The ‘absolute s**t show’ that had Port on the back foot before their St Kilda clash even began: Charlie Dixon fumes over lead-up to must-win match
- Charlie Dixon has blasted the ‘absolute s***show’ resulting in Port’s trip to Cairns
- The Power made the long trip to North Queensland via Sydney this week
- Dixon lamented the results that the lengthy journey had on the Port squad
- Ken Hinkley’s side want to register back to back wins against St Kilda
Charlie Dixon has blasted the logistical ‘s***show’ which unsettled Port Adelaide ahead of their must-win match against St Kilda in Cairns.
The Power set off for North Queensland on Thursday but didn’t make it to their destination until Friday, owing to a diversion to Sydney due to a business partnership with Virgin.
The airline doesn’t offer a direct flight from Adelaide to Cairns, so after spending the night in Recent South Wales, Ken Hinkley’s side travelled north and took part in a captains run as soon as they arrived at Cazaly’s Stadium on Friday.
Charlie Dixon has blasted the ‘absolute s***show’ travel plans for Port Adelaide’s trip to Cairns
The Power needed to travel to North Queensland via Sydney owing to a business partnership
St Kilda had touched down 24 hours before their rivals, giving them more time to acclimatize ahead of Saturday night’s Round 7 contest.
‘It’s little bit of an absolute s**t show on the minute,’ Dixon fumed via Adelaide Now.
‘We have to do what we have got to do and cop what we have got to cop.
‘However it is a bit silly, there’s a direct flight. I do know we now have a partnership with Virgin but to get people where they should be right away and keep us out of harm’s way you’d think they might put us on a Jetstar flight.
Ken Hinkley described the journey as ‘unusual’ and Dixon said it unsettled the Power squad
‘We’re up there, can get a correct training session in and the boys can calm down.’
Power coach Hinkley admitted that his side had undertaken an ‘unusual flight plan’, adding: ‘However it is a plan that we are able to address.’
Port want to register back-to-back wins against the high-flying Saints in Cairns. The Power finally picked up their first win of the season last weekend, beating West Coast Eagles.