v West Coast Match Preview official 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.
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.
club - May 1st Real Footy
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
6 AFL Tips Official 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
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.
and AFL statements Official Power
meeting with Crows, Power over pub brawl ABC
Adelaide, where there's smoke there's happy people The Australian
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.
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.
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.
club - May 2 Real Footy
unlucky as super duo set to return Official Power
Michael Stevens, Kane Cornes and Toby Thurstans have been named as emergencies
against West Coast.
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.
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.
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
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
6 AFL Team Lists and Predictions Real Footy
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6 Teams & Predictions news.com.au
finally earns respect The Game
After 10 seasons of trying, Jarrad Schofield has finally won the honour he
wanted most from his football career.
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.
ready for confident Eagles
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
remember another great win Official Power
for Word: Poor start ruined chance The Game
John Worsfold about the loss to Port
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
set to be 'G forces in spring Real Footy
Real Footy looks at the possibility of an all interstate grand final.
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.
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.
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.
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.
trains at Adelaide Oval
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
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.
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.
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.
movers in the B&Fs Official AFL
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.
with Brent Guerra tonight 7.00pm Official Power
club - May 8th Real Footy
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.
link Yahoo AFL
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.
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.
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.
v Port Match Focus Official Brisbane
Has some interesting stats and facts.
v Port Adelaide Preview Sportal AFL
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.
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
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.
24 round season: What your club says Real Footy
club May 9 Real Footy
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.
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.
relishes Gabba challenge AFL Record
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.
7 teams and predictions Real Footy
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pleased league has plugged drips Herald Sun
puts faith in Primus The Game
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
can trap the Lions Official AFL
Looks at how each team stands after round seven
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
steer hard to Port and few look like blowing them off course Sydney
squash Port ABC
The Brisbane Lions have delivered a 57-point beating to Port Adelaide at the
Gabba in Brisbane.
Adelaide v Geelong Match Preview Official AFL
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.
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.
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
Time for reality check Official Power
Openers: A look at round eight Official AFL
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
Lions too fierce for Port Herald Sun
dropped against Dimattina and Mead ABC
career stalled by injury again Yahoo AFL
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.
'equal of 80s Hawks' The Australian
compared to greatest The Game
lacking at contest Herald Sun
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.
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
makes mockery of top of the table clash Real Footy
midfield delivers a massacre at the Gabba Real Footy
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
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.
reported Official Power
Brisbane Lions defender Chris Johnson has been reported by AFL Investigations
Officer Rick Lewis for striking Brett Montgomery.
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.
on defender Herald Sun
Premiership defender Chris Johnson is under scrutiny after an incident at the
Gabba on Sunday.
lade on sidelines again The Game
The AFL career of Port Adelaide's Brendon Lade has been stalled by injury yet
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.
club - May 14th Real Footy
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.
warns Cats could surprise Yahoo AFL
Gavin Wanganeen knows better than most that young, unheralded
players can sometimes outshine more highly rated opponents.
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
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.
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
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.
v Geelong Preview Sportal AFL
Five named from Port Magpies
for state game
Port Magpies Corey
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.
squad of 40 is available at the official SANFL site.
club - May 15th Real Footy
and Monty named to play Official Power
runners for the Brownlow AFL Record
Lists the top two chances from each club.
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.
Now we know how the other clubs feel Official
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.
club - May 16th Real Footy
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).
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
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.
8 AFL Tips The Game
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.
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.
8 Teams and Predictions Real Footy
stings Cats Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide bounced back from last week’s loss to Brisbane
by belting Geelong by 75 points at Football Park.
wins MCG thriller, Power skins Cats ABC
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
too good for Cats in the wind Yahoo AFL
blown away by Port Official AFL
Port Adelaide has overcome the inclement weather and an
indifferent Geelong performance to record its fifth win for
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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too hot for Cats Herald Sun
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.
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.
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.
restore the passion Real Footy
At Football Park Port Adelaide looked decidedly ominous in a
clinical, efficient 75-point rout of Geelong.
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
John Cahill Official AFL
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.
greats into Hall of Fame Official
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.
inducted Sportal AFL
The five Hall of Fame inductees and some of their achievements.
charge withdrawn Herald Sun
Wrestling charges against Nathan Buckley have been withdrawn as
has the striking charge against his team mate Ben Johnson.
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.
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.
openers: A look at round nine Official AFL
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.
sticks to Kiddy Cats Herald Sun
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.
v Collingwood Match Preview Official AFL
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.
v Collingwood Preview Sportal AFL
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
joins Hall of Fame Official Power
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.
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.
join Australian football's elite Real Footy
club - 21st May Real Footy
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.
achievers in 2002 Official AFL
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.
club - May 22nd Real Footy
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 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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
wary of Magpie mania Herald Sun
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.
club - May 23rd Real Footy
blows it News.com.au
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.
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.
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.
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
Wakelin Q&A on tonight's game Herald Sun
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.
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
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.
Pies can't tempt fussy fans Herald Sun
Another dig at the crowds.
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.
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.
9 Teams & Predictions Real Footy
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.
get 11th-hour rules briefing Real Footy
Similar to the article above, but more in depth.
9 AFL Tips The Game
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
likely for Hawks clash Official AFL
Port Adelaide expects veteran Gavin Wanganeen to play against
Hawthorn at Launceston’s York Park next Sunday.
cleared of broken ribs Official AFL
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.
horror show thriller Herald Sun
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.
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.
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.
sore point for Pies Real Footy
ushers in Magpie revival Real Footy
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.
sore point for Pies Real Footy
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
of this story at The Game.
Your club - May 29th Real Footy
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
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.
the huddle Rd 10 Hawks v Port Official Hawthorn
Gary Buckenara's thoughts on the game.
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.
Wanganeen for Hawks clash Official Power
Jackson gives McGuire's call thumbs up Real Footy
Your club - May 30th Real Footy
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.
to face Hawks again Official Power
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.
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
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