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Winganeen

All Australian
Jul 30, 2009
732
1,312
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Chocolate is a literal psychopath, it's beyond belief that anyone would want him back in any capacity.
Love it, love that he is a psychopath.

You'd like to think he'd matured and learnt a thing or two at GWS, Richmond, Werribee and now Melbourne.

And maybe GWS aside, has been very successful at those clubs, in fact you'd wonder if GWS may not have had a flag now had they kept Choco over Leon Cameron.
 

1954

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 1, 2014
6,965
11,359
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
The chocolate chaps numerous bizarre antics were troubling for a long time but he lost me completely a couple of years before he was sacked when we were 4 goals up and with momentum in a game against the wobblers in Melbourne and the players, obviously under instructions began to hold the ball up and play that keepings off BS about 5 minutes before half time.

Malted Milkhouse must have thought it was his birthday, we gave momentum back without a whimper and the wobblers scored 2 goals to reduce the deficit to about 10 points at half time, and then they got on a roll early in the 2nd half, resulting in the fat lady searching for the listerine by 3/4 time.

It was dreadful coaching, and that combined with his el bizzaro stuff makes it a big NO from me for Choco ever getting any type of official gig at Alberton again!
 

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AFC AFeederClub

Club Legend
Nov 23, 2018
1,116
1,806
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
The chocolate chaps numerous bizarre antics were troubling for a long time but he lost me completely a couple of years before he was sacked when we were 4 goals up and with momentum in a game against the wobblers in Melbourne and the players, obviously under instructions began to hold the ball up and play that keepings off BS about 5 minutes before half time.

Malted Milkhouse must have thought it was his birthday, we gave momentum back without a whimper and the wobblers scored 2 goals to reduce the deficit to about 10 points at half time, and then they got on a roll early in the 2nd half, resulting in the fat lady searching for the listerine by 3/4 time.

It was dreadful coaching, and that combined with his el bizzaro stuff makes it a big NO from me for Choco ever getting any type of official gig at Alberton again!
i agree, i was always a little critical of his match day coaching but he knows what makes a player tick and development from the transition period in the first couple of years in the AFL system is so important. Turning players into complete professionals and getting the best out of themselves as player is Choco's bread and butter.
 

Power Raid

TheBrownDog
Oct 15, 2004
70,692
60,944
West Perth
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
it wasnt so much gold passes but a choice between Daniel Stewart or Matthew Westhoff, Matt Thomas v Mitch Banner, Troy Chaplin v Nick Salter. There wasnt much choice there really.
he created a massive divide in the club due to these gold passes which extended beyond selection but how he spoke and treated players. I recall whispers some of these divides were along racial lines.

I also know he treated club staff with disdain, walking through the office yelling "you're all fkd". hardly a way to treat people on $15-$25 an hour
 

AFC AFeederClub

Club Legend
Nov 23, 2018
1,116
1,806
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
he created a massive divide in the club due to these gold passes which extended beyond selection but how he spoke and treated players. I recall whispers some of these divides were along racial lines.

I also know he treated club staff with disdain, walking through the office yelling "you're all fkd". hardly a way to treat people on $15-$25 an hour
whoever your source is, they must be on the good stuff
 

AFC AFeederClub

Club Legend
Nov 23, 2018
1,116
1,806
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
he created a massive divide in the club due to these gold passes which extended beyond selection but how he spoke and treated players. I recall whispers some of these divides were along racial lines.

I also know he treated club staff with disdain, walking through the office yelling "you're all fkd". hardly a way to treat people on $15-$25 an hour
thats why he wanted junior burger as captain, because he's a racist and want to poke fun at his own captain after ever loss, turn it up mate!
 

RussellEbertHandball

Flick pass expert
Nov 16, 2004
65,655
98,104
SE Oz
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
The Mighty Blacks
Took a significant pay cut.
The coaches and head fitness guys made a pact with the covid cuts, that they would all take a cut and remain at Port for 2020 and 2021 to limit the amount of people who had to be let go.

Don't know if it was an equal percentage, 30% has been put out there, no idea if Hinkley took a larger cut % wise.

Anyway it was unavoidable as soft cap was cut from approx $9.7mil to $6.5mil for both 2020 and 2021.

Question is, did the top 5 or 6 paid coaches take a bigger than standard pay cut??
 

RangaInTeal

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 14, 2008
9,277
4,036
Salisbury, Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Boston Celtics, Man City, NY Jets
thats why he wanted junior burger as captain, because he's a racist and want to poke fun at his own captain after ever loss, turn it up mate!
Yeah, I would almost say we swung too far towards favouring the indigenous talent we had on our list. Wade Thompson and Marlon Pickett had a run with little to no SANFL form warranting selection, yet other ‘Anglo’ lads playing good Twos football never got a sniff.
 

Winganeen

All Australian
Jul 30, 2009
732
1,312
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Yeah, I would almost say we swung too far towards favouring the indigenous talent we had on our list. Wade Thompson and Marlon Pickett had a run with little to no SANFL form warranting selection, yet other ‘Anglo’ lads playing good Twos football never got a sniff.
It's no secret Choco has a soft spot for indigenous players.
 
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