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Hinkley admire's Port's brutality


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Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley loved the sheer brutality of it.

He loved that more than the final margin – a 113-point victory against a hapless Brisbane.

Hinkley loved a Jay Schulz tackle, more than the key forward’s seven goals.

And he loved the fact that when Port had their opponents at their mercy, they showed none.

“It was a comprehensive, brutal performance,” Hinkley said of Saturday’s 24.15 (159) to 7.4 (46) massacre at Adelaide Oval.

Port’s demolition of Brisbane was, in Hinkley’s word, “clinical”.

“We haven’t able to, probably in my time, put together a really strong four quarters of football and the boys were able to do that today,” he said.

“They worked their way into a really strong position and then kept going.

“To play that ruthless style that we want to play … I loved the ruthlessness of keeping on going and the preparedness to keep working.”

Hinkley highlighted a desperate tackle by Schulz in the last quarter, when the game was well and truly won.

“We had a pretty comfortable lead and the willingness of the players, and the full forward particularly, to want to work and tackle and smack in and make sure we kept going was really pleasing,” he said.

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