You don’t get it more straight-forward than the situation facing Port Adelaide and their coach, Ken Hinkley in 2020.

Make the finals, or you’re done.

It’s that simple, right?

Not exactly.

You see, in the AFL landscape, there is a scenario where the Power make finals and we still see Hinkley shown the door. A proud club in its 150th season, irrespective of what counter-claims are made by those outside the club, Port Adelaide are not used to failure. Their SANFL record is the envy of all other state-based clubs, and their reputation in South Australia is rivalled only by Collingwood in Victoria.

In South Australia, you either love Port Adelaide, or you love to hate them.

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