Season 2016 - Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide

Coach – Ken Hinkley

2015
Points For – 7th
Points Against – 10th

Top 5 Best and Fairest

1. Robbie Gray
2. Chad Wingard
3. Jack Hombsch
4. Travis Boak
5. Justin Westhoff

2015 Rising Star Noms

None

Ins – Charlie Dixon, Jimmy Toumpas, Riley Bonner, Aidyn Johnson, Will Snelling, Cameron Hewett, Dan Houston, Sam Gray

Outs – Kane Cornes, Mitchell Harvey, Andrew Moore, Jarrad Redden, Mason Shaw, Daniel Flynn, Tom Logan, Samuel Russell, Johann Wagner

My Prediction

Predicted by many to be a real contender last year with the recruitment of Ryder, Port were never really in the hunt. I predicted them as a top four team although I did wish them significant misery. It looks like the surprise they game the competition on 2014 didn’t last. Their leg speed and fitness were worked out or matched and we were left with an average football team.

Again they seen to have traded well, Dixon up front will give them a real quality target. If Butcher can remember how to kick that would also help enormously up forward. Wingard is a star but needs quality around him.

The midfield is class, Boak, Ebert, Wines, Polec, Gray and Hartlett give them plenty. I think with Lobbe back as the main ruck they may actually be better off. I am not sure they read Ryder that well last year.

The backline is solid. Carlile, Trengove and Hombsch give them height and depth although maybe not class. They have some good running players but I think sometimes they over commit to attack and leave themselves open on the counter. They were certainly exploited last season.

Without any massive change and you would think Losing Ryder and replacing him with Dixon is not really a net improvement, I cant see them moving up the ladder. I think 8-10 is their home.
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Comments

  • wimmera1wimmera1 You know I'm right.
    Die.
  • RebootReboot If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
    wimmera1 said:

    Die.


    Slowly and painfully.
  • BargeyBargey It's a pornography store, I was buying pornography.
    Will win the flag.
  • IceTempleIceTemple Always Elite
    Screw Port
  • True_Value_BlitzerTrue_Value_Blitzer Irrelevant. Always
    Tarp city b1tch, tarp tarp city b1tch
  • Houli DooliHouli Dooli Half Forward Flanker
    edited January 2016
    Port Adelaide Best 22
    B Hombsch Carlisle Krakoeur
    HB Pittard Trengrove Hartlett
    C Ebert Wines Polec
    HF Wingard Shultz S Gray
    F Neade Dixon AhChee
    R Lobbe Boak R Gray
    Int White, Toumpas, Impey, S Gray
    Emg Cam O'Shea, Mathew Broadbent, Tom Jonas

    Suspended (Ryder, Monfries)

    Moved Hartlett to half back to create drive, but he will probably play midfield.
    They have a lot of options in the midfield, hard to squeeze them all in.
    - Boak, R Gray, Ebert, wines, Polec, Wingard etc
    - Will require more of Lobbe this year as Ryder out.
    - Schultz will need to learn to play further from goal as I assume port will use Dixon as FF/Ruck support.
    - Im not 100% sold on my backline whether hatlett plays there or krakoer is in the best 22 is questionable.
    - also bringing in Toumpas is a bit risky, but I think they want to develop him, however he could end up playing SANFL.
    - backline players missing Cam O'Shea, Mathew Broadbent, Tom Jonas
    - Can Neade/AhChee/Impey & Krakoer fit in the same team.
    - Bit surprised Hombsch so far up in the B&F but I don't watch that many port games.
    - Riley Bonner is a chance to play games and perform well due to slotting in at HBF is easiest position for draftees.
    - Will be interesting if Monfries appeals, or whether port offer him another contract, given they have Neade/Gray x2, wingard, Ahchee, who can all play small forward roles, if I was monfries would worry about job security.

    Predict Port to finish 6th - 14th
    They are just another middle of the road team. Loss of Ryder & Monfries probably just demotes them from chance of 4-12 to 6-14.
    IF lobbe goes down they are stuffed as have no ruck depth. A few injuries to Port and they could have two bad years in a row.
  • Wagner is a massive loss.
  • Reboot said:

    wimmera1 said:

    Die.


    Slowly and painfully.
    in a gutter.
  • rossonerirossoneri #standbynickyd
    Bargey said:

    Will win the flag.

    Even without their missing link?
  • rossoneri said:

    Bargey said:

    Will win the flag.

    Even without their missing link?
    flag... tarp... same thing.
  • DeckhamDeckham Going down swinging
    I spent quite some time analysing this team and came to the following conclusion:
    farkport
  • wimmera1wimmera1 You know I'm right.
    Deckham said:

    I spent quite some time analysing this team and came to the following conclusion:
    farkport

    Thankyou.
  • DeckhamDeckham Going down swinging
    edited January 2016
    wimmera1 said:

    Deckham said:

    I spent quite some time analysing this team and came to the following conclusion:
    farkport

    Thankyou.

    yourewelcome
  • Rocky IVRocky IV ...............Ill get me coat...
    Hope they finish below Carlton.
  • hope they die and use one of their many tarps to carry out the body
  • DeckhamDeckham Going down swinging
    19th
  • I actually believe they can challenge the Flag this year, on the proviso that Lobbe does not go down.

    If he gets injured, they're F*cked !
  • IceTempleIceTemple Always Elite
    FPA:

    Port Adelaide have suspended Nathan Krakouer for the first five rounds of the season after it was revealed the defender sustained a broken jaw in an incident outside a Perth nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
    Krakouer, who was promoted to the Power's senior list less than three weeks ago, has undergone surgery and has been ordered by the club's leadership group to train away from the team until the end of round two.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/port-adelaide-power-defender-nathan-krakouer-suffers-broken-jaw-outside-nightclub-20160315-gnj3ot.html
  • RebootReboot If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
    IceTemple said:

    FPA:

    Port Adelaide have suspended Nathan Krakouer for the first five rounds of the season after it was revealed the defender sustained a broken jaw in an incident outside a Perth nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
    Krakouer, who was promoted to the Power's senior list less than three weeks ago, has undergone surgery and has been ordered by the club's leadership group to train away from the team until the end of round two.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/port-adelaide-power-defender-nathan-krakouer-suffers-broken-jaw-outside-nightclub-20160315-gnj3ot.html


    Lol. Suspended him while his jaw heals.
    It's just window dressing unless they start the suspension from the point where he is ready to play.
    Flogs.


    Yay for the optics.
  • IceTemple said:

    FPA:

    Port Adelaide have suspended Nathan Krakouer for the first five rounds of the season after it was revealed the defender sustained a broken jaw in an incident outside a Perth nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
    Krakouer, who was promoted to the Power's senior list less than three weeks ago, has undergone surgery and has been ordered by the club's leadership group to train away from the team until the end of round two.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/port-adelaide-power-defender-nathan-krakouer-suffers-broken-jaw-outside-nightclub-20160315-gnj3ot.html

    So they tell the injured bloke he is not going to be selected. TOKEN suspension much.

  • Elevated from rookie list to fill Ryder/Monfries vacancy.

    Now Kockie has 2 less players available than Essendon.

    LOL
  • Rocky IVRocky IV ...............Ill get me coat...
    And they will never tear up the tarps.

    I love it.
  • What is the Port version of Fark Carlton?
  • Tarp Port™

    Makes no sense, but it might work
  • If le. Kok could get caught with coke they could be port powder.

    Hmmm, needs work.
  • DonsForEverDonsForEver Life-long Bomber Supporter
    IceTemple said:

    FPA:

    Port Adelaide have suspended Nathan Krakouer for the first five rounds of the season after it was revealed the defender sustained a broken jaw in an incident outside a Perth nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
    Krakouer, who was promoted to the Power's senior list less than three weeks ago, has undergone surgery and has been ordered by the club's leadership group to train away from the team until the end of round two.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/port-adelaide-power-defender-nathan-krakouer-suffers-broken-jaw-outside-nightclub-20160315-gnj3ot.html

    What's the bet they suspended him so they could pump him full of juice to hasten the healing? I'm assuming suspended players don't get drug tested?
  • IceTemple said:

    FPA:

    Port Adelaide have suspended Nathan Krakouer for the first five rounds of the season after it was revealed the defender sustained a broken jaw in an incident outside a Perth nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
    Krakouer, who was promoted to the Power's senior list less than three weeks ago, has undergone surgery and has been ordered by the club's leadership group to train away from the team until the end of round two.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/port-adelaide-power-defender-nathan-krakouer-suffers-broken-jaw-outside-nightclub-20160315-gnj3ot.html

    What's the bet they suspended him so they could pump him full of juice to hasten the healing? I'm assuming suspended players don't get drug tested?
    Your assumption is wrong
  • DonsForEverDonsForEver Life-long Bomber Supporter
    Cheers for clarifying. I learnt something today.
  • wimmera1wimmera1 You know I'm right.
    Soulnet said:

    What is the Port version of Fark Carlton?

    Die Port.
  • wimmera1 said:

    Soulnet said:

    What is the Port version of Fark Carlton?

    Die Port.
    Pi55-Poort
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