Port coach Ken Hinkley recently made an ambitious statement that the club was shooting for a second AFL premiership this season to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary.
Dixon told SEN Breakfast on Tuesday morning that Port had adopted Hinkley’s “look out, we’re coming” attitude.
“Kenny likes doing that sort of stuff. We’ve been in that 9th-10th spot for a while now and it is a frustrating spot to be,” Dixon said.
“Well, why not? Why can’t we?”
“It’s sort of now or never. We’ve got the time, we’ve got the list and we’ve got the players to be able to do it.”
“I think we are definitely a chance to do that. If you are not thinking about that, what are you even doing this for?”
“That’s the goal, so why not?”
When asked about Port Adelaide’s ability to perform in the later stages of the season and finals, Dixon positively responded: “I think so. You look around the group and there’s a lot of boys who carry themselves well, and under pressure can handle a lot.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has for us.”
After the Power’s win over Brisbane in their opening Marsh Community Series match on Sunday, assistant coach Michael Voss shared the club’s expectant outlook on SEN SA’s Kymbo & The Rooch.
“He probably went out and said what everyone was thinking, which is not a bad thing,” Voss said.
“We’ve had a really good build-up over a couple of years. We weren’t able to get the consistency we were after last year and we are obviously searching for that this year.”
“You can sort of feel some of that hope that you build over pre-season is well and truly converting into some belief.”
“But you can’t get belief without putting some wins on the board and that’s why it was a nice start to be able to win against Brisbane.”
Port Adelaide will look to continue their winning form against the Western Bulldogs in Whyalla on March 7 before opening their regular season against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on March 21.