Sunday Territorian 20 Jul 2014
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SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 SPORT 61 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Hinkley defiant FOR the first time in his short tenure as Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is in danger of failing to live up to expectation. A three-game losing streak entering todays game against Melbourne at Adelaide Oval has seen the Power slip from first to fifth and left them in danger of wasting a brilliant start to the season. Theres no doubt Hinkley has Port ahead of any reasonable schedule that could have been set when he first took over. And this season, viewed as a whole, is certainly still a success. But every team that has started 10-1 in the past 20 years has made it to a preliminary final at worst and eight of the 11 have made it to the grand final. A failure to do so this year would see Port make some unwanted history. Thats history, Hinkley said. Theres not much we can do about history. Weve just got to make sure we create our own and control our own future... Internally if you said at the start wed be 11-5 wed be reasonably happy. But were also not a club that sits back and says OK, weve had a good start now we can slip up and lose a few. No, were driven to be as good as we possibly can and we want to make the most of everything we do. And we havent done that in the last month. Port Adelaides Ollie Wines calls for assistance after Robbie Gray is knocked out Picture: COLLEEN PETCH PORT Adelaide forward turned midfielder Robbie Gray was given the all-clear to face Melbourne at Adelaide Oval today. Gray was given the green light at a final training session yesterday as the Power seeks to snap a three-game losing streak in former captain Dom Cassisis final game. Gray was slammed into the ground in last weeks match against Richmond and has passed a series of concussion tests during the week. Hes good to go, all fine, Power assistant coach Shaun Hart said. Port Adelaide will draw inspiration from Cassisis final match for the club, but Hart stressed there were other areas that needed attention for the Power to turn its form around. Its always a little bit extra (inspiration because of Cassisi), without a doubt, but ultimately its the result of the game and the reality that we need to get back on the winners list, he said. Gray gets green light for Demons clash ROUND 18 FIXTURE TODAY Port Adelaide v Melbourne Adelaide Oval 12.40pm Western Bulldogs v Essendon Etihad Stadium 4.10pm FRIDAY JULY 25 West Coast v Richmond Patersons Stadium 8.10pm SATURDAY JULY 26 Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Gabba 4.10pm Hawthorn v Sydney MCG 7.10pm SUNDAY JULY 27 Collingwood v Adelaide MCG 4.10pm New Realestate section Open for inspection this Saturday Keep up with the latest local property market news, get tips on selling and buying a home, search the latest listings and fnd the weekly column from Andrew Winter. If youre in the realestate marketplace you cant aford to miss the new Realestate section in the NT News every Saturday. Pride of theBay STORY >>P12-13 SATURDAY JULY 5 , 2014