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Joel Erickson

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Fair assessment, but I’m still of the belief that Port are a much better list than their results would suggest over the past couple of seasons. It may be wishful thinking, but I think their struggles are more down to a ill-fitted gameplan than any lack of talent.

Port Adelaide are the AFL's plastic surgery addict

If you ever want to figure out the easiest way to lose fans in a two-month period, just watch Port’s last seven weeks of the year. Arguably worse than the horror days of 2011 and 2012.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Whatever. You obviously believe that every moment in football is created equal, so I’ll just let you be wrong.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Sure, in the same way that going five over and going 100 over are both technically speeding.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

This was pretty predictable. They’ve been soft as butter for the past six weeks, so in some ways it’s surprising this isn’t a 100 point lead.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

You’re trying to compare a moment in the second quarter of a meaningless game to a moment that ended a team’s season. You have absolutely no idea.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

I should have learnt by now not to try and have discourse with you.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

What? What does Jake Neade have to do with this?

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

I hate them because they’re not doing the right things to be a successful football team. You’d be quite happy to see them fold. Big difference.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Nowhere near enough booing from the crowd. No wonder the players are OK with mediocrity if they get these kind of soft fans at the game.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

We get it, you hate Port.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

This is worse than the end of the Primus era. If this club has any ambition to be successful over the next three years, they’ll announce Hinkley’s sacking tomorrow.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

The players have quit. Reckon they might be trying to send the club a message about how the coach is terrible.

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Higher chance of scoring a try than making this.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

That’ll do me. Sue all over Kelly when he was trying to play the ball.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

They were both flat.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

How big are those “forward passes” looking now?

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Same guy who calls a flat ball forward calls a strip a knock on. Tigers fan by any chance?

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Should be 22-20. Neither pass was forward.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Manly are terrible, but that was a knock on in the play the ball before the try. Manly are bad enough without having the refs against them as well.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Getting rid of Barrett is the best thing to happen to the Sea Eagles in the past five years. He’s completely useless.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Yep, I’ve been calling all year for Hinkley to go. They say you should be hard to play against as a football club, Port are the only team in the land that make it hard on themselves.

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

You’d hope that’s enough to avoid the wooden spoon.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs; NRL live scores, blog

Why would he have an issue with McGovern? He marked it fair and square. We boo Shuey because he pulled a Selwood.

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

You beat a club with one man on the bench for two quarters. But sure, you guys are premiership certainties.

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog