List Mgmt. The Gap

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The concerning thing is that Rocky, Motlop, Ebert and Watts are our next group to take us forward and I’m not sure that these guys provide the necessary backbone and on field leadership to win us games and take over from Boak, Gray and Westhoff.

That means we have to build around Wines, who also has some serious issues.

Who at Port would you back to get it after the siren? To carry the side on their shoulders and kick the goal that gets us a win or back into it?
Ebert is a good set shot and Rozee is a jet. I wouldn’t trust anyone outside of our backline - Houston, Burton, Hartlett. So if none of our forwards or mids are reliable shots on goal, how will we possibly win?
 

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It is sad to think we are ready for another Primus coach who is prepared to be hit with the big stick for pushing as many kids through as he can.
I’d take Voss for 2 years with Schofield as senior assistant told he’s taking over after that time, if the direction was it’s a rebuild, not an aim for mid-table. Couldn’t stomach Bassett in the role.
 

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I’d take Voss for 2 years with Schofield as senior assistant told he’s taking over after that time, if the direction was it’s a rebuild, not an aim for mid-table. Couldn’t stomach Bassett in the role.
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This season could provide us a lot of information about the depth of our talls and youth but I suspect it will tell us a lot more about Westhoff and Ryder and their future in the team.

I still think Robbie and Boak can continue for two to three years yet if they are managed.
 

Butters Made Me Do It

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Had to crosspost here, because this data is a hilarious illustration of how having a younger list, requiring us to play younger players, usually seems to make us a better team

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Here's Ports Average List Age under Hinkley vs Finishing Position:

2013 - 48.6 games (14th) - finished 5th
2014 - 54.4 games (15th) - finished 3rd
2015 - 62 games (8th) - finished 9th
2016 - 66.9 games (6th) - finished 10th
2017 - 62.2 games (9th) - finished 7th
2018 - 72.5 games (2nd) - finished 9th
2019 - 68.8 games (6th) - currently 11th

So under Hinkley, the two years we've peformed best, we were among the youngest lists in the league.

The seasons we've been most dissatisfied with we've finished outside the eight, and with our oldest lists under Hinkley.

Even when we made the finals in 2017, it was after a drop in our average list age.
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Even if you look at it conservatively, maybe it indicates that whatever gameplan Hinkley is trying to implement is largely a young man's game.
 

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Had to crosspost here, because this data is a hilarious illustration of how having a younger list, requiring us to play younger players, usually seems to make us a better team

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Here's Ports Average List Age under Hinkley vs Finishing Position:

2013 - 48.6 games (14th) - finished 5th
2014 - 54.4 games (15th) - finished 3rd
2015 - 62 games (8th) - finished 9th
2016 - 66.9 games (6th) - finished 10th
2017 - 62.2 games (9th) - finished 7th
2018 - 72.5 games (2nd) - finished 9th
2019 - 68.8 games (6th) - currently 11th

So under Hinkley, the two years we've peformed best, we were among the youngest lists in the league.

The seasons we've been most dissatisfied with we've finished outside the eight, and with our oldest lists under Hinkley.

Even when we made the finals in 2017, it was after a drop in our average list age.
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Even if you look at it conservatively, maybe it indicates that whatever gameplan Hinkley is trying to implement is largely a young man's game.
This is why you can't count the early form of Duursma, Butters and Rozee too highly. It's just as likely they'll stagnate or turn into garbage. Our draftees rarely kick on after bright starts.
 
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