IMO it has probably been our biggest issue.I am not disagreeing with you. Its semantics. I know, but my point is that like a number of other clubs we chose not to make it a focus. They have chosen to trade in the likes of Schulz, Dixon, Ryder over the last 10 years, while using later picks to find a smokey as backup.
My point also is that this only stands out as being an issue because Port has failed in every other facet. We have failed in management, coaches, poor game plan, poor forward structure. We have made deleterious decisions, like appointing co-captains, that have eroded the fabric of the club.
IMO this is not as big an issue as some bang on about here. Correct the other issues, and this team could have, and can become anything.
Not having been able to develop a half decent KPF has meant we had to trade top end picks that could have been used on potential top end talents for solid but not very top shelf KPFs, as in B+ to A but not A+, plus forced us to try and develop tricky dicky type game plans rather than a predictable yet simple game plan that other teams struggle to defend against.