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Port fans' season verdict: 'Worse than being cheated on'

Experienced Port trio on the chopping block We dissect what went right and what went wrong for Port Adelaide

THERE'S one 2017 moment Port Adelaide fans want to forget above all.

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey's nerveless kick for goal in extra time of the elimination final brought Port's promising season to an abrupt end.

Despite their side returning to the finals after a two-year absence, fans rated the season 6.4 out of 10 when giving their season verdict on the Power in an survey.

Paddy Ryder's stunning first season in the teal was recognised by fans, with the All-Australian ruckman voted the second best player of the year, behind perennial fan favourite Robbie Gray.

Re-signed coach Ken Hinkley earned Power fans' backing, with an 82 per cent approval rating.

Here are the full survey results, and a selection of Port fans' moments to remember and forget.


What was the moment you'll remember?

'Never tear us apart' being played in the elimination final. It was spine-tingling stuff.
- Jeffery Farmer, Adelaide SA

"Paddy Ryder over the back, into the path of Robbie Gray…"
- Daniel McDonald, Valley View SA

The heartbreaking elimination finals loss to West Coast, with a kick after the siren in overtime.
- Jade Robinson, Croydon SA

The round one win over Sydney at the SCG. Nobody gave us a chance and we blew them away.
- Emily Colling, Perth WA

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

Adelaide's win over Port was not only the largest margin in Showdown history [84 points], it also means they lead the Showdown count for the first time since 2000.
- Matthew Beard, Paradise SA

Charlie Dixon being called to play on [in the two-point loss against Geelong] after using up his 30 seconds.
- Andrew Kountios, Dallas Vic

Elimination final versus West Coast, Luke Shuey's goal after the siren. I'm more heart-broken now than when my ex cheated on me.
- Ben Leersen, Cobdogla SA

Losing to West Coast in the elimination final after the siren in extra time. Like, come on man.
- Nelson Tulip, Perth WA

Power fans' season rating


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