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SportRyder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley

16:20  21 june  2019
16:20  21 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says dumping Paddy Ryder has no bearing on the ruckman's long-term future at the AFL club. All Australian Ryder , who is off-contract at the end of the season, has been axed for Saturday night's clash against ladder leaders Geelong at Adelaide Oval.

AFL Premiership Ladder AFL Premiership Ladder. Jump to ladder. Hinkley says he's staying docked at Port . Hinkley , who was already contracted until the end of next season, addressed his future on Adelaide radio station 5AA after reports he was seeking to break his existing agreement with the Power.

Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley © Getty Images Paddy Ryder Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says dumping Paddy Ryder has no bearing on the ruckman's long-term future at the AFL club.

All Australian Ryder, who is off-contract at the end of the season, has been axed for Saturday night's clash against ladder leaders Geelong at Adelaide Oval

But Hinkley is adamant the 31-year-old won't exit Port at season's end.

"It's not even a question that I want to entertain but I expect Paddy to be at our club next season, absolutely," Hinkley told reporters on Friday.

"Paddy is a part of our furniture. Paddy is much loved by everyone at our football club ... just because he gets a bit older, everyone starts to jump to conclusions.

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PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is hopeful ruckman Paddy Ryder will overcome a fractured cheekbone in time for the Power's round one clash with It's the second week in a row Ryder has sent a scare through the Power after rolling his ankle against Adelaide in Port Pirie. "I've had two weeks of

"This bloke is just a little bit out of form. He is not getting thrown out of our footy club."

Hinkley scorched Port's four-time club champion and current media commentator Kane Cornes, who said the club had refused to entertain Ryder's wish for a fresh two-year contract.

"Let's be really clear: Kane doesn't know," Hinkley said.

"He doesn't work within inside the club. That information is so inaccurate it doesn't matter."

Besides Ryder, last year's club champion Justin Westhoff was also dumped for the clash against the Cats - ending his streak of 135 consecutive AFL games.

Hinkley said axing the stalwarts was his toughest selection decision in seven years at Port.

"You don't take decisions that we made this week very lightly," he said.

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Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is forecasting selection changes in a bid to arrest his team sliding from finals contention. The Power have lost Last year, the Power crashed from fourth spot to missing the finals when losing seven of their last eight games and Hinkley was determined to avoid a repeat.

Hinkley said Port was exposed around the contest and at stoppage during the third quarter, but added it was difficult to pinpoint where it went wrong in the blustery, slippery conditions. "They are quite rare conditions in AFL at the moment, so we’ll sit back tonight and have a little bit of a look at it, and see

"Those two people have been so important to us as a football club and in particular to me as a coach.

"They are such important people and you care about them, I think people forget that, you genuinely care about them.

"And to make decisions like that, I know how much it affects them and their families and us as a football club.

"But in the end you have to pick the best players who give you the best chance of winning."

Hinkley also dropped onballer Sam Powell-Pepper and defender Jarrod Lienert.

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The Cats, who top the table with just one loss this season, summoned Darcy Fort to replace Esava Ratugolea (hamstring).

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PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says star recruit Paddy Ryder has "some significant upside" after the ruckman's first competitive game for the year. Ryder - who joined the Power in the off-season and sat out the NAB Challenge matches because of the ongoing doping saga at the Bombers - battled

PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has warned there's no quick fix to arrest his side's form slump. The Power will try to snap a three-game losing streak when they face Melbourne in Alice Springs on Saturday. "We're still a good football team if we play our style of football the way we need to play it.

Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley
Ryder will stay at Port in AFL: Hinkley

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