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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby MW » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:56 pm

Booney wrote:
MW wrote:
am Bays wrote:It's tailed off in the last 24 hrs but based on the activity Saturday and Sunday I had high hopes this thread was to going to reach 119 pages by this Friday....


They're too busy ripping up memberships. One caller (SEN I think) said him and his mate's are 40 year members and not anymore. Written to the club and everything.


Well them and am bays can both f*ck off.


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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Spargo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:12 pm

Booney wrote:
MW wrote:
am Bays wrote:It's tailed off in the last 24 hrs but based on the activity Saturday and Sunday I had high hopes this thread was to going to reach 119 pages by this Friday....


They're too busy ripping up memberships. One caller (SEN I think) said him and his mate's are 40 year members and not anymore. Written to the club and everything.


Well them and am bays can both f*ck off. Fair dinkum, 40 years means they've seen 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 04 and probably more unless they just jumped on in 1981 and then you jump off from one game?

Why even bother listening to people talk shit like that?

Exactly, they could’ve jumped off 17 years ago & saved all the heartache since…
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Booney » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:13 pm

Spargo wrote:
Booney wrote:
MW wrote:
am Bays wrote:It's tailed off in the last 24 hrs but based on the activity Saturday and Sunday I had high hopes this thread was to going to reach 119 pages by this Friday....


They're too busy ripping up memberships. One caller (SEN I think) said him and his mate's are 40 year members and not anymore. Written to the club and everything.


Well them and am bays can both f*ck off. Fair dinkum, 40 years means they've seen 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 04 and probably more unless they just jumped on in 1981 and then you jump off from one game?

Why even bother listening to people talk shit like that?

Exactly, they could’ve jumped off 17 years ago & saved all the heartache since…


Imagine if supporters jumped off after only 17 years...
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby mots02 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:58 pm

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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Trader » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:07 pm

Spargo wrote:
Booney wrote:40 years means they've seen 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 04

Exactly, they could’ve jumped off 17 years ago & saved all the heartache since…


Longest premiership drought in club history?
Surprised its only 2 jumping off!
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Booney » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:30 pm

Yep, easily.

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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby DOC » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:34 pm

1999-2021 ?
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Booney » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:35 pm

DOC wrote:1999-2021 ?


Not biting.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby DOC » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:37 pm

I did feel a tinsy bit sheepish commenting on premiership droughts
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Dutchy » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:52 pm

How are Port going to actively trade with only Pick 16 to deal with? Are there some trades going to happen?

When does Sam Hayes ask for a trade?
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby MW » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:01 am

[quote="Dutchy"]How are Port going to actively trade with only Pick 16 to deal with? Are there some trades going to happen?

When does Sam Hayes ask for a trade?[/quote

Can split 16, trade future picks, trade players for picks etc
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Corona Man » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:46 am

am Bays wrote:It's tailed off in the last 24 hrs but based on the activity Saturday and Sunday I had high hopes this thread was to going to reach 119 pages by this Friday....

You’ll be interested to know I stumbled on a FB post, which I can’t find now (sadly) which had an open letter to the CEO. The letter was from a port fan, and contributor on big footy (there’s a surprise) and it calls for Ken’s head on a plate. The author a “ Chewy 376” or some similar handle (Is he a Wookiee?) has gone to great lengths to pick apart the ahem, work of Ken.

They are starting to eat their own at Alberton.

When was the last time that happened?


Was it when John Cahill returned and they sacked Russell as coach?
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby mots02 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:33 am

Corona Man wrote:
am Bays wrote:It's tailed off in the last 24 hrs but based on the activity Saturday and Sunday I had high hopes this thread was to going to reach 119 pages by this Friday....

You’ll be interested to know I stumbled on a FB post, which I can’t find now (sadly) which had an open letter to the CEO. The letter was from a port fan, and contributor on big footy (there’s a surprise) and it calls for Ken’s head on a plate. The author a “ Chewy 376” or some similar handle (Is he a Wookiee?) has gone to great lengths to pick apart the ahem, work of Ken.

They are starting to eat their own at Alberton.

When was the last time that happened?


Was it when John Cahill returned and they sacked Russell as coach?


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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:14 am

Here it is CM:

Die-hard Port Adelaide fan 'Chewy316' on BigFooty, has shared the email he sent to Port Adelaide CEO Matthew Richardson after Saturday night's embarrassing loss to the Western Bulldogs.

"Dear Mr. Richardson,

I have been a Port Adelaide supporter since 2001 (I was 9 years old). In the last 20 years I have been a member for over 15 of them including every year since 2013. I lived in Melbourne from 2013 until 2019 but it didn’t stop me buying a full 11 game membership for my family of 3, and I personally would travel from Melbourne to Adelaide for at least 80% of our home games during that period.

I was also there on Saturday night witnessing the debacle at Adelaide Oval.

Our president this morning on FiveAA suggested that Saturday night’s game was an aberration. Was it really? Since 2017 when has this team actually produced consistently high performances against a top 4 opponent? In that time we are 3 wins and 19 losses against top 4 teams - 3rd worst record in the league. Until this team can consistently produce high level performances against the top teams in the competition, the thought of winning a premiership is laughable.

Our senior coach has consistently said all season that we should not be judged on what we do in June or July, but we should be judged by what we do in finals. He said at the start of the year that we were “ready” to go all the way this year. You yourself set out an ambitious goal at the start of your tenure - 3 flags in the next 5 seasons. I applauded it at the time and I still do. It is the type of lofty goals that should be set for a club that solely exists to win premierships. Yet with one season down that goal is now 3 flags in the next 4 seasons. An ambitious goal, yes. Realistic - possibly. But this morning our president said on the radio that we’re a young team and we are still building. The mixed messaging after the fact in an attempt to pacify the supporters is quite frankly a disgrace.

In the last 9 years we have seen our footy department become fully funded. We have turned over the assistant coaching roster - and on many occasions our senior coach has labelled our coaching assistants as the best in the league. We have acquired many players who were supposedly the “missing piece” of the puzzle - Ryder, Dixon, Rockliff, Motlop, Watts, Lycett etc. We’ve also done multiple rebuilds during this time - first at the start of 2013 and again at the end of 2018. As it stands right now, it can be argued that our playing list is as good as any in the league. This might be a team who can still improve through its young development, but the club touted them as a team ready to win this season, which they haven’t, and now the president is seeking damage control without even apologising to the supporter base. The only stone this club hasn’t turned over during this period in an attempt to improve the team is change the senior coach.

If our senior coach stays in charge for 2022, half way through the year he will hold the record for most games coached by an individual at one club without making the grand final. For a club that supposedly exists to win premierships, having that record associated with us is an embarrassment. Nothing about that embodies what the club is about - nor does it make out community proud.

There are some extremely accomplished young coaches available - and some experienced heads, including the most successful coach in the history of the modern game (Alistair Clarkson).

Having been asked to be judged on finals, it is fair to say that the team has not only gone backwards compared to last year’s performance, but they produced a performance on Saturday night that wasn’t too dissimilar to the rubbish we saw when the club was on its knees in the early 2010s at Footy Park.

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Fortune favours the brave - and it is time our club be brave and make some hard decisions - not for the betterment of the people involved, but for the betterment of the club.

I look forward to hearing from you."
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Corona Man » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:17 am

Cheers Amber.

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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:19 am

Corona Man wrote:Cheers Amber.

Do we think the Wookiee will get a response?


If he does I hope he posts it on bigfooty
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Corona Man » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:20 am

amber_fluid wrote:
Corona Man wrote:Cheers Amber.

Do we think the Wookiee will get a response?


If he does I hope he posts it on bigfooty

You'll have to share it here if he does, I don't venture over to the darkside all that often.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:21 am

Corona Man wrote:
amber_fluid wrote:
Corona Man wrote:Cheers Amber.

Do we think the Wookiee will get a response?


If he does I hope he posts it on bigfooty

You'll have to share it here if he does, I don't venture over to the darkside all that often.


Neither do I.
It’s on the Port Facebook page.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby Booney » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:23 am

I say this with a high degree of confidence, Richardson will probably call him.
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Re: Port Adelaide 2021

Postby whufc » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:29 am

If a true fact the 3 and 19 win loss ratio against the top 4 sides probably tells a pretty clear picture about how far away Port are from a flag.

Getting 3 wins in 4 games (at most) against top 4 contenders looks miles off for this playing group and coach. Would take a huge turn around from a relatively large sample size.

Surely that spells more than just a mental issue...….
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