can do a search if its blocked by the Herald sun.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...b/news-story/eb0115f02ce46fcb2c724e46e9805094
KEN Hinkley asked the question — the one few others had the courage to utter — before the digital voice recorder kicked in. “How long we got?” he asked — and he was not referring to the time before his next assignment at Alberton. It was February 2013, with the AFL pre-season in its final weeks. Hinkley was sitting in the dining lounge of the Port Adelaide Football Club — the AFL club that for five years had made the front pages of The Advertiserfor all the wrong reasons. Heavy debt. Record low crowds. Tumbling membership numbers. Even political stoushes with its licence owner, the SANFL. Two coaches had been sacked. The chief executive had been offered up as a sacrificial offering. Corporate Australia would not let the club’s commercial staff make sales pitches for sponsorship, despite the Power playing on the stage with the highest profile in Australian domestic sport.
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Hinkley no longer has to ask: “How long have we got?” The Port Adelaide Football Club has come out of its darkest tunnel. Now the question is how far can this revitalised football club go in one of the world’s toughest and demanding sporting competitions?
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...b/news-story/eb0115f02ce46fcb2c724e46e9805094

So where has all that positivity gone in the last 4 years and 3 months??
 

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So where has all that positivity gone in the last 4 years and 3 months??
It died on the jagged rocks at the bottom of the deep chasm that seperates expectation and reality.

After the 2014 PF we were widely regarded as the next big thing. We had an outrageous trajectory and Hinkley, who was also basking in the reflected glory of the Geelong dynasty, seemingly had us on the verge of becoming a magnificent encore. All the media pundits were backing us too with premiership favouritism for 2015 and beyond.

Expectation was through the roof. But in the following four seasons we didn’t get anywhere near it, with only a solitary EF loss to show for our efforts. We’ve failed to deliver, embarrassing ourselves and anyone who backed us.

RIPositivity.
 

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It died on the jagged rocks at the bottom of the deep chasm that seperates expectation and reality.

After the 2014 PF we were widely regarded as the next big thing. We had an outrageous trajectory and Hinkley, who was also basking in the reflected glory of the Geelong dynasty, seemingly had us on the verge of becoming a magnificent encore. All the media pundits were backing us too with premiership favouritism for 2015 and beyond.

Expectation was through the roof. But in the following four seasons we didn’t get anywhere near it, with only a solitary EF loss to show for our efforts. We’ve failed to deliver, embarrassing ourselves and anyone who backed us.

RIPositivity.
It went the day that Walsh crossed to the Crows. The players lost all hope and trust they had in the coaches that day.
 

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It went the day that Walsh crossed to the Crows. The players lost all hope and trust they had in the coaches that day.
Biggest load of garbage ever! I have nothing but respect for Walsh bar GF day 2007 but we were on the improve before he came back, Hinkley cooked the goose all shuffling of assistants aside.
 

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We were cavalier in our play, favouritism made Hinkley go conservative.

He got Mourinho’d.

He went from innovative to stale and hasn’t worked out why.
Agree. Coming in fresh he hadn't built those relationships. In a twisted way, McCarthy's death ushered in closeness and bonding that though warranted, was detrimental from a coaching perspective and bought in favouritism, which is only being rectified now. It's only human to develop a strong personal bias towards those players who you shared those times with.
 

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Port Adelaide housing development Dock One given planning approval

A major housing development on Port Adelaide’s landmark Dock One site has won planning approval, as the region readies for an expected boom driven by the $90 billion Defence shipbuilding program.

The State Commission Assessment Panel has given the green light to the first phase of the Dock One development, which features more than 100 homes split across three sites.

It is part of a larger Dock One overhaul, led by Starfish Developments, which is ultimately expected to feature 750 homes in townhouses and apartments along with public spaces including a waterside piazza and boardwalk.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news...l/news-story/6b4a9aec749750587b85d27dcb4acd9f

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Things are looking up down there. Slowly but surely. Easily the biggest waste of potential in SA.
 

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Agree. Coming in fresh he hadn't built those relationships. In a twisted way, McCarthy's death ushered in closeness and bonding that though warranted, was detrimental from a coaching perspective and bought in favouritism, which is only being rectified now. It's only human to develop a strong personal bias towards those players who you shared those times with.
A trenchant insight.

The death of McCarthy bonded the players from 2012 and made them realise that not only are their careers short, but that life is short. And for two years, that memory - plus the move to Adelaide Oval - inspired sacrifice from the playing group.

But it didn’t rectify the issues from 2011/12...it only masked them.

2015 rolls around and it’s been two years. Players are older, some have gotten fat contracts that they received on the back of the hard work of others (Lobbe)...and the cracks start appearing. Players aren’t prepared to work for one another. Hinkley thinks it’s just the failings of a young group, and sticks with the guys that were willing to run through brick walls a season ago.

Except, they weren’t running through brick walls for him. They were doing it for McCarthy.

That’s why the Noosa camp is important. If they’ve finally realised that they won’t get where they want to go unless they stop trying to do everything for each other and start sacrificing for one another - without the need for a tragic situation like McCarthy - we’ll actually achieve something this year.
 

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It died on the jagged rocks at the bottom of the deep chasm that seperates expectation and reality.

After the 2014 PF we were widely regarded as the next big thing. We had an outrageous trajectory and Hinkley, who was also basking in the reflected glory of the Geelong dynasty, seemingly had us on the verge of becoming a magnificent encore. All the media pundits were backing us too with premiership favouritism for 2015 and beyond.

Expectation was through the roof. But in the following four seasons we didn’t get anywhere near it, with only a solitary EF loss to show for our efforts. We’ve failed to deliver, embarrassing ourselves and anyone who backed us.

RIPositivity.
I think we had / still have a mentality of negativity that permeates through the playing group.

It was all good and fun being the hunters, but the individual personalities comprising of the group are unable to cope with being the hunted.
 

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I think we had / still have a mentality of negativity that permeates through the playing group.

It was all good and fun being the hunters, but the individual personalities comprising of the group are unable to cope with being the hunted.
Hinkley has also played his part in fostering this mindset. In his very first season we were 4 goals up at half time against Geelong in the SF but then (by his own admission) went too conservative, ultimately costing us the match. Failing to seize opportunities has been an issue for us ever since.
 

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This club has a paralysing fear of failure and it's been evident since the Williams years. The 2004 flag was achieved in spite of this. Until we overcome the negativity and panic that comes whenever expectation and pressure comes knocking, we'll always be a very mediocre club.
 
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I think that Ken got Harted. Reigned in, controlled, calmed. He kept his love for and trust in his group, and they lost their fear of him. Standards went out the door. Ken can get it back, but with this current club behind him, at this point, I doubt it. I’m going to have to see it before I believe a single thing any of them say.

Have a nice Christmas everyone.
 

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The time has come.... A time to enjoy, embrace footy and look very much forward to the goodness which is about to unfold in 2019!
 

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I've been looking into various measures of physiological to psychological and one of the things that has piqued my interest is HRV - heart rate variability. This is shown by the RR-Interval on an ECG:



Apparently, the higher your heart rate variability, the more resilient you are - both in body and in mind. This is because HRV is regulated by our autonomic nervous system, which controls everything from digestion to respiration. A high HRV - a more variable heartbeat - means that both the parasympathetic (rest) and sympathetic (active) systems are functioning well and can respond to rapid changes between states. A low HRV - a more consistent heartbeat - means that you won't respond well to high intensity workouts or stressful situations (such as game day).

From the Oura website (https://ouraring.com/heart-rate-variability-basics/):

When you start regular cardiovascular training, one of the fastest positive adaptations of your body is increased blood plasma volume, and subsequently increased stroke volume. As a result, your heart can keep the blood flowing and maintain adequate blood pressure at a lower heart rate. And as we remember, lower heart rate is regulated by the parasympathetic branch. Parasympathetic regulation causes longer interbeat intervals and elevated HRV.

In the long term, regular exercise also strengthens the heart muscle, which once again means lower HR and higher HRV.

On the whole, high heart rate variability is an indication of especially cardiovascular, but also overall health as well as general fitness. Generally speaking, it tells us how recovered and ready we are for the day. Also, HRV can react to changes in our body even earlier than heart rate. This makes it a particularly sensitive tool that gives us insights into our wellbeing.
HRV determines whether or not an athlete will be prescribed a high intensity training session or a low intensity one.

But it goes much further than that. From Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/...heart-rate-variability-and-why-does-it-matter):

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a physiological marker of how we experience and regulate our emotions...greater HRV equals more parasympathetic influences on the heart, and thus, more flexible emotional responding.
In other words - the higher your HRV, the more adaptable and flexible you are to change.

Guess what determines your HRV? Adequate rest, hydration and paying attention to recovery after training sessions.

Contemplate this the next time you are complaining about who we have or have not retained for the 2019 season.
 

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So looks like the guru reporters at AFL house have our defence at #11. That was our one strong point.

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Our defence sucked. It was reactive instead of being active, and our inability to take intercept marks meant that even when it did work we couldn’t create a successful counterattack.

11 is about right.
 

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So looks like the guru reporters at AFL house have our defence at #11. That was our one strong point.

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I don’t know about 11th, but certainly it was a lot worse then the 4th the points against it conceded, would have it.

I’d have around 8-9. It was only ‘top 4’, by stealing players from the midfield to overload it, which then in turn drew our forwards away from being in range to kick goals (but hey a 1-0 win would be Ken and Bassetts party time scoreline).
 
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I don’t about 11th, but certainly it was a lot worse then the 4th the points against it conceded, would have it.

I’d have around 8-9. It was only ‘top 4’, by stealing players from the midfield to overload it, which then in turn drew our forwards away from being in range to kick goals (but hey a 1-0 win would be Ken and Bassetts party time scoreline).
And all because we could not win the clearances and we always needed an extra around the clearance which again robbed our forwards etc etc
 
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