PORT Adelaide spearhead Charlie Dixon still has nightmares about his wayward goalkicking in last year's epic extra-time elimination final loss to West Coast.
Dixon booted 3.6 from nine scoring shots and 23 possessions, as the Power went down to the Eagles courtesy of a goal after the siren from Luke Shuey.
"I still have nightmares about that game," Dixon said.
"I kicked three goals, six. I kick one or two more goals, we win the game, it's as simple as that.
"We didn't show up throughout the game and they played some pretty good football.
"They seemed to be able to play very good against us at home, so I'm actually looking forward to playing them again this year."
Dixon, 27, had a career-best season last year, booting 49 goals and finishing runner-up to All Australian ruckman Paddy Ryder in the Power's best and fairest.
Dixon has earnt the trust of his teammates and has been voted into the Power's seven-man leadership group.
"I sort of see that as my forward line and my boys and we've got to take ownership of that," Dixon said.
"Not just me, but we've all got to strive to be leaders.
"That's how you win games, you know where everyone is and if we're all on the same page, it will help massively."
Dixon missed the Power's intra-club trial last Saturday with a minor back injury, but said he would be right for their two JLT Community Series matches.
"It's a bit stiff, but it's just being managed," he said.
"I've done a full pre-season, sometimes it's not worth going out there and hurting yourself a little bit more.
"I'm tracking fairly well and I'll play both JLT games."
Dixon spoke to reporters on Monday at Port Broughton, about two hours from Adelaide, as the Power begins its two-day Australia Post AFL Community Camp.