secretly Portia, ssh
- Mar 16, 2019
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
- Other Teams
- Port Adelaide Social Club
classic west coast
Do we really think Adelaide is going to improve their performance because they got rid of Pyke?
This is a case of a club knowing that they are going to be down the bottom of the ladder for awhile while they adjust their entire list recruitment and retention strategy to reflect the modern version of the game. Ricciuto said it himself - they thought they were close after 2017 and on the right path, but they've drifted further and further away from what is required to win a flag.
Pyke has shown nothing to suggest that he can successfully implement a forward half game plan like 90% of the clubs in the league, including Richmond and Collingwood, build their style around. That's why he's gone, and why the Crows are desperately trying to off load players to get the draft picks they need to reinvent themselves under whoever is unlucky enough to get the gig...because they'll be sacked before they even get close to an opportunity to win a flag again.
Maybe.The question is though -
Do we really think Port Adelaide is going to improve their performance because they kept Hinkley?
They have 'done' something we will end up doing in another year, you can count on that.
Would you be happy to lose Bassett out of interest, I think i'm about the only one on here who rates him, Ken and him became best buddies, if he leaves then Ken may as well pack up shop.
totally agreeLol we are more mediocre than the Adelaide Football Club now. Never thought I'd see the day
The one thing I do know is that whether Hinkley stays or goes, the coach that replaces him won't have to radically overhaul the entire playing list and try to get them playing a style that they aren't suited to just to compete against the top teams.
I rate Bassett for his forward pressure coaching. It's the other side of the ball, which is Chad Cornes' department, that I don't rate. I think we should get rid of him.