Unpopular Port Adelaide opinion you may have

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TeeKray

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Mar 1, 2014
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Someone who has coached their own side for 6 years and had full control of the football program across 3 grades of a club is probably better experience than 6-8 years purely as an assistant coach at AFL level and never had to make tough decisions re selection, cutting players and implement positional and strategy changes on game day.

Sure compared to someone who has coached 6 years as head coach at AFL level they are behind the 8 ball, but most coaches who have never coached their own side, be it an AFL reserves side or state league side are more likely to fail than ones who have. I want someone who has experienced the heat of being the main man and having to make the tough decisions on game day.
One day the AFL world will wake up to the idea that assistant coach and senior coach are two totally different roles requiring totally different skill sets.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Nov 16, 2004
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One day the AFL world will wake up to the idea that assistant coach and senior coach are two totally different roles requiring totally different skill sets.
Oh but you have to do our Level 4 coaching course to be good enough to do any coaching - AFL HQ
 

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JakeNeadeFan

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Nov 25, 2019
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If you consider the fact that King is a first year key forward and was playing in possibly the worst team since Fitzroy (or ever), his season was very impressive. It would not surprise me if in ten years time King has just a good a career as Rozee if not better.

There are Rozee types in every draft (see Kemp this year), but King types come once in a blue moon and the chance that a club actually has the pick to land them is even rarer.

The one concern about King is the go home factor but at the moment that's looking OK for Gold Coast, and worse case scenario if he does leave Gold Coast will get seriously good value for him.
 

1954

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 1, 2014
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We will not win another AFL premiership until we are back to being a self managed football club.
Including a genuine Port Adelaide person as the president instead of the egotistical muppet we currently have.
Like coaches the ceo's original allegiance isn't as important as long they have the right skillset, but the position of president needs to filled by a real Port Adelaide supporter with genuine respect for the club's history.
 

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