The election has been run and won, and unfortunately for footy fans, Jack Hombsch won't be the Prime Minister.

Not for lack of trying either - when it looked like being a hung parliament early last week, we figured Port Adelaide's top defender Jack Hombsch needed a boost after going down with a quad injury two days before polling day.

After all, if Hombschy isn't running on the footy field, he may as well run the country. Right? 

Don't worry True Believers, it's a maximum of three years until we can run this defender of Australia in a campaign again. 

We're counting down!