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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:08 am

daysofourlives wrote:
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DOC wrote:From what I saw (do not follow Port as close as you) he was very good forward. Just my perception from watching on the TV.

I thought it was his best ever season.


Would be up there with his best years - I thought he was cooked but throwing him back around the ball with the Captaincy responsibilities I was well surprised with how much he had to offer. Probably the old case of form is temporary class is permanent.


Or could be a case of the easiest place to get a kick is in the midfield?


So, let me get this straight, you think it might be easier to get the ball when the ball is near you more often?

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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:35 pm

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is excited about the club’s highly rated draftees, expecting them to play senior footy in 2020.

Making four picks in the top 25, the Power landed Miles Bergman out of Sandringham, Mitch Georgiades out of Subiaco, Dylan Williams from Oakleigh and Jackson Mead of Woodville-West Torrens.

While the senior coach admits he hasn’t seen a great deal of what they can do just yet, Hinkley says the expectation is they have an immediately impact.

“Last year we didn’t expect come Christmas that the three boys (Connor Rozee, Xavier Duursma and Zak Butters) would play 60 games of football, but you don’t really get to see much of them before Christmas,” he told SEN SA Breakfast.

“Now we’ll get to see what they can do and even yesterday in our running stuff we’ve seen that those young boys run unbelievably well, so that’s a great start.

“We know that Bergman and Georgiades can certainly play a bit at the top end already and Williams is more of a wildcard of the first rounders, but you draft first rounders knowing that they play in their first year.

“So I expect them all at some stage to play.”

On the other side of the coin, Hinkley adds that Port Adelaide’s veterans are all looking good at this early stage of summer.

“Charlie Dixon is training well and is in a good space, but it’s not just Charlie, Robbie Gray is training as well as I have seen so that is really important for us,” he said.

“We’ve got Brad Ebert out there, Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas, the five boys that have been here the whole journey with me have been critically important to us, Justin Westhoff is another one, they understand their responsibility, but all of them are doing what they can to be in good shape.”
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby valleys07 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:55 pm

DOC wrote:From what I saw (do not follow Port as close as you) he was very good forward. Just my perception from watching on the TV.

I thought it was his best ever season.


Statistically, last year was his best year by a comfortable margin.

I still rate his AA years of 2013-14 to be better, largely based on the impact he had on the contest. During those years, he was either the catalyst in us murdering opposition midfields, or the igniter when we needed someone to stand up and have a big 5-10 minutes to get us back into a game - case in point R3 2013 vs. Adelaide.

His best football has been played in the middle, without question.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby daysofourlives » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:39 pm

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daysofourlives wrote:
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DOC wrote:From what I saw (do not follow Port as close as you) he was very good forward. Just my perception from watching on the TV.

I thought it was his best ever season.


Would be up there with his best years - I thought he was cooked but throwing him back around the ball with the Captaincy responsibilities I was well surprised with how much he had to offer. Probably the old case of form is temporary class is permanent.


Or could be a case of the easiest place to get a kick is in the midfield?


So, let me get this straight, you think it might be easier to get the ball when the ball is near you more often?

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Good response, I gave you too much credit, i'll dumb it down for you.
When he plays midfield he shakes hands with the opponent at the start of the game and that's the last they see of each other, when he plays forward someone will be trying to stop him getting a kick.
Therefore easier to get a kick in the midfield. How did I go, comprehend???
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby hollywood7477 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:03 pm

Robbie Gray an absolute superstar!!!
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby Booney » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:06 pm

hollywood7477 wrote:Robbie Gray an absolute superstar!!!


Yep, quality individual on and off field.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:07 pm

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hollywood7477 wrote:Robbie Gray an absolute superstar!!!


Yep, quality individual on and off field.


What’s he done?
Off field I assume.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby Booney » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:11 pm

amber_fluid wrote:
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hollywood7477 wrote:Robbie Gray an absolute superstar!!!


Yep, quality individual on and off field.


What’s he done?
Off field I assume.


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Re: Port Adelaide 2020

Postby Booney » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 am

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Haven't been happy with this deal for some time, I'm happy to take the money while it's there but I don't think it's long term.

I believe a joint major partner to join GFG will be announced soon.


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