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AFL 360 host Mark Robinson believes Port Adelaide president David Koch “made an error of judgement” in recent comments about the club’s football department.

Koch told FIVEaa this week that “everyone’s role” will be reviewed at the end of the season, which saw the Force exit the playoffs after back-to-back first-round finals appearances.

Senior manager Ken Hinkley is under contract until 2023, but there remains a question mark over whether he will continue in the role, although Hinkley himself will remain at that level next year.

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Koch’s “turn it up or beware” comment drew criticism from Robinson.

“David Koch was a very good president, but he made an error of judgment, in my opinion, in saying what he said,” Robinson said.

“I don’t think he’d get football if he knew it was going to be a failure – every media organization in Australia would be looking at her saying ‘do you get rid of him or not?’ – Not how to treat a man who has been around for 10 years.

“Hold the horses a bit. I think that’s what’s wrong with this.

Robinson labeled the comments “footy-naive”, but added they should not be misinterpreted as a call for future coaches to be aware of their intentions.

“What Koke said yesterday was not an invitation to Alastair Clarkson for people to call the club,” he said.

“I know this is floating around… but this is not my information.”

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