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General sports discussion => AFL => Port Adelaide => Topic started by: nas on September 18, 2017, 09:24:36 am

Title: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 09:24:36 am
Still ongoing, but hopefully will know later 2day.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-09-18/business-as-usual-for-hinkley-despite-rumours

PORT Adelaide senior coach Ken Hinkley has reported for work at Alberton Oval as normal amid increased speculation about his future.

News Corp reported on Monday that the 50-year-old had sought a release from his contract to head to a long-term deal to replace Rodney Eade at Gold Coast.

A Port Adelaide source told AFL.com.au Hinkley was at work, and going about his usual business conducting football reviews.

Port Adelaide insists its position hasn't changed, despite a weekend of behind-the-scenes jostling.

The Power said on Friday that Hinkley was contracted and he would be held to that contract, reaffirming their intention to seek to extend his tenure.

It comes amid reports that highly rated Sydney Swans assistant coach Stuart Dew has put his interest for the Suns' position on hold as he waits to see the outcome of the club's move on Hinkley.

The Swans say that Dew hasn't yet informed them he's out of the race. 

Hinkley was an assistant coach at the Suns from 2010 to 2012, and has been at Port Adelaide for five seasons, having coached the team to 62 wins and 49 losses.

Hinkley will speak publicly in a radio interview on Adelaide radio station FiveAA at 4.30pm ACST.

His manager, Peter Blucher, has been contacted for comment
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 09:33:49 am
Further to this, Damien Barrett weighs in with his thoughts.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-09-17/barrett-suns-hypocritical-in-contract-stoushes

GOLD Coast seems confused about contracts.

In the Suns' eyes, it is unconscionable for superstar player Gary Ablett to attempt to break his contract with them for 2018, but fair business if they attempt to prise Ken Hinkley out of his contracted senior coaching position at Port Adelaide.

The Suns can't have it both ways. They have no right to assume a seat in the rarefied moral high-ground air on Ablett, and at the same time try to wreck another football club's well-established, documented plans.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: shaker on September 18, 2017, 12:16:31 pm
The Australian newspaper reporting Hinkley has asked to be released from his contract as well , can't trust the media they get heaps wrong but where there is smoke there usually is fire
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: elephants on September 18, 2017, 12:34:15 pm
Tbh, I'd blame Kochie. There's only so much you can take of his garbage haha
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 12:58:16 pm
Tbh, I'd blame Kochie. There's only so much you can take of his garbage haha

Yeah agree, the spray was wrong, think he realises he stuffed up. TBH, would like Ken to stay, but if goes he goes. Puts the Suns in a position then re Gaz breaking his contract for back to the Cats. Maybe Stewie would like to come home?  Worth a chance.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Koop on September 18, 2017, 01:51:17 pm
Tbh, I'd blame Kochie. There's only so much you can take of his garbage haha

Yeah agree, the spray was wrong, think he realises he stuffed up. TBH, would like Ken to stay, but if goes he goes. Puts the Suns in a position then re Gaz breaking his contract for back to the Cats. Maybe Stewie would like to come home?  Worth a chance.

Yep agreed with all above. If we lose him would be happy with either Dew or Scotty Burns.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: LordSneeze on September 18, 2017, 01:54:14 pm
The Australian newspaper reporting Hinkley has asked to be released from his contract as well , can't trust the media they get heaps wrong but where there is smoke there usually is fire

Media doesn't normally release something that big without it having some strong merit.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Ricochet on September 18, 2017, 01:58:17 pm
Looks more and more likely that he's gone doesn't it
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 18, 2017, 01:58:22 pm
Guess we'll know more when he gets on the radio in a few hours time

I like Ken at Port, feels like the right fit, and I don't think he is the answer for GC

McKenna, Eade etc are of similar mould, and it hasn't worked out

I reckon GC need someone a little younger, and someone who is intimidating and firm, like Dew
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 02:03:22 pm
Guess we'll know more when he gets on the radio in a few hours time

I like Ken at Port, feels like the right fit, and I don't think he is the answer for GC

McKenna, Eade etc are of similar mould, and it hasn't worked out

I reckon GC need someone a little younger, and someone who is intimidating and firm, like Dew

Could be right, but if he goes, hope Port go at Dewie for the next coach.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: shaker on September 18, 2017, 02:45:24 pm
Guess we'll know more when he gets on the radio in a few hours time

I like Ken at Port, feels like the right fit, and I don't think he is the answer for GC

McKenna, Eade etc are of similar mould, and it hasn't worked out

I reckon GC need someone a little younger, and someone who is intimidating and firm, like Dew

Could be right, but if he goes, hope Port go at Dewie for the next coach.
Dew was on the list for GC and interested but is waiting to see the Hinkley outcome so looks as though he is finally going to put his hand up he is over Dew  :P for a coaching position and think he would be a great get for Port.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 03:04:01 pm
Guess we'll know more when he gets on the radio in a few hours time

I like Ken at Port, feels like the right fit, and I don't think he is the answer for GC

McKenna, Eade etc are of similar mould, and it hasn't worked out

I reckon GC need someone a little younger, and someone who is intimidating and firm, like Dew

Could be right, but if he goes, hope Port go at Dewie for the next coach.
Dew was on the list for GC and interested but is waiting to see the Hinkley outcome so looks as though he is finally going to put his hand up he is over Dew  :P for a coaching position and think he would be a great get for Port.

Yep, reckon he could Dew  :P alright
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Rusty00 on September 18, 2017, 04:31:49 pm
Hinkley sticking with the Power by the looks of it.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Ringo on September 18, 2017, 04:57:37 pm
Port Adelaide: Ken Hinkley has agreed to a 3yr contract extension with the Power via @FOXFootyLive

So maybe he was seeking a longer extension.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: meow meow on September 18, 2017, 05:14:27 pm
Maybe the media are dickheads who make shower up.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 05:16:37 pm
Port Adelaide: Ken Hinkley has agreed to a 3yr contract extension with the Power via @FOXFootyLive

So maybe he was seeking a longer extension.

Saying that then he gained.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 18, 2017, 05:39:04 pm
Port Adelaide: Ken Hinkley has agreed to a 3yr contract extension with the Power via @FOXFootyLive

So maybe he was seeking a longer extension.

Hasn't been offered 3 years yet

Just confirmed he is coaching next year, and in talks about contract but not confirmed 3 yet
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: nas on September 18, 2017, 05:45:24 pm
Port Adelaide: Ken Hinkley has agreed to a 3yr contract extension with the Power via @FOXFootyLive

So maybe he was seeking a longer extension.

Hasn't been offered 3 years yet

Just confirmed he is coaching next year, and in talks about contract but not confirmed 3 yet

As RD says,

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/port-adelaide-coach-ken-hinkley-to-have-his-first-say-as-speculation-rises-on-his-afl-future/news-story/370420b61aac73359e362935f96245b6
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Jukes on September 18, 2017, 07:55:06 pm
Maybe the media are dickheads who make shower up.

Never would have guessed

This whole thing has just been a wild goose chase to occupy the media and readers in the boredom between semis and prelims
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: PowerBug on September 18, 2017, 08:57:05 pm
Stuart Dew was my favourite player, but I do not want him him to coach the Power. Why you may ask?

Brett Ratten
Matthew Primus
Michael Voss
Justin Leppitsch
James Hird
Nathan Buckley

That's why.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Grazz on September 19, 2017, 01:01:40 am
Stuart Dew was my favourite player, but I do not want him him to coach the Power. Why you may ask?

Brett Ratten
Matthew Primus
Michael Voss
Justin Leppitsch
James Hird
Nathan Buckley

That's why.

Guess we'll know more when he gets on the radio in a few hours time

I like Ken at Port, feels like the right fit, and I don't think he is the answer for GC

McKenna, Eade etc are of similar mould, and it hasn't worked out

I reckon GC need someone a little younger, and someone who is intimidating and firm, like Dew

Could be right, but if he goes, hope Port go at Dewie for the next coach.

I'm glad he's staying, he put it on a few players asking them to commit so it's pleasing he's hanging in there. Kochy needs to zip the lip his rant was out of line. Hopefully they can have a decent working relationship going forward.

Agree Dew would of been a decent choice, has served a great apprenticeship. You have another in your midst who I rate very highly and think will be a terrific senior coach one day and that's Bassett. GCS could do a lot worse who I imagine will be now trying to contact Dew or his management to see where he's at but Bassett would be worth talking to also.
Title: Re: Ken Hinkley, Powers coaching saga!
Post by: Peter on September 20, 2017, 06:06:46 am
As Ross Lyon said, there are 1500 media reps in Australia, they have to make stuff up