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Wednesday 1st

Port v West Coast Match Preview official AFL

AFL demands brawl report Official AFL
AFL chief executive Wayne Jackson has called on the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide to provide a full report of Sunday's brawl at the Ramsgate Hotel at Henley Beach in Adelaide and the disciplinary measures taken.

League calls for report on brawl Real Footy
The AFL wants reports from Adelaide and Port Adelaide on the results of their investigations into the brawl involving up to 20 Crows and Power players at an Adelaide beachside hotel last Sunday night - but it is unlikely to conduct its own investigation or take the matter further.

Your club - May 1st Real Footy

Thursday 2nd

Wirra named for Port Official West Coast
Dashing West Coast Eagles utility player David Wirrpunda was tonight named in the team to play Port Adelaide in an important clash against Port Adelaide on Sunday.

Rd 6 AFL Tips Official AFL

AFL closes book on brawl news.com.au
The AFL today shut the book on an embarrassing pub brawl without publicising the penalties handed out to players, despite previously calling for transparency on the issue.

Mystery over SA brawl Official AFL
The fall-out from the much-publicised brawl between Adelaide and Port Adelaide will remain a mystery with the two clubs and the AFL today refusing to reveal which players had been punished for their roles in the incident.

Power and AFL statements Official Power

AFL meeting with Crows, Power over pub brawl ABC

In Adelaide, where there's smoke there's happy people The Australian

Wirrpunda flies to sick mother's side The Game
West Coast star David Wirrpunda, one of the team's best players in its upset win over premier Brisbane at Subiaco Oval last Saturday, has flown home to Victoria to be with his sick mother.

Primus in doubt for West Coast clacs Official AFL
Port Adelaide captain Matthew Primus failed to train yesterday, fuelling fears a knee injury could keep him out of Sunday's match.

Wirrpunda races to see his ill mum Real Footy
Explosive West Coast defender David Wirrpunda is in doubt for Sunday's match against Port Adelaide after flying to Melbourne to be with his sick mother.

Your club - May 2 Real Footy

Friday 3rd

Two unlucky as super duo set to return Official Power
Michael Stevens, Kane Cornes and Toby Thurstans have been named as emergencies against West Coast.

A hell of a battle: Williams Official Power
West Coast has won only three of its 12 matches at Football Park since it joined the AFL in 1987, but Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams is expecting “a hell of a battle” against the Eagles on Sunday.

Wilson an inspiration, says Williams Herald Sun
Bullocking West Coast Eagles full forward Troy Wilson was today praised as an inspiration to footballers everywhere in the latter stages of their careers.

Crows, Port brawl fines Herald Sun
At least four Adelaide and Port Adelaide players have been fined – two of them $5000 each – for their part in the brawl outside the Ramsgate Hotel on Sunday night.

Players fined in wake of Adelaide pub brawl Real Footy
Some Adelaide and Port Adelaide players involved in a brawl at a beachside hotel last Sunday night have been fined, while others have been hit with suspended fines.

Rd 6 AFL Team Lists and Predictions Real Footy
Rd 6 Tips The Game
Rd 6 Teams & Predictions news.com.au

Schofield finally earns respect The Game
After 10 seasons of trying, Jarrad Schofield has finally won the honour he wanted most from his football career.

Wirrpunda to join Eagles in Adelaide The Game
David Wirrpunda was still in Victoria last night, waiting to join his West Coast teammates for Sunday's game against Port Adelaide at Football Park.

Saturday 4th

Port ready for confident Eagles Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams is bracing for an ultra-confident West Coast outfit to hit Football Park on Sunday, fresh from its Lion-taming exploits.

Haynes earns Eagles call-up The Game
West Coast coach John Worsfold stayed true to his word that players would be picked on form when Victorian youngster David Haynes was promoted for the match against Port Adelaide at Football Park tomorrow.

Sunday 5th

Port storms to easy win over Eagles Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide blew away its early season reputation as a slow starter with an eight-goal first quarter blitz over West Coast which set up its fourth consecutive AFL victory, at Football Park.

Port Adelaide bring down the Eagles ABC
The West Coast Eagles have plummeted from last week's high over Brisbane with a 54-point loss to Port Adelaide. 

Power tame Eagles Sportal AFL 
The West Coast Eagles have crashed back to earth after last week’s upset of Brisbane with a 54-point defeat to Port Adelaide at Football Park.

Power midfield too strong for Eagles Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide's midfield strength and Warren Tredrea's five goals were the deciding factors as the Power had its fourth straight AFL victory, 20.13 (133) to 11.13 (79), over West Coast at Football Park.

Monday 6th

Port Adelaide running hot Official Brisbane
Port Adelaide have roared into second place on the AFL table on the strength of four straight wins and pose the biggest threat to the Brisbane Lions a third of the way through the 2002 season.

Let's remember another great win Official Power

Word for Word: Poor start ruined chance The Game
John Worsfold about the loss to Port

Late start can't stop James Herald Sun
What a luxury for Port Adelaide - having a player of Roger James's ilk starting on the bench. Port's gameplan is to constantly rotate its midfield with Josh Francou, Jarrad Schofield, Josh Carr, Stuart Dew, Nick Stevens and James sharing the majority of the work in the engine room. 

A Victorian nightmare Official AFL
The moment Victorian football fans have always dreaded since the VFL went national in 1987 is at hand – domination of the competition by non-Victorian teams.

Worsfold counts cost of big loss The Game
West Coast has four key players in doubt for next weekend's match against the Kangaroos after taking a pounding physically and on the scoreboard at the hands of a rampant Port Adelaide yesterday.

Power in double KO The Game
Port Adelaide fans cannot argue with the value their team offers. For the second time in as many weeks it has given them two for the price of one.

Port asserts its power over improving Eagles Real Footy
Port Adelaide reaffirmed its status as a top-four team and West Coast again looked a much-improved side before the Power won by 54 points at Football Park yesterday.

Tuesday 7th 

Grand Final nightmare close to reality Herald Sun
The nightmare that all Victorian football lovers have been dreading since the first time the AFL premiership cup left our borders back in 1992 is almost upon us.

Two blockbusters in a month Official Brisbane
Leigh Matthews hopes to have virtually a full complement of his best players available to him for Sunday’s showdown with serious challengers Port Adelaide, who should also be close to full strength.

Aliens set to be 'G forces in spring Real Footy
Real Footy looks at the possibility of an all interstate grand final.

Wednesday 8th

Kingsley: Our fourth AFL 100-gamer Official Power
Adam Kingsley admits he’s “pretty rapt” about playing his 100th AFL match on Sunday – against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.

All ready for battle at the top Official Power
Port Adelaide had its major training session of the week at the picturesque Adelaide Oval today in preparation for Sunday’s top of the table clash with Brisbane at the Gabba. The diagnosis from the session was that all 22 players from last week are expected to be available again for selection tomorrow night.

McRae keen to get the jump Official Brisbane
A win over Essendon in the Round 3 blockbuster gave the Brisbane Lions an early jump on one of their main finals rivals, and they are looking to repeat that against Port Adelaide at the Gabba on Sunday.

Big Mac primed for Port Official Brisbane
Brisbane ruckman Beau McDonald did not take part in full training at Coorparoo tonight but is expected to train on Friday in preparation for Sunday’s super showdown with Port Adelaide at the Gabba.

Power trains at Adelaide Oval
The Power squad completed its training session at Adelaide Oval this afternoon with a question mark over Darren Mead's availability. According to channel 10, the in form Mead left the training track early because he was hit in the groin area. Cain Ackland has been tipped as a possible inclusion to the side by the station, but he is still listed as being 1 week away from resuming. The match at the Gabba will mark Adam Kingsley's 100th game.

For Brisbane, Jonathan Brown could possibly miss the game after coming down with tonsillitis. Brown has just recovered from an ankle injury and his inclusion to the side would re-unite the 22 who played in last year's premiership match. 

Mark Williams said that the reason behind the Power training at the Adelaide Oval today was because it was more like the Gabba surface than Alberton Oval or Football Park.

Geelong the best when shooting for goal Herald Sun
Looks at the accuracy of the 16 AFL clubs this year. Port Adelaide is ranked 2nd. Figures below don't include shots that finish out of bounds, but do include rushed behinds.

Early movers in the B&Fs Official AFL

White out for season Official Power
Young forward Damon White is out for the rest of the 2002 season. Last week White was diagnosed with a fracture in his shin and a dislocated ankle, but further scans revealed he also had ligament damage, which requires a longer period on the sidelines.

Chat with Brent Guerra tonight 7.00pm Official Power

Your club - May 8th Real Footy

Thursday 9th

Lions drop Hart Sportal AFL
The Lions have dropped grand final hero Shaun Hart for Sunday’s top-of-the-table AFL game against Port Adelaide at the Gabba. 
Alternative link
Yahoo AFL

Hart out of Port clash Official Brisbane
The excellent 2002 form of the Lions midfielders has meant Norm Smith Medallist Shaun Hart will play his first reserves game in six years this weekend.

A nervous wait for in-form youngsters Official Power
Four young Power players, all in form and arguably deserving of an AFL spot, face a long 24 hours as they wait to find out if they will play in what has been billed as the match of the season so far.

Respect will come after a finals win: Montgomery 
Extract from an upcoming Rd 8 AFL Record
Port Adelaide will not gain credibility in the AFL until it wins a finals game, according to dynamic utility Brett Montgomery.

Brisbane v Port Match Focus Official Brisbane
Has some interesting stats and facts.

Brisbane v Port Adelaide Preview Sportal AFL

Port ponder talls Official Brisbane
Port Adelaide are mulling over whether to keep a third ruckmen in their travelling party to Brisbane for Sunday’s showdown with the Lions at the Gabba, or whether to go for speed.

Bringing Gabba to Adelaide Herald Sun
Port Adelaide yesterday made a rare move to Adelaide Oval in an effort to mirror the conditions it will meet in Sunday's table-topping clash with Brisbane at the Gabba.

Sick Brown could save Hart
Herald Sun
Brisbane may be spared the indigestible decision of having to dump Norm Smith medallist Shaun Hart after key forward Jonathan Brown missed training last night because of tonsillitis.

A 24 round season: What your club says Real Footy
Your club May 9 Real Footy

Friday 10th

Williams primes Primus Official Power
Coach Mark Williams says Port Adelaide is looking to its captain and No. 1 ruckman, Matthew Primus, to dominate the game against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Sunday.

Power goes one smaller Official Power
Port Adelaide has gone with an extra small for Sunday’s clash with the Brisbane Lions and left out ruckman Barnaby French at selection tonight.

Tredrea relishes Gabba challenge AFL Record

Charman exonerated Official Brisbane
Young Lions ruckman Jamie Charman is free to play against Port Adelaide on Sunday – if required – after being cleared of a striking charge at the AFLQ Tribunal last night. Charman was named among the possible inclusions last night to take on the Power in the top-of-the-table clash, dependent on the outcome of last night’s hearing. 

Rd 7 teams and predictions Real Footy

Rd 7 Tips The Game

Saturday 11th

Williams pleased league has plugged drips Herald Sun

Power puts faith in Primus The Game

Sunday 12th

Port counting the cost Official AFL
Port Adelaide became another victim of the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, where the premiers began brilliantly in the first fifteen minutes kicking five goals to nil.

Who can trap the Lions Official AFL
Looks at how each team stands after round seven

Lions feast on battered Port Official AFL
Port Adelaide left the Gabba beaten, battered and bruised as reigning AFL premiers Brisbane rendered their heavyweight showdown a no contest within 15 minutes.

Lions steer hard to Port and few look like blowing them off course Sydney Morning Herald 

Lions squash Port ABC
The Brisbane Lions have delivered a 57-point beating to Port Adelaide at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Monday 13th

Port Adelaide v Geelong Match Preview Official AFL

Mead charge withdrawn Official Power
Darren Mead will not front the AFL tribunal tomorrow night after umpire Scott McLaren decided to withdraw the charge against Mead for striking.

Wakelin prefers Saturdays Official Power
Port Adelaide plays its 121st AFL match this week, including its 66th at Football Park – but, significantly, it will be the club’s first home match on a Saturday afternoon.

Power gets good news on injuries Official Power
Power skipper Matthew Primus believes he is a chance to take on Geelong this weekend after being cleared of any serious damage to his back, while fellow ruckman Brendon Lade will miss between two and four weeks with a badly sprained ankle.

Humiliated?! Time for reality check Official Power

Early Openers: A look at round eight Official AFL

Lade's change of luck Official AFL
Port Adelaide big man Brendon Lade has finally had a change of luck with the ankle injury he sustained against Brisbane at the Gabba not as serious as first thought.

Mean Lions too fierce for Port Herald Sun

Charges dropped against Dimattina and Mead ABC

Lade's career stalled by injury again Yahoo AFL

Port adds injuries to Gabba insult Herald Sun
Port Adelaide's miserable Mother's Day went from bad to worse yesterday, with a 57-point loss to Brisbane compounded by injuries and a report to key players.

Brisbane 'equal of 80s Hawks' The Australian
Brisbane compared to greatest The Game 

Power lacking at contest Herald Sun

Lions like the great Hawthorn sides of the '80s - Williams Real Footy
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has given Brisbane the ultimate accolade, comparing the Lions to the great Hawthorn sides of the 1980s.

A dirty day as Port Adelaide loses its ruckmen to injury Real Footy
Port Adelaide will almost certainly face a big-man crisis against Geelong this week, after losing both its leading ruckmen - Matthew Primus and Brendon Lade - to what appeared to be serious injuries in yesterday's 57-point loss to reigning premier Brisbane.

Brisbane makes mockery of top of the table clash Real Footy

Rapid-fire midfield delivers a massacre at the Gabba Real Footy

Tuesday 14th

Power donates to QEH Official Power
The Power proudly made a sizeable contribution to the community yesterday when (in conjunction with Gordon Pickard of Fairmont Homes) it presented a cheque for more than $17,000 to the South Australian Medical Research Trust of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Pair to face tribunal Sportal AFL
AFL Investigations Officer Rick Lewis has reported Brisbane’s Chris Johnson. Johnson faces the tribunal for allegedly striking the Power’s Brett Montgomery during the third quarter at the Gabba.

Lion reported Official Power
Brisbane Lions defender Chris Johnson has been reported by AFL Investigations Officer Rick Lewis for striking Brett Montgomery.

Primus chance to play Herald Sun
Port Adelaide's inspirational skipper Matthew Primus is rated a "probable" chance to play against Geelong on Saturday, despite suffering a back injury.

Heat on defender Herald Sun
Premiership defender Chris Johnson is under scrutiny after an incident at the Gabba on Sunday.

Injury-prone lade on sidelines again The Game
The AFL career of Port Adelaide's Brendon Lade has been stalled by injury yet again.

Lions star under investigation for incident with Port player Real Footy
The AFL confirmed late yesterday afternoon that Chris Johnson was under investigation for an incident involving Port Adelaide midfielder Brett Montgomery in Sunday's big home win at the Gabba. Montgomery was left clutching his lower abdomen in pain after the incident.

Your club - May 14th Real Footy

Wednesday 15th

Young Ablett? I'm feeling older: Wanganeen Official Power
Port Adelaide champion Gavin Wanganeen is still a month away from only his 29th birthday but he, like many other AFL players this season, can laugh about “feeling older” because he will be playing against Geelong’s Gary Ablett junior – at Football Park on Saturday.

Wanganeen warns Cats could surprise Yahoo AFL
Gavin Wanganeen knows better than most that young, unheralded players can sometimes outshine more highly rated opponents.

Lion Johnson suspended for two games Official AFL 
Brisbane defender Chris Johnson will miss the next two matches after being suspended by the AFL tribunal on Wednesday night.
Also see Duo outed for elbows Sportal AFL

Power gets ready for Saturday's wet Official Power
Port Adelaide may have got a perfect preparation for Saturday’s match against Geelong when it trained in heavy rain at Football Park today.

Power names new No. 1 ticket holders Official Power
The Port Adelaide Football Club is very proud to announce former Port Adelaide champion Bob Quinn and cycling champion and Power supporter Stuart O’Grady as joint No. 1 ticketholders of the club.

The position of No. 1 ticketholder became vacant with the passing of Fos Williams on September 1 last year. The appointment of the No. 1 ticketholders was approved at last month’s Board meeting.  

Port v Geelong Preview Sportal AFL

Five named from Port Magpies for state game
Port Magpies
Corey AhChee, Ryan O'Connor, Brayden Lyle, Eugene Warrior and Nigel Fiegert have been selected in the SANFL's initial state squad to play against Victoria on Saturday 15th June at Adelaide Oval. The squad of 40 SANFL players will be trimmed after training on Tuesday 11th June. Once again the SANFL squad will be coached by the Magpie's Stephen Williams who tasted victory last year in his first match as state coach. The full squad of 40 is available at the official SANFL site.

Your club - May 15th Real Footy

Thursday 16th

Primus and Monty named to play Official Power

Early runners for the Brownlow AFL Record
Lists the top two chances from each club.

Tribunal gives Johnson, Picioane the elbow The Game
Brisbane's Chris Johnson has been suspended for two weeks and Hawthorn's Lance Picioane for a week by the AFL Tribunal.

Williams: Now we know how the other clubs feel Official Magpies/Advertiser

Johnson out two, Picioane out for one Real Footy
Brisbane's Chris Johnson will miss Saturday night's top-of-the-ladder confrontation with Collingwood after being suspended for two matches at the AFL Tribunal last night on a charge of striking Port Adelaide's Brett Montgomery.

Your club - May 16th Real Footy

Friday 17th

Tough Cats will claw back: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams expects Geelong to “bounce back” and be “really tough” against the Power at Football Park on Saturday after the Cats’ successive losses to the Brisbane Lions (57 points) and Hawthorn (52).

Port Adelaide punts on Primus Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide will punt on the mental steel of injured leaders Matthew Primus and Brett Montgomery in Saturday's AFL match against Geelong.

Port to focus early Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says his side can’t afford another slow start even if it is against 10th-placed Geelong at Football Park on Saturday.

Rd 8 AFL Tips The Game

Nothing's certain but Primus Monty and edge closer Official Power
Matthew Primus and Brett Montgomery have strengthened their chances of playing against Geelong tomorrow by completing a short training session at Football Park this afternoon.

Burns back and ready to turn up heat for Cats Real Footy
Geelong coach Mark Thompson was in a terse mood yesterday, especially when the subject of the subdued form of captain Ben Graham arose, but he was a little more forthcoming with his thoughts on the return of livewire Ronnie Burns.

Rd 8 Teams and Predictions Real Footy

Saturday 18th

Port stings Cats Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide bounced back from last week’s loss to Brisbane by belting Geelong by 75 points at Football Park.

Richmond wins MCG thriller, Power skins Cats ABC

Power overwhelms Geelong in the wind Herald Sun
Port Adelaide's display of strong marking and straight kicking in difficult windy conditions overwhelmed a determined but scrappy Geelong as the Power won 20.9 (129) to 7.12 (54) in their AFL match at Football Park today. Alternative Link Real Footy

Port too good for Cats in the wind Yahoo AFL

Cats blown away by Port Official AFL
Port Adelaide has overcome the inclement weather and an indifferent Geelong performance to record its fifth win for season 2002.

Sunday 19th

Guerra a true utility Official Power
Brent Guerra’s rousing return was one of the many good news stories from Port Adelaide’s 75-point thrashing of Geelong at Football Park on Saturday.

Thompson has sympathy for fans Official AFL
Mark Thompson said he totally sympathised with Geelong’s supporters after the Cats’ 75-point loss to Port Adelaide at wild and windy Football Park on Saturday.

Primus turns up heat on Cats as Power master wind The Sun-Herald
Accurate kicking and strong marking helped Port Adelaide overcome 50km/h winds and injury concerns to beat a determined Geelong.

Cat kids to stay Herald Sun
Geelong coach Mark Thompson has vowed to stick with his youth and rebuilding policy, despite watching his side slump to its third consecutive 50-point defeat yesterday.

McGough fears Herald Sun
Collingwood could be without Mark McGough at Football Park next Friday after the young Magpie was injured in their win over Brisbane. Magpie Ben Johnson could also miss if suspended after he was reported for striking Brisbane's Luke Power.

Of the game against Port on Friday coach Mick Malthouse said "That is tough," he said. "This will test us out, no question about that. We play a side that has troubled all and sundry at their ground, and they had a good day today (against Geelong)."

Power inflicts painful lesson Advertiser
A week after being shown the gap between Brisbane and the rest, Port Adelaide yesterday handed Geelong a ruthless lesson in the gulf between the young Cats side and the elite teams in the competition. 
Alternative link Second-best too hot for Cats Herald Sun

Port marches to new tune Real Footy
Port Adelaide, proudly the working man's club, indulged in a spot of culture at Football Park yesterday, courtesy of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Power-packed start leaves Cats winded Real Footy
Port Adelaide overcame strong winds and injury concerns to beat Geelong by 75 points at Football Park yesterday. The Power's accurate kicking for goal and strong pack marking up forward was remarkable, given the wind buffeted at more than 50 kmh.

Cats lament dismal mauling by Port Real Footy
Geelong coach Mark Thompson described yesterday's 75-point loss to Port Adelaide at a windswept Football Park as the Cats' worst performance of the year.

Thrillers restore the passion Real Footy
At Football Park Port Adelaide looked decidedly ominous in a clinical, efficient 75-point rout of Geelong.

Monday 20th

2002 Hall of Fame: John Cahill Official AFL
If Fos Williams is regarded as the ‘father’ of Port Adelaide, John Cahill can claim to be the famous club’s favourite son.

History: John Cahill Official AFL

Former Magpie coach elected to Hall of Fame Official Collingwood
Former Collingwod coach John Cahill was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame on Monday.

Five greats into Hall of Fame Official AFL
Jason Dunstall, George Doig, John Cahill, John “Sammy” Newman and David Parkin are the latest additions to the AFL’s Hall of Fame and were honored at a gala dinner at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on tonight.

Quintet inducted Sportal AFL
The five Hall of Fame inductees and some of their achievements.

Buckley charge withdrawn Herald Sun
Wrestling charges against Nathan Buckley have been withdrawn as has the striking charge against his team mate Ben Johnson.

Buckley caution call The Australian
Collingwood captain Nathan Buckley issued a warning to the exultant black and white army around the country yesterday – don't get too carried away.

Roll up for hot 'Pies Official Power
Port Adelaide has a simple message for all members and supporters – be at Football Park on Friday night to urge on the Power against Collingwood.

Early openers: A look at round nine Official AFL

Dead-eye Port sparks smile Advertiser
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams had reason to smile. His team had just handed Geelong its biggest defeat of the season and produced only its second four-quarter display for the year. Alternative link Herald Sun Also has added details of Port's financial loss from the low attendance at the game. 

Thompson sticks to Kiddy Cats Herald Sun

Magpies put in genuine claim for flag Real Footy
Port Adelaide will be quite happy for Collingwood to hog the spotlight. While an impatient football world has moved on to other pre-occupations, Port has quietly gone about restoring its form, winning five of its past six, Saturday's 75-point thumping of Geelong pretty close to its best.

Tuesday 21st

Port v Collingwood Match Preview Official AFL

Pies on a roll: Rocca AFL Record
In-form Collingwood key forward Anthony Rocca admits the Magpies will again have to be right on their game if they are to keep their winning streak going against Port Adelaide, but says there is no reason why they shouldn’t fancy their chances at Football Park on Friday night.

Port v Collingwood Preview Sportal AFL

Lade making good progress Official Power
Port Adelaide has its shortest injury list in more than a month this week, after three players were declared available for this week.

Jack joins Hall of Fame Official Power

McGough may miss just one week
Collingwood rookie Mark McGough may only miss the Port Adelaide match after further scans yesterday cleared him of any significant leg damage.

Magpies pair charges dropped Herald Sun
Collingwood's yesterday received a pleasant postscript to Saturday night's top-of-the-ladder win over Brisbane. Skipper Nathan Buckley and defender Ben Johnson won't have to face the AFL Tribunal tonight.

Five join Australian football's elite Real Footy

Your club - 21st May Real Footy

Wednesday 22nd

Even Power may go unchanged Official Power
Port Adelaide may take its first unchanged line-up of the year into Friday night’s blockbuster with Collingwood, after a strong training session at Football Park tonight.

Quiet achievers in 2002 Official AFL

Beinke strains hamstring Official AFL
Bryan Beinke strained his right hamstring at Crow's training today and is expected to miss 1 to 2 weeks. He returned to the Port Magpies on Monday and kicked four of their 15 goals against West Adelaide at Richmond Oval.

Your club - May 22nd Real Footy

Thursday 23rd

Power set to wear 'new' guernsey Official Power
The Power players will be running out in a ‘new’ guernsey tomorrow night when they take on Collingwood at Football Park in tomorrow night’s blockbuster game, and in doing so the club will weigh in on the M&M Global Colour Vote.

Port Adelaide guernsey change
Port Adelaide will don its teal training guernsey tomorrow night for its clash with Collingwood at Football Park. Along with the teal guernsey, the old teal socks that had been packed away in mothballs will re-surface. The teal guernsey idea was inspired by coach Mark Williams and the club thought it would be a good way to raise money for the club and avoid a clash of colours with the black and white of Collingwood. The club has worked a sponsorship deal with Mars Confectionary who recently embarked on a global poll to choose the next colour to be added to M&M's. 

Meanwhile, according to Channel 9's Footy Show, 7,000 Collingwood supporters will be making their way across the border for the game and there is reported to only be a few thousand tickets left for the game. Footy Show video clip.

Power sticks with winning formula Official Power
Port Adelaide named its first unchanged side of the year this evening. The same 22 players who took the Power to its fifth win of the season on Saturday will look to do the same thing tomorrow night in the match of the round against Collingwood at Football Park.

No motivation needed: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide has lost only two of its six premiership-season matches against Collingwood and clearly isn’t entertaining thoughts of losing a third at Football Park on Friday night.

McGough fit for action Official Collingwood
Mark McGough has won his race against time to recover from a leg injury and take his place in the Collingwood line up for Friday’s clash with Port Adelaide.

Power names unchanged side
Port Adelaide has opted to keep the same squad that defeated Geelong last week to face Collingwood at Football Park tomorrow night. The only change is to the emergencies, with Toby Thurstans named instead of Dean Brogan. Collingwood has made just the one change from their team last week, dropping Ryan Lonie for Leon Davis.

Pies face stern away test Sportal AFL
Highflying Collingwood faces its first serious away test when it meets Port Adelaide at Football Park on Friday night.

Power poses new questions for hot Pies Yahoo AFL
Collingwood might have played the game of the AFL season against Brisbane last week and be the hottest team in the league, but two searching questions remain.

Mick wary of Magpie mania Herald Sun

Young Magpie duo set to return Real Footy
A buoyant Collingwood expects teenage sensation Mark McGough and the exciting Leon Davis to be fit for tomorrow night's clash with Port Adelaide at Football Park.

Your club - May 23rd Real Footy

Friday 24th

Rocca blows it News.com.au

Port defies Pies Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has taken second spot on the AFL ladder with a 14.7 (91) to 12.14 (86) win against Collingwood after the Pies’ Anthony Rocca missed a shot with seconds to play at Football Park.

Rocca miss lets Power hold on Herald Sun
Anthony Rocca missed a set shot with seconds to play to allow Port Adelaide to hang on for a nail-biting five-point win and take second spot on the AFL ladder at Football Park tonight.

Phew! Port pips plucky Pies Official AFL
Port Adelaide has edged out fellow premiership contender Collingwood by five points in a thrilling encounter at Football Park.

Williams: Port and Pies go well The Australian
They are similar in so many ways: born of traditional working-class roots from the inner suburbs. Both have passionate supporter bases which demand success and for whom the clubs form an important part of daily life.

Darryl Wakelin Q&A on tonight's game Herald Sun

Magpies on the march AFL Record
A Collingwood victory over Port Adelaide this evening puts the Magpies — heaven forbid — on top of the AFL ladder at least until Sunday afternoon.

Port picks the right alternative AFL Record
Common sense. That’s what Port Adelaide has used in its decision to change jumpers for tonight’s home game against Collingwood.

Port to wear teal guernsey against Pies AAP
Port Adelaide will be the latest club to change its playing outfit as part of a sponsorship agreement on Friday night.

Hot Pies can't tempt fussy fans Herald Sun
Another dig at the crowds.

Bench-warmer to get his chance Herald Sun
Collingwood's king of the pine has his chance to shine at Football Park tonight. Defender Simon Prestigiacomo, who has spent more than five hours on the bench this year, could be thrown the challenge on Port Adelaide matchwinner Warren Tredrea.

Memories still rich for coach Real Footy
Like all good old Collingwood captains, Mark Williams couldn't bring himself to utter a bad word about the Magpies yesterday.

Rd 9 Teams & Predictions Real Footy

Umps to make it a whole new ball game The Game
Collingwood and Port Adelaide players can expect a spate of 50m penalties and reversed free kicks for performing acts tonight that were legal last week.

Clubs get 11th-hour rules briefing Real Footy
Similar to the article above, but more in depth.

Rd 9 AFL Tips The Game

Saturday 25th May

Gallant Pies so close to Port Official AFL
Collingwood has fallen agonisingly short after a grand fightback to go down by five points in a thrilling encounter at Football Park.

Wanganeen likely for Hawks clash Official AFL
Port Adelaide expects veteran Gavin Wanganeen to play against Hawthorn at Launceston’s York Park next Sunday.

Fraser cleared of broken ribs Official AFL

Port Adelaide hangs on as Rocca misses The Game
Anthony Rocca missed a set shot with seconds to play to allow Port Adelaide to hang on for a nail-biting five-point win at Football Park last night.

Rocca horror show thriller Herald Sun

Port power over Pies ABC
Port Adelaide has ended Collingwood's five game winning streak with a thrilling five point win at Football Park in Adelaide.

Power holds off Magpies Real Footy
Port Adelaide, unfamiliar in its teal-blue training strip but totally recognisable in its ability and vigour, snatched a five-point win from courageous Collingwood in a stirring, spiteful struggle that enthralled a roaring crowd of 35,834 at Football Park last night.

Sunday 26th

Sleepless nights ahead for Magpies The Sun-Herald
Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse won't forget Anthony Rocca's last-minute miss which cost his side the points against Port Adelaide on Friday.

A sore point for Pies Real Footy

McGuire ushers in Magpie revival Real Footy

Buckley's anxious wait Real Footy
Collingwood captain Nathan Buckley faces an anxious few days waiting to learn whether he will have to front the AFL Tribunal for the second time in a month to defend a striking charge.

A sore point for Pies Real Footy

Pies pointless pluses Herald Sun
Everyone at Collingwood would still be smarting over Friday night's five-point near-miss loss to Port Adelaide at Football Park, especially Anthony Rocca, the man who could have drawn the match almost on the siren.

Monday 27th

This weekend we're talking footy Official Power

Short of a gallop but full of courage Herald Sun
Those who fear the second-up syndrome when punting, wouldn't expect Nathan Thompson to dominate next weekend's clash with Port Adelaide at York Park.

Power News
According to news reports tonight, Gavin Wanganeen looks unlikely to recover in time for the game against Hawthorn, but on the other hand, the club has said he is a likely starter on their official website. He did fail to train and was seen limping at Alberton today, so there is cause for some concern. Also reported tonight was that there will be no tribunal hearings from the Port v Collingwood game, not even the melees.

Players in the SANFL Rd 9 Official Power
Bassett & Michael Stevens among best in Rd 9.

Cornes' finger 'in response to taunts'  Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes was reacting to verbal taunts when he aimed a crude gesture at Collingwood players, Power captain Matthew Primus said.

Semi-final pain still lingers: Primus Official Power
Early openers: A look at round 10 Official AFL

No free possible for Pies: Gieschen Official AFL
Port Adelaide’s taunting of the Collingwood players at the end of Friday night’s thrilling game at Football Park could NOT have led to a potentially match-winning free kick for the Magpies.

Nine pro-Collingwood says, Cornes Official AFL

Blues' grip on spoon firming Official AFL
A quick look at how all the AFL teams are going after the weekend's games.

Cornes claims nine bias Real Footy
South Australian football legend Graham Cornes has leapt to the defence of his son Kane - widely criticised for "giving the finger" to Collingwood's Brodie Holland after Port Adelaide's dramatic win on Friday night - and accused Channel Nine of a pro-Collingwood bias in its coverage. 
Alternative Link Cornes points finger The Game

Players cannot undo antics but it can undo them Real Footy

Tuesday 28th

McGuire riding for a fall The Game
Off-line Pies put on the spot Herald Sun
Cometti casts doubt on McGuire's role Official AFL
Hawks v Port Match Preview Sportal AFL
Hawks v Port Match Preview Official AFL

Gavin's run may be over Official Power
Gavin Wanganeen may miss his first game in more than 18 months this weekend. The former injury-prone star has played in the Power’s last 33 matches, over two seasons, but a corked thigh in Friday night’s win over Collingwood could bring that to an end.

McGuire blasts SA fans Herald Sun

Cornes, Buckley in clear Real Footy
Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes and Collingwood captain Nathan Buckley have avoided a tribunal visit following incidents in last Friday night's spiteful clash at Football Park.

McGuire kills AFL poll Real Footy
The AFL yesterday ordered the removal of a poll on its website questioning the performance last Friday night of Channel Nine commentator Eddie McGuire following a complaint from McGuire, who is also the Collingwood president.

Your club 28th May Real Footy
Port Adelaide: Gavin Wanganeen rested yesterday and Port now says he is "less likely than likely" to play in Launceston. Wanganeen went off last Friday night with a recurrence of the corked thigh injury that gave him so much trouble late last season. Brendon Lade (ankle) is given a good chance of resuming.

Wednesday 29th

A different challenge: Bishop Official Power
Port Adelaide faces a double-barrelled challenge on Sunday – playing in Tasmania for the first time and tackling a Hawthorn side on the rebound from its loss to West Coast.

Revenge is overplayed: Schwab Official Hawthorn

Wanganeen trains, Lade close Official Power

Players approve new training colours Official Power
Red guernseys hung over Port Adelaide Football Club lockers for the first time this afternoon. The new colour in the Power’s now-famous training guernsey range was on show at today’s session at Alberton and got an overwhelming thumbs up from the players.

Why wasn't Cornes caned for provocative finger Herald Sun by Mike Sheahan

The blokes that coaches love Official AFL
Danny Frawley Looks at one player from every team that would be among the first picked each week.

McGuinness fires back at McGuire Herald Sun

McGuire a big turn off The Game

Eddie's not centimetre perfect Real Footy
Channel Nine commentator Dennis Cometti has weighed into the debate about Eddie McGuire calling Collingwood games, saying he thought his colleague was making an error of judgment.

Colour blindness can be a curse for callers Real Footy
It is not often that you get a good belly laugh while working as a commentator, but Garry Lyon and I did while calling the Port Adelaide-Collingwood match on Channel Nine last Friday night.
Another version of this story at The Game.

Your club - May 29th Real Footy

Thursday 30th

Buckley gets long lost premiership medallion
It was revealed tonight on the Footy Show that Nathan Buckley lost his Port Magpie Premiership medallion shortly after it was awarded to him in 1992, when he was BOG in the Port v Glenelg grand final. Footy Show clip

According to Eddie McGuire the medallion was returned by an anonymous person who had read that Buckley would be attending the premiership reunion dinner on June 21st. Nathan was taken by surprise when he was given the medallion on the show after commenting that he missed having it in his possession.

Inside the huddle Rd 10 Hawks v Port Official Hawthorn
Gary Buckenara's thoughts on the game.

Rehn back from injury Official Hawthorn
Ruckman Shaun Rehn has been recalled to the Hawthorn line up after recovering from a broken bone in his hand, and the Hawks have also added Sam Mitchell and Michael Osborne for the clash with Port Adelaide on Sunday.

No Wanganeen for Hawks clash Official Power  

Jackson gives McGuire's call thumbs up Real Footy

Your club - May 30th Real Footy

Friday 31st

Park holds no fears for Port Herald Sun
It's big, cold and has trees down one end. That was the extent of Port Adelaide's knowledge of Launceston's York Park, the venue for Sunday's AFL match against Hawthorn, coach Mark Williams admitted today. "We haven't seen it before, so they've got that up on us, but after a five-minute run we'll be okay," Williams said.

Bassett to face Hawks again Official Power

Williams predicts a huge contest Official Power
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says the Power is expecting “a tough game – a huge contest” against Hawthorn at Launceston’s York Park on Sunday.

Francis ready for WAFL debut The Game
Port Adelaide recruit Fabian Francis is set to make his long-awaited WAFL debut with South Fremantle in next Monday's Foundation Day derby at Fremantle Oval.

Rd 10 AFL Tips The Game
Rd 10 AFL Teams & Predictions Real Footy

 

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