Port legend fumes after prelim 'embarrassment'

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Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes says the Power's 71-point elimination last humbling volition person a lasting effect connected the existent playing group.

Like galore fans, Cornes admitted helium was near stunned arsenic a highly-favoured Port outfit were manhandled by the Bulldogs from the opening bounce with the lucifer virtually implicit by half-time.

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The nonaccomplishment successful the penultimate lucifer of the play is Port's 2nd successful consecutive years and its 3rd nether manager Ken Hinkley, aft losing to Hawthorn successful the 2014 prelim.

Cornes was near seething successful the aftermath of his beloved club's nonaccomplishment and suggested that the impacts of it could beryllium felt for years to come.

Despite having the backing of a location crowd, Port Adelaide were blown disconnected the parkland by a well-drilled Bulldogs outfit (Getty)

"Let's instrumentality a look astatine these first-quarter numbers, this is an embarrassment from a Port Adelaide broadside who has prided themselves connected the contested footy," helium told Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show.

"Look astatine the clearances, the Inside 50s, the Western Bulldogs out-marked Port Adelaide successful the guardant line. I anticipation they unit the players to beryllium done [the replay of the match].

"It truly is simply a squad that conscionable wasn't prepared. I don't cognize what happened successful the week disconnected and the grooming that they went through. Were they a cocky group? Who would know?

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"All I cognize is that this volition permission a lasting bequest connected a batch of footballers' careers erstwhile they spell backmost and ticker the tape.

"We could person amusement a cardinal lowlights from Port Adelaide, but the bequest this volition permission connected a group, determination were a batch of footballers who were buried astatine the Adelaide Oval past night."

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