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rowey and bicks struggling. probably last year for them you'd think.
 

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I have a digital radio at work and another at home and I’m stuffed if I can work out how to dial SEN in. I listen to it a bit on my phone and in my car but it’s not great. The constant bad phone lines, talking over ad breaks and repeated content shows a lack of professionalism. That said, what other good options are there?
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I don’t believe sen have a dab+ stream
 
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"Hi Michelangelo, Kane here. Look mate I want to up my profile a bit. This SEN stint isn't cutting it for me. Got any ideas?"

"Well Kane, here's something you might want to try. Why don't you do what I did a few years back and......
 
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Looks like Port's drafting has been good, but always going to be easier with better picks and a criteria of "will he be able to play round 1 next year". They and their media cheerleaders love a quick win, would they be happy with the draftees if they were actually 3rd or 4th year players? That's when it counts.

Every year it's the same... X is better than Y at this stage of their careers, so X is going to be the greatest player of all time.

We get impatient, but the skill is in finding someone who has the elements of what it takes to be a 10 year player and then developing that at whatever pace it takes to get them there.

It's actually probably why we think our development is so good, we wait and the ones that get games tend to do pretty well because they have put in the work getting to that point. Easy to forget the ones that don't make it if we don't see them.

Yep, I'd like to see a heap of our draftees at AFL level 5 minutes into their careers, but that would probably mean drafting with a short term view and more players that "fail" after a few years, having AFL games wasted on them.

I don't think playing them early is a guarantee they will stay, in fact it probably exposes them to the rest of the competition while they are still very gettable, Cameron got games, Lever got games, didn't help.

Anyway there is balance and no doubt we've got it wrong plenty of times and you might say Himmelberg and O'Brien going ok and our turn around in form is a sign of this but I wouldn't be surprised if they end up as good as (or better than) players drafted last year, with better draft picks, getting games now, and maybe that's because of the development time they did away from the AFL, maybe if we drafted to replace those spots in year 1 instead, those players would have faded by now and be out of the system anyway?

I hate some of the the quick in and in out for new draftees, and some of the locks on positions from guys who aren't going to improve after a certain age anyway, but happy to let Kane and their supporters have a laugh at how jealous we all are now, and see how it ends up in a few years time.
 
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Don't forget the original, where Rucci famously declared that 2006 was the start of a 2-3 year path towards a premiership with young guns like Ezard, Thomson, Surjan, Pettigrew, Bentley and Willits leading the way :D

Port 12th - and loving it

MICHELANGELO RUCCI

September 16, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser


MARK Williams' review of Port Adelaide's 2006 AFL premiership season does not read as an account of the past year but as a prospectus for the years ahead.
This is why outside his office at Alberton there is no queue of people wanting to ask what went wrong for the Power this year - the club's first since 2000 without September action - but a sign that says, Work In Progress.


There is more to talk about what is unfolding at Port Adelaide rather than what has been folded away as a file stamped: First premiership campaign - opened in 2001, achieved in 2004 and closed in May 2006.

Williams is rebuilding. He says it without fear, unlike other AFL clubs that sense this word can be mistaken for a cop out. The question is when will the Power be primed to win its second AFL title? The now proven cyclical nature of AFL football (take note that the two premiership clubs before Port's 2004 triumph, Brisbane and Essendon, rank below the Power) suggests it is a seven-year turnaround.

"We want to do it in record time," says Williams. "Quicker than anyone has gone from nothing to top-four to premiership and back again."

In the mid-season - when Port had won four in a row and entered the break with West Coast's scalp at AAMI Stadium - the Power was being touted for a repeat of 2005 when it scraped into the finals and finished sixth.

Williams, ignoring the illusion, wrote a plan, delivered it to his board and dispelled the suggestion he was more worried about the win-loss count on his resume than the long-term future of Port Adelaide. After all, wasn't Williams auditioning for a return to Collingwood as coach? He demanded his assistant coaches reduce their focus on studying opponents to get back to basic coaching with young players. And Williams drove his car into SANFL grounds looking at his inexperienced squad members and potential draftees.

Against a backdrop of accusations that Port no longer wanted to win - supposedly for draft picks - the Power lost six in a row.

Williams was taking short-term pain for long-term gain.

But most importantly Williams delivered new hope for Port by showing the club's future today. The Power did push top-eight clubs St Kilda (and would have beaten the Saints in Launceston but for Daniel Motlop's miss after the siren) and Collingwood (saved by Alan Didak's goal with 19 seconds to play) and beat the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide in the club's sweetest Showdown since the first in 1997.

At Alberton this week, when Williams has busily plotted Part Two of his grand rebuilding plan, someone asked: "Who are the best three players at this club still to play their 50th AFL games?"

The argument is still raging. Midfielder Danyle Pearce is a unanimous choice, as acknowledged by his triumph in the NAB Rising Star Award. And then?

Key defender Troy Chaplin. Running defenders Brad Symes and Jacob Surjan, fellow Rising Star nominees. Midfielder Adam Thomson.

There is a hint in Greg Bentley. Who knows what can be made of the strapping body Ryan Willits carries. And Williams did not give Josh Carr's No. 9 guernsey to James Ezard for no reason. Michael Pettigrew, if Port can work out where he is best placed - perhaps on a wing?

The plan has plenty of upside. But it is not complete. Port, having rekindled its midfield where Shaun Burgoyne is now of elite status, needs to strengthen key positions both sides of the centre square.

It needs tall defenders to support Chaplin and most probably needs to restore Chad Cornes, an All-Australian centre half-back, to defence.

It needs gun tall forwards.

Captain Warren Tredrea, setback by a dislocated knee in the pre-season, has an unknown future when he starts his comeback next year. His knees have been battered and cut open so often that he needs luck - something neither he nor his team-mates had this year as Port tested the patience of its health insurers by sending so many players to surgery for operations.

Port tried to trade tall forwards Damon White and Toby Thurstans last summer. It may try again. Both have ability. Somehow it is not being maximised.

The fall from first in 2004 to sixth in 2005 and 12th in 2006 is not encouraging when considered as a stock chart. But 2006 was not a premiership season for Port Adelaide. It was a pre-season to a premiership campaign that could take two or three years to fulfil.
 
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Don't forget the original, where Rucci famously declared that 2006 was the start of a 2-3 year path towards a premiership with young guns like Ezard, Thomson, Surjan, Pettigrew, Bentley and Willits leading the way :D

Port 12th - and loving it

MICHELANGELO RUCCI

September 16, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser


MARK Williams' review of Port Adelaide's 2006 AFL premiership season does not read as an account of the past year but as a prospectus for the years ahead.
This is why outside his office at Alberton there is no queue of people wanting to ask what went wrong for the Power this year - the club's first since 2000 without September action - but a sign that says, Work In Progress.


There is more to talk about what is unfolding at Port Adelaide rather than what has been folded away as a file stamped: First premiership campaign - opened in 2001, achieved in 2004 and closed in May 2006.

Williams is rebuilding. He says it without fear, unlike other AFL clubs that sense this word can be mistaken for a cop out. The question is when will the Power be primed to win its second AFL title? The now proven cyclical nature of AFL football (take note that the two premiership clubs before Port's 2004 triumph, Brisbane and Essendon, rank below the Power) suggests it is a seven-year turnaround.

"We want to do it in record time," says Williams. "Quicker than anyone has gone from nothing to top-four to premiership and back again."

In the mid-season - when Port had won four in a row and entered the break with West Coast's scalp at AAMI Stadium - the Power was being touted for a repeat of 2005 when it scraped into the finals and finished sixth.

Williams, ignoring the illusion, wrote a plan, delivered it to his board and dispelled the suggestion he was more worried about the win-loss count on his resume than the long-term future of Port Adelaide. After all, wasn't Williams auditioning for a return to Collingwood as coach? He demanded his assistant coaches reduce their focus on studying opponents to get back to basic coaching with young players. And Williams drove his car into SANFL grounds looking at his inexperienced squad members and potential draftees.

Against a backdrop of accusations that Port no longer wanted to win - supposedly for draft picks - the Power lost six in a row.

Williams was taking short-term pain for long-term gain.

But most importantly Williams delivered new hope for Port by showing the club's future today. The Power did push top-eight clubs St Kilda (and would have beaten the Saints in Launceston but for Daniel Motlop's miss after the siren) and Collingwood (saved by Alan Didak's goal with 19 seconds to play) and beat the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide in the club's sweetest Showdown since the first in 1997.

At Alberton this week, when Williams has busily plotted Part Two of his grand rebuilding plan, someone asked: "Who are the best three players at this club still to play their 50th AFL games?"

The argument is still raging. Midfielder Danyle Pearce is a unanimous choice, as acknowledged by his triumph in the NAB Rising Star Award. And then?

Key defender Troy Chaplin. Running defenders Brad Symes and Jacob Surjan, fellow Rising Star nominees. Midfielder Adam Thomson.

There is a hint in Greg Bentley. Who knows what can be made of the strapping body Ryan Willits carries. And Williams did not give Josh Carr's No. 9 guernsey to James Ezard for no reason. Michael Pettigrew, if Port can work out where he is best placed - perhaps on a wing?

The plan has plenty of upside. But it is not complete. Port, having rekindled its midfield where Shaun Burgoyne is now of elite status, needs to strengthen key positions both sides of the centre square.

It needs tall defenders to support Chaplin and most probably needs to restore Chad Cornes, an All-Australian centre half-back, to defence.

It needs gun tall forwards.

Captain Warren Tredrea, setback by a dislocated knee in the pre-season, has an unknown future when he starts his comeback next year. His knees have been battered and cut open so often that he needs luck - something neither he nor his team-mates had this year as Port tested the patience of its health insurers by sending so many players to surgery for operations.

Port tried to trade tall forwards Damon White and Toby Thurstans last summer. It may try again. Both have ability. Somehow it is not being maximised.

The fall from first in 2004 to sixth in 2005 and 12th in 2006 is not encouraging when considered as a stock chart. But 2006 was not a premiership season for Port Adelaide. It was a pre-season to a premiership campaign that could take two or three years to fulfil.
You beat me to the punch, Also wasn't there a Kano one about the picks from a few years ago with Bonner and Johnston. or was it SPP, Atley and Drew
 

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I see Kane is once again blowing his load early by claiming six weeks into the season that Port have ended up with the best player in the draft

I seem to recall Kane telling the football world after 1 game that SPP was better than every other draftee and every other club would have massive egg on their face for not picking him.

Surely he would have learned his lesson, but obviously not because after just 6 games he's already claiming that Connor Rozee should have gone Pick 1, is apparently the next Fyfe and is going to be a better player than Sam Walsh.

John Butcher anyone ????
 

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Hahahahaha

The flog has hasn’t learnt from the three times he’s tried this line already

Desperate to appear relevant, he plunges once again to the lowest common denominator of tabloid journalism

It’s hilarious watching this nobody try to fire **** up

BTW - Roach - when is that 48 hours up?????
 

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Well researched Kane. Says we wanted Duursma with our 2nd pick but traded it when Port took him.

Must have forgot about Ned.
Lol, let them have their fun again... until the Port "development" kicks in...
 
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