Preview R23 v Freo, at Port Adelaide Oval (the "curtain closer")

GremioPower

"You Are Not Port Adelaide"
May 26, 2017
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AFL's 2019 Minor Round Closing Match

Port v Freo, at PAO - Sunday, August 25th




"MY WAY"



And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain


I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and ev'ry highway
And more, much more than this


I did it my way


Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
and saw it through without exemption


I planned each charted course
each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this


I did it my way


Yes, there were times
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more
than I could chew


But through it all,
when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and dropped a tall


and did it my way


I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing


To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
"Oh, no, oh, no, not me,


I did it my way"


For what is a man
what has he got?
If not a contract
then he has naught


To say the things he truly feels
and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows


and did it my way!




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P.S.: The soundtrack
 
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GremioPower

"You Are Not Port Adelaide"
May 26, 2017
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1, 23 or 45 Hinkley games left?
Mate, after this:


And this:



He got his contract extended, saying that any final match between 2019 and 2020 would give HIM the option to stay for the 2021 season.

I hope it will be 1, but who knows?
 

philreich

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 2, 2014
24,230
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AFL's 2019 Minor Round Closing Match

Port v Freo, at PAO - Sunday, August 25th




And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and ev'ry highway
And more, much more than this

I did it my way


Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
and saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this

I did it my way


Yes, there were times
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more
than I could chew

But through it all,
when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I dropped a tall

and did it my way


I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
"Oh, no, oh, no, not me,

I did it my way"


For what is a man
what has he got?
If not a contract
then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels
and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows

and did it my way!


I think this is more appropriate:

Oh I don't know when he's leaving
But I hope there's no delay
I've kinda heard it mentioned
But I hope it's any day
Cos for 84 months
I've had to put up with Hinkley
84 months just waiting for David Koch
To kick him out the door
He'd be no great loss
Cos I'm sure I'll get used
To not having to put up with Hinkley!!!
 

Chokito

Club Legend
Aug 28, 2014
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Morale here out west is at an all-time high, Fremantle-wise.
A classic “Caretaker Coach Debut” win is just what is needed, especially IF somehow the Crows knock off the Dogs in Ballarat (doubtful).

Lots to play for this weekend and it would be oh so poetic Port Adelaide, if Eagles beat Hawks AND Crows beat Dogs, only for us to lose to Freo at home.

Yay!
 

ButteredBun

Team Captain
Jul 3, 2019
382
417
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
AFL's 2019 Minor Round Closing Match

Port v Freo, at PAO - Sunday, August 25th




And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and ev'ry highway
And more, much more than this

I did it my way


Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
and saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this

I did it my way


Yes, there were times
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more
than I could chew

But through it all,
when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I dropped a tall

and did it my way


I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
"Oh, no, oh, no, not me,

I did it my way"


For what is a man
what has he got?
If not a contract
then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels
and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows

and did it my way!


Thanks Gremio. You're a world away......but you have more passion than most here. I love how you fired up at chiwigi? I'm not sure but it was good value. You are gold here. You have astute values on sporting structures. Thank god you post here you are a breath of fresh air. Go the ******* Power.
 

ButteredBun

Team Captain
Jul 3, 2019
382
417
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Morale here out west is at an all-time high, Fremantle-wise.
A classic “Caretaker Coach Debut” win is just what is needed, especially IF somehow the Crows knock off the Dogs in Ballarat (doubtful).

Lots to play for this weekend and it would be oh so poetic Port Adelaide, if Eagles beat Hawks AND Crows beat Dogs, only for us to lose to Freo at home.

Yay!
Would love the Crows to knock the Dogs off Choks. Then we know where we sit. Go Tha Power.
 

ButteredBun

Team Captain
Jul 3, 2019
382
417
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Morale here out west is at an all-time high, Fremantle-wise.
A classic “Caretaker Coach Debut” win is just what is needed, especially IF somehow the Crows knock off the Dogs in Ballarat (doubtful).

Lots to play for this weekend and it would be oh so poetic Port Adelaide, if Eagles beat Hawks AND Crows beat Dogs, only for us to lose to Freo at home.

Yay!
Hang in Chok. Your rewards are coming.
 

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Interstater

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Jun 7, 2015
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3 options

- dogs win, dead rubber
- crows win - we don't win by enough (especially if Hawks win)
- crows win - we make finals

One way or another the implications of this weekend will be fun
 

GremioPower

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Well it's a dead rubber pretty much so he probably will. Like all the other years where we get selections right after the season is burnt.
Lokan picks the Maggies, then Hinkley may call the Power up. Please, let's not screw the Finals against West Lakes!
 

PA88

Premiership Player
Apr 6, 2014
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Well I think we should beat Freo and win easily but ... we are the modern version of Port Adelaide ... and that means we exist to do the unthinkable.

If by game time a win by a small margin will put us into the finals then the more likely it will be that we'll lose. Can you imagine these players mental state dealing with learning that a win puts us into finals so close to their game time? Can they switch on that quickly?
 

GremioPower

"You Are Not Port Adelaide"
May 26, 2017
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So we started the season with the #1 getting mothballed and now it’s all come down to rooting for the goddamn mo’farken Crows to keep our finals hope alive.

F@&k me in the head Ken you will be the end of me.
I will barrack for Port against Freo, but I have never barracked for West Lakes — and I have no intention of starting doing it this weekend...
 

Pappagallo

Co(m)poster
Jun 12, 2012
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I will barrack for Port against Freo, but I have never barracked for West Lakes — and I have no intention of starting doing it this weekend...
Fair enough, root/barrack was a bit strong. But I do hope they beat the Bulldogs by one point less than we beat Freo because we’re probably going to remain infected with the Hinkley virus regardless.
 

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