AFL Rd 11 - Port Adelaide v Richmond
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Ollie Wines ,Scott Lycett and Tom Jonas of Port Adelaide lead their team onto the ground during the round 11 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on August 08, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

In 2019 the Power were stuck in the unforgiving cycle of mediocrity, and Ken Hinkley had no contract past the 2020 season, meaning he had 12 months to impress the board.

Fast forward to 2020, the Power had jettisoned up the ladder, claiming the minor premiership and coming painfully close to a spot in the big dance.

So after a season of dizzying heights, where have the club gone right and where do they need to improve to go one better in 2021?



Round 11 vs Richmond: This clash was the yardstick for whether the Power were the real deal, or just pretenders as they faced off against the reigning premiers.

What followed was arguably the best game of the home and away season, with Port coming up trumps after a spirited performance from their stars got them across the line by 21 points.

The midfield brigade put on an absolute clinic, whilst Robbie Gray and young gun Zak Butters impressed up forward.

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