Port Adelaide Must Trade One Of These Three Players, Says Club Great

Aug 20, 2018


Port Adelaide’s midfielders are too similar to each other and the club must consider trading one of three big name players, says club champion Kane Cornes.

Writing in The Advertiser, Cornes says:

“Ken Hinkley has been far too loyal to an underperforming midfield this year by continuing to select players who have performed well below their best.

“The clubs ranks 14th in clearance differential against their opposition this year, which is unacceptable for a side that possesses an elite ruckman in Paddy Ryder and big-bodied, contested midfielders such as Ollie Wines, Tom Rockliff, Brad Ebert and Sam Powell-Pepper.

“The midfield is stocked with too many similar types and the coaching panel has been unable to discover a combination that works.

“The list management team must consider trading out one of Powell-Pepper, Rockliff or Ebert as all three cannot survive alongside vice-captain Wines in the engine room.

“The trio is all contracted for next season and beyond but they may be open to a shift to another club to ensure more midfield opportunity.”