Prediction What do we want from Port in the final few games?

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I’ll make tears from your Wines.
Apr 9, 2009
Port Adelaide Zone
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Port Adelaide
I’m keen to hear what people think about what we can achieve in our final games and what we should be aiming for. I don’t want this to turn into yet another sack Hinkley thread, just keen to see what people think.

A couple that come to mind:

  • don’t rush Watts, Ebert, Wines or Burton back. Let them rehab and be ready for next year
  • Push for finals, anything less is unacceptable. Ie playing youth is not an excuse for losing.
  • Get Bonner and Houston into the midfield mix. I’m keen to see what Bonner could do on a wing/HFF.
  • Decide on Howard. Does he remain up front or move him down back?
  • Get Ladhams and Marshall in the side.
  • Sutcliffe doesn’t play again. Nothing against him. Our future doesn’t lie here.
A higher draft pick and Hinkley out.

As much as I want us to win every game, finishing 9th would be a ******* disaster.


Hinkley - 7 years of Pus
Sep 18, 2011
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Chelsea / Ferrari F1
How these three haven’t played a minimum of 15 games each this season is absolutely baffling.
We say this every season about our players.
"How player X has played this amount of games over player Y is baffling."

How a player like Garner, who looked like a natural when he played, isn't getting a game because we're selecting players like Sutcliffe is ridiculous.
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Long live PAFC

Club Legend
Sep 25, 2013
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
I wouldn’t mind see Butters moved into the small, pressure forward role to finish the year. Forget trying to get midfield time into him this year, that will come down the track.

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Byrons Firen

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 4, 2013
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Port Adelaide
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the maggies
senior players get 10 opportunities to be s**thouse
At what point should players to take personal responsibility for improving their skills by foot and by hand ?
The answer imo. When you put your hand out to take the money as a professional footballer.
We know who the serial offenders are and it's a damning indictment on Ken that our skills are as flakey as our results.


Sep 2, 2005
Cerebral Cortex
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Port Adelaide
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Port Adelaide Magpies
Unfortunately that’s where I see us finishing.

Why is it young players get dropped after one game back and senior players get 10 opportunities to be s**thouse?
5% of Justin "Where's Hoff?" is worth more than 500% of [insert unplayed rookie here]


Feb 23, 2008
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Toronto Raptors
Not more Cameron Sutcliffe at AFL level, that's for damn sure. As of right now, this 27 year old Fremantle delistee who we picked up in the midseason draft has played more games than Atley, as many games as Frampton and Ladhams, only one less game than Garner and only three less games than blue-chip KPF prospect Todd Marshall.

Every AFL team every year should either be contending for the current year's flag or pumping experience into talented youth in preparation for a tilt at a future flag. Outside of the big three draftees, we've spent 2019 doing neither. Absolute waste of a season.
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May 23, 2012
Alberton Oval
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Port Adelaide
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Move Howard back, Broadbent as a 3rd tall defender doesn’t work.

Give an opportunity to any of Frampton, Ladhams, Garner, Woodcock, Marshall, Farrell, Drew if they deserve it (Hold off Hayes until next year)

Don’t play Ryder, Sutcliffe and Motlop. If Sam Gray is not going to be offered a new deal then get him out. Also just book Wines in for surgery.

Re-sign Amon, Ladhams, Frampton and Farrell please.


Premiership Player
Feb 1, 2013
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Golden State Warriors
I want to win all 5 games and make finals. I want us to hit some consistent form and prove we are good enough. If we can build consistent form anything is possible.

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