We're only four rounds in, but we can't help but feel some heat for these blokes. Zero Hanger discusses which three coaches are sweating early on.
2. Ken Hinkley
It was touted as a make-or-break season for the Power coach, being unable to seize any finals success since 2014 where the boys from Alberton fell short in a preliminary final to the eventual premiers in Hawthorn by just three points, Hinkley looked like the man to lead Port Adelaide.
It has been a downward spiral since then, unable to make the finals in '15 & '16, Hinkley was able to manufacture getting his men to finish 5th in 2017 before being knocked out in a famous elimination final that saw Luke Shuey kick a goal after the siren to win the game in extra-time.
Once again starting the season strong in 2018 going 11-4 before losing their next six of seven games saw the boys in teal, black and white miss the finals.
2-2 to start this season doesn't sound all that bad, but losing to Richmond in their own backyard without the Tigers' stars, must send alarm bells off for the Port Adelaide committee. It's simply finals or bust for the Power.